About Laura …

 THE CREATIVE ADVANTAGE! 
 “Improving Lives with Better Careers … One Resume at a time!”      

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Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Friday. Voice Messages: Accepted 24/7 at 732-610-8946. Discreet, Confidential Initial Strategy Sessions can be set up 24/7 on the calendar below.

** Currently accepting NEW CLIENTS after June 15th **

NEW for 2021! “The Career Bundle!Mix and Match your “Career Bundle.” Purchase all or select just the products you need.

“The Executive Essential Career Bundle.” You’re leading the pack as a bold, forward-thinking thought leader. You flourish in challenging environments and make key decisions with confidence. Driving growth and achieving bottom-line results are what you do best!

“The Rising Star Bundle.” You are right in the “middle” of your career. You have solid, proven experience, core skills and notable accomplishments. You’ve proven yourself and may have letters of recommendation or exemplary performance reviews. A testimonial section is a wonderful way to add punch and excitement to your career documents.

For either Bundle, start with a Resume and add on as needed:

Start with: An accomplishment-based, keyword-optimized Resume

Add + An engaging Cover Letter 

Add + An appreciative Thank You Letter

Add + A keyword – optimized LinkedIn Profile

Add + A Professional Bio that tells your unique “career story.”  

Grand Total = Your formula for Career Success!

Your investment will be quoted after your complimentary consultation.            

SATISFIED CLIENTS ARE SAYING …

“I am a CFO who hires people and this resume told a story! Thank you so much for a great job!”

I was very blessed to have a resume that helped me find a remote job at a large financial company!” HIRED!

First impression “WOW!” Before reaching out to Laura / The Creative Advantage, LLC, my resume and cover letter had been rewritten twice within 6 months. Laura took my resume and cover letter to the next level and was truly able to represent my experience as an HR Executive brilliantly. I’ll say to anyone reading my review – you would be doing yourself a disservice if you do not give The Creative Advantage, LLC a try. I GUARANTEE you will not be disappointed!” ~ HR Executive HIRED!

Click on the Testimonial page to see what other satisfied clients are saying!

 *BUSINESS ELITE AWARDS* Best Career Management Specialist & Excellence Award in Resume Writing 2018/2019 / 2020 / 2021

Featured: CNBC “Make It!”

Featured: WTBQ Creativity & Technology Solutions for Business & Life Radio Show

Featured: Stewart, Cooper & Coon Podcast Contributor

Featured: National Resume Writer’s Association “Ask The Experts”

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I’m Laura Slawson, Master Resume Writer (one of fewer than 24 worldwide), Credentialed Career Manager (one of fewer than 17 worldwide), Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Digital Career Strategist and your personal Chief Inspiration Officer!

The Creative Advantage is located in the heart of Bergen County, NJ and serves clients in NJ, metropolitan NYC and virtually across the USA!

Services: Resumes, CVs, Professional Bios, Cover / Thank You Letters, LinkedIn Profiles, 30-60-90-Day Plans and Career Webfolios.

I am passionate about crafting career stories for busy executives, mid-career professionals and “The Over 50 Job Seeker.”

When you partner with a Master Resume Writer, and multi-certified writer you are working with the “Best of the Best.”

I listen actively, provide comfortable conversation and positive energy! Everyone has a story to tell. Once you see all you’ve accomplished on paper you will be amazed at how far you’ve come! Your completed resume and career documents will lift you up and give you positive energy. And when you look good, I look good!

My biggest thrill is when a client says, “I love my résumé!”  “I’m getting interviews!” “I can’t believe I did all this!”  “I’m Hired!”

I am passionate about encouraging others and making them feel good about themselves. I don’t provide a boring list of responsibilities (anyone can do that!) I am a skilled writer who brings out the best in you.

You worked hard to get where you are, your career documents must capture what sets you apart. Simply put, you need to look great on paper!

As a writer, it is my responsibility to ensure what I provide delivers synergy and honesty.  That’s why you will only work with me, I never use contract writers, they won’t get to know you as well as I will.

WHY WORK WITH ME? WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RESUME WRITERS?

· I am a Master at my craft, providing writing at the highest level.

. I am an award-winning, multi-certified writer.

. Exclusivity. I partner with you one-on-one and help you uncover your true career needs. There are no other writers.

· Professional Development. I am current with on-going education.

· Support. I relieve your stress with active listening and compassion.

· Responsiveness. I respond within 24 hours period!

· Timeliness. Your documents are delivered on time – every time!

· Collaboration. I keep you well informed each step of the way.

. I love what I do!

Your professional investment will be fair, because each client has different needs. I partner with you from the beginning with a complimentary consultation. Once I listen carefully and understand your unique situation, I am prepared to quote your investment. I want to deliver the best possible investment so you can recoup your investment the very first week on the new job! 

I specialize working with Executives. Why? Because that’s who I’ve worked with my entire corporate career as an Executive Assistant, Technical Writer, Policy & Procedure Writer and Real Estate Copywriter. I partnered with professionals at Panasonic, Allied Chemical, US Steel, Tenneco Chemicals, United Technologies, Hertz, CB Richard Ellis and Turner Construction. I have also been a Copywriter for several Real Estate firms, and composed 50+ career development articles.

I am proud to have been featured on: CNBC – Make It!, The Creativity & Technology Solutions for Business & Life Radio Show, Stewart, Cooper & Coon – Workplace Strategies Podcast series, and awarded *BEST CAREER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST & EXCELLENCE AWARD IN RESUME WRITING 2019 / 2020 / 2021 * by US Business News and Best Executive Resume Service (Ranked #2) 2021 with Find My Profession.

I am also a frequent contributor to the National Resume Writer Association’s “Ask The Expert” series and presented webinars on résumé writing to IVAA The International Virtual Assistant’s Association.

I have been trusted to create winning career documents by Executives and Mid-Career professionals who have worked at following companies (not a complete list):

SONY, Hertz, Panasonic, Nestle’, Coach, Honeywell, Becton Dickinson, Verizon, Accenture, AT&T, United Stationers, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, SANOFI, Estee’ Lauder, Toys R’ Us, The USAF, The Focus Marines Foundation, a Shark Tank TV personality, a Housewives of NJ TV personality, Radio hosts, Politicians, Attorneys, Return-to Work-Moms, Career “Pivot” Professionals, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, IT Professionals, Clergy, College Students and those re-entering the workforce after an absence.

In addition to working in Corporate America, I am also a serial-entrepreneur of five successful virtual businesses!  Creative Expressions (a personalized ceramic business), Type Write Office Services (Virtual Administrative Assistance), Elite Type Office Support Services (Virtual Administrative Assistance) and The Creative Advantage formerly, The Creative Edge (a professional resume writing service).

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

Career Thought Leaders / Résumé Writing Academy Master Résumé Writer (one of fewer than 25 worldwide). Credentialed Career Manager (one of fewer than 17 worldwide)

Professional Association of Résumé Writers/ Career Coaches Certified Professional Résumé Writer Certified Digital Career Specialist

Career Planning and Adult Development Network Journal Published Book Reviewer

Member: National Résumé Writing Association (NRWA) Member: Be A Résumé Writer (BARW)                                                                    Member: American Writers & Artists Incorporated  (AWAI)                           Former: Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Former: The Career Experts (TCE) Former: Career Directors International (CDI) Former: International Virtual Assistant’s Association (IVAA) Former Virtual Assistant: Let’s Get Organized! (LGO)

The heart of my business are satisfied clients who continually refer clients my way! I am so grateful for their trust. Visit the Testimonial Page to see what satisfied clients are saying. Connect with me on LinkedIn for additional testimonials. Find me at the Better Business Bureau – where The Creative Advantage enjoys an A+ accreditation (for nearly 10 years)!

If you feel we might be a good fit to work together … let’s chat! Book a consultation on the calendar above, connect with me on LinkedIn or send me an email: LCSlawson@msn.com

“The Goal of a Resume Writer is not to have LOTS of clients – it’s to add significant value to EVERY SINGLE client.” ~ Unknown