ONCE UPON A RESUME: Career Changer Goes for the Gold

December 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

Once_Upon_A_Resume_1_Career_Changer_Goes_for_the_Gold_MovinOnUpResumesMaria was an over-achiever who’d already excelled as a global sales director, restaurateur, and timeshare salesperson. With a head for numbers and a track record of success with acquisition and retention of high-end clients, she felt called to her next challenge: becoming a full-service, series 7 broker to high-net-worth families.

After having a frank conversation about the prospects of a woman in her late career starting fresh in the insular, male-dominated world of finance (and preparing a real estate resume to cover her own financial bases), we got to work pursuing Maria’s dream job.

While I let her know that finance resumes are generally conservative, Maria insisted that conservative just wasn’t her style. So we jazzed things up with some green and gold (for money!). Quotes from long-term, high-net-worth timeshare clients speak to her relationship and account management skills. Graphs, a callout box, and descriptive headings highlight her sales and leadership skills. A Wall St./Main St. logo points to the commercial knowledge she brings to the world of investments while the Henry Ford quote emphasizes her willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed.


Once Upon a Resume is an ongoing series of case studies of real clients who’ve benefitted from a storytelling approach to their career documents. For more information, visit our contact page or call us at 312-566-8383.

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