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I built my reputation on trust and want to build trust with you.  I give you this disclosure page so that you understand from the start when I am talking about an affiliate.

With the exceptions, see below, every link and recommendation I give on this blog is without any form of payment.  Those I do receive payment for are services I use and believe in.  When I link to an affiliate in a post, I always let the reader know.

ZipRecruiter: You will see a widget on the front page sidebar and a new page entitled Job Search, both tied to ZipRecruiter. I have elected to affiliate with ZipRecruiter as a resource to help people find jobs.

Headway Themes: I was an affiliate of Headway Themes. This means I got paid an affiliate fee, when someone clicks on one of my Headway links and buys the theme.  I have used Headway for more than 5 years and I can confidently recommend it to anyone. The Headway Theme affiliate system changed and I have not contacted them recently to find out how I stay an affiliate.

The Happiness Garden: I am an affiliate of The Happiness Garden. Heather Bestel, who launched the Happiness Garden has been an online friend for several years and her husband, Peter, and daughter, Zoe, have been connections also. It was through Zoe’s music that I grew to know Heather better. The Happiness Garden is an Online Virtual Retreat for gorgeous women who know the importance of Extreme Self Care and the wonders of Personal Development and are ready to invest some scrumptious time in themselves to create the life they really, really deserve.

A little more on Heather Bestel: Her background is in: Therapy (psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, neuro linguistic programming), Teaching (further education lecturer, special ed teacher, educational psychotherapist) Holistics ( reiki master, holistic therapist (Indian head massage) therapeutic storyteller) and Stress Management.

You can enjoy the Happiness Garden yourself by exploring the affiliate link.

From time to time, I may add other affiliates to this blog. This page is to comply with the requirements for disclosure of affiliates.

Obviously, this disclosure has nothing to do with my own work and services, which are provided for a fee to my clients.

Guest Post Policy frequently gets requests for guest posts. This blog is a marketing blog for Design Resumes and is written by Julie Walraven and expresses her viewpoint and expertise on job search, resume writing, career marketing, and social media job search as well as the ramifications of job search on the individual. While we may collaborate with career colleagues or others on a post, the content is written by Julie. Requests for guest posts will be declined or ignored.

Link Request Guidelines

All links on this site are organic. If I link to another career marketing professional, resource, or other source, it is because I have built relationships with an individual or business or I highly respect their product.

I do not respond to emails with requests for links for this reason. Therefore, if you are wondering if I will exchange links with you, most likely the answer is no. I value my Google placement and choose to grow it organically through valued links only to products and people I know and respect.

Media Inquiries

In the current economic climate, job search strategies have become a hot topic. Julie Walraven has been a resource for radio, print media, and online media on topics that range from resume writing and LinkedIn profile development to interview strategies and personal branding.

Julie was quoted in The Washington Times for an article, Enhancing your online image written by Mark Kellner, Technology Reporter.

One of the projects that Julie participated in was the Jobseeker Makeover project with the Wausau Daily Herald team of Jake Miller and Carrie Hutton. This project was featured on the front page of the Sunday, February 27 issue of the Wausau Daily Herald.

You can read the article here: Wausau Daily Herald February 27 Job Seeker Makeover

Emily Neubauer at WAOW-TV asked for Julie’s input for a story: “Tips to set your resume apart.”

Julie Walraven can be reached at 715-574-5263 or by e-mailing for any media inquiries.

Client Testimonials

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

Administrative Assistant

Healthcare, Wisconsin

The pay they offered was on the high end of the range I wanted, and the only thing I had to negotiate was an extra week of vacation. Their benefits are beyond phenomenal--so finally our healthcare costs are going to go down hugely and yet it's the same insurance company we're on now with my husband that we like.

I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for redoing my resume and LI profile, and of course all the pep talks! You went above and beyond!!

Continous Improvement


For the next two years, I will be leading a high level project to improve three plants in the USA. Thereafter, I will be the Global Director of Continuous Improvement. The company is international with revenue of $9B annually, and publicly traded on the NYSE.

Coding Analyst II


"Hi Julie-well you did it again. 1 interview, waited 6 hours and an offer for my asking price. THANK YOU."

High School Teacher


I just wanted to let you know I accepted a position at XYZ School District. I know I already thanked you once, but I want to do it once again. Thank you! Helping me redesign my resume and cover letter allowed me to get the looks that I needed to get interviewed. I will recommend you to anyone on the job search!

Registered Nurse

Healthcare, Wisconsin

“A year or so ago I was fired and came to you to do a resume for me, not only did you do an awesome resume but you gave me a glimmer of hope that all was not lost. It was so much more than just a resume to me. You have been an inspiration to me and I can never thank you enough!

Recently I was hired at the hospital on the Rehab floor full time! With better pay and hours than I previously had at my old job, things really do happen for a reason!! Thank you, thank you , thank you! You above all helped me get here!”

Purchasing Manager

Manufacturing, Wisconsin

“Just wanted to let you know that I received a job. I accepted the position of Purchasing Manager. The cool thing is that God brought this job to me when I really did not think they would look at me because I did not have a four year degree. But, because I had the background, I sent in my resume and cover letter.

I always have figured, if it looks like a job I can do, I send in because, God will put me where He wants me. This is where He wants me. After 21 months of searching, God provided. I received a letter several weeks ago stating that my unemployment would run out August 28th. I was offered the job August 30th. God is so good.

I wanted to thank you for all your help, without your redesign of my resume, I do not believe I would have been looked at. God used you to minister to me. When you think about it, it is quite a ministry you have. Thank you so very much!!”