Kelly Donovan, CPRW
Career Communications & Job Search Specialist
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • LinkedIn Trainer & Speaker
  • 10 years of relevant experience
  • Award-winning, published writer with B.A. in journalism
  • Member of Career Directors International and other leading groups

I want to help you land your dream job!

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My Difference

  • Up-to-the-minute
    I keep up with trends and technology, and constantly innovate to meet the needs of today's job market.
  • Comprehensive
    I go way beyond the resume -- I want to equip you with everything you need.
  • Attentive
    I want my clients to succeed, and you can call or email me at any point in your job search for advice and encouragement.


















INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED WORK

Oct. 2013 – Click here to view my resume sample that was just nominated for an award from Career Directors International.

 

Executive Resume Writing, LinkedIn,
& Job Search Solutions

Are You Ready… to Land Your Next Job?

Get promoted? Earn what you’re worth?
Enjoy work more? Get the respect you deserve?

These are some of the benefits my clients have experienced. I offer:

Executive & Professional Resume Writing
LinkedIn Profiles & Strategy | Bios | And Much More!

I’m a communications specialist and executive resume writer who partners with successful executives, managers, mid-career professionals, and entrepreneurs. Does that sound like you?

My focus is on helping you uncover and convey your unique value (your personal brand) and accomplishments, paving the way to powerful career documents, interview confidence, and compelling messages to be used across all your networking efforts, job interviews, and social media platforms.

How it Works

Everything begins with the resume writing process, which I use to identify your personal brand and accomplishments that will set you apart. After arming you with an impressive resume, I conduct a one-on-one training session to guide you on the latest job search strategies and tactics that would make sense for you. You might also benefit from:

  • a search-optimized LinkedIn profile;
  • an  executive biography for use in networking;
  • my Link to Success virtual LinkedIn training;
  • names of hiring managers or recruiter distribution;
  • networking / cover letters and post-interview follow-up letters;
  • and Job Search Strategy Session conference calls

What I Do and Why I Do It

My company is a marketing firm for executive job seekers. What motivates me is that I’ve always enjoyed writing and helping people. So I built a business around these passions, and I love helping people improve their lives. Based in Southern California, I collaborate with job seekers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

How I Can Help You

While there  are no guarantees, many of my clients have…

  • secured higher-paying jobs that enable them to travel more, enjoy life more, worry less, pay for their children’s college education, and have a more secure future;
  • landed new jobs after being laid off that are better than their original jobs;
  • earned internal promotions and moved laterally into better positions internally;
  • and secured jobs that allow them to work from home, letting them spend more time with their families.

Your present and future happiness depends on how you manage your career today … and how you market yourself is one of the key factors that determines what career opportunities are available to you. Be smart and take it seriously.

Resume Writing

My resumes are aligned with your job search target and strategy and clearly show an employer the value you can provide by emphasizing your personal brand and specific, quantifiable achievements.

Other services include: cover letters, bios, post-interview letters, and much more.

Leverage The Full Power of LinkedIn

If you’re not among the 270+ million professionals on LinkedIn.com, or you’re not using it to the fullest extent, you might be missing out on opportunities. I offer coaching, online training, and profile writing to help you maximize your use of this essential tool for the modern job hunter.

Job Search Strategy Session: Accelerate Your Job Search

If you want to land the perfect job quickly, you need a solid job search strategy and strategic interviewing techniques. That’s why I provide a Job Search Strategy Session.

This program, included in all my packages, is designed to make your job search faster and easier. Read more

Job Search Coaching & Interview Coaching

Would you benefit from a partner to guide you in your job search, helping you get on the right track with a solid strategy and then holding you accountable and providing ongoing support and guidance as you implement the strategy? How about job interview coaching, and mock interviews to test your skills? My career coaching partners have a proven track record in empowering clients to overcome the toughest job search obstacles. I can set you up with the right coach for you based on your needs. I can arrange a FREE initial consultation with a coach for you.

Speaking and Training

I’ve provided speaking and training on resume writing and related topics for organizations like Mattel, Verizon, American Marketing Association and County of San Bernardino. If your company or group would benefit from outplacement services or presentations about resume writing, LinkedIn, or related topics, please contact me or learn more.

Who I Work With

Client Snapshot:

  • Executives at all levels (C-Level, EVP, SVP, VP), directors, and managers
  • Over 80% managers and executives (the rest are individual contributors with specialized skills or a high level of responsibility)
  • Typical salary range from about $70,000 to $500,000+
  • Mostly Generation Xers and Baby Boomers with 10 to 30+ years of experience

 

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Specialties


I have also written job-winning resumes for clients in many other industries and professions.





Testimonials

"I had four headhunters find me on LinkedIn and contact me, and my resume did a great job of showing what I can bring to a company. I'm very excited to be starting my new job. I highly recommend Kelly's services and will be referring friends to her." -Phil F., Director of Business Development, Los Angeles metro area (via LinkedIn)

“I hired Kelly to revamp my resume in 2008, and shortly afterwards got a great job in a new city. Then, in 2010, when I was ready to move back to the Phoenix area, her services and products helped me again. I was thrilled to land my current job... I know Kelly’s help has contributed to my job search success!” -Ellen D., Membership Director, Phoenix, Ariz. (via LinkedIn)



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Your job search expenses are usually tax-deductible; check with your tax professional about deducting your investment in my services. I'll provide you with a receipt for your records.