Mary Dona-Paras, MBA | Elance
Last Sign-in: Feb 4, 2016

Mary Dona-Paras, MBA

Top 1% on Elance: Resume, Bio, HR/Recruiter, PR
   United States
  |   Chino Hills, CA
  |  2:19 pm Local Time


Top 1% on Elance out of 201,000+ contractors. 20+ years as corporate recruiter-career coach-HR Director and published writer. Expertise in writing and optimizing resumes, press release, bios, LInkedIN profiles, marketing, content writing / copy editing, etc. Top 40 of all Elance providers in category. Highly experienced in corporate and personal branding as well as corporate recruitment.


1. To ensure clarity in work, expectations, and responsibilities, I do not entertain transactions that require Skype, phone, or chat meetings. Everything must be done in written form using Elance's messaging system.

2. Work will not commence when the project is awarded. Contractor will initiate work only when escrow has been funded. Half of the payment is due to the contractor immediately upon submission of the first draft.

3. Client is expected to maintain communication with contractor. Client cannot be "missing in action" for more than 7 days.
Service Description
I can help you with the following projects:

- resume / curriculum vitae
- executive bio
- cover letter
- resume critique
- resume email blast/distribution to recruiters and human resources professionals
- skill set assessment
- LinkedIn
- college admission / application form
- letter of intent / letter of motivation

- speeches
- memos
- employee handbook
- recruitment / staffing
- business plans
- policy reviews
- benefits management
- development of a recruitment and retention plan
- workman's compensation
- press release writing and distribution
- copy writing, content writing, etc.
- virtual administrative assistant
- web content / content generation
- corporate bio
University of Phoenix - School of Business
Bachelor of Science in Business Management
University of Phoenix - Graduate School
Master's degree in Business Administration
Strategic Consulting
Principal / Owner
2012 - Present
Recruitment, HR consulting, and professional writing services
Travel Zone
Principal / Owner
2005 - Present
MPhasis Solutions
Human Resources Director
2004 - 2012
EZ-FLO International
Human Resources Manager
2003 - 2004
Concord Foods
Human Resources Director
2000 - 2003
I served as the first ever Human Resources Manager / Director for the organization with over 120 employees in two brick and mortar locations and several off-site personnel (drivers and sales representatives). I was responsible for the typical HR responsibilities such as payroll, recruitment, benefits administration, etc. Having worked previously in a professional environment, I learned a great deal working for this company as I was exposed to transportation and warehouse environment and laws pertaining these positions (OSHA, DMV, etc.).
Metadata Company
Human Resources Director
1997 - 2000
My official title was Human Resources Director but my responsibilities encompassed every thing that was included in the typical HR role and also included overseeing the entire office operations. It was a very small company composed of IT professionals and the executives.
American Society of Ophthalmology
Human Resources Manager
1993 - 1997
Started out as HR Administrator and progressed within the company with the last 2 years serving in the capacity of human resources manager. I was responsible for all the components associated with HR including recruitment, payroll, and benefits administration.
Payment Terms
For our clients convenience and ours, we prefer escrow payments. Depending on our work load and the complexity of the project, a typical project can often be completed in three to five days.
Anthony Fletcher
My Future Consulting, Inc., President
Mary is unquestionably the very best at what she does. Her client-first, quality focused and creative approach clearly separates her from the rest. I HIGHLY recommend Mary to all that are in search of the consummate resume writer. She won't disappoint you. I'm a client for life!
Bill Calhoun
Stage Door PTE. LTD., President
Mary has surpassed my expectations. Not only is she current and tooled for what is REALLY required in delivery of her trade but, she keeps-at-it... Relentlessly tweaking, punctuating, prodding, and producing THE most succinct platform for successful corporate infiltration. Mary leaves nothing to assumptions as she works directly with me on every aspect of MY success. Brilliant job.
Jason Ottley
Empowering Relationships, President
Mary is an incredible expert with the foresight to address the scope of work assigned as well as provide additional advice to make the project better. Her relentless work ethic is prevelant from the first day she began working on my project and even after the project was complete. I look forward to working with Mary on future projects.
Mary Dona-Paras, MBA | Elance

Mary Dona-Paras, MBA