About YOUR EXECUTIVE RESUME WRITER

resume writing Credentials & Qualifications


Laurie J. Smith, CPRW, JCTC, CSMCS, has over 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, CMOs, CTOs, CCOs, and Federal agency directors). Proven results garner a loyal following who return for additional assistance as their careers advance.


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Laurie 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.

She also holds an international 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 has earned The Academies’ Certified Social Media Career Strategist credential, which entailed extensive training in leveraging social media in executive career management, with particular emphasis on LinkedIn.

Widely recognized as an expert in executive resume writing and career transition assistance, Laurie 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:

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Laurie’s  Professional Affiliations Include:

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PUBLICATIONS

Laurie serves as a contributor on the popular NRWA Ask the Experts and The Career Experts sites.

She has published various articles on employment-related topics, on sites including LinkedIn, CareerHub, LiveCareer, and TheCareerExperts.

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. She was also selected to be listed as a skilled resume writer in the Directory of Professional Resume Writers.

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LinkedIn Guide for Executives 

By Laurie J Smith


Currently in its Fifth Edition, the guide incorporates major changes to LinkedIn made in 2017.

Copies are available directly through Creative Keystrokes, either as a standalone purchase ($39) or free when we prepare your LinkedIn profile. Contact us for details.