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Portfolio of Job Search and Career Marketing Documents Written by Certified Resume Writers

The “traditional” resume and cover letter still play a primary role in the job search and we do not expect that to change in the near future. But, in recent years there has been a real evolution in thought and creativity regarding content, length, and formats of resumes. Accelerated by an increasingly competitive job market, a variety of new job search and career marketing documents have emerged and are gaining in use and popularity.

The example job search and career marketing documents presented in this portfolio are examples of some of the creative documents that we, at Distinctive Documents, have prepared for our clients. These are just examples of our work, meant to illustrate the quality, effectiveness, and creativity of the documents we develop. Please note that these examples are protected by copyright law and that copying is prohibited.

Graphic Resume Value Profiles

Similar to the more traditionally formatted networking resume shown below, graphic resume value profiles (aka infographic resumes and infographic value profiles) are eye-catching, one-page documents that incorporate a more modern resume format with color, graphics, charts, graphs, tables, callout boxes, and other design elements. The graphic resume value profiles that we design are as unique as our individual clients, but we have included many examples here to showcase what is possible.

See example graphic resume value profiles

Networking Resume

short-resume-networking-2A shorter, more concise, one-page version of your complete resume that is useful in networking situations when you don’t want to hand out your full resume. Your networking resume is created to succinctly convey the key facts, major highlights, and your value proposition in an attractive format. You may want to hand several of these to your contacts, for them to use when reaching out on your behalf to their own networking contacts.

See example networking resumes

Specialty Profiles

tech-addendum-smUsually a one-page document submitted as an addendum to your resume. A specialty profile can be used to showcase your specific area of expertise. Leadership Profiles, Consulting Engagement Profiles, and Technology Profiles are particularly common, but specialty profiles or capability summaries can be created for individuals with expertise in any area. Profiles might include such items as lists of training or presentations, case studies, lists of clients or projects, technology summaries, or even brief case studies.

See example resume addendum

See example capabilities summary

Biographical Sketches

sample-biography-1Typically, a one-page narrative summary marketing your key qualifications and career achievements. Biographical sketches are often included in business plan submissions or when seeking Board appointments or speaking engagements. You may be asked for a biography by a hiring company, to use in their marketing materials or on their website.

See example executive biographies

References Sheets

references-smGoing beyond a simple listing of references, your references sheet becomes a key “selling” piece in your overall career marketing strategy. Again, it is usually a one-page document that includes a summary of your relationship with each reference and your traits and qualifications that the individual reference will speak about.

See example references sheet

Expanded Achievement Summaries

achievement-summary-sample_Page_1A great way to include more in-depth information about key accomplishments than is practical in the resume. Expanded achievement summaries are rarely longer than two pages and should include a few expanded achievement stories written in the Challenge-Actions-Results format.

See an example expanded achievements summary

Other Job Search Documents

No matter what your career goal, at Distinctive Documents we can help you attain it with creative career marketing documents customized to your specific needs.

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I am very happy with the work that has been done so far. Nancy was very responsive, knowledgeable and helpful. I couldn't be happier. Thank you. My resume looks fantastic. It gives me the confidence I will need to get myself noticed. Thank you.

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I am very satisfied w/ the work Marie did; I think it was helpful the way you've designed the process -- setting expectations around deliverable dates, etc... This kept things realistic in my own mind. Resume looks great, happy with the structure and I think Marie emphasized all of the right areas as we had discussed. Just to say that in addition to Marie's frequent follow-up, I think the emails from Michelle -- even if some were system generated -- gave the process a very personal feeling. I've held off when approached by other individuals or companies when they've pitched a resume re-write, b/c the whole process felt like I was buying a used car -- your team obviously accentuates the finer points of the soft sell, which explains why Execunet works with you. Thanks for the great work.

B.O., Pennyslvania

I am extremely pleased with the cover letter and resume you produced for me. I have a very complex multi-faceted background that you were able to consolidate into a concise and very effective salable presentation of my skills. The documents you produced were far better than my originals and I feel were more than worth the price I paid for them. It was a pleasure working with you and I will be recommending you to my friends and associates.

L.S., Texas

I just want to compliment you again on the fabulous service you provide. I am sure your new offerings will bring you even greater success. I am so glad I found you. I looked at other resume preparation services but yours was definitely the most compelling. Everyone I have shown my resume to is very impressed. I have given them your name and website (along with a glowing recommendation of course). I really can't thank you enough. I am very excited about the possibilities that await me. I guess I never realized the number of skills I have and things that I have accomplished until you organized them so coherently.

S.S., New Jersey

Amazing Resume. Many Thanks for an excellent quality of service and outstanding quality of content!!! My curator, Nancy, provide me with an exceptional quality Resume I have ever dream about. Really. No jokes? at all For sure, Now I have a chance to get a new job position with an updated doc I will get back to Nancy with request to add one or two topics to my resume...Thanks again! Hope to come back to you for a Cover Letter within a few weeks

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