I have been a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and a
member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career
Coaches (PARW/CC) since founding Career Collaborations in 2008.

Prior to starting this business, I worked for Merrill Lynch as Vice
President/Business Manager in the San Francisco Institutional Sales
office. My responsibilities included reviewing résumés and
recommending/selecting candidates in the areas of sales, support, and IT.
While employed in the securities industry, my credentials included the
FINRA Series 6, 7, 9, and 63 licenses.

In addition to financial services, my career has included positions in the
non-profit sector and software industry. I have extensive experience
interfacing with recruiting agencies and with accounting/finance, IT, sales,
and HR departments.

I hold an MBA from Boston University and a B.A. from the University of
Notre Dame.

Consider me your personal marketing agency. I base my writing strategy
on your background, skill set, and career focus, so that your résumé is
custom designed for your job search.

I view the writing process as a joint and iterative effort—you tell me what
you’re about and what you’ve done and I help you say it, expertly. In the
interest of capturing every bit of critical information about you, I do not
impose rigid time frames on information-gathering meetings or set
limitations on the number of times we talk.

I encourage you to provide me with extra background, especially materials
that supplement my understanding of your character, your talents, and
your accomplishments—e.g. performance reviews, letters of
recommendation, and emails containing kudos. You can be assured that I
will review it all, in the interest of creating the best first impression of you.

I am not done until you’re satisfied…if you aren’t happy with my products,
I’ll keep working until you are!

When I was brainstorming names for my business, I jokingly wrote down “Museum-Quality Résumés,” because every time I finish writing a résumé, I want to frame and display it. Really I don’t have the wall space, my husband would never tolerate that, and I respect your privacy, so I don’t…but I do take great pride in producing superb, interview-generating documents.

I love my job. I love getting to know my clients. I love helping them to identify their accomplishments and seeing them excited about the final products. I love equipping them with the documents that will show employers their capabilities. And the ultimate reward: I love hearing when my clients get the interviews and jobs they want!