Executive Resume Writer

As an executive resume writer, I collaborate with my clients to write job-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles — their core career marketing materials 24/7/365. 

When your resume and LinkedIn profile speak directly to what recruiters and hiring managers want, you get interviews and job offers.

Professional Background

My background as a retained executive search consultant will serve you well.

Since 1987, I have completed over 400 retained executive searches. I work with hiring managers and talent acquisition professionals on a regular basis.

Because of this, I know what they look for and what will motivate them to schedule interviews with you.

My executive search clients include Fortune 500, mid-size, and entrepreneurial companies, major consulting firms, and some of the U.S.’s leading nonprofits.

Before 1987, I was a corporate VP/hiring manager and a CPA with Deloitte. I speak numbers. I know how to quantify information to make your resume both compelling and believable.

Resume Writing Process

1. First I learn about your background to ensure that I can deliver value for your investment in my services.

2. Then we agree on a fixed fee for your resume (first) and LinkedIn profile (second) and consider your need for interview coaching (third).

3. Following that, we get on the phone for 90 minutes to two hours, and I interview you.

4. We identify the experience and attributes that matter most to the organizations where you want to work.

5. Next, we have an in-depth conversation about your background to develop a narrative about where you have worked, what you have done, and the results you have delivered.

6. I then write a draft of your resume.

7. We collaborate to refine the draft into a finished resume and LinkedIn profile.

You can see sample resumes here.


Time: You don’t have to complete the time-consuming homework assignments required by most resume writers, so the process makes optimal use of your time.

Quality: You get a market-driven executive resume and LinkedIn profile (written by me, not an inexperienced subcontractor) that win interviews.

Preparedness: Because of our call, you will be much more aware of what you offer and be better prepared to talk about yourself in interviews than you were before we started.

Contact Me

Email me at DonnaSvei@gmail.com, because you want to know more or because you want to get started on your resume. Save time. Get hired.

Click here for lists of my clients’ job titles, functional areas, industries, and locations.

~ Satisfaction Guaranteed ~ 

Client Testimonials

Joe McElhaney, Professional Services Executive, Washington, DC:

“Donna brought objectivity and a concise writing style to my resume and LinkedIn profile, not to mention a keen understanding of how recruiters and hiring managers use them in the hiring process.

After two months of rejection letters on my own, I received three offers within weeks of working with Donna. That’s a significant and measurable impact if I’ve ever seen one.

It was a bonus that Donna is also a great lady. I won’t hesitate to hire Donna again the next time I look to make a career move.”


Todd Thomas, Financial Services Finance Executive, Connecticut:

“After working with Donna to update my resume and LinkedIn profile, it took less than 4 weeks to execute my career transition. I got a great job with a growing biotech company.

She was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process and my job search documentation was first class.

The AvidCareerist is outstanding as what she does and I would highly recommend Donna for executive resumes and LinkedIn profiles.”


Christoper Anderson, Facilities Management Executive, New York:

“Donna Svei is a joy to work with. Donna provided excellent service to me as I began my career transition.

Donna’s timely attention to detail through a well-defined process resulted in outstanding, highly professional materials.

Peers and Executive Recruiters have given positive feedback to me on the very professional appearance and quality of my resume, biography, and LinkedIn profile…”


Carrie Krueger, New Media Marketing Director, Washington State:

“When I came to Donna I was discouraged, facing an unplanned career change and feeling I had few transferable skills.

Donna helped me uncover the true skills underneath the day-to-day I was doing and showed me how to find new fields where those skills would be valued.

She helped me learn to convey my unique value and gave me a crash course on networking that proved very successful.

My work with Donna led me in new and exciting career directions and left me far more confident, with the ability to share my abilities and successes in engaging ways.” 


Scott Yankton, COO & Executive Project Manager, California:

“The best resume writer and LinkedIn profile writer I’ve come across! In one short

In one short meeting Donna had defined my skill set better than I ever could.

Both the resume and LinkedIn profile she created were stellar and it shows in the call backs I’m getting from recruiters.

With so many options available it was difficult to find the right person for assistance and at a reasonable price. Reading Donna’s blog is what led me to call her. Talking to her, sealed the deal.

I can’t recommend her services enough.”


Janis Colbath, Accounting & Finance Executive, Arizona:

“The resume Donna prepared for me was professional and comprehensive.

Donna took time to interview me to ensure my resume was accurate and contained all the buzz words that would help get me beyond the electronic gatekeepers and into the hands of the appropriate personnel.

Donna’s resume has opened doors for me that otherwise would have remained closed, resulting in multiple call backs and interviews.

I was so pleased with the resume Donna wrote for me I requested she write one for my husband.

I would recommend Donna’s services to anyone who wants to land the perfect position.”


Email me at DonnaSvei@gmail.com. Save time. Get hired.

~ Satisfaction Guaranteed ~