“What’s Wrong With Your Resume?”

May 21st, 2015




Debra Ann Matthews

Debra Ann Matthews, M.A., JCTC, JCDC is a passionate career coach and resume writer who has worked with hundreds of clients throughout her career to achieve their dreams. Ms. Matthews has extensive experience with not for profit community service projects including President Clinton’s AmeriCorps, Up with People, and Job Corps. She loves to help motivated job seekers and career changers in her business Let Me Write It For You Job-Winning Resumes and Career Services.

Debra Ann currently serves as the New Business Owner Representative for the National Resume Writers Association. As a Career Affiliate with Career Thought Leaders, she keeps her hand on the latest career and resume information in order to help career changers to shine for recruiters and hiring officials. Her additional memberships include Career Directors International and training with Richard Knowdell’s Career Development Network. As a certified job and career development coach and certified job and career transition coach, she currently writes for five blogs across the USA.

As she likes to say, “It is the responsibility of the job seeker to learn how to capture the attention of the key gatekeeper who seeks your talent”.

Her career advice can be found in such journals and publications as USAA Military, NBC Chicago, 3 Ladies on the Radio, MSN Latino, Monster dot com, Monster Working, The Calgary Sun (Canada), Money Mix, Career Builder and Careerbuilder.co.uk.

Learning to Thrive During Stressful Times

Is Your Resume Like An Ole Dinosaur?

Are you stuck in a rut feeling as if that same ole resume will get you what you desire most? Let’s examine some ole ideas about resumes and then look at fresher options that will help each job seeker and career changer to capture the attention of hiring managers, recruiters and decision makers. If your resume has not received a request for an interview within 30 days, it may be like an ole dinosaur.

Session Takeaways:

  • Learn how to develop a job seeker focused resume.
  • Understand how your resume will help you to network, which will help secure jobs.
  • Find methods to change from an objective to a brand for professional resumes for job seekers.
  • Establish professional worthiness for those who do not have a degree.
  • Transform old and dated experiences in a way that represents a professional who is ready to soar in the workforce!


Powerful and Polished Cover Letters for 5 Occasions

As a budding professional, seasoned professional or mid level professional all job seekers and career changers have to understand the importance of securing a goal specific, industry specific strategy for their job search. Your skills are indeed highly valued to companies, managers and hiring officials. In order to stand out, you have to provide that something extra to be included as a part of your career communications. In this session, tips will be presented to help each motivated job seeker understand why you’d want to include a cover letter with 5 types of job search efforts. We will also discuss how you can use stories about your unique training, experiences and passion to convey your subject matter expertise and competitive edge. It is hoped that each participant will learn how to convey details on their cover letter that leads readers to conclude that you’re an excellent fit for the job, thus garnering an interview request.

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