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Top-Notch Credentials & Qualifications

Laurie J. Smith, CPRW, JCTC (Certified Professional Resume Writer, Job and Career Transition Coach) has three decades of successful experience providing career transition services to a clientele that includes top government and industry executives (including a multiple-term former congressman, Fortune 500 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and Federal agency directors). Proven results garner a loyal following who return for additional assistance as their careers advance.


Ms. Smith is certified by the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW) as a CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) and was selected from a national pool of candidates to serve two terms on PARW’s Certification Board, playing a key role in setting standards for the industry. Her professional association involvement includes serving as a judge for resume writing contests, including an international competition held in Toronto, Canada.

Ms. Smith also holds a JCTC (Job and Career Transition Coach) credential, awarded by the Career Planning and Adult Development Network.

With a strong focus on the rapid growth in importance of social media in executive job search and career management, Laurie recently earned The Academies’ Certified Social Media Career Strategist credential.

Widely recognized as an expert in executive resume writing and career transition assistance, Ms. Smith draws direct referrals from executive recruiters, professional associations, employment agencies, counseling services, and military associations. She has shared her expertise as a presenter of employment search training workshops before diverse audiences, including MBA candidates at a prestigious university and non-profit organizations.

Laurie Smith’s Certifications Include:

Internationally Credentialed Job and Career Transition Coach

Laurie’s  Professional Affiliations Include:

Executive Resume Writer is Member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches


Ms. Smith has published various articles on employment-related topics, and her executive resumes are prominently featured in Craig Rice’s The $100,000 Resume (McGraw Hill). Prime examples of her high impact cover letter writing style appear in all three editions of the popular book Cover Letter Magic (JIST Works). Samples of her work also appear in the book,”Executive Job Search for $100,000 to $1 Million-Plus Jobs” (Impact Publications,). Her employment search advice is featured in Top 100 Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Career, published by Enelow Enterprises International, Inc., and she serves as a regularly contributing author on the popular CareerHub and Career Thought Leaders blogs. She was also selected to be listed in the Directory of Professional Resume Writers.

Laurie’s  LinkedIn Guide for Executives is currently in its Fifth Edition, incorporating the major changes to LinkedIn made in 2017:

LinkedIn E-Guide - Executive Resume Service