Dawn Rasmussen, CMP, is the president of Portland, Oregon-based Pathfinder Writing and Career Services. Clients from across the United States and Canada and from all career levels have benefited from Dawn’s highly-focused and results-oriented résumé, cover letter, and job search coaching services.
Many professional groups as well as colleges and universities have appreciated the insights and expertise she shares during presentations on career management topics, and she is a frequently requested national speaker as a result.
I recently decided to update my resume not for job search but more as a marketing tool to develop more consulting business. As someone who spends a fair amount of time in the career space, I interact with many career professionals and educators. I really wanted another set of eyes working with me on this, so I started my search for someone to tell my brand story. After considering several talented and qualified people I decided to work with Dawn. She simply had the credentials, style and approach that I knew could work for this resume project.
Dawn and I write for Careerealism, and we were both chosen and quoted in a Chicago Sun Times article on if business cards were still relevant. I knew she had the diverse business background to work with me on this. Resumes today are not only for getting a job if you are out of work. They are really a branding tool to highlight and feature your business skills, successes and services if you are already working or run your own business.
She harvested the right information, organized it into the right format and through a collaborative process, we created my updated business resume which is on my LinkedIn profile, website and I use to market myself to clients.
Always keep your resume up to date, especially today. Seek out a professional resume writer who has the experience, intuition and creativity to create your story and can tell your story in the resume too. I highly recommend Dawn as a seasoned, well rounded writing pro, who can write not only write a resume that can get you noticed but raise your chances of getting the results you seek.