Writing Samples

I have personally written more than 2,000 professional resumes and career-related documents, and have reviewed many thousands more over the last 20 years. This page collects selected sample resumes I have created for clients.

Certifications

Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC): Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP)

Career Directors International:  Certified Professional – Online Job Search and Reputation Management

My Clients

My Clients page contains a selected list of the types of jobs I have written for many clients over the years. You will be surprised at the variety of industries represented!

My Resume

Irene Marshall: Resume

My resume is written with a clear strategy to make a statement on who I am, the services I provide, areas of expertise, work experience, and credentials. The resume has a structure with different sections.

My “headline” is “Career Services Professional”

Four certifications are part of my credentials

Areas of expertise are the general services I provide for people

Corporate roles: These outline my work history, including my current role as a resume writer and coach

Business ownership: This describes several separate family businesses I have co-managed with my husband.

Education and Affiliations: More of my credentials

My Bio

Irene Marshall: Executive Bio

My executive bio has been incorporated into business proposals and listings of participants for multiple writing and coaching programs sponsored by companies and organizations. An abbreviated version has been used to introduce me for speaking engagements.

 

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Executive Writing Samples

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President / Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

This client moved from a successful sales management role into an executive position as the President of a division of a major financial services company. He was ready to take on the same role for an entire business. He is now CEO at a cloud-based document management services company.

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Controller

The world of education nonprofits was a good match for this client because of her strong belief in the importance of education for both adults and children. She was able to stay in that sector by moving to a different nonprofit.

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Director of Supply Chain Management

This client has years of experience working in global supply chain management for large healthcare systems. His role is critical now because of the COVID crisis and the importance of handling shortages of items such as PPE and oxygen.

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Director of Finance & Information Technology

This executive had strategically built her career into a well-balanced leadership role in finance, accounting, information technology and operations. She is not just a “numbers person”. She was able to leverage her experience with a social services nonprofit to take a similar role with a not-for-profit healthcare system.

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Senior Marketing Executive

My client was happy (but bored) with her unique marketing job for the benefit of a large city in her area. However, a similar position was open for a different city that had different challenges. She wanted to step out of her comfort zone and take on a more influential role.

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Global Supply Chain Director

This executive had extensive global supply chain experience. She was hired by another manufacturer based in the U.S. that specifically valued her work in countries such as China, Hong Kong, Turkey, India and Switzerland.

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Consultant

This client was an executive consultant whose experience was very broad. She had worked in the government, business and nonprofit sectors. One of her clients needed to include information on her for a proposal that was being submitted. So we had to update the resume she was using at the time.

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Professional Writing Samples

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Vice President of Sales (with Addendum)

This client has had an exceptional career in sales, currently a Vice President with oversight of 400 sales managers and representatives. But she also has a leadership role outside of her job, including advocacy for community college education. We set up a separate ADDENDUM to highlight those activities.

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Vice President of Product Management

My client had been a Vice President of Product Management for many years in the Austin, Texas area. He was laid off from his previous position and took a contract job to carry him over. He was now looking for a permanent position as a full-time employee.

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Estate Manager

Client managed business and personal needs for a large, wealthy family. It included small businesses, real estate oversight, and management of assets such as yachts, and charter airplanes. The family was having financial issues, so she was looking for a similar job elsewhere.

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Accounts Payable Manager

A company contacted me because they had to lay off a good employee who had been with the company for 24 years. She was very nervous. They paid for outplacement services with Tools for Transition so we could build her resume from scratch. She gained a lot of confidence by getting a true understanding of the contributions she had made to the company over time.

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District Sales Manager

This top-producing District Sales Manager transitioned from an office equipment company to another one that provides technology solutions for the construction industry. He was hired for his strong sales and management experience, even though he had no construction industry experience.

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Events Manager

This client was a Flight Attendant with a small, boutique charter airline. The VIP passengers were well-known politicians, entertainers, sports teams, and corporate executives. She had worked on more than 300 flights, so we positioned each flight as an “event.” A global law firm valued her discretion and experience satisfying high-profile, sometimes demanding people, so they hired her as an Events Manager.

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Education – Assistant School Principal

This elementary school teacher worked at a religious school where she was responsible for both religious and secular teaching. She wanted to stay in education, but in a different role. She earned her Masters in Education Administration, and is now the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at another religious school.

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Recent College Grad / Entry Level

Jared Smith earned a BS in Accounting at a university. We wrote his resume in a format that was suitable for a career fair that was held on his campus. He is now an Audit Associate with Ernst and Young.

Cover Letter Samples

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Technical Product Manager Cover Letter

My client had been a Product Manager for many years in the Austin, Texas area. She was laid off from her previous position and took a contract job to carry her over. She was now looking for a permanent position as a full-time employee.

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Controller Cover Letter

This client’s company went out of business, and she was instrumental in shutting it down. She was then able to find a similar job as an interim Controller.

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Second Career Cover Letter

This 75-year old gentleman contacted me, saying that all of his friends had died or retired, but he was ready to start something new. He was the owner of a residential construction firm for 50 years. After working with me, he moved into a role of Administrator at an assisted living facility after his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and he could no longer take care of her at home.

Resources

Latest Blog Posts

Success Story: Changing Careers Through Certifications

Success Story: Changing Careers Through Certifications

https://youtu.be/QgqoJFe438I Have you considered earning some certifications as a way to change careers?  That is exactly what one of my clients did recently. When I met Paul, he was working at a company that used Salesforce.  This is software used by large...

What Makes an Effective Resume for Consulting Work?

What Makes an Effective Resume for Consulting Work?

Most resumes are about a person’s work as an employee, but a lot of professionals are engaged in consulting roles based on their area of expertise. Check out this article to learn how this is different.

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