I know, even without meeting you yet, that you are harboring a secret.
It is the key to getting where you want to be professionally; the story of your professional powers. I want to help you identify it, tell it, and get that job interview.
My name is Ruth, and I have sat where you are. I changed careers twice, and I have endured the anxiety and agony of having to tell my story over and over in the hope that it would turn into a job offer.
I learned how to do this successfully, and I want to share my knowledge with you.
WRITING IS MY LIFE
I have been writing for 35 years to achieve results. I look forward to helping YOU achieve results, too.
I began my career as a print journalist, working in the field for 20 years, then pivoted to grant writing for a variety of nonprofit clients. I have written thousands of words that have raised community awareness, brought in dollars, and convinced hiring managers to speak to a must-see candidate. Here’s what I’ve learned: You must know what employers need to hear, and then match your story to theirs, so you can get that interview and that job offer!
I became a career professional because I saw how powerful this work is. There is nothing more important than being able to make a living. In my own career, I have employed many strategies, including cold-calling hiring managers (to win my first post-college job), making inside connections (to beat out candidates who did not bother), and explaining how my value could help the employer (to impress the panel with my knowledge). I know that not everyone has the energy develop a resume, a LinkedIn profile, and a search strategy. Many people are stuck in their career direction. That’s why I am here.
I have developed my own coaching methodology for career clarification and job search that has helped my clients time win positions. I want you to be next.
To ensure that I am able to produce the best interview-attracting resume and provide the best coaching I can, I continually take classes and acquire the necessary certifications. I have earned certifications in Resume Writing, Employment Interviewing, and Online Profile Development.
I work personally with candidates, taking on select clients each month so that I can ensure we have time to deeply explore how their gifts match the needs of their target employers.
I am not a production house grinding out resumes. Although I do create employment documents, I treat them as a tool – a byproduct of the work needed to match your values, goals, and gifts with the needs of employers who are looking for you. This is the recipe for career contentment. I bring to this work a deep curiosity, and an inquiry process meant to uncover more than just a list of job achievements. I want to know why you love doing what you do and what makes you a genius at it. That’s the furnace fueling your success. I also bring to this work more than translation of your achievements: I want to help you figure out what truly makes you happy, and then go after the roles that fit.
YOUR STORY. MY PROCESS
My process starts with exploration. I want to help you identify the source of your professional dissatisfaction.
Then, we conquer it with reflective exercises and research to determine what could fill the void.
Ultimately, we will communicate your value to the employers you have selected, or to the customers and clients you want to help.
I use an in-depth interviewing method to help me capture necessary details of your career story, then produce for you a resume, a LinkedIn profile, and related materials that may be specific to your particular search or business goal.
I don’t do “one size” template work. Your story is unique; so are your needs. But results will be the same: Clear and concise messaging, that will – as long as you follow the program – help attract inquiries from recruiters, invitations to interview and hopefully lead to job offers.
WE ARE A TEAM
I take pride in the fact that I personally serve all of my clients. I don’t farm out the writing work. Is it more time-consuming for me? Yes. But this is my mission: To empower you to take charge of your career decisions. No one should feel marginalized by a complicated hiring process that feels designed to weed people out.
I have sat where you sit. I have felt your pain and frustration.
You’ve heard of the Great Resignation? Well, I was part of the advance wave! I started diversifying my skills and pivoting to different roles before it was popular.
I have won offers doing work I wanted to do – and I helped others do the same. My mission is to transmit to you my courage and share what I’ve learned, because you are more powerful than you think you are.
I look forward to being your personal accountability partner! I won’t let you off the hook. That’s my job.
If you are ready to take your career to the next level, click here to begin the conversation.