Eclipse your competition in a competitive 21st Century executive job market with
Personalized, Comprehensive, Turnkey
Executive Resume Writing Services &
Executive Career Transition Assistance
Multi-Certified C-Level Executive Resume Writer
Laurie J. Smith, CPRW, JCTC, CSMCS
I will apply my skills as a Certified Executive Resume Writer, International Job & Career Training Coach, and Certified Social Media Career Strategist to equip you with powerfully branded executive resumes and other documents, career management tools, and winning employment search strategies that yield interviews and job offers.
If you need a sizzling executive resume, LinkedIn®* profile, executive bio, cover letter, or other career marketing collateral, or you need help getting the word out to recruiters and hiring companies, I can help.
A recognized industry thought leader and true specialist in executive resumes,
I have been privileged to work with top-echelon rising executives
and senior/C-level executive candidates for over three decades
(*Did you know that over 95% of recruiters were using LinkedIn® as a primary recruiting resource as of 2014, making a brand-supporting, keyword-rich LinkedIn profile as important as your executive resume?)
If you are visiting this page, you may already be familiar with my work as an resume writer specializing in senior executive resumes. Perhaps you have been referred to me by a past client or one of the recruiters who recommend my executive resume service to their candidates. Maybe you have read an article I have written about executive resume writing tips, or come across observations about me somewhere online. Or maybe you have seen my work in one of multiple books that feature my executive resume samples or my advice as a careers professional. In any case, whether you are an executive who is in need of an executive resume, LinkedIn profile, bio, or other career document because you are:
Looking for your first “job” after many years as entrepreneur or business owner,
Competing for a promotion with your current employer,
Ready for a career change or move up in responsibility and compensation,
Leaving government or military service and preparing to compete in the corporate world,
On the executive job market due to a recent downsizing, merger, acquisition, restructuring, or major realignment of the management team,
In need of an executive resume and/or an executive bio crafted to position you effectively for seats on advisory or director board …
You can relax now! You have found the right place.
To compete in today’s intensely competitive executive employment market, you need a top-notch executive resume. You’ve worked very hard to get where you are today. To continue on your way to the top (or to stay there), you know you cannot afford to use executive resumes produced by rote, from boilerplate, or using yesterday’s techniques. You realize that executive resume writing is a very specialized skill, and that you need to find among the many executive resume writing services and executive resume writers an executive job search expert who will carefully craft a marketing tool for you with the impact to produce executive job interviews. You also need a well-planned and integrated employment search campaign customized to your requirements.
Founded over three decades ago by executive resume writer Laurie Smith, Creative Keystrokes™ Executive Resume Service specializes in C-level and senior executive resume writing services and career transition assistance. Laurie’s extensive client base spanning all populated continents includes numerous CEO, CTO, CIO, COO, CFO, CMO, EVP, VP, and Director-level candidates spanning start-up/entrepreneurial to Fortune 5 environments. Her highly individualized and personalized employment search and executive resume services cater to exceptional candidates with remarkable qualifications. Your executive resume, LinkedIn profile, or bio will be personally prepared by Laurie Smith, a nationally recognized and certified executive resume writing expert with more than three decades of experience, more than double that of the majority of executive resume writers.
EXECUTIVE RESUME SAMPLES & EXECUTIVE RESUME WRITING TIPS
If you would like to see some examples of top-notch executive resumes I have developed, you can get a good idea of what my work is like from documents I’ve written that are featured in various publications. You will find multiple executive resume examples in Craig Rice’s book, The $100,000 Resume (New York: McGraw-Hill), where my sample resumes appear on pages 87, 111, 119, 126, 131, 136, 141, 147, 153, 161, 180, 182, 185, and 196. Samples of my cover letter writing style appear in the first, second, and third editions of the book Cover Letter Magic (JISTWorks). Sample executive resumes are also featured in the book, Executive Job Search for $100,000 to $1 Million-Plus Jobs (Impact Publications).
In response to popular demand, a selection of executive resumes, executive bios, and cover letters that have been made appropriately anonymous is currently in the conversion process to be web-ready. Several have been posted on my Executive Resume Samples page. To protect this proprietary material, the resume examples will consist primarily of representative excerpts, in order to demonstrate the style and quality of content while protecting the confidentiality and investment of clients. You can view some sample executive resumes here, as well as links to a variety of articles I have written containing executive resume writing tips:
Also see my blog post on Pitfalls of Copying Executive Resume Samples.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY:
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
– Mark Twain
ALL-NEW LINKEDIN GUIDE:
The 5th Edition of my LinkedIn Guide for Executives is now available, and it reflects the recent massive changes in the LinkedIn interface and features.
Feel free to contact me to learn how you can obtain a copy, either separately or as part of my comprehensive LinkedIn Profile Development & Optimization Service.
A Few Favorites Among Client Comments:
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“It looks really good… I have no changes, it would be like putting a mustache on the Mona Lisa…. a great piece of work, I really liked how you put it together.”
~ President & COO ~
“I am very impressed and very happy, this is really one of the best resume preparations I’ve ever had, you did a great job of capturing what I wanted to get across.”
~ Managing Director & General Counsel ~
“You should know that your resumes have opened many doors for me, kudos to you”
~ CIO ~
“These look fantastic! I wanted an executive resume that was in the top 1% of what it could be and that is what you gave me. It should help tremendously in this ultra-competitive job market. Thank you.”
~ Chief Financial Officer ~
“Your resumes are so fantastic! I landed a job … in Vancouver and [we] are moving to Canada! We are thrilled! Thank you!”
~ Senior Global Retail Executive ~
“I am so happy with this, I love it! I could never have put this together myself and see you crafted it with carefully woven information from my appraisals, questionnaire, resume, and our phone conversation. I am extremely happy, and can’t thank you enough.”
~ General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer ~
“I received an e-mail from one of my references that is the Chief HR officer for a multi-billion dollar company. She loved the work you did.”
~ President & CEO ~
“I’m greatly impressed by how you condensed 14 pages into three while deciphering jargon!”
(This was a military transition resume.)
~ General Management Executive & Corporate Officer ~
“You helped me with my resume a couple of years ago. I was very successful and have had many compliments on your work, particularly my LinkedIn profile.”
~ Global Vice President of Marketing ~
“I’ve had so many people read my resume/letter/bio. They are as blown away as I am by the quality of work… Don’t forget that you are doing God’s work. Because of you, people are able to increase their living, increase their confidence and hopefully, live happier lives. What a wonderful gift He has given you.Thank you for answering your calling.”
~ Communications Executive, Former TV News Anchor ~
“Oh my goodness, seeing what you did – nothing short of miraculous! Amazing that you took all the words into one beautiful, well written, concise document – it’s absolutely amazing! It’s gorgeous!”
~ Senior Healthcare Executive ~
“”I secured a fabulous job…and I should thank you for creating such an awesome marketing tool/resume and cover letter for me!”
~ International Information Technology Executive ~
“We worked on my resume ~3 years ago. Since then I’ve been doing quite well with lot of help from you. I’m currently President of [major mobile telecom provider] …I’m counting on you working the wonderful magic that you did last time.”
~ Corporate President ~
An industry pioneer and leader in the executive resume writing field since 1976, Laurie Smith continually researches the latest hiring and economic trends, recruiting techniques, executive job search strategies, and employment search technologies, so that her executive clients may enjoy a competitive edge that leads to more interviews and better job offers. Specializing exclusively in writing senior executive to C-level executive resumes, your executive resume writer knows the senior executive employment market and secrets of crafting effective executive resumes that will help position you as a top contender. Always on the leading edge among executive resume services, Creative Keystrokes™ Executive Resume Service consistently delivers high impact, customized executive employment search documents and search campaign strategies that get results.
Would you like a free, no-obligation assessment of your current executive resume?
If your targeted compensation is at the “six-figure” level, you qualify to receive a free evaluation of your resume.
Upon request, I will provide a brief resume critique and personal consultation, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your current resume, exploring your career goals and target position, and suggesting strategies. To obtain this complimentary, confidential service,
E-mail your executive resume to:
ljsmith -at- creativekeystrokes -dot- com
or fax it to:
Creative Keystrokes™ Executive Resume Service
Don’t have a current resume but would like more information?
I will be happy to provide complete details regarding our services, packages, and fee structure. You will find my approach to be very low-key, helpful, and cordial, and my fee structure to be very straightforward. Simply inquire via the e-mail link above, or give me a
Would you like to keep up to date on trends in the executive employment search marketplace? Would key strategies for your executive resume and career transition from one of the nation’s premier executive resume writers be useful for you? If so, you will want to visit Laurie’s blog regularly:
& CAREER TRANSITION STRATEGIES
In addition to the latest executive resume writing tips in my blog, you will also find numerous posts containing the latest LinkedIn profile strategies which you can apply to make sure you are effectively presenting your qualifications in this resource used extensively by recruiters and hiring executives to source candidates.
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