Welcome! I’m Carol, and I’m here to help you take your résumé and hopefully your career to NEW HEIGHTS!
Why me? Good question. Since I entered the workforce in the mid-1980s, my background has been in executive assistant roles for senior and C-level executives. Attention to detail is paramount when supporting someone in that position. Many times, I prepare correspondence for the executives I support or draft intercompany notes to a staff of hundreds.
I enjoy writing of all types—letters, blogs, instructions, motivational pieces, etc. I believe written words are powerful and they can build up, tear down, move, transform, and inspire people. I’m a “go-to” person among friends and family to review, edit, and write business letters, emails, résumés, web pages, assignments, etc. to ensure adequacy and grammatic or punctual correctness.
How did I get started with résumés of all things? Well, it goes back to one of the executives I was supporting, and she needed a résumé. I’ve written résumés before, my own years ago…what’s the big deal, right? When you put pen to paper for someone other than yourself, it takes on a whole new meaning. I’m now helping someone else put themselves out there. It’s serious business. We worked together to create a good, foundational piece of work. When the time came for her to get her résumé ready for board positions, she enlisted the help of a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW). I didn’t even know there was a certification for writing résumés. The CPRW took my boss' résumé to A WHOLE NEW LEVEL! It was a masterpiece! My boss was adamant that résumé writing was a line of work I could do, too. With her encouragement, I submitted my work to the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and am pleased to be a CPRW.
In the past few months during the COVID pandemic, some friends and co-workers have been displaced and are now entering the job market. Let’s face it, looking for a job anytime is stressful, let alone during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. What better way to use a skill I have than to help others get traction quickly in the job market?
If you’re here, perhaps you are looking for some guidance getting started with a résumé update, creating a résumé for the very first time, or some inspiration to get you going. Browse around. Whatever you need on your quest to take your career to NEWHEIGHTS, I’m here to help you get there!