Premier Professional Resumes

Premier Professional Resumes is a resume writing and career document development firm that serves professionals with 5 to 20+ years of experience. Nearly 70% of our clients have never engaged in a job search. Our clients progressed through their careers organically being recruited by former leaders or via their network. As your career progresses the pool of available positions becomes narrow and competition intensifies. Career marketing documents must be optimized for laptops, tablets, and smart phones. Each digital impression and document should have consistent branding and be customized to your target position to increase your ranking and improve your digital presence. The Resume, LinkedIn Profile, Cover Letter, and Executive Biography should all be in alignment and convey your story. Let Premier Professional Resumes guide you through the process and develop your brand.

Spotlight Testimonial

"Ok... how's this... through your brilliant resume re-write, and your spot-on counseling and advice, I have secured 6 interviews in 3 days. 

In case you think you miss-read that: 6 interviews in 3 days! Quality, C-level executive positions with solid, reputable companies... exactly what I was targeting. To put that in perspective, I had secured 2 interviews in 4 weeks with my old resume.

My dear Miss Tammy, I can't thank you enough! To say I'm ecstatic is an understatement. THANK YOU!"

J.M., CFO & COO, Commercial Construction

First day - "Guess what? The new resume is already working! I applied for about a half dozen jobs today, got two emails in response, and two of the hiring directors viewed my LinkedIn profile. Thanks again!"

- J.J., Executive Director, Non-profit 

"I wanted to write to let you know that I'll be starting a new position. I had to put in quite an effort in-person, but I know that your resume got me through the initial screening, and in the front door. Sincerely appreciate your help."

- C.M., Digital Product Manager, IT Innovation

Resume Development –


The reader should be able to skim a well written resume document and still pick up on transferable skills, leadership style, and achievements. Your career story should be the focus of the documents communicating your career progression and success. Who are you? What do you do? What are your strengths? What quantifiable results have you produced? The average hiring manager reviews 200+ resumes per day. Our goal is to ensure that you stand out against the competition. Their goal is to eliminate as many candidates as possible and identify the ideal candidate quickly and efficiently. Your first impression is important – you only have 10 to 15 seconds to grab the reader’s attention.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are used to systematically filter out candidates without minimum qualifications and identify keywords relevant to the individual roles. Proper resume document development is a balance between getting through the Applicant Tracking Systems and maintaining readability and brevity for the reader. Include quantifiable facts to convey your impact on the business. A deep-dive analysis is required to identify your career achievements and conduct an in-depth reflection of your characteristics, skills, and experience to build your brand. Are you using the best resume format for all of the systems and readers of various technical levels?

Perhaps you have issues to address – a significant employment gap, career transition to a new field, relocation, or appearance of a “job hopper.” Developing your career documents to tell your story and positioning you for the next step is a multi-stage process. The format of the resume template or resume example should be strategically selected to optimize your visibility ensuring a resume that stands out.


 

Frequently asked questions:

  • Which areas should I highlight? Should I include skills on the resume?

  • Are resume objective statements still used? How to write a resume?

  • How do I identify the quantifiable achievements while maintaining my confidentiality agreements?

  • What do I do once I have the new documents? How do I start my search?

  • Do recruiters and hiring managers read resumes and cover letters?

  • How much impact does the LinkedIn Profile have on my job search?

  • Is there a way to protect myself from age discrimination? How much of my experience do I provide information for or is it relevant?

We guarantee you will secure an interview within 40 days of your first job submission utilizing your final resume documents, or we will review your submissions and provide additional coaching. We pride ourselves on providing productive documents, guidance, and resume tips. Before your launch your search, we will coach you to customize the resume and cover letter to optimize your keyword hits and candidacy. 

Senior Client Advisor

Premier Professional Resumes


Certified Master Resume Writer

Certified Executive Resume Master
Academy Certified Resume Writer
Certified Professional Resume Writer

Career & Industry Specialties:


Finance & Accounting Management
Information Technology & Innovation

Cybersecurity & 
Healthcare Sales & Operations
Human Resources Management
Sales & Business Development
Multi-site Operations Management 
Manufacturing & Client Services
Brand & Supply Chain Management

CEO / COO / CFO / President / Board Member

 

 

Affiliations & Publications:

Our Leadership

Tammy Chisholm is a Master Resume Writer (MRW) and Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM) – currently 1 of only 2 individuals worldwide. She is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW). Tammy is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC), National Resume Writers Association (NRWA), Career Directors Institute (CDI), and Career Thought Leaders (CTL).

​She has 15+ years of experience developing strategic, comprehensive, and dynamic resumes and career marketing tools for her clients. Tammy specializes in senior executive management, operations management, sales / marketing, and financial management. She has been published in nationally distributed resume writing books.

​Tammy has written more than 4,000 senior executive resumes with a 5-star rating from clients. She will transform your job search by showcasing your achievements in the appropriate context allowing you stand out in the hiring process.

"Throughout my career over the past 25 years, almost every W2 job and 1099 gig has been by referral from someone who knew and could vouch for me. I never had a problem finding work. I just had to do well on the interview and present a resume, which I believe was not read. When I hit my late 40's everything changed. I had to overhaul my approach. Tammy provided résumé and social media insights that were invaluable. I am grateful for her help."

- P.N., Chief Administrative Officer / Consultant, Software & Internet Services / CPG

"I just wanted to say thank you for your services! Every job I apply for lands me a phone interview followed by an onsite interview! I am now one of two top candidates for a new position. The comments I get from potential employers is that they loved by résumé! Thank you!

- A.G., Information Systems & Cyber Security Engineer, Professional Services

“I wanted to let you know that I finally accepted a new position – a senior public relations position at a leading Healthcare facility on the East Coast. It’s a great job, we were able to relocate to be closer to our children. I know I owe much of my success to you. The job came to my attention because and only because the recruiter found my profile on LinkedIn, after you revamped my LinkedIn Profile. I didn’t even know the job existed. That’s the only time, to my knowledge, that I’ve ever been considered for a job because a recruiter found my LinkedIn Profile – and that was the ideal job for me!
- S.W. , Vice President, Community Relations, Healthcare

​"The first emotion I felt when I read the résumé was "WOW!!!" I was speechless! You did an amazing job in putting my career and it's achievements into a concise, well-written document. Thank you!"

- M.H., Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services

"You have done a fabulous job. Thank you for your dedicated pursuit of quality effort. It's very much appreciated." - 
- J.F., Chief Technology Officer, Communications

"I am currently considering three fantastic offers, all senior executive roles at large corporations. Your assistance with my resume made a huge difference in only one month!

- J.J., Executive Director, Non-Profit

 

 

Services

Professional Resume Development


Are you at the beginning of your search? Are you not receiving a response from your existing documents? We guarantee you will secure an interview within 40 days of your first job submission utilizing your final resume documents, or we will review your submissions and provide additional coaching. We will show you how to customize the document toward your individual positions of interest. You will be able to optimize your candidacy and visibility in scanning systems. 

 

Individual Services Available:
 

Resume 
The resume document is a snap shot of your career within two pages. We will help you secure all the information necessary to communicate your story within the resume structure. This comprehensive process steps you through gathering the information, identifying your strengths / leadership style, and building your brand. The document you receive will be highly customizable within the top quarter of the first page, while the remainder of the document will convey the scope of your transferable skills, leadership, and achievements.

 

- First draft within 5 to 7 business days of consultation call.
- Final documents – MS Word, PDF, & Text.
- Coaching to assist you on how to customize the document.
- Preparation and confidence to improve interview skills throughout the process.

LinkedIn Profile 
We will create the LinkedIn Profile utilizing your newly created resume. The format is a bit different. For example, the summary section should be written in the first person. We will provide a character specific MS Word document. You will copy and paste the information in the appropriate fields on LinkedIn. According to 600 HR professionals polled in Jobvite's third annual social-recruiting survey, nearly 60% reported successfully hiring through social networks - LinkedIn is the most popular channel (89%). Currently, 92% of companies actively seeking candidates utilize LinkedIn.

 

LinkedIn Profile Live Editing & Coaching – 

Utilizing WebEx screen sharing, we will guide you through the LinkedIn Profile update process. 
 
Cover Letter 
The Cover Letter is a critical marketing tool allowing you to introduce yourself to the hiring manager and convey your potential contribution to their organization. It is also another opportunity to maximize your keyword hits.
 
Thank You Letter –
Strategic marketing tool utilized to separate you from the competition. Remind the interviewer why they should hire you.

 

Executive Biography –

The Executive Biography allows us to provide a story-like snapshot of your career progression. As an addition to your career marketing portfolio it can be used in networking, presentation introductions, recruiter communications, Board appointments, and venture capital solicitation. Specialized recruiters prefer to use an Executive Biography when presenting a client at the executive level. 



Our Process –


Our goal is to make this process as simple as possible for you.

  1. Please contact us to receive a free resume resume / LinkedIn Profile review and price quote. Client Advisor will recommend a resume package that is best for you.

  2. Select your resume package. Pay for your order via PayPal. We utilize PayPal in order to maximize security and payment flexibility.

  3. You will receive an interview worksheet via email after your order is placed.

  4. Please send your completed interview worksheet to info@premierprofessionalresumes.com. Utilize the Document Development link below to book an appointment or we will contact you to schedule the 45 minute consultation call. 

  5. You will receive the first draft within 5 to 7 business days from the date of the consultation call. The documents will be revised using Track Changes in MS Word. Typically we expect two to three revisions for fine tuning. You will receive the appropriate formats for each document.

Free Resume Review

The review will assess how well the resume will perform and if it meets the primary requirements to communicate your story.

 

Areas of focus for analysis –

  • Format, length, and tone for target positions.

  • Modern format to meet current standards. Title, sub-title, and customizable keyword section included.

  • Easy to read and visually pleasing.

  • Information is quantifiable and easy to locate.

  • Comparison to other resumes at your level.

  • Overall design including lines, bolding, bullets, and tables. Determine if the document will process in Applicant Tracking Systems.

  • Resume is targeted toward the type of position you are pursuing.

  • Easily customizable without a great deal of time dedicated by you to maximize candidacy and search ranking.

  • Document contains quantifiable facts that will convey what you are able to accomplish. The goal is to clearly communicate what you will bring to the organization.

  • It contains the appropriate verbiage / language for the position.

  • Provides detail for relevant jobs spanning the last 10 years.

  • Protects you from potential age discrimination.

LinkedIn Profile Critique

LinkedIn is a critical element to the job search today. Currently 92% of recruiters utilize LinkedIn and 80% of LinkedIn users are decision makers in a position to hire. 

 

Areas of focus for analysis –

  • Personalized LinkedIn URL.

  • Profile photo – positive first impression.

  • Background customization – stock photo.

  • Name and credentials included.

  • High impact and keyword appropriate Headline.

  • Summary provides a concise snapshot of you as a leader including a few of your career defining achievements and specialties. This section includes 2,000 characters. The goal is to use as many as possible to optimize the unique algorithm within the section.

  • Includes Experience for the last 10 to 15 years.

  • Protects you from potential age discrimination.

  • Keywords are included under each role to maximize your hits in scanning systems.

 

What to include for your review:

1) Indicate your target position.

2) Provide your employment status.

3) Provide your LinkedIn URL.

4) Email your existing resume (MS Word or PDF) to info@premierprofessionalresumes.com.

 

We would be happy to provide a review of your current resume and LinkedIn Profile. Forward your resume and the LinkedIn URL to the email below for a review. We will review the documents, develop recommendations, and provide pricing for our professional resume writing services.

What to include for your review:

1) Indicate your target position.

2) Provide your employment status.

3) Provide your LinkedIn URL.

4) Email your existing resume (MS Word or PDF) to info@premierprofessionalresumes.com.

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