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, hiring managers, and Boards want, you get interviews and job offers.
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 finance 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.
Executive 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.
Executive Resume Results
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.
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.
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Kevin W., Product Manager
“While they say a resume and profile get you a chance to swing the bat, it felt like my work with Donna got me to second base before even walking in the door!
With strong impressions already formed, my interviews went quickly and successfully, and I landed my dream job.
I highly recommend Donna.”
Daniel C., CEO
“Donna did an absolutely fabulous job preparing my resume! She condensed a lifetime of work into a compelling narrative.
Donna has a business-oriented approach that illustrates meaningful accomplishments in a concise manner.
I especially enjoyed collaborating and iterating with her to tell my story.
If you desire a true professional, then look no further. Donna will get it done right.”
Gloria B., Executive Coach
“When a C-Suite executive who I was coaching needed a professional resume writer, I sent an inquiry to a LinkedIn colleague who recommended Donna.
Donna attended to my coaching client with care, timeliness, and thoroughness. Her approach is highly customized versus the boilerplate type resume services that abound. She attended to his special circumstances and experiences and counseled him on pertinent next steps.
My coaching client was most happy with the end product. I will definitely call on Donna again.”
David F., EVP
“I could not recommend or value more highly the insights and inputs I received from Donna.
A true professional that brings authenticity and transparency to her client relationship. Donna is not afraid to tell you like it is and with her extensive and diverse it is advice that can be trusted.
Donna is a trusted confidant and respected ally that provided me with the launching pad for the next steps in my life’s search.”
Arrian M., General Manager
“Donna was suggested by an executive colleague of mine and it wasn’t long before it was evident why she came as a recommendation to me.
Donna was thoughtful and deliberate as to how she coached me and developed my resume and profile, one that largely remained untouched since my collegiate years other than inserting new jobs on top of what I started decades ago.
Through several interviews she was able to capture my strengths, successes and career progression, in a much more captive and articulate way than I ever could have.
I certainly intend to utilize her services in the future and would recommend her to anyone seeking coaching or guidance as a strong return on investment.”
Todd T., Financial Analyst
“After working with Donna to update my resume and LinkedIn profile, it took less than four 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.”
Janis C., Accounting & Finance Executive
“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.”
Joe M., Professional Services Executive
“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.”
Email me at DonnaSvei@gmail.com. Save time. Get hired.