You’re a director, vice president, or C-level executive. You want to find your next job, but you have concerns about writing your resume and LinkedIn profile. You need an executive resume writing service.
That’s where I come in. I work with you to write a job-winning executive resume and profile — your core marketing assets 24/7/365.
As you know, when your resume and profile share the background and successes that executive recruiters and hiring managers value, you get interviews and then job offers.
Award-Winning Executive Resume Writing Service
Because of that, you want to work with an executive resume writer who knows about those decision-makers’ needs. I understand what they want, and thanks to my background, have been honored by the recruiting industry for my ability to write resumes that give them actionable information.
Retained Executive Search Consultant
Most importantly, I was a recruiter for 25-plus years. My clients were Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, consulting firms, and nonprofits. During my search career, I made 400-plus placements. So I know what motivates people to schedule interviews.
Beyond my direct recruiting experience, I have certifications in several top leadership assessment programs:
a. Korn Ferry Leadership Architect.
b. Hogan Leadership Forecast.
c. Development Dimensions International Targeted Selection.
Those models provide frameworks that help me ensure that we feature leadership elements that are in demand in your resume.
The Language of Business
Finally, early in my career, I was a C-level financial executive and a Deloitte CPA. While this delights my CFO resume clients, it’s of even higher value to my non-financial clients because I know how to identify and quantify the financial impact of their results. I “speak” fluent numbers.
A Unique Blend in an Executive Resume Writing Service
As you can see, I offer you a unique combination of experience and knowledge that differentiates me from other professional resume services. My background lets me tell your story the way executive recruiters and senior executives want to see it.
One of my clients summarized my impact on her executive job search with this recent note:
“An executive recruiter told me that he wished he could clone me. I think this is a reflection of how you packaged my experience! Thanks so much for telling my story in a way that resonates and appeals to Founders and CEOs.”
Executive Resume Writing Process
Moving beyond my background, you probably want to know more specifics about my executive resume writing service and process.
The following outlines the sequenced steps I take with my clients:
1. First, we discuss your goals to be sure that I can help you.
2. Next, we agree on a fixed fee for my executive resume writing services.
3. Then we schedule a 90-minute to two-hour phone call. During the call, we:
a. Identify what it is about you that will make you attractive to your target employers.
b. Discuss where you’ve worked, the scope of your responsibilities, and the results you created.
c. Craft your resume strategy.
4. Following our call, I draft your resume. You relax and enjoy life.
5. Then we collaborate via email or calls to iterate your draft into a polished, bespoke, interview-winning executive resume.
6. Following completion of your resume, I update your LinkedIn profile.
I’m also available to work with you on cover letters and other job search correspondence.
Job Search Coaching
My highest and best use in your job search is writing your resume, preparing your LinkedIn profile, and working with you to write and edit letters.
I provide referrals to a licensed counseling psychologist, certified coaches, and a total rewards expert to help you with specific needs you might have deciding what you want to do next, on job search process, and negotiating complex compensation agreements.
At the executive level, you need savvy specialists, not generalists, to support your job search. Career counseling, executive marketing, job search coaching, and negotiating executive employment agreements require different skill sets. I want you to have access to the best practitioners for each of those needs.
I have long-term relationships with each person on my referral list and have received consistently positive feedback about them from my clients. I don’t receive compensation for the introductions I make.
Who Is Your Executive Resume Writer?
Back to my favorite topic, executive resumes, you will notice that I described what I do in each of the steps in the process described above.
However, many professional resume writers subcontract the actual resume writing to other people. Thus, it’s important to know who will write your resume.
Expressly, I interview you and write your executive resume and LinkedIn profile. I do not subcontract with other resume writing firms or resume writers on any aspect of the work we do together.
Further to the above, you would probably like a summary of how this all benefits you. Your results will include:
1. First, time saved — You don’t have to complete the lengthy worksheets required by many executive resume writers, so the process optimizes your time.
2. Second, quality — You get a market-driven executive resume and LinkedIn profile that win interviews.
3. Third, you’re ready to interview — You’re significantly more aware of the value you offer and how to talk about your impact than you were before we started working together.
Sample Executive Resumes
Before making your decision, it’s essential for you to look at samples of my work. You will find links to several of my clients’ resumes here.
You can visit my LinkedIn profile here to see the many testimonials my executive resume clients have written about me. (I like to use LinkedIn for recommendations because you can click through to my clients’ profiles and see that they’re real people. That’s not possible on other review sites.)
These are two examples:
“While they say a resume and profile gets 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.”
Kevin W., SaaS Product Management Executive
“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.”
Daniel C., Medical Device CEO
Donna Svei is an executive resume writer and former C-level executive, retained search consultant, and CPA. She has written for and been quoted by 100+ business, general, and career media outlets, including Forbes, Mashable, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, the New York Times, Time, CBS, the BBC, Lifehacker, Ask.com, Social Media Today, IT World, SmartBrief, Payscale, Business News Daily, and the Muse.
Let her expertise inform your job search strategy and decision making.
Contact Donna here to learn more about her resume and LinkedIn profile services and fee structure.