Denver Résumé Writer in Denver Colorado
 
The best part of my work is learning about wonderful people.

There are sales people, and there are sales people and then there is Frank. 

This is a little story about, like so many sales people who are well trained in their product or service who put up big numbers and collect tons of awards, but when it comes to selling themselves, they wilt. This was Frank.

He could convince, close and sell magnificently industrial products like a champ to an industry he knew like the back of his hand. But during the résumé writing process we discovered he was not so confident at selling his own story. Doubt, uncertainty, reluctance to blow his horn loud was creating doubt in his mind. Causing hesitation in generating a winning attitude in the job search. Getting laid off can do that to you. His ego had been crushed. His confidence wilting.

When the résumé was complete, after the Q&A back-and-forth in the writing process, Frank emerged armed with a document showing his value, an new attitude, and a plan to find that next thing he was after.

He's a wonderful, warm, caring and positive guy. Loved working with him.

Chet Baker
 
 
Why I like my job so much. Writing résumés for good people like Brian, (not his real name) a 64 year old talented and vastly experienced tradesman is the perfect example.

I sat down with Brian at a coffee house to hear his story. He was a guy devastated over a knee jerk reaction to a supervisor being a jerk to Brian one too many times. So..... Brian had up and walked out on a job he had held down for years. He had been an exemplary employee at every job he had ever held.

He sat there, over his coffee, down-dog face, and wondered how big a mistake he had made. Walking out on a job. Something he had never even contemplated before. How hard would it be to find another job at his age? (BTW, he looked not a day over 50: fit, articulate, passionate and as cogent as a college kid.) His biggest worry however, was he didn't have the technology that the new industry he had been in for 30 years was focusing in on.  There you have it. Right?  He was in trouble!

Far from it.

During the résumé writing process we discussed his strengths. MANY! I pointed out his loyalty over the years. He was reliable, dependable, got along with his teammates, he was known for mentoring the kids, and he was excellent at his trade with a distinguished performance record. He needed to focus on all those good things about him. His value.

But what about his issue with the tech? I reminded him he could read the technology (that the new industry wanted). He couldn't write it, but he could read it and perform well. Basic fundamental wisdom and experience counts for something.

Here's the best part.

Got a call from Brian 5 days after completing his résumé. He's a new man after 4 interviews. Not only is he sure of getting a new job, but he can choose from 4 highly rated companies who want him to join their teams. All opportunities better than the company that ran him off. What do we say about clouds? They all have a silver lining if you just look 

It's stories like this that me feel good.

Happy job hunting.

Chet Baker


 
 
Good people to work with are the best part of my job.

Just finished with a top-notch gentleman who is ready to take a new step in his management career. He's been a driver in a medium size firm ($60MM) in Denver for about 10 years serving as the "Everything Financial Manager" to include leading an accounting department, employee benefits, lender relations, and trusted advisor to ownership.  During the economic downturn he kept the boat afloat, on course, flying straight and level with a confident and decisive frame-of-mind.

He has nothing but respect for ownership of his current company, but feels like its just time for a change. He's earned it, and deserves it. Someone will be happy and fortunate to get this fellow.

Companies should be so lucky to have a CFO like James. It was a privilege to get to know him.

Chet Baker