Talented and resourceful professional resume writer, adept at crafting high-impact resumes that lead to interviews. Expert at improving wording, format, and focus to tailor the resume for the client’s target job, with an emphasis on meeting the employer's needs. Successful track record writing hundreds of keyword-rich, visually appealing, and results-oriented resumes that have achieved immediate results for clients. Able to construct compelling cover letters that make the reader want to learn more, and LinkedIn profiles that are succinct, professional, and take full advantage of the site’s features.
Screened hundreds of resumes and interviewed candidates as a hiring manager. Experience working with all types of job seekers, from students and stay-home parents to mid-level managers and C-suite executives. Skilled at handling difficult situations like employment gaps, job hopping, and career changes.
After reviewing your information, goals, and concerns, I will conduct an in-depth assessment of your current resume, identifying ways to improve the wording, organization, and format. I will request additional information that can strengthen your resume, such as past examples of leadership and quantifiable accomplishments. In addition, I will review any job posting links that you send, and conduct additional research myself on your target job, to ensure that your resume is employer-focused and properly geared toward your desired position.
If you do not have an existing resume, I will provide a questionnaire, and will construct a highly effective resume emphasizing your achievements and abilities, based on the information furnished. The final product will differentiate you from the competition with an effective layout, and content that highlights how your skills and experience can meet the needs of potential employers.
A resume is a vital tool in your job search, and it is critical in helping you obtain interviews. However, a well-written resume serves other valuable functions as well. My clients have experienced a boost in confidence when they see their skills and accomplishments more effectively presented. This translates into more confidence in interview situations. In addition, a powerful resume offers benefits after the job interview, while employers are reviewing their “short list” of candidates, by serving as a reminder of your interview and your qualifications.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Science, Business Economics
Self-employed Editor and Writer
Copy Editor and Writer
2009 - Present
Professional resume writer, with extensive experience editing and crafting high-impact resumes and cover letters that get results. Created hundreds of targeted resumes that convey the candidate's value to potential employers by effectively highlighting strengths and accomplishments. Experience writing resumes in diverse fields for all levels of job seekers, from entry level to mid-level managers to senior executives.
Accountant and Consultant
1999 - 2012
Experienced in all phases of accounting from bookkeeping to corporate accounting and tax return preparation. Demonstrated record of high performance standards, with attention to accuracy, deadlines, and presentation. Screened hundreds of resumes and cover letters as a hiring manager and consultant.
Responsibilities included: accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, payroll, G/L review, balance sheet account reconciliations, P&L analysis, and financial statement preparation, Prepared sales, property, and income tax returns (individuals, partnerships, and corporations), as well as writing and/or reviewing management reports, company newsletters, procedures manuals, and annual reports. Transitioned from accounting work to resume writing and editing, which I find much more rewarding.
Computer skills: QuickBooks Pro, Quicken, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.
Accounting Manager, Operations
1996 - 1999
Promoted from Senior Accountant to Accounting Manager. Responsibilities included supervising accounting clerks and staff accountants in accounts payable and receivable, collections, general ledger, and monthly close functions. Performed account reconciliations and financial statement preparation and review. Provided exceptional customer service to internal staff and external clients. Edited corporate reports, proposals, newsletters, and SEC filings.
Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
1993 - 1996
Promoted from Staff Accountant to Senior Accountant. Prepared and oversaw G/L account reconciliations, income statement review, budget preparation, and monthly close functions. Reviewed journal entries, overhead cost allocations, and variance analyses.
1990 - 1993
Analyzed P&Ls, reconciled balance sheet accounts, assisted in monthly and year-end close process. Prepared budgets and analyzed variances/trends.