W1elcome to The Creative Advantage! 
“Improving Lives with Better Careers … One Resume at a time!”                                                                                      

 


US BUSINESS NEWS: *Business Elite Award Winner*

“Best Career Management Specialist 2018 & Excellence Award in Resume Writing” 

FEATURED:

CNBC: MAKE IT!

WTBQ: The Creativity & Technology Solutions for Business & Life Show

STEWART COOPER & COON: Workplace Strategies Podcast

THE NATIONAL RESUME WRITER’S ASSOCIATION: “Ask the Experts” Contributor

PLEASE NOTE: THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR VACATION MONDAY 5/27/19 AND WILL REOPEN MONDAY 6/3/19 AT 10 AM.

Spring / Summer Hours: Open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm. Closed Friday through Labor Day.

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I’m Laura Slawson, CCM, CPRW, CIO Credentialed Career Manager (one of fewer than 20 worldwide!) Certified Professional Résumé Writer and Chief Inspirational Officer at The Creative Advantage located in the heart of Bergen County, Fair Lawn, NJ and serving clients in all 21 counties including (Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren). In addition, I serve clients in all five boroughs of New York including (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island) and virtually across the entire USA!

I compose dynamic resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, LinkedIn Profiles, 30-60-90-day plans, Career Webfolios and more! Composing career documents for busy executives is my specialty! Let’s collaborate and craft your career story together!

When you call a Professional Resume Writer, you need someone who listens to your story, has insight to your specific needs and is compassionate.

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 enjoy making people feel good about themselves. My career documents empower you to interview with confidence. I don’t provide a boring list of your daily responsibilities, anyone can do that. I am a skilled writer who brings out your personality, writes in your voice, markets your valuable skills, highlights your proud accomplishments, and composes a “career story” unique to you! With objectivity, I see what you may not see.

I collaborate with C-Suite and Mid-Level Executives, and specialize helping the “Over 50 Job Seeker.” You worked hard to get where you are today, the documents you need must capture what sets you apart, you need to look great on paper! I tailor my writing directly to your needs and do not offer “gold,” “silver,” or “bronze” packages.  I treat you as an individual, not a package. As a writer, it is my responsibility to be certain what I provide  delivers synergy and honesty.  That’s why you will only work with me, I do not use contract writers … ever!  Contract writers won’t get to know you as well as I will.

I’m excited to help you land a job you enjoy and deserve!

There are hundreds of Resume Writers to choose from. Why work with me?

· Exclusive Writing. I compose each document exclusively. I get to know you individually, there are no other writers.
· Professional Development. I keep current on cutting-edge trends in writing and career development through classes, self-education and more.
· Support. I relieve your stress by listening. You will find our conversations easy and comfortable.
· Responsiveness. I respond to calls and emails in 24 hours – period!
· Timeliness. I deliver your documents on time – every time!
· Collaboration. I ensure you are well informed each step along the way.

Your professional investment will be fair! No two clients have the same needs and goals, that’s why there are no prices posted.  I collaborate with you through comfortable conversation. Once I listen to understand your situation, I quote your investment. I want to deliver the best possible investment.  I hope you’ll be able to recoup the entire amount of your investment in your first week on the job!

Your investment in hiring me reflects years of writing, professional training, certifications, continuing education, and more than 25 years’ corporate  experience.  Each career document I create will empower you to step out in confidence!

As a published author, I have composed more than 50 articles on career development.

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 was awarded ** BEST CAREER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST 2018 & EXCELLENCE AWARD IN RESUME WRITING ** by US Business News. I am also a frequent contributor to the National Resume Writer’s Association (NRWA)  “ASK THE EXPERTS” series.  I’ve presented webinars on résumé writing and career development. The Creative Advantage is proudly endorsed by executives and executive search firms throughout NY and NJ.

Additional facts about me and my business:

I have worked with clients from SONY, Hertz, Panasonic, Nestle’, Honeywell, Becton Dickinson, Verizon, United Stationers,  Essendant, SANOFI, Estee Lauder, Toys R Us, USAF, Focus Marines Foundation  and more.  I have composed documents for a Shark Tank TV personality, a  Housewives of NJ TV personality and radio personalities.

I specialize helping executives and  “The Over 50 Jobseeker.” 

I am an entrepreneur at heart! This is my third successful business! Former businesses were Creative Expressions, Type Write Office Services, Elite Type Business Support Services, The Creative Edge and now The Creative Advantage, LLC! 

I have corporate experience.  I have collaborated with C-Suite executives from Fortune 100 and 500 companies my entire career!

I am a proud member of the following professional organizations:

· Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) / Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC)
· Credentialed Career Manager (One of fewer than 20 Worldwide!)  Career Thought Leaders / Résumé Writing Academy (CTL/RWA)
· Published Book Reviewer / Career Planning and Adult Development Network Journal (CPAD)
· Career Thought Leaders / Résumé Writing Academy (CTL/RWA)
· National Résumé Writing Association (NRWA)
· Be A Résumé Writer (BARW)                                                                                                                                                                                       .The . Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The heart of my business are satisfied clients who (I am proud to say) continually send me referrals. Visit the Testimonial Tab, connect with me on LinkedIn or search for me at the Better Business Bureau (A+) to see what my clients are saying.

Thank you again for stopping by.  Let’s continue the conversation at 732-610-8946. 

My consultation lasts about 20 minutes. I look forward to your call.

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