A powerful résumé should tell the story of your professional career, communicate your personal brand, showcase your accomplishments, and display the unique value that you bring to potential employers. Whether you have never had a résumé or are in need of an update and edit to align your current one with today’s best practices, I can help.
I am a nationally Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Professional Career Coach, and award-winning résumé designer. I am also a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. I will work with you to design a portfolio and develop a strategy aligned with your career goals and create documents that are both visually impactful and contextually rich to position you for career success. My thorough information intake process and collaborative approach set the tone for our work together.
Your goal is my goal. Your success is my success.
Let’s explore how we can partner to help you achieve your goals.
Résumé / CV Consultation and Development
Today’s résumé/CV is a job search tool as well as a marketing and branding document that can determine your future earning potential. Together, we’ll make certain your first impression is an impactful one.
Cover Letter Development
Don’t believe the rumors you have heard about the demise of the cover letter. It’s alive and well, but has evolved to meet the demands of the ever-changing job search market. No longer just a regurgitation of your résumé, a cover letter is meant to be an introduction to your résumé with a compelling call-to-action: a request for an interview. I can help you craft a high-impact cover letter that catches the eyes of hiring managers and other influential readers.
Looking for a more succinct approach to an online application? You may want an “e-note.” Ask me if that’s the right option for you.
Biography / Executive Profile Development
Biographies/Executive Profiles are critical elements of an executive portfolio as well as the perfect vehicle for networking introductions, social media profiles, and online web portfolios. I will create a biography or profile to complement your résumé and provide a condensed and informative narrative of your career to help open the door to future opportunities.
LinkedIn Profile Optimization
A robust and optimized LinkedIn profile is a critical tool in your job search strategy. LinkedIn provides a potential employer the opportunity to learn more about you and allows recruiters searching the platform to proactively engage with you.
I will create (or update) your LinkedIn profile to communicate your personal and value offering through amping up the use of the “Headline,” “Professional Summary,” “Experience,” and “Skills & Endorsements” sections. We will also discuss how to leverage LinkedIn to widen your network and improve your professional visibility through development of a thought leadership presence representative of your unique brand and value offering.
Branded Testimonial Sheet
A testimonial sheet is a comprehensive and concise document created using recommendations from your LinkedIn profile and/or formal letters of recommendation. It showcases the lasting impact that you have had on your colleagues, former managers, vendor partners, clients and subordinates.
Résumé Posting & Distribution Solutions
There is no one-size strategy that fits all job seekers. These are just a few examples of my résumé designs, customized to meet each individual’s needs.
What My Clients Are Saying
I just wanted to let you know I applied to just one job with the resume that you put together and received feedback within 3 or 4 days and am already on interview #4 and have interviews 5, 6, and 7 on Thursday. Just wanted to give you a heads up that the resume you put together definitely worked!
Cathy, I want to thank you for your help. I landed a new position in cybersecurity. A recruiter found me on LinkedIn. I got a 30% bump in pay plus another 20K potential bonus and 20K in shares in the company.
I used Cathy’s services in my effort to possess a professional resume while searching for a new job after graduation. She has an easy and efficient system to really highlight all your qualities you have to offer to employers, and she was able to have it done quickly. I do consider myself a decent writer, but there would have been no way I could have created such a resume without her help. Every word and space she used on the page served a purpose and I never felt more confident showing up to a job interview as a result. I highly recommend her services to anybody who is looking for a competitive edge in the job market. Don’t forget to use her for your cover letters as well. She is a master.
I had heard about Cathy Lanzalaco and the work she does to help others with their careers from a trusted friend over a year ago. This year, when it was decided to enhance the marketing approach for my business she was my first choice to help. I’m so very glad I did. She is easy to work with and a true professional with great suggestions on how to accomplish your objectives and implement them quickly. Should the occasion arise again I would not hesitate to use her services again!
I highly recommend Cathy Lanzalaco! My resume has never looked better. She cleaned up my resume and condensed it to one page. Also, she gave me guidance and clarity on my career path and goals. I was recently offered a position for the job I’ve been looking for and couldn’t be happier!
Cathy’s mentorship has proven to be invaluable as I transition careers. Her accessibility, constructive feedback, and practical services will show any new client how to open the door for the next step of their journey. Her professional and personal approach centers your career goals to truly discover what it is YOU want for the next part of your career journey.
I reached out to Cathy during a tough time in my career when I felt i was ready to make a transition but overwhelmed by the process to do so. From our first meeting together, Cathy was an incredible resource. She has an incredible ability to pinpoint your strengths, passions, and shortfalls so that you have a better understanding of how to move forward. Beyond that, she gives you the tools, advice and confidence to feel supported along the way. Without Cathy, I’m not sure I would have found the courage to make the moves that were necessary but now I am happy to say I’ve made a successful transition into a different industry and profession in which I have found my footing! I have no regrets other than I wish I would have sought Cathy out sooner, and not waited so long!
“I just accepted a new job. Thank you for all your help with my resume and cover letter as well as the job search! It was great working with you!”
Just wanted to reach out and let you know I accepted a job offer from a Private Equity firm as VP Operations. I had 2 great offers last week and made a decision to take an opportunity that is outside of my current space. My recent success in the search process was clearly about following your playbook – Create visibility, persistence, network, post content, key word optimization, and a strong resume that extracts my brand. Thank you so much for the coaching and confidence to help me find a great next job in this challenging market. Awesome job!
Cathy provided an excellent service which spanned from the beginning of the job search process to the point where I accepted a job offer. On top of the service she provided with creating a professional resume and cover letter, she also advised me as I kept applying for jobs, doing interviews, etc. She assisted me in improving skills in networking and following-up. The feedback she provided about my interviewing ability led me to make some improvements to how I would answer questions. Overall, the service has been greatly beneficial and I learned much about the importance of networking and following-up which I will certainly make use of over the course of my career. I am satisfied with the systems engineering position I landed, and I believe that without the experience and education I had over the course of the program, it would have been much more difficult to land a job of this level of experience and prestige.