Kelly Donovan, CPRW
Principal, Kelly Donovan & Associates
  • Job search specialist
  • LinkedIn wizard
  • Outplacement provider
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Coach / 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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          Training & Education

          Online Identity

  • Allison & Taylor – You can use this firm to check your own references; find out what your references will say about you when contacted by an employer. You can also order a background check similar to the ones employers may order on you.
  • Use this Google unpersonalized search plugin to search for your own name and see what results come up–without any personalization based on your browsing history, social media, location, etc. (Good tool for seeing what an employer might see!)
  • Vizibility – organize and share your online identity.

          Job Research

  • Vault, glassdoorwetfeet – Get the scoop on potential employers.
  • – Find out what you’re worth (use it as one piece of info, along with other sources).

         Job Search

  • List of industry-specific job boards – Everyone knows about the major boards, but niche job boards are often a better source than the big guys.
  • RecruitersOnline – Directory of headhunters nationwide.
  •  – Source for affordable, quality business cards for use in your job search.
  • ASAE – Organization for association executives; has searchable directory of thousands of professional associations nationwide. Being active in a professional association in your industry is one of the best ways to build relationships that can lead to jobs.
  • LinkedIn – The tool every job seeker should be using for networking and visibility.
  • Organizing Systematically – Professional organizer serving clients in Southern California. Being organized is important for job search (and life!).

 Please note: None of the above links are affiliate links, meaning that I receive no money from the companies if you buy anything from them (if applicable). These are resources I believe in.

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"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.

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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.