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Why work with me?

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I'm committed to quality.

As a Certified Advanced Résumé Writer, my skills have been industry scrutinized, tested, and found to be superior. I am ambitious in refining my craft and dedicated to maintaining contemporary knowledge of job seeking trends and résumé writing strategies. I am not interested in pumping out documents for a quick buck. Rather, I take the time that is required to get to know you, understand your career ambitions, and cultivate the most effective personal marketing packages that will resonate with HR associates, recruiters, and hiring managers in your field. 

I make an emotional investment in every one of my clients.

This is a collaborative process that allows me to get to know my clients on a personal level. I am a calm, kind, and non-judgemental person. I can’t fill in as your shrink, but I can listen to your career frustrations and then offer you objective advice and effective methods to get you on the right track. I care about your success and share in your excitement when you get that job offer you’ve been dreaming of.

Warning: Side effects from working with Laura include boosts in self-esteem and increased job offers!


I put in the leg work.

If a graduate education has taught me anything, it’s how to do research! You may be thinking, “But wait, if you’re a career transition professional, shouldn’t you know all about my industry?” The simple answer is “no.” I am however, willing to learn! I will do the research and I will ask you questions, and then more questions… and I may even ask you to pretend you are giving a career presentation to a group of middle school adolescents. The method in this rigorous information gathering is to take nothing for granted! Often HR associates are the gatekeepers to job opportunities—can we be so certain that they will understand all the industry-specific jargon? No. Can you be certain that I will break down your industry-specific achievements into digestible information they can understand? Yes.

I’m always on the ball!

I won’t leave you hanging. If you have a question or an idea you want to run by me, then give me a call, shoot me a text, Facebook message me, email me, send a carrier pigeon, etc. Whatever your preferred method of communication is, feel comfortable knowing that I will personally respond to you. If I am busy with another client, I will get back to you as promptly as possible. Although most of my clients retain my services remotely, I am certainly willing to meet with you in person.      

I’m a creative cat.

Not all career paths are straightforward. Sometimes you take a wrong turn, sometimes you get lost, and sometimes you just need a change of scenery. No matter what your situation is, I will use my critical thinking and creative skills to pull out the most relevant details on your career map! I use targeted keywords, snappy yet concise writing, and eye-catching formatting to demonstrate to employers that you are worth the investment. Let me help you navigate your career so that you can end up where you want to be.

Siri says, “You have arrived at your destination.”

Delivering Boutique Career Services Since 2017

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