Your resume & LinkedIn profile is the foundation of managing your career;
they are the only places that will tell the story of your work history,
showcase your capabilities and most importantly, help you authentically stand out.
I call this your Professional Brand.
I can upgrade your Professional Brand for you.
Why your Professional Brand matters:
Your resume and LinkedIn profile is your gateway to new opportunities, no matter your job level. Yet, no one tells you how to use them to your benefit so they actually work. Instead, you're left guessing. Which results in trial and error, time wasted and most often, missed opportunities.
In my 16-years in HR, I saw hundreds and hundreds of examples of resumes that do not match the level of experience and professionalism a person has. What does that even mean? It means - most people have a resume that looks like everyone else's and looks like an entry-level professional threw it together last minute.
You're a VP? Oh, your resume tells the story of your experience at about the Manager level.
Looks matter. Content matters more. Using a modern day approach helps set you apart.
YOU are the one people want to know, except most resumes are so generic and sterile, they say nothing about WHO you are. If you want to be hired for who you are and what you do, your resume needs to tell that story. That's what stands out, not the generic tales of what anyone and everyone in your same job could have done.
Times are different and the way we seek jobs and hire people have changed.
Your Professional Brand needs to align with the present time.
I believe everyone has extraordinary experience and something unique to offer and by using firsthand experience and proven strategies, it is pure joy helping you stand out.
"I'VE BEEN A RECRUITER FOR 13 YEARS, I KNOW RESUMES. A CANDIDATE OF MINE HAD A RESUME BY LESHA AND IT STOPPED ME IN MY TRACKS. FINALLY, I WAS EXCITED TO PASS A CANDIDATE ALONG TO A HIRING MANAGER. I WISH EVERY CANDIDATE WORKED WITH LESHA, IT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE."
TRICIA S. | SENIOR CORPORATE RECRUITER
Professional Branding Program Overview
In the Professional Branding Program, you will transform who you are in your resume and LinkedIn profile, from being easily-overlooked to being the attention grabbing, experienced, capable, professional you are. Not to mention being able to breeze through an applicant tracking system without getting kicked out in the first three seconds!
The Professional Branding Program has been used by professionals at all levels - individual contributor, Manager, Senior Manager, Director, Vice President, and C-Suite Executives!
Here's what the Professional Branding Program includes:
CUSTOM PROFESSIONALLY WRITTEN RESUME
Your resume will be the perfect blend of highlighting your work experience, skill-set, accomplishments, and personality.
1: Sleek, modern formatting guaranteed to make someone stop in their tracks; you will stand out.
Professionally written content that will highlight the content of your jobs, but also what you were able to accomplish to give recruiters and hiring managers a true sense of the work you did and what areas you excel.
Word version for editing and maintaining will be emailed to you upon completion.
LINKEDIN PROFILE MAKEOVER
It's true what you hear, LinkedIn is critical to your professional credibility online, enabling recruiters and hiring authorities to find you and obtain a clear understanding of your professional background.
Professionally written LinkedIn content that is the perfect complement to your resume.
Fully optimized profile, positioning you as LinkedIn All-Star which places you higher in search results and highlights your profile to recruiters and hiring authorities.
Removal of all unnecessary fields of information on your profile that are known to initiate biases within recruiters and hiring decision makers.
COORDINATING CUSTOM COVER LETTER AND REFERENCES TEMPLATE
Cover letters are alive and well, in fact, I view them as another secret to stand out! I provide my clients with a unique approach to cover letters that has proven time and time again to help professionals, myself included, move to the top of the list for consideration. To align your professional branding, I will include templates for each that are coordinated to modern, professional resume design.
Editable Word file for each
EXECUTIVE LEVEL - ONE PAGE EXECUTIVE PROFILE
In the executive level Professional Branding Program, you will also receive a one page executive summary. The one page summary proves to be very useful when you need to provide an overview of your work to the press, media, charity organization involvement, potential board of director positions, etc.
Coordinating to resume style and format
Editable Word file
I work with professionals at all levels and in recognition of careers that have different intricacies, there are different pricing levels.
I have limited availability for Professional Branding clients,
if interested, please reach out to me to discuss availabilty.
SPECIAL NOTE! Expenses associated with job search may be tax deductible. Please contact a tax expert to see if this investment would be tax deductible for you.
Ready to upgrade your professional brand, but are more the DIY type? Check out my digital product, the Your Modern Resume Bundle where I share everything I know and use every day, to up-level on your own. HERE
How It Works
SELECT YOUR job function, CAREER LEVEL & MAKE PAYMENT
YOU will automatically receive AN EMAIL WITH WORD DOCUMENT TO COMPLETE
LESHA WILL PROVIDE TIMELINE OF RESUME 1ST DRAFT DELIVERY AND THEN WORK TOGETHER ON EDITS
I've spent the last 20 years in and around corporate America, including small to medium sized businesses to large corporations, through my career in Human Resources and coaching business. My HR career was spent in several industries and supporting organizations within various functions, including Technology, Sales, Retail, Marketing, Operations, Finance, and Human Resources.
With my professional branding clients, I use insider information and real-life techniques from my involvement in recruiting and being part of thousands of interviews and hiring decisions. I've also been through it all in my own career - changing jobs, changing companies, getting promoted, making lateral moves, getting fired, and getting laid off.
I believe every professional needs a strong professional brand that aligns with who they are and highlights their tremendous experience. I love bringing that to life for you.
"TOO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST I HAVE SLOWED TO A CRAWL WHEN RE-EDITING MY RESUME, ALLOWING MYSELF TO GET LOCKED UP IN THE DETAILS. LESHA'S OUTSIDE EXPERTISE CUT THROUGH THE NOISE AND BROUGHT OUT WHAT I NEED TO HAVE UP FRONT, WHILE KEEPING MY AUTHENTICITY INTACT."
DAVID B. | SENIOR TECHNOLOGY LEADER
A FEW COMPANIES WHERE MY CLIENTS HAVE LANDED NEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Achieving the goals in your career is worth your investment in this program,
but it's only natural to wonder what happens with the people with whom I work!
Here's what previous clients have shared:
During interviews, executives thanking them for having a resume
that doesn't look like everyone else's.
80% of clients secured themselves a new job within four months.
Clients made more money in their next position.
Experiencing more enjoyment in their new company and positions.
While applying and interviewing for internal job opportunities,
client's resume stood out as "one of the best ever seen" by executives
and quickly became sought out by colleagues.
Felt their resumes and LinkedIn profiles were better aligned
to positions and companies that brought out the best in their work history.
Clients either up-leveled their position or made an intentional lateral move,
but did not down-level in their new position.
Feedback indicated they felt empowered to leave a negative work environment
or bad boss due to feeling much more confident.
Previous concerns about being passed over by competition
faded because their resume looked and felt different than any other and
truly highlights what they are capable of.
Many were brought to tears when looking at their new resume for the first time
because they had forgotten all the really great things they have done in their career.
Lesha is regularly featured on Forbes.com as an expert contributor and content creator
Lesha is regularly featured on ThriveGlobal.com as an expert contributor and content creator
Lesha is a member of the invitation only
Forbes Coaches Council
which recognizes and features top coaches across the globe