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Work experience

Mar 1998Present

Director Resume Services

Breakthrough Resume Writing Service
Personally collaborate with clients in development of resumes, cover letters, and other career marketing documents Reenergize job search campaigns through excellence in customer service and attention to details Clarify and communicate value offered to employers via unique writing style Serve as wordsmith for pastoral candidates and ministry workers seeking assistance with resume development
Sep 2002Aug 2011

Athletic Director / Volleyball Coach

Wyneken Memorial

Scheduled and supervised athletic events for student-athletes in Christian school environment. Collaborated with coaches to ensure all athletic policies were followed. Prepared team members for athletic events. Reviewed expenditures and prepared annual budgetary guidelines.

Sep 1992Sep 1996

Executive Assistant

WaterFurnace International
Supported Vice President of Administration with smooth flow of business on a daily basis. Supervised accounting functions including - A/R, A/P, and Billing. Tracked expenses for all outside sales personnel. Led creation of best practices through documenting all accounting procedures. Maintained open lines of communication with all levels of management, staff members, and co-workers Demonsrated exceptional ability to significantly raise the level of quality professionalism in accounting department. Assisted technology department with help desk functions.





Core studies in Accounting, Business Management, and Administrative Support


Resume Writing * Cover Letter Writing * Job Campaign Packages * Pastor Resume * Christian Job Seeker & Ministry Worker Resumes * Interview Follow-up Letters * Reference Sheets * LinkedIn Profiles * Pastoral Proclamations * Executive MBA Applications


Apr 1998Present

CPRW - Certified Professional Resume Writer


Recent Books


Selected from hundreds of submissions for inclusion in both JIST and Barron's career books designed to help the job seeker.


  • Gallery of Best Resumes, Fifth Edition (JIST, 2011)
  • Gallery of Best Resumes for People without a Four-Year Degree, Fourth Edition (JIST, 2009)
  • Gallery of Best Resumes for People without a Four-Year Degree, Third Edition (JIST, 2005)
  • Resumes that Pop!: Designs that Reflect Your Personal Brand (Barron's, 2010)
  • Cracking the Code to Pharmaceutical Sales (Teena Rose, 2010)
  • Designing a Cover Letter to “Wow” Hiring Personnel, (Teena Rose, 2010)


  • Dedicated Resume Writer -focused on helping clients make a strong first impression and land interviews.
  • Christian Focus - experienced working with clients from diverse mainstream backgrounds and Christian organizations including Pastors, Ministry Workers, and Christian Job Seekers.
  • Fresh Perspective - Over 10 years' experience in designing resumes, cover letters, and personal marketing documents for individuals seeking a change of employment or launching a new career.
  • Client Praise - Recently a client said, “I now understand the difference between what you do and the services offered by other writing firms. Your resumes are a true expression of the person. Which is awesome! So thanks for this opportunity to really express myself.”


I am a life-long learner, with a passionate thirst for knowledge, I am confident in my writing skills and ability to turn your information into a high-impact document that will capture attention and convey to the reader that you are “the” candidate for the job.

I enjoy reading, spending time with my husband and two children and riding our appaloosa horse.

When selecting the best writer to help you create or improve your résumé, consider such factors as experience, rapport, and ability to communicate well rather than basing your choice on lowest fee. Remember, writing an attention-getting résumé and cover letter is an art, not a science. Each writer has his / her own philosophy, style, and approach to this art of résumé-writing and, by investing in the services of a professional resume writer, you can ensure your job campaign documents are working for you. I look forward to hearing from you soon and I wish you the best in your job search campaign! †


What my clients say --

“I hired Tammy based on a recommendation from one of my personal friends to enhance my resume from an expert writer perspective. The results were amazing. She made an incredible transition using an updated format and targeted words. Her response time exceeded my expectations. I would recommend and do recommend Tammy's services. I landed the first position using her resume.”  L.M. - October 4, 2011

“Tammy Shoup was contracted by me to update my resume and cover letter. She consistently demonstrated a professional focus on ensuring that my information was constructed in such a way as to have the greatest impact and allow me to truly stand out to potential employers. She is extremely effective in customer service, efficiency, communication, and her work is of the highest caliber at the best price. Sincerely, R.R.” - July 29, 2011