Find your ideal career and resume writing strategy, with Julie Walraven!

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.

Using Vizibility, however, you can link to a key news announcement, trade magazine profile or whatever you desire; the “quick search” shows five Web links of your choosing.

Most important, Vizibility can let you stand out as you, and not as someone with your same name. Julie Walraven, a career marketing strategist and owner of DesignResumes.com in Wausau, Wis., likes the concept.

“I know job seekers who have common names and they have struggled with identity issues,” Ms. Walraven wrote in an email. “I could see this as an excellent tool to review and keep results that fit your profile and diminish other people’s influence on your results.”

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.” The online version is available here.

“The employer wants to see it, and we haven’t gotten away from resumes. They are the key piece,” Resume specialist Julie Walraven said.

Walraven has some tips to move your resume to the top of the pile.

First, experts say to use title and headlines to match the job you want. Next, sell your accomplishments. Experts say do not be afraid to sell yourself.

“In real estate they say location, location, location. In resume building we say accomplishments, accomplishments, accomplishments,” Walraven said.

Walraven also says to always have your resume answer the question, “Why should I hire you?”

“Remember who else you know and start talking. Don’t hide your job search,” Walraven said.

Julie Walraven can be reached at 715-574-5263 or by e-mailing juliewalraven@designresumes.com 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

Michigan

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

Healthcare

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

High School Teacher

Wisconsin

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!!”