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Need a Cutting-Edge and Results-Driven Outplacement Solution?

Executive Resume Writing Services & Career Branding

My outplacement services include a full menu of effective, time-tested group and one-on-one assistance.

Your employees receive the benefit of my recruiting background, award-winning resume quality, job search expertise, and LinkedIn strategies.

My clients win interviews at boutique, startup, emerging industry, and Fortune-ranked firms.

- Laura Smith-Proulx, CCMC, CPRW, CPBA, TCCS, COPNS, CIC

Outplacement offerings include:
  • Customized, full-service resume writing with a credentialed, award-winning resume writer
  • LinkedIn and social media guidance for optimum results
  • Individual job search coaching and assistance
  • Mailing lists and company databases
  • Job search tools and education on innovative, ahead-of-the-curve techniques to accelerate a job search
  • Services from entry-level to senior executive
In addition to resume writing and job search assistance, I also present on-site workshops and interactive training to help displaced staff navigate the demands of today's job market.

Questions on my comprehensive, yet personalized services? Contact me for more information and a no-obligation quote.

Resume, Job search, & LinkedIn Workshops Customized to Employee Career Level & Needs

How to Build a Branded, Compelling Resume
Resume Writing Workshop

This highly collaborative workshop covers resume topics for professionals and executives, including:
  • Steps to ensure that your resume follows cutting-edge standards
  • Questions to help elicit your brand value
  • How to identify and write about career achievements
  • Strategies for addressing job history gaps, lack of a degree, age bias, and other challenges
  • How to write your resume to show that you�re ready for advancement
  • Keyword strategies and the reasons behind them
  • Formatting and the use of customized templates
  • Effective methods for �road testing� your new resume
  • Differences in file formats and conversion steps
  • Pre-workshop questionnaire designed to elicit brand value information
  • A recommended reading list of books that provide high-quality resume advice and samples
  • An electronic copy of Laura�s best-selling resume writing book, Solve Your Toughest Resume Challenges to Win More Interviews! 25 Secrets to Fast-Track Career Success

How to Avoid the Resume Black Hole
& Get Noticed by Employers

Job Search Strategies Workshop

In this workshop, hidden job market strategies and best practices are covered in detail, along with free online resources to help job seekers maximize their time. Includes:
  • How to find and leverage the best sources of job search information
  • Steps in creating a target list of employers
  • How to find key decision-makers in your field of interest
  • Perfecting a written pitch to target employers
  • Why follow-up is important in the job search
  • How to access company and decision-maker databases � both paid and free resources
  • Vendors that can help verify references and teach you how to cold-call employers
  • Why your digital identity is critical
  • The value of networking through trade associations
  • Web portfolios and online personal websites
  • How to use Twitter to find a job
  • Job board pros and cons
  • Best practices for working with recruiters
  • A recommended reading list for more in-depth job search and interviewing information
  • An electronic copy of Laura�s job search book, How to Get Hired Faster: 60+ Proven Tips & Resources to Access the Hidden Job Market

How to Build a Compelling Online Presence & Maximize Your Digital PR
LinkedIn for Job Search Workshop

This workshop covers methods for locating key contacts inside target companies, building a Profile for searchability, and establishing a strong digital identity, including:
  • Profile upgrade levels and recommendations
  • How to develop a LinkedIn Summary section
  • Establishing Contact settings to maximize your introductions
  • Why and how to customize your URL
  • Recommendations for adding a photo to LinkedIn
  • Boosting your visibility through the Answers, Events, and Groups sections
  • How to leverage LinkedIn Updates to build your brand
  • Best ways to find and join Groups
  • Maintaining privacy levels through Settings
  • How to identify and follow companies of interest
  • How to locate decision-makers in target companies
  • An electronic copy of Laura�s LinkedIn manual, Finding Your Next Job Using LinkedIn

All workshops can be combined into full- or partial-day sessions, conducted on-site at your office.

Outplacement packages for executives can also be tailored to include:

  • Customized Resume Development from a multi-certified expert
  • LinkedIn profiles and coaching to leverage social media
  • Personalized coaching on job board usage, employer contact and follow-up, salary negotiation, and more

I welcome your questions on my outplacement services. Please feel free to contact me for more information.

My executive resume writing services are designed for a global and national clientele, including executives and leadership professionals in:

Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Boulder, Atlanta, Fort Worth, Tampa, Boston, Madison, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Kansas City, San Diego, Sacramento, Portland, New York, Seattle, Tacoma, Cleveland, Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Raleigh, Springfield, Austin, Las Vegas, Orlando, Stamford, Hartford, Providence, Philadelphia, Richmond, Baltimore, Durham, Charlotte, Columbia, Jacksonville, Washington DC, Greenwich, Orlando, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Austin, Bentonville, St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Little Rock, Huntsville, New York City, New York City (NYC), Colorado Springs, Cleveland, Fort Collins, Longmont, Littleton, Parker, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Indianpolis, and other locales.

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