Ever hear the old saying, "The Cobbler's children have no shoes"? It highlights the very real paradigm of being good at something, but perhaps so close to it that you struggle to apply that skill or talent at home.
Many of us are very adept at generating content; promoting our ideas, products, services, etc. - myself included. But when the time comes to generate content specific to me, say a LinkedIn profile for example, it doesn't get done.
Enter Jan O'Brien. When the time came for me to give the old CV and LinkedIn profile the update they needed, I turned to Jan. And I'm so glad I did!
A staunch professional leveraging an outstanding sense of humor, Jan's creative process is perfect for the swamped professional 'on the go'. Leveraging a series of delightful conversations coupled with just enough to structure and direction, I found my time with Jan to be almost therapeutic.
I give Jan my highest possible recommendation; if you're in need of a new CV or updated LinkedIn profile - or both - I would encourage you to reach out to her straight away.
Bill Smythe - Business Transformation Executive
"You are seriously a genius at this! I want to know who this person is and hire him myself. On second thought, your work is way too powerful to let into my competition' s hands. Not sure I can help you :-).
For those of you who are thinking about tuning up your resume, working with Jan is a must. She exceeded all expectations and is a valued partner in my branding exercise. Our work is a huge success and Jan will help me truly stand out in a competitive market. " Michael K.
Michael K. - Technology Management Consultant
Jan promotes herself as a technical resume writer, but she’s really a career coach, investigative reporter and brilliant writer. The work I do is hard to capture on paper. A job well done means people happily change the way they think and work – and believe it was their idea to do so. As such, there is little "hard evidence" to capture; I was skeptical as to whether this could be put to paper.
Jan embraced the challenge. Not only was the process easy on me, I got great results! I have a story that captures some of the intangible wins in a way that many can comprehend. Jan also provided excellent coaching on next steps and encouragement to be a pioneer. Finally, she’s tough! I told her what I wanted to accomplish. She has held me accountable to my own words.
I highly recommend Jan to anyone looking to create, overhaul or brush up their resume. You will get a product you’re proud to present and learn a bit more about yourself in the process.
Shawn C, Business Transformation Manager
Jan was highly recommended to me by a few of my former colleagues. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. After working for the same company for 14 years, the idea of taking the first step towards change was scary. Jan instantly calmed my fears and made me very feel very excited and optimistic about making a career change. I didn't have an old resume to build off of, so we literally started from the ground up! She took the time to really understand what I do on a daily basis and learn about the industry I work in. At the same time, she wanted to learn about my personality and discover what it is that makes my clock tick. After several meetings, we created a resume that I am very proud of. My Linked In profile was pathetic before I met Jan. Now, it shines! I could have never done this on my own.
Sarah F, Transportation Sales/Account Manager
Jan is a breath of fresh air and no nonsense when she takes on the task of getting you ready to present to the world your best self - touting your background, experience and the real you! She does a masterful job capturing the depth and breadth of your experience and expertise then wraps it around the essence of your values, unique abilities and desired career path. She applies her deep understanding of technical writing and balances it with the finesse of ensuring relevant information is served up in the most favorable light. You can trust Jan to guide you through what can at times be an ominous process of updating your resume and digital profiles. Thank you for launching me on the path to new horizons!”
Kelley Kurtzman, Global Technology Executive