You’re a director, vice president, C-level executive, or board member. You want to find your next role, but you have concerns about 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.
You get interviews when your resume and profile share experience and impact decision-makers value. Then, offers follow.
Retained Executive Search Consultant
I know what they want because I recruited for 25-plus years. My clients were executives and board members at:
- Fortune 500 companies
- Consulting firms
During my search career, I made 400-plus placements. I know what motivates people to schedule and decline interviews.
Executive & Board Background
Earlier in my career, I was a C-level financial executive and a Deloitte CPA. I know how to identify and quantify the financial impact of my clients’ results.
Beyond new jobs, many clients use their impact stories to land promotions and get raises in their current companies.
Further to my executive background, I have extensive corporate boardroom experience.
As a C-level officer, I attended my company’s monthly board meetings. I presented financial results, answered questions, and was privy to most agenda item discussions.
I have also served on a nonprofit board. My role focused on providing financial guidance for an 8-figure capital campaign. The resulting project made the organization a national leader in animal rescue services.
Beyond the above, I have certifications in several top leadership assessment programs:
- Korn Ferry Leadership Architect
- Hogan Leadership Forecast
- Development Dimensions International Targeted Selection
Those models help me ensure we feature critical leadership competencies in your resume.
Unique Competencies in an Executive Resume Writing Service
As you can see, I offer unique experience that differentiates me from other resume writers. My background enables me to tell your story the way decision-makers 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
Beyond my background, you likely want specifics about my resume writing process.
The following outlines the sequenced steps I take with my clients:
- First, we discuss your goals and validate that I can help you.
- Next, we agree on a fixed fee for my executive resume writing services.
- Then, we schedule a 90-minute to 2-hour phone call. During the call, we:
a. Identify what makes you compelling to your target employers
b. Discuss where you’ve worked, your responsibilities, and your impact
c. Craft your resume strategy
Following our call, I will draft your resume. You relax and enjoy life.
- Then, we collaborate to iterate your draft into an interview-winning resume.
- Following the completion of your resume, I will update your LinkedIn profile.
I’m also available to work with you on cover letters and other job search correspondence.
Job Search Coaching
I write your resume and LinkedIn profile and am available to edit your letters.
As needed, I provide referrals to experts to help with your career goal, job search process, and compensation negotiation needs.
You need specialists, not generalists, to support your search at the executive and board levels. I want you to have access to the best practitioners for each of those needs.
I’ve known each person on my referral list for several years. They have consistently received positive feedback from my clients.
I don’t receive compensation for my introductions.
Who Is Your Resume Writer?
Now, back to my favorite topic, resumes. Please notice I described what I do in each of the steps in the process described above.
However, most resume writers subcontract their work to on and offshore writers. Thus, it’s essential to know who will write your resume.
Expressly, I will interview you and write your resume and LinkedIn profile. I do not subcontract with any company or person on the work you engage me to do.
Further to the above, your results will include:
- Time saved — You don’t have to complete lengthy worksheets.
- Quality — You get a resume and LinkedIn profile that win interviews.
- You’re confident — You understand the value you offer.
Sample Executive Resumes
Before making your decision, be sure to look at samples of my work. You will find links to several of my clients’ resumes here.
You can visit my LinkedIn profile to see testimonials from my clients.
Here are 2 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