Why Robin Brodrick?
Certified Professional Résumé Writer
Regardless of your industry or seniority, 80 percent of what you do is the same as other job applicants. The other 20 percent is unique to you. It’s your personality, your drive, your essence.
The 80 percent is what recruiters and hiring managers expect. The 20 percent is why they hire you.
Résumé writing is not just a task aimed at helping you take the next step in your career. It is a journey on which you discover your value and learn how to market and use the one thing nobody can ever duplicate. You.
Discovering your true value arouses a sense of quiet confidence, energy, and vitality in you. It will turn recruiters into advocates, hiring managers into fans, and the competition into dust.
Are you wondering what my 20 percent is?
I am a Certified Professional Résumé Writer who took a different path than most experts out there.
In the last 10 years, I have gone from living in my car to working at a Fortune 500 company, to becoming an entrepreneur, to recruiting in the cutthroat biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Today, I help others at the senior, management, and executive levels attain the careers they deserve. My experience in talent acquisition is uniquely valuable because I know exactly what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for in this merciless job market.
The average job search lasts 20 weeks. Dramatically reduce that timeline with a résumé that sizzles and expert advice for marketing yourself to employers.
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