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Executive Resume Writing, LinkedIn, & Job Search Solutions

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Kelly Donovan

My name is Kelly Donovan, and these are just a few of the benefits my past clients have experienced. I’m an executive resume writer, LinkedIn specialist, and job search coach here to help job seekers who are sick of going it on their own and want to take the shortest path to the top!

 Who I help:

  • C-level executives and those aiming for the C-suite
  • Mid-career managers and executives
  • Individual contributors with a high level of responsibility or expertise
  • Entrepreneurs transitioning back into being an employee
  • Executives re-entering the workforce after a sabbatical

Have you noticed that landing an ideal position is harder than ever?

The road to a new job has become a frustrating and challenging one; some of the things I hear all the time are:

  • “Job search wasn’t this hard for me the last time I changed companies 10 years ago.”
  • “I’ve applied for so many jobs, and never even hear anything back!”
  • “My LinkedIn profile isn’t attracting any attention.”
  • “Recruiters aren’t getting back to me.”
  • “Could my age be the reason I’m not getting interviews?”
  • “I’ve had it with my boss/company; I need to get out of here ASAP, but I’m not gaining traction!”
  • “I’m afraid I’ll be unemployed soon.”

These are all common scenarios experienced by many of my clients. If you’re like many of them, you may feel:

  • Afraid you won’t be able to provide for your family
  • Frustrated that you haven’t been able to find a better job yet
  • Ashamed about being let go from your last job and afraid of how this could hurt your career
  • Disillusioned about why you can’t seem to land an interview or offer
  • Disappointed that you haven’t moved up for several years
  • Burned out from working long hours—but without enough to show for it

It’s true—job search HAS gotten harder and more complex. Results from traditional job search methods are often abysmal, and job searches are taking longer.

Why try to put all the puzzle pieces together yourself? Why try to figure it out based on a patchwork of free advice, most of it conflicting?

You don’t have to do it all yourself. I’m here to help!

  • I’ve helped 950+ job seekers nationwide over the last 10 years, and I’ve seen firsthand what works best in today’s evolving job market.
  • My career expertise has been cited in articles appearing in/on Forbes, Fast Company, New York Post, Monster, Entrepreneur, Glassdoor, Detroit Free Press, CareerBuilder, and many other media outlets.
  • I’ve been a contributor to noted career books, including the latest edition of Resumes for Dummies (Wiley, 2015).
  • I’ve earned certifications as a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Certified Hidden Job Market Coach and completed 120+ hours of professional development in my field.
  • My work has earned international recognition with a nomination in the Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) competition.

My clients have consistently:

  • Garnered pay increases of 5% to 30%, enabling them to enjoy more golf and skiing, while being assured of a more secure future for their families.
  • Shaved weeks to months off what their job search time line was expected to be.
  • Found jobs that allow them to work from home, letting them spend more time with their families.
  • Moved to the cities they wanted to live in after lining up jobs there.
  • Walked away feeling more confident about themselves and what they’ve accomplished.

My clients have landed interviews and jobs at Fortune 100/500/1000 companies including Amazon, Disney, Microsoft, Hilton, NBCUniversal, and Caterpillar.

I’ve also had many clients land their ideal jobs with mid-market firms, venture-backed startups, academic medical centers, small businesses, and local governments.

Are You an Elite Executive or Rising Star in Need of Exclusive One-on-One Assistance?

I work one-on-one with:

C-Suite Leaders (Most Industries) – Healthcare Executives – Sales Executives – Tech Executives – Telecom Executives – HR Executives – Senior-Level Attorneys – Operations Executives – Banking Executives – Supply Chain & Logistics Executives – Media Executives – CPG Executives

As a VIP client, we can build a custom package for you that includes:

  • Working with me, Kelly Donovan, to develop an attention-grabbing executive resume and LinkedIn profile; I’m an award-winning, published writer with a background in writing, which means I understand how to convey your qualifications powerfully, succinctly, and clearly (a rarity in my industry).
  • Collaborating with me, the principal of the firm, from start to finish–not an inexperienced underling.
  • Making sure your resume passes the recruiter litmus test with our resident expert Katherine Moody, who has 27 years of experience in retained executive search recruiting candidates for Disney, Yahoo!, the Cheesecake Factory, 20th Century Fox, DirecTV, eBay, and other clients in a wide range of industries, from healthcare to manufacturing.
  • Learning nuances of LinkedIn that even experienced users often don’t realize (and if you’re a newbie, my LinkedIn Boot Camp will get you up to speed in no time!).
  • Identifying your personal brand so you stand out from your competition; embark on an exciting journey of personal brand discovery with my recruiter associate, Katherine Moody, that will enable us to differentiate you throughout all of your career communications vehicles.
  • Boosting your interview confidence and preparing you to answer the most challenging interview questions with interview prep / mock interviewing sessions.
  • Mapping out your next steps to success in a Job Search Launch Session.

My clients see a return on investment when they land positions with more pay (even a modest increase can deliver a 5x ROI on the investment in my services!), and they minimize financial losses by shortening their time in transition.

Interested? Let’s talk — schedule a free call with me!

Client successes

Started next career after a short search

“Kelly gets you through all that anxiety of updating your resume and LinkedIn profile … Her best practices and knowledge of what the people you’re going to be looking to impress are really after is extremely valuable in helping you hit the mark with your message/brand … I’ve now started my next career after a very short search.”
— Guy S., Chicago (via LinkedIn)

Landed a new job—and got into MBA program

“… not only was I accepted into the MBA program using the resume [Kelly] created for me, but a member of the admissions board called me to compliment the professionalism and layout of the resume. She even asked me for Kelly’s information! I also landed a senior management role with the same resume just a few short weeks after sending it out.”
– Peter G., New York City Area (via LinkedIn)

Next Steps

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