Kelly Donovan
Principal, Kelly Donovan & Associates
  • LinkedIn strategist & profile writer
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC)
  • Outplacement provider
  • Speaker & trainer
  • Globally recognized work (TORI nominee)

I help execs leave jobs that aren't fun anymore and land their dream jobs!

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I’m available as a source or guest for the following career-related topics:

  • Job search
  • Resumes / cover letters
  • LinkedIn
  • Job seeker online presence & websites
  • 2013 career trends
  • Personal brand
  • Keywords / applicant tracking systems
  • Job interviews

About Me

I’m a certified resume writer and career communications specialist based in the greater LA area who works with job seekers nationwide. I’m the principal of Kelly Donovan & Associates.

My work has been featured in Gallery of Best Cover Letters, 4th Edition (JIST Works, 2012), and I’ve been quoted as a career expert in articles for Fast Company, CareerBuilder, and MSN Careers, among others. .

I earned certification as a Certified Professional Resume Writer through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, and I’m also a member of the National Resume Writers’ Association and Career Directors International.

I stay up to date on current trends and best practices through my day-to-day monitoring of my clients’ progress as well as ongoing professional development and reading.

As a former award-winning newspaper reporter, I understand the urgency of media deadlines, the importance of accuracy, and the need for clear, no-nonsense sound bites.

Contact me

I can be reached at (909) 235-6383; if you leave me a voice mail, I’ll return your call as soon as I get the message.

Recent Media Coverage

A list of some recent media coverage can be found here.

Other Experts

If I’m not the best expert to speak on the topic in question, I’d be happy to refer you to a colleague who would be perfect; I have a large network of industry contacts, including career coaches, recruiters, experienced HR professionals, social media specialists, resume writers, and other experts.

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We've also helped clients in many other industries and professions.


"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 area (via LinkedIn)

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My Difference

  • Recruiter Perspective
    I have an active executive recruiter for Fortune 500 companies who will review your resume before we finalize it!
  • Up-to-the-Minute
    I'm up to date on how to get you noticed on LinkedIn, as well as resume trends.
  • Comprehensive
    My team and I can equip you with everything you need!
  • Attentive
    You can call or email me at any point in your job search for advice and encouragement.