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Are you ready for the next step in your career?

Or have you hit a roadblock with your job search?

  • I am Julie Walraven, a multi-certified professional resume writer, who transforms your job search by working collaboratively with you to create your eye-popping, value-driven resume and LinkedIn Profile.

Use Select your Resume Package chart below to choose the best strategic career marketing solutions for your particular career path and experience! You will discover renewed confidence in your abilities and talents. For those seeking only the resume and cover letter rather than a full job search strategy, I also offer Resume Writing Services for all career levels.

  • Call 715-574-5263 or email to learn more.
  • Or book an appointment on my calendar with my Calendly scheduling app to discuss your project and career goals. The 20 minute prospect call option will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about services.

Committed professionals understand that their career is worth the investment of both their time and their finances.

“It has been a whirlwind since you completed my resume, many changes to the organization in light of the merger, a busy market, and as well many folks making decisions to leave versus stay. For me, an offer was made that I will be accepting. I can tell you my resume has been met with rave reviews so I trust you implicitly, have recommended you, and will be a customer for life as I may need to re-engage you.”

Look at the Select Your Resume Package options above and then call me at 715-574-5263 or you can email me.

Select your Resume Package to get your job search or career change working for you!

  • I teach you the secrets of successful networking, interviewing, and job search strategies.
  • Is it time to invest in your career, yourself and your future?

My interactive and collaborative writing process makes me your partner in your job search. Together, we write collaboratively while I interview you to find your resume success stories, contributions, and value to your next employer. I work with clients who choose to meet with me in my Wausau, Wisconsin office or virtually with clients throughout the United States using Skype or WebEx.

Looking for customized packages?  Call me to configure your package to best match your job search and/or entrepreneurial career marketing needs.

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  • You invested many dollars in your son or daughters college education. Invest in giving them the right start by partnering them with Julie Walraven, Multi-certified Resume Writer. Julie's interactive process allows your graduate the opportunity to fully participate in coaching sessions while she writes their resume, creates their LinkedIn profile, or coaches them in strategic job search techniques. Provide them a door to their future with purchase of one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates!
  • You have a friend or family member and don't know what to buy them for their birthday, Mother's Day, or Father's Day? Christmas? A career marketing makeover may be just the ticket! The gift that keeps on giving as they land the job of their dreams. Give one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates!
  • You want to help a family member or friend looking for a job and you don't know how! Give one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates!
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Resume writing Gift CertificatesOne of the Design Resumes resume writing gift certificates is the perfect gift for a Birthday, Graduation, Anniversary, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, or Just Because!

It's simple, decide how much you would like to give. When the gift certificate recipient books services, one of Design Resumes' resume writing gift certificates will be redeemed as part or all of the payment.

Perfect for the person who is just starting a career, changing positions, or unemployed! Resume writing gift certificates can be redeemed for any of Design Resumes's packages. Packages include LinkedIn profile writing and coaching, networking strategies, interview advice and coaching, executive bios, and more.

What better gift than a boost for success in their job search?

Review the Select your resume package options and e-mail me at or call 715-574-5263 to buy resume writing gift certificates in any amount.

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Resume Writing Services

Are you looking for resume writing services?

At Design Resumes, your resume writing services are provided by working directly with me, Julie Walraven, a triple-certified professional resume writer and career professional. We use my unique interactive, interview-based process to uncover your talents and skills. Each package also includes your targeted cover letter to help you win the job you really want.

Want more services? Looking for LinkedIn profile writing?

Click Here to find my comprehensive career marketing packages on my Select the Resume Package page.

resume writing servicesMy four career marketing package offerings, which also include the resume writing services, are designed with a strategic job search philosophy. Job seekers need a robust mix of job search tools to be successful in today's economy.

Questions about working together for your resume writing services? Use the app below to schedule a convenient time to talk or call me at 715-574-5263 (Central Time Zone)

  • resume writing servicesCertified Executive Resume Master (CERM) — 2015
  • Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Writer — 2015
  • Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW)  — 2014
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)  — 2003

Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn WriterThank you Julie for everything you've done and for believing in me when I needed it the most. ~ M.L., Teacher

Beginning Job Seeker Resume & Cover Letter Services

$337.00 USD

  • Geared for new graduates and entry-level workers, just starting out in the workforce. You will experience a personal one-on-one coaching and resume writing sessions that allow you to ask questions and help me tailor your resume for the jobs you desire.
  • Salary range for this option is $25,000 to $38,000.
  • Your targeted (this isn't a one-size-fits-all resume) and branded resume created with a unique-to-you design and written to capture the stories of your accomplishments.
  • Known for my teaching style of resume writing, you benefit from the job search strategies I teach throughout the resume writing process.

Enterprising Professional Resume & Cover Letter Services

$457.00 USD

  • You are on your way! Whether in healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, sales or construction, you have begun to advance and are looking for ways to capture the attention of hiring managers.
  • Salary range for this option is $38,001 to $62,000.
  • Designed for the upwardly moving professional on your way to a successful career and ready to showcase your talents in your resume.
  • My clients are winners who understand that investment in job search and resume writing pays off in quicker hires and higher salaries.

Soaring Executive Resume & Cover Letter Services

$697.00 USD


You are on the path to the executive suite. You are ready to transition into  the role of director or vice president or move on to a new organization to use your executive level skills.

  • Salary range for the Soaring Executive Resume and Cover Letter is $62,001 to $132,000.
  • You are ready to balance risk-taking and decision-making, with confidence!
  • You need to identify what sets you apart from those who have not risen to this level of leadership.
  • You have learned to use organizational power and wise executive leadership.
  • You are a fearless champion of innovation and technology.

C-Level Executive Resume and Cover Letter Services


Your resume needs to capture the definitive value you bring to an organization! Showcase your comprehensive leadership skills in your field and as a key player in the executive management team. I can do that! As a Certified Executive Resume Master, I am your connection to the resume writing services you need to make that positive impact in your job search.

  • Salary range for the Exceptional Executive Resume and Cover Letter is $132,001 and up.
  • Designed exclusively for those in senior leadership roles or aspiring to C-Level executive positions.
  • You have reached the pinnacle of your career and need to specify exactly what makes you a match for your new C-Level position.
  • You have matured in a competitive landscape and grown up as an executive who desires to live with integrity, you want to share your success stories in your resume.
  • You want to create a compelling resume, rich with the insight you have garnered throughout your career.

New! Each of the resume writing services also includes a complimentary DISC assessment, the resume & cover letter version. This assessment will help me get to know you better and provide substantial value to you in your job search process. I have been an Authorized DISC Administrator since 2002.

ProfilingPro-LogoYour DISCstyles Report will help you learn about your natural characteristics. You will confirm strengths you may be aware of and realize some you have not yet identified. You will learn how to relate the value that all your natural strengths bring to the workplace and how they impact your ideal work environment. Recognizing these aspects of your style will help you make a positive impact on the interviewer. It will also improve your chances of a good “fit” in a job that you will enjoy going to each day.

I help job seekers transform their resumes and job search strategies in interactive, solution-driven strategic planning sessions. To see how my resume writing services can help you, call me (Julie Walraven) at 715-564-5263 or email

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Let me Write Your Resume

Do you keep applying for your dream job but the silence from hiring managers is deafening or "no thank you" rejections are piling up?

Let me write your resume! Take charge of your job search and hire me, Julie Walraven, a triple-certified resume writer with more than 30 years of custom resume writing and career marketing experience.

The resume is the beginning point.

When you choose to become my client, we work together on all the critical components of a job search. In addition to your resume, when you buy one of the packages (Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Premium), you select the specific services you need. All four of my packages include Linked Profile Writing and Optimization as well as my unique LinkedIn tour and coaching. All packages (and the resume writing services) now include a DISC profile and my DISC consultation.

What Services do you provide?Let me write your resume - Certified Executive Resume Writer

  • Interview coaching
  • Networking coaching
  • Job search coaching
  • Executive bios
  • Mini bios
  • Coaching on how to write captivating articles that position you as a subject matter expert for LinkedIn's Pulse blog option.
  • Many other services, check them out here.

Is your job search generating interviews and job offers?

If your goal is to let me write your resume and cover letter, here is the link to the resume writing services. 

Agree that you need more robust services? Follow the link to Select your resume package! Determine the package that best fits your needs. 

As a client, you commit to one-on-one sessions where I discover your talents, value, and accomplishments and retarget, rebrand and repurpose your job search. The number of calls and offers my clients receive often result in "substantial job offers."

Personalized & Interactive Resume Writing

Let me write your resume - Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW)Successful job seekers love our personalized meetings we use to let me write your resume. By using my project roadmap and interactive interview-style resume writing process, you know exactly how your resume meets your career goals.

Client-Immersed Resume Writing Process

My client-immersed process of resume development and writing allows me to work directly with clients in my Wausau, Wisconsin office or in a LIVE online session via Skype or WebEx to complete your resume, cover letters or LinkedIn profile. A wide array of other services complements the resume. See the ALL NEW Select your resume package matrix.

Julie Walraven - Let me write your resume!How long does it take?

You are unique! In 60 minute or 90-minute sessions, when you let me write your resume, your resume is the first stage of your services. Depending on your career path, your story, how ready you are, and whether you are entry-level or executive, your resume requires between 3 to 8 hours to create. 

What is your process?

  • I design your resume plan and project collaboratively with you using my project roadmap.
  • Interactive LIVE resume writing and job search coaching. You watch your project evolve from a blank page to your value-infused professional resume along with selected job search strategies that fit your needs.
  • By using investigative interviewing, we uncover your unique value!

How do I pay?

  • Payment is required prior to project start!
  • Pay using your PayPal account or your credit cards. (other options available)
  • If you use PayPal Credit, PayPal pays me immediately but you have up to 6 months to pay at 0% interest.

Let me write your resume - Certified Professional Resume WriterCurious to find out if my process works for you?

  • Call 715-574-5263. If I am with a client or unable to take your call, I will call you back. Or Email me to schedule a conversation time.

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And the end has come

For those of you who read this post, What do you do when the unexpected happens? about my Mom’s fall or followed the dialog on Facebook or Google+, Mom died at 7:30pm on July 8 at the age of 84. Today is the visitation and tomorrow the funeral or as I called it, the celebration of her life.

Thank you to all of you who have talked to me or my brother, Andy, on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ or called or e-mailed. I think we are both at peace with her death.

The rainbow

This morning when I looked out my office window, the rainbow above greeted me. There was no rain just a glorious rainbow. I have never ever seen a rainbow from that window before and I have never seen one when there was no rain. Remembering why God gave the rainbow to Noah as a promise, I saw it as such for me.

I wrote Mom’s obituary and I would like to share it here with you:

Marion Ione Plath, 84, died Friday, July 8, 2011 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital from complications from a fall on June 28 at her home. Marion Plath was born Marion Ione Werner on March 12, 1927 to Julius and Lydia Werner in Wausau, Wisconsin. Lydia was 43 when Marion was born. Marion joined her sisters, Viola (Werner) Behling, Hildegard (Werner) Birk,  and Berdina Rice. As her sisters were starting their own families as Marion was growing up, Marion was surrounded by nephews and nieces throughout her early years in life.

Marion married Robert Plath on August 13, 1955. They had one daughter, Julie (Bill) Walraven and one son, Andrew Plath within the first years of their marriage. Extended family was always important to Marion and she was born in the same house on South Fourth Avenue and never moved during her 84 years of life. Lydia lived in the lower apartment until her death in 1979 where Marion cared for her in later years.

In her youth, Marion was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Walther League, traveling to national conferences throughout the United States, snapping photos with her little Brownie camera and creating scrapbooks to detail her trips.


Marion loved music and singing. She even invested her time into voice lessons so that she could share her gifts as a soloist at many weddings, funerals, and she was also an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Sanctuary Choir until her children were born.


She loved gardening and at one point, even entered her gladiolas at the Wisconsin Valley Fair. Even this year just days before the sudden accident that led to her death, she was still out in the yard planting flowers and weeding her many flower beds.


Marion spent most of her career as a secretary for what is now Thrivent Financial, formerly AAL Insurance. She served as the office manager and grew to be a strong support system for the general agent, Ernst Heinecke and what her children called, “the men.” The agents and their families also became part of her extended family and built lifelong relationships.


Marion gathered friends and kept them for years. Early in life, she worked for the H.C. Phillips Company and for years after she left, she gathered with a group of 6 to 8 women for monthly “club” meetings. She did the same with her coworker and two other friends who worked in the same complex as the Thrivent location, dubbing that group the “4 Squares.” She also bonded with early friends from Trinity, in the “Trinity Friends” group that met periodically and was made up of grade school friends.

Reading and writing

She shared her love of reading and writing with both Julie and Andrew and transferred all her creative pursuits to interests that later became big parts of her children’s lives. A regular for years at the Marathon County Public Library, Marion kept a huge binder listing all the books she read, organized by author, and detailing all of the titles so she could track what she read. She also believed in the fine art of letter writing and wrote many hand-written letters throughout her life to friends and family.


Marion is survived by her children, Julie and Andrew, her grandchildren, Tim and Dan Walraven, all of Wausau, her niece, Judy (Robert) Johnson, La Crosse, and her sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Harry) Feirer, as well as many other extended family members and friends. Marion was preceded in death by her parents Julius and Lydia, her husband, Robert in 2007, and her sisters, Viola, Hildegarde, and Berdina.

A celebration of her life will be at 11am on Friday, July 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church on Stewart Avenue, Wausau. Visitation will be at the Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, on Thursday, July 14 from 4pm to 7pm and from 10am until time of services on Friday, July 15 at the church. Reverend Gary Schultz will officiate. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery Wausau. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed at


For today, this is enough. Thank you again for all of you who have cared. It means so much to all of us.

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15 Responses to And the end has come

  1. […] on us. She seemed to struggle more after he was gone and it was less than six months later that she was gone too. It was Teddy’s last day that made me prepared for my mom’s fall, hospitalization, and […]

  2. Julie, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. You painted a beautiful picture of your mother and a fulfilling life. Thank you for allowing me to know a bit about her through you.

    May your memories bring you comfort.

  3. Dear Julie: I’m so sorry for your loss and so impressed with your thoughtfulness and strength. You wrote a wonderful tribute to her and I’m sure she is extremely proud of you. As I tell people about the loss of my mom 21 years ago…she has only become a deeper part of me as the years go on. Love comes in many forms and it can become deeper than we can ever realize. Love to you and your family.

  4. Thanks, Anne, when I wrote it, I just wanted to capture some of the things that made her special but many people at the service were glad that they too were included.

  5. Julie, my condolences on the loss of your mother. What a beautiful tribute for a life well lived. I pray that you will continue to take comfort in your memories of her and find strength in God.

  6. Thank you for the thoughts, Davina. It was hard to know what to say where but it seemed like my friends like you on social media should know. Thanks for the hugs.

  7. Thank you so much, Kim. She will be missed but yes, it was full and rich and she went the way she wanted to – no extended period on tubes or life support and no nursing homes. We would never wished her to end her life with a fall like that but at least her suffering is now over.

  8. Julie, That is a very beautiful rainbow.

    This is the first I’ve heard of your mother’s passing and I want to say that my thoughts are with you. She has definitely lived a very full and rewarding life. Hugs to you.

  9. Your seeing that gorgeous rainbow without a prior rain, from a view unprecedented and at this time, gave me goose bumps. Your tribute to your mother is beautiful–she sounds like quite a lady! I love that you see this as a celebration of her life; and that you shared with others some of those special things about your mom. I am sorry for your loss, Julie. And will be thinking of you as you celebrate your mother’s life, but mourn her passing.

  10. What a beautiful rainbow and how strange to see one without rain. It sounds like your mother had a full and rich life and will be missed. My thoughts will be with you during the celebration of her life.

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