Find your perfect career marketing strategy, with Julie Walraven!

Client Testimonials

Interested in working with us? Check out some of our client testimonials below!

Global Marketing Director

Fortune 500 Company, Pennsylvania

“Hey Julie, Just a short note to say thanks for your help with my resume. It was a great help for me in landing a couple of opportunities that led to offers.”

Senior Vice President

Banking, Maryland

“It has been a whirlwind since you completed my resume, a lot of changes to the organization in light of the merger, a busy market, and as well a lot of 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.”

Office Manager

New York, NY

I wanted to find someone who will work with me live, so I can explain all my responsibilities and accomplishments to a literate professional, who will then be able to put it into right words and create a “WOW” resume for me.

Next day I woke up and for some reason my gut told me to work with Julie, so I called her, and boy was my gut right. I am so happy with my new resume and cover letter, I have a second breath for job search. We worked live on Skype all the time, I could see exactly what she was doing, and I couldn’t ask for a more personalized experience for my money.

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Boston, MA

I wanted to reach out and let you know I landed my next exciting opportunity! On March 28, I'll be joining ABC Company as their EVP Marketing. The fit couldn't feel more perfect! I'm so excited and can hardly wait to get started. Thanks so much for everything you've done to help make me look good! :) It worked. (again!)

Career Change

Transportation Industry, New York, NY

"My first walk-in transportation company (ABC Freight) and my first job opportunity! I can't thank you enough!"
His goal - the transportation industry. He was ready to leave a successful career selling Manhattan real estate to follow his passion!

Instructional Designer

University, Wisconsin

“I highly recommend Julie as a professional career management consultant. Her ability to assess her clients needs and desires, and then creatively collaborate with them to create an overall digital profile that truly represents “who they are” is amazing.

It was time to give my professional profile some pizzaz, and create a professional online presence, and the first person that I thought of was Julie. After working with Julie as a professional, I can say that the service Julie provides is nothing short of the way to (as her web site states) “find your perfect career marketing strategy”. Give her personal face-to-face strategy a try!”

Stymied or at an impasse in your job search or life?

Stymied or stuck in your jobsearch?One of the issues that job seekers face is that feeling of panic or anxiety pulsing through their veins with not a clear cause. You can’t put your finger on it but you feel yourself looking at life through gritted teeth and clenching your jaw unnaturally.

Job seekers face high anxiety in their job search

Read this comment from a friend’s wall:

blah, a million things on my mind and nothing I can do about any of them. Guess I’ll try and get some sleep.

Can you relate? I can. Even as an entrepreneur and professional resume writer, I face those moments when I can’t focus or move forward. When I do feel this way though, if I stop to think about it, there are things I can do.

How to get out of the stuck feeling and make progress in your job search

  1. Make a list – Anyone who knows me well knows that I carry my Daytimer (paper) everywhere and complete a hand-written daily list with my colored pens.
    • Why paper? For me, the process of writing things down clarifies my plan and lessens my anxiety of possibly forgetting something important. You can do the same thing though with many online applications, scheduling programs, and other resources.
    • Why colored pens? Again, for me, the colored pens let me prioritize. Red is for urgent, green is for financial, blue is for household chores, and purple is for non-urgent office projects. I have a few other colors I use at times, a light blue for gardening (green is already used) and sometimes pink for Buddy tasks.
  2. Exercise – You don’t need a formal program or fancy equipment but as a professional resume writer I need to stop sitting at my desk. Sometimes I refill the wood box, going up and down the stairs multiple times makes my heart rate rise. Or I take Buddy for a walk, good for him and me. Or I play chase and ball in the backyard with him (or in the house if it is raining…)
  3. Eat – on the same note, did you eat lately? When we skip meals or eat junk food only, we miss the nutrition we need to function.
  4. Sleep – another basic and maybe this is part of your problem but without sleep, you will not be able to move forward.
  5. Music or a fun video – Sometimes I just take a Facebook break. No matter what you think about Facebook, I can usually find something someone shared that makes me smile. Check out this Parent Rap for something that made me smile or perhaps you will laugh at this Dog imitating baby video.

Taking care of yourself in job search

Now that you have taken some steps to take care of you and get yourself thinking straight, explore some of the many other posts I’ve written on job search and I will be back soon with solid steps to help you succeed! If you need more motivation or attitude adjustment, you can find more posts like this one here.

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