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Certified Professional Resume Writer

Certified Career Management Coach


Associaton of Job Search Trainers


Career Directors International

TORI Award Nominee

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Leading-Edge Career Clips

Leading Edge Resumes helps you take command of your career so you can become the architect of your life.

Deborah James, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Certified Career Management Coach is a respected global resume writer who develops one-of-a-kind executive resumes, mid-management resumes, LinkedIn / social media profiles, cover letters, ASCii formatted resumes for posting purposes, and ATS (Applicant Tracking System) formatted resumes for scanning along with other supporting documents. Deborah is recognized for helping clients penetrate the gatekeepers and navigate the challenges and opportunities with leading-edge career strategies.

Did you know that >85% of executive recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates? Strong branded and optimized LinkedIn profiles loaded with achievements / keywords / skills, and recommendations, combined with a solid network, can significantly boost one's visibility.

As a resume guru with 20 years of expertise, Deborah knows how to leverage your expertise against the competition by marketing your brand and capitalizing on your strengths. Performance outsells promises. Professional resumes and sizzling LinkedIn profiles inspire innovation, ignite possibilities and increase interviews.

Call Deborah James today and let her help you shoot for the moon.

International, Expatriates & Civilian Clients Working Overseas

Deb works with numerous international clients and expatriates and teams with journeymen, electricians, mechanical and electrical engineers, planning engineers, tradesman, security professionals. logistics / transport, construction (road, bridges, etc.) and security workers located internationally. Companies include, but are not limited to, Bechtel, Faraz Afghan International USA Inc, Fluor Intercontinental; Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), AMK9, Garda, Danger Zone Jobs, Exxon Mobil, Fulcrum International Group, Dyncorp, Ronin Worldwide Executive Protection, Halliburton and more.

Clients not only come from the Ohio area such as Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Perrysburg, Sylvania, Ottawa Hills, Cleveland, Worthington, Dublin, Hilliard, Findlay, etc, but across the nation Chicago, Ann Arbor, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, Detroit, Novi, Plymouth, Farmington Hills, Rochester, Rochester Hills, and more) in addition to international clients around the globe.


Yearly Job Evaluations

Are you required to write your own personal job evaluation? It's tough to write about yourself. Leading Edge Resumes develops job evaluations that showcase achievements and typically result in a nice salary increase or bonus.

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Affordable Outplacement Services

ExecuNet is the original executive network connecting leaders since 1988. ExecuNet helps six-figure executives by hosting both online and face-to-face meetings to share best practices, business solutions, job leads, and more. As a recognized authority in executive recruiting and human capital, ExecuNet provides access to confidential six-figure job listings, proprietary research, and pragmatic advice. ExecuNet can:

  • Help you stay ahead of the competition by identifying new job / career opportunities
  • Connect you with top recruiters and companies
  • Develop a sizzling executive profile
  • Build an effective professional network
  • Connect you with an executive resume writer and LinkedIn profile developer

Deborah serves on ExecuNet's Executive Resume Writing and Assessment Team, working with senior executives, C-suite executives, business management professionals, managers, career changers, expatriates (expats), and mid-management candidates.

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

Deborah maintains membership in professional organizations and attends yearly conferences to expand her knowledge and to obtain industry certifications and accreditations.

  • Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, earning the Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) certification
  • National Resume Writers Association (NRWA) *
  • Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC)
  • The Career Management Alliance - Charter Member (now known as Career Thought Leaders)
  • Career Directors International (CDI)
  • Tenured ExecuNet Resume Consultant & Executive Resume Writer
  • Two-time TORI Award Nominee (Toast of the Resume Industry) one of the five best executive resumes in the world

* 2012 NCRW conference team member and speaker on "Opportunities"

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Industry Experience

Entrepreneurs, accounting, administration, advertising and communication, agriculture, architecture, art and design, automotive (see below), banking, big-box retail, bookkeeping, broadcasting and media, construction, customer service, dentistry, economics, education, engineering, event planning, finance, food & beverage, glass manufacturing, hazardous materials, hospitality, insurance, investment, healthcare, human resources, insurance, law, logistics, maintenance, manufacturing, mechanics, medical devices / durable goods, nursing, sales and marketing, oil & gas, packaged goods, pharmaceutical sales, pharmacy, psychology and counseling, public relations, purchasing, quality, railroad, real estate, retail management, safety, security, science, social work / human services, solar, technology, trades, transportation, utilities, warehouse / distribution, and more.

Clients have come from all across the United States and internationally - Africa, UK, Singapore, Denmark Thailand, Italy, Madrid, Denmark, France, India, Australia, Germany, Russia, South America, Mexico, China, Japan, Vietnam, Turkey, Sweden, Poland, Spain, France, Canada and more.

Extensive Experience in Automotive Manufacturing

Many of Deborah's clients come from the automotive manufacturing industry - Chrysler, General Motors (GM), Ford Motor, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, KIA, and more, in addition to automotive suppliers such as Magna Steyr, Johnson Controls, Pilkington, Delphi, Tenneco, etc. Clients have served in production, quality, engineering, trades, HR, safety, materials, distribution, maintenance, materials, scheduling, project managers, supply chain management, foreman / supervisor, machinist, plant management, and other senior-level executive and management jobs.

Leading Edge Resumes does NOT use contracted writers. Deb does the work herself. http://smartlifeblog.com/25-resume-writers/

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