Laurie Smith, Certified Executive Resume Writer

Laurie Smith, Certified Executive Resume Writer

Meet Your Executive Resume Writer

As President and Founder of Creative Keystrokes℠ Executive Resume Service, I am an executive job search expert who will leverage my executive resume writing skills to carefully craft marketing tools for you with the impact to produce executive job interviews and take your career to the next level.

A multi-certified, recruiter-endorsed C-level executive resume writer, career training coach, and social media career strategist, I can help you fast-track your executive job search with a “brand you” executive resume, LinkedIn profile, and executive bio that vividly tell your compelling career story.

 

 
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Why Engage an Executive Resume Writer?

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Do I Really Need a RESUME WRITING SERVICE?
Can’t I Just Write It Myself?

To compete in today’s intensely competitive executive employment market, you need career marketing and job search materials prepared by a top-notch resume writer.

You know you cannot afford to use documents produced by a “resume mill” from boilerplate, by rote, or using yesterday’s techniques.

As so many of my clients have told me, they know they are very good at what they do but acknowledge that they are not equipped to present themselves well on paper. They realize that LinkedIn profile, executive bio, and executive resume writing require very specialized skills and training.

To emphasize this point, many of my most appreciative clients have been marketing, sales, and business development executives who know what it takes to write effective marketing copy.

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If you are:

  • Looking for your first “job” after many years as entrepreneur or business owner,

  • In need of a resume for the first time in many years,

  • 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,

  • Looking to position yourself effectively for seats on advisory boards or corporate boards of directors

… you can relax now! You have found the right place.


Why Choose Creative Keystrokes

to Write Your Resume

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Why do so many Fortune 500 executives choose to work with Laurie’s top-rated executive resume service, Creative Keystrokes℠?

 
  • EXECUTIVE-LEVEL SPECIALIST: I focus almost exclusively on writing resumes for executives from VP to C-level (and have done so for over 20 years), in contrast to many writers for whom executives are a small part of their practice.

  • RECOGNIZED EXPERT: Recognized in the industry as a pioneer and leading executive resume writer, I have served as an international resume writing competition judge, sat on a specially commissioned industry association ethics committee, and trained resume certification exam graders.

  • PROVEN SUCCESS: With over three decades of experience, I know the senior executive employment market and secrets of crafting effective executive resumes that will help position you as a top contender in an ultra-competitive 21st century executive job market.

  • BROAD JOB FUNCTION EXPERTISE: I have created winning resumes for diverse executive-level roles, including Senior Director, Managing Director, President, GM, VP, SVP, EVP, CEO, COO, CFO, CHRO, CIO, CTO, CMO, CCO, and CXO.

  • TOP CORPORATE CLIENTELE: My clients come from the executive management teams and C-suite of companies from start-ups to some of the largest corporations in the world including Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, Apple, Disney, Amazon, Caterpillar, Deloitte, Siemens, Ford, and numerous others.

  • KNOWLEDGE OF NUMEROUS INDUSTRIES: I have developed highly effective and complete career document portfolios for top-echelon rising executives and senior/C-level executive candidates spanning the gamut of industries.


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Success Stories & Comments

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A FEW examples of WHERE MY CLIENTS HAVE LANDED COVETED EXECUTIVE ROLES

 
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FEATURED CLIENT SUCCESSES

Fortune 5 Executive & START-UP Leader

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Created high-impact resume for Stuart E. that generated 85% response rate and paved the way to serial successes as President and CEO in startup world.

VP Global Operations & Supply Chain

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Transformed obituary style resume into one that client Nancy B. termed a "gem" and landed her the #2 position in giant global technology company.

Healthcare Chief Operating Officer

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Equipped Tim G. with resume that he called "one of the best investments in my career since graduate school" and won coveted role with major healthcare system.

 

WHAT MY RESUME CLIENTS SAY

Creative Keystrokes℠ clients win top positions with major corporations worldwide.

They seem to think my executive resume writing has something to do with it. Read a few of their comments.


“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


FOR MORE CLIENT TESTIMONIES, CLICK HERE.

Next Steps to

a Dynamite Executive Resume and LINKEDIN PROFILE

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If you would like to:

✔ Shave weeks or even months off your lead time to a great new job

✔ Gain a huge boost to your self confidence as you conduct your job search

✔ Command a major salary and compensation package increase

It’s time to take the next step!

A good place to start is with a complimentary resume evaluation or needs assessment consultation.


 
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Complimentary No Obligation RESUME EVALUATION

If your targeted compensation is at least “six-figure” level, you qualify to receive a free evaluation of your executive resume.

Upon request, I will provide a brief, no sales pressure resume critique and personal consultation, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your current resume, exploring your career goals and target position, and suggesting strategies.

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IT'S EASY TO CONNECT WITH CREATIVE KEYSTROKES℠

To obtain your complimentary, confidential evaluation or inquire regarding my services:

 
 

Would you like access to executive resume writing tips and the latest trends in the executive employment search marketplace? Here are A FEW OF MY recent articles on executive job search and resume writing topics.