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Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM) & Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), Founder and Senior Editor – Resumes, Cover Letters, Professional Bios, Personal Statements, LinkedIn Profiles

Brenda Bernstein, Founder and Senior Editor at The Essay Expert LLC, is the  author of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile, a book that held the #1 best-seller spot in Amazon’s business writing skills list for over 2 years. A sought-after speaker and award-winning businesswoman and resume writer, Brenda is a dedicated student of leadership and a trained life coach. Armed with a B.A. in English with honors from Yale and a J.D. with honors from NYU Law School, she has been partnering with job seekers and college applicants for over 15 years to create effective written application documents. Brenda practiced law for ten years in New York City and spent a year as a J.D. Career Advisor with the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Office of Career Services. She currently works part-time as a Law School Admissions Consultant for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

Brenda’s expertise lies not just in creating an effective product, but in listening closely to her clients’ background and goals. Clients report that they gain clarity about themselves and their message, in addition to having that message expressed on the page.

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Stephen
Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) – Executive Resumes, IT Resumes, Operations Resumes, Sales & Marketing Resumes, Pharmaceutical & Biotech Resumes, Finance Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, Executive Bios, Interview & Job Search Coaching

Stephen is a best-selling author that has been featured in numerous industry and business publications for his expertise in resume writing, branding, and career strategy development. He has helped thousands of professionals and executives navigate today’s challenging job market. Stephen’s experience in sales, operations, and service delivery leadership at a GE Capital Company helps him to understand how hiring decisions are made.

Stephen holds an MBA from Villanova University and a BS degree from the University of Maryland. During his time with GE, Stephen earned the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. In the career services field, Stephen possesses the ACRW, CPRW, OPNS, and MCS credentials. He currently serves on the Board for the Career Thought Leaders.

Ashley
Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW) – Resumes, Executive Resumes, IT Resumes, and LinkedIn Profiles

A top award-winning Certified Master Resume Writer and Personal Branding Strategist, Ashley has devoted more than a decade to improving resume writing standards around the globe. Starting out as a national IT recruiter in 2005, she now blends her love of writing and graphic design with her acumen in recruiting to craft sophisticated, visually impactful and content-rich personal branding materials. Her career marketing documents have helped global executives in the Fortune 500 command the attention of companies and boards across a range of industries, including Biotechnology, Technology, and Finance. A Boston native now living in South Africa, she is a pioneer in the resume industry throughout the African continent. She has been featured as a speaker as well as in national publications as Africa’s only Certified Master Resume Writer.

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Holly
Resume Writer, Editor, Certified Career Transitions Coach (CCTC) – Executive Resumes, Mid-Level Resumes, IT/Engineering Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, Career Transition & Interview Coaching, Copywriting

As a career coach, Holly strategizes with mid-career professionals to renew their enthusiasm and find work they love. As a resume and LinkedIn profile writer, Holly particularly enjoys working with marketing, nonprofit, and education/higher education professionals and executives, as well as IT/Engineering professionals. She also writes marketing communications to engage new and existing clients for small businesses.

Holly understands career transition through experience and education. After earning an M.A. in Training and Development from The Ohio State University, she worked for over 20 years with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and higher education. More recently, she studied resume writing with the National Resume Writers’ Association and copywriting and marketing through American Writers and Artists, Inc., Freelance Writers’ Den, and Novice to Advanced Marketing System (NAMS). Holly is a Certified Career Transitions Coach through Coach Training Alliance, an International Coach Federation Approved Program. She lives on a pond in Florida where she relaxes with lizards, turtles, and ducks. She also enjoys singing, painting, and being with close friends and family.

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Posey
Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) – DISC Profile Assessments, Career Coaching, LinkedIn Profiles

Posey is a skilled resume writer and career strategist who makes an immediate personal connection with each client, from new grads to executives. She is known for her creative solutions and professional flair; Posey’s work gets clients noticed. Specializing in military, federal, academic, business, medical, hospitality and creative resumes, Posey is an internationally certified advanced resume writer (CARW) as well as an authorized DISC and PIAV administrator and Behavior and Values Coach. She is also a Certified Master Trainer (CMT) and Certified Instructional Systems Designer (CISD) with a BS degree in Safety Engineering.

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Jeanne
Extraordinary Virtual Assistant Providing Client Support for The Essay Expert

Jeanne is a Jane of All Trades and a Master of Business Support. She often acts as the face of The Essay Expert, while at the same providing indispensable behind-the-scenes support. Jeanne maintains her tech savvy by staying up to date with current online programs and services available to small businesses such as her own. With 8 years of hands-on experience in all facets of client services, marketing and business programs, as well as a background in web environment, she has helped career services industry professionals across the US to expand and thrive, continually receiving rave reviews from her clients for her dedication, integrity, professionalism and great work.

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