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About Distinctive Documents’ Professional Resume Writing Services

Professional Resume Writing Services to Meet the Career Marketing Needs of Job Hunters in all 50 States and Internationally 

Michelle-Dumas - Award-Winning Professional Resume Writing ServicesFounded in 1996 by Michelle Dumas, Distinctive Career Services, LLC (dba Distinctive Documents) has grown to recognition as one of the Internet’s top professional resume writing services, personal branding, and career marketing firms. As one of only a handful of dually certified professional resume writers (Certified Professional Resume Writer – CPRW and Nationally Certified Resume Writer – NCRW), with cutting-edge training as a Career Coach and Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS), and as a Credentialed Career Master (CCM), Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC), and a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) Michelle Dumas is acknowledged as an authority in the industry and one of the leading executive resume writers and career marketing strategists in the U.S.

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From our office in New Hampshire, USA, Distinctive Documents utilizes a proprietary methodology to offer job hunters worldwide our expertise in professional resume writing services, consultation, design, and distribution.  We pride ourselves in assisting our professional resume writing services clients with all the tools necessary for a successful and productive job search.  All of our resumes (and other personal marketing materials) are created with your unique needs in mind and are designed to place you ahead of the competition by emphasizing your personal brand and the distinguishing value you will bring to your next employer. Our goal in all our interactions with our clients is to open your mind to what is possible for yourself and to empower you to promote and market yourself effectively, opening doors and enabling you to achieve your highest career aspirations.

Your successful job search and total satisfaction with our professional resume writing services are — and always have been — our most important consideration. We work with you until we have your complete 100% approval on the finished documents!  It is important to us that your job search is a successful one and we go out of our way to make certain that it is.  Indeed, one of our major sources of business (more than 50%) are referrals and repeat business from satisfied clients.

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Who Are Our Clients?

While our team works with clients in nearly all industries, all professions, and at all professional levels, our clients include thousands of top-caliber C-level executives, presidents, vice-presidents, directors, senior managers, political figures, government leaders, and celebrities working in both the public and private sector, in large corporate to small business settings around the world. Based on a study of client demographics:

checkmark-bullet67% of our clients earn a personal income higher than $100,000 annually; 31% have annual salaries exceeding $150,000 (many far exceeding)


checkmark-bullet64% of our clients hold executive level positions (EVP, SVP, VP, etc. to C-level) with a full 15% at the “C-level” (CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, etc)


checkmark-bullet86% of our total client base are in positions ranging from mid-management roles to senior executive management


checkmark-bullet56% of our clients are employed but come to us seeking to progress their careers (higher position and/or pay)


checkmark-bullet33% are employed but seeking to achieve a challenging career change (new industry or job function)


checkmark-bullet11% are unemployed and recognize that a professional resume will produce strong ROI by shortening the job search

Michelle has developed and trained a team of professional resume writers that she has personally handpicked, mentored, and collaborates with on a daily basis. Michelle oversees all projects to ensure that finished documents meet her extraordinarily high quality standards. You can read more about our team here.

Michelle is the author of “Secrets of a Successful Job Search: 7 Simple Steps to Land the Job You Want in Half the Time” and “101 Before-and-After Resume Examples.”

She is the 2x winner of “Best Resume” in a national competition sponsored by the Professional Association of Resume Writers (easily winning both times that she entered the competition), , 2X winner and 5X nominee for the Toast of the Resume Industry award (TORI) from CDI (again, winning both times entered), and her work has been featured in “Executive Job Search for $100,000 to $1 Million+ Jobs” and “Resume Winners from the Pros”, Impact Publications, “Last Minute Resumes” from Career Press, “101 Best Dot.Com Resumes” from McGraw-Hill and “Expert Resumes from Computer and Web Jobs,” “Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators,” as well as “Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Professionals,” and “America’s Top Resumes for America’s Top Jobs,” all from Jist Publications.  Additionally, her articles on job search techniques are featured on many sites throughout the Internet and in “CareerXroads 2002 and 2003” published by MMC Group.

Recognized as an expert on executive resume preparation, Michelle has been quoted in the media on resume writing topics, served for more than 10 years as a “resume expert” for ExecuNet, the Internet’s premier career center for the $100K+ executive as well as the “Resume Writing & Career Marketing Expert”  for Other “sister” websites of Distinctive Documents include and

As an active member of The National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA), Career Thought Leaders (CTL), and Career Directors International (CDI), Michelle stays abreast of ever-evolving trends in resume preparation, job search techniques and strategies, career coaching, and the complexities of the employment market throughout the world. She is currently serving on the Executive Board of The NRWA, elected by members to serve as President of the organization in 2017 and President-elect in 2016. She also served by exclusive invitation from 1998-2004 on The NRWA Certification Commission, and 2006-2015 on the NRWA Certification Commission Advisory Board, training and setting quality standards for resume writers nationwide.

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Summary of Credentials

Published author and contributor: articles and resumes published in more than 12 top-selling books on resume writing and job searching.


Top certifications: NCRW, CPRW, CPBA, JCTC, CEIP – one of the only resume writers in the world with all 5 industry-recognized credentials.


Superb quality: selected as one of the nation’s top resume writers by McGraw Hill, 4X winner and 5X nominee for the TORI resume writing award from CDI, and 2x winner of PARW’s national/ international “Best Resume” contest. Author of example resumes used in textbook for training new job search and career coaches. Expert presenter and speaker on resume writing strategies and techniques at 2009 and 2011 industry conferences.


Recognized industry leader: active member of the industry’s top professional associations; member of the Executive Board for The NRWA, current President-Elect for the NRWA, and elected 3017 President for The NRWA. Consultant on executive resumes to Job Search Coach to’s outplacement customers. Career Marketing expert and advisor to


Authoritative expertise: trained, mentored, and set quality standards for nationwide resume writers as a member of the NRWA Certification Commission, 1998-2004, and Advisory Board, 2006-present.

Internet pioneer: providing long-distance, web-based resume services to  job searchers around the globe since 1996.

To learn more about Distinctive Documents, our professional resume writing services, and how we can help you meet your career goals, give us a call toll free at 800-644-9694 800-644-9694   or locally at 603-742-3983. Michelle continues to work very selectively and exclusively with a small number of top-tier clients. For more information about working directly with Michelle, please visit

Books Published by Michelle Dumas

Resume Examples from a Professional Resume Writing Services FirmThe ultimate collection of professional resume writing trade secrets to transform even your toughest work history challenges into a job-winning resume. DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY TODAY

Secrets of a Successful Job SearchSecrets of a Successful Job Search: 7 Simple Steps to Land the Job You Want In Half the Time! CLICK HERE for the groundbreaking online program that you can begin using TODAY.

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