Why resumes and career services?

I like working with people, and a strong corporate background allows me to help you succeed in a complicated job market. The Master Resume Bootcamp empowers you to take full control and be confident about your entire job-seeking process for the rest of your career. I highly recommend it, especially if you are a die-hard DIY person. It’s cheap, effective, and done entirely on your schedule. You can also work with me one-on-one for one resume or learn the entire process. Whatever your goals, whatever your career level, your resume is the key.

Background

My experience in the corporate world spans banking, IT, and social services, and later as co-owner of IRMWare, a custom software company. In 1991, I assumed responsibility for advertising, marketing, family software product design, project management, production, training, and the budget of IRMWare Services, which became an IBM business partner. I also spent a few years writing full time, when caring for elderly parents required a more flexible work schedule.

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Writing Experience – What’s that got to do with resumes?

Past career experience as a writer also benefits resume and career development customers. Formatting is important on resumes and cover letters, but writing is critical. How well you fit your skills to the job requirements can make or break your chance at a job. The resume is essentially your first interview. This is especially true if you need to overcome hiring barriers due to layoffs, age, criminal record, or other issues. Your resume is also the only thing other hiring managers have to remind them who you are after the interview. Do you know over 61% of the resumes not targeted specifically to the job are rejected?

What do these projects have to do with resumes? Writers craft words into stories that reach people. Your resume is your story. Instead of selling a book, your story sells your skills and qualifications for the job you desire. As your career develops, biographies (bios) are needed for corporate publications. If you are an entrepreneur, you need bios for your company, as well as for people. This information usually originates from historical documents and resumes.

My experience includes a wide range of projects. A few are listed below. Even more important, I have experience teaching people like you to write.

  • Writing and photography workshops for WriteCraft, Inspired2Write, and the City of Tempe, Arizona
  • Parenting material for Garden and Hearth
  • User manuals for Walsh America
  • Content creation and proofreading for websites, blogs, and more
  • Monthly pet care articles and photos for Loving Pets Magazine and Florida Pet Book

I was also a member of the editorial team for the Story Circle Network cookbook, Kitchen Table Stories, as well as a first-round judge for two years running for the Sarton Book Awards.

In addition, two anthologies published by Adams Media contain stories I wrote. Like A Rock appears in Cup of Comfort for Mothers & Sons, and Honey appears in The Healing Touch of Horses.

I love to write and accept writing projects as time allows. (Need a free quote?)

Personal Trivia

Twenty years of animal rescue work made me something of a pet expert too. I was honored to be a guest speaker for Animal Talk Naturally at the Virtual Dog Expo, and I thoroughly enjoyed an interview with DogCastRadio, located in the UK. I’m a Certified Nonprofit Executive (CNE) and President of Catnip Casa Cat Refuge.

My home is in Austin, Texas. Several four-legged editorial consultants help keep the office chair warm. During my leisure time, I cultivate antique roses and seek new additions to an edible landscape around my home.