About The Creative Advantage …

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

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Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Friday.

Thank you for stopping by to learn more about The Creative Advantage. Feel free to explore my website and learn more about what The Creative Advantage can do for you!

I’m Laura Slawson, Owner of The Creative Advantage, Award-Winning Master Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Credentialed Career Manager and Certified Digital Career Strategist.

Complimentary consultations can be scheduled by clicking my calendar below. Your customized investment and due date will be discussed when we speak. Each client has different needs, prices vary according to complexity, level of position desired and years of experience.

Due to high demand, I am now accepting clients in September … AFTER LABOR DAY.


Mix and Match. Select the career products you need!

The “Early Career Bundle.” You’ve recently graduated college or are working less than five years. You are looking to expand your career with a new opportunity.

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.

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!

Start with: An accomplishment-based, keyword-optimized, visually appealing Resume.

Add + An engaging Cover (Value Proposition) Letter easily customizable for each job you apply to.

Add + An appreciative Thank You Letter easily customizable for use after each interview.

Add+ A Thank you E-Note timely and easily customized to be sent after your interview.

Add + A keyword optimized LinkedIn Profile using my proprietary template that maximizes every character that LinkedIn allows. Once approved, all you have to do is copy and paste the information directly into your profile along with design elements  that help you stand out.

Add+Professional Reference List that includes 6 personal and/or professional references with a personalized note from each reference that tells the new boss a little about you and helps kick-start that important HR conversation.

Add + A Professional Bio a one-page document (with a photo you provide) that takes the reader on a journey of your career. It’s the story of YOU with a beginning, middle and end.

Grand Total = Your formula for Career Success!   

Ordering 3 or more items? Please ask how I can help you with installment pricing.  


“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 Tab to see what satisfied clients are saying


Business Elite Awards – Best Career Management Specialist & Excellence Award in Resume Writing 2018 – 2021

Featured: CNBC “Make It!”

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

Featured: Stewart, Cooper & Coon “The ViewPoint” and podcast contributor.

“Ask The Experts” contributor – National Resume Writer’s Association

Find My Profession Ranked #2 Best Executive Resume Writer in New Jersey

Schedule your complimentary consultation today on the calendar below:

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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 across metro New York, New Jersey and virtually across the USA!

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

When you partner with a Master Resume Writer, and multi-certified, award-winning Resume Writer rest assured you’re working with the “Best of the Best.”

I listen actively, provide comfortable conversation and positive energy. You will be amazed at how far you’ve come once you see all your accomplishments on paper! Your completed resume and career documents will lift you up and give you the boost of confidence you need as you step into your interview!

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 work one-on-one with just me. I never use contract writers because they won’t get to know you as well as I will.


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

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

. Exclusivity. I partner with you one-on-one to uncover your career needs.

· Professional Development. I’m a lifelong learner and remain current in career development and writing trends.

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

· Responsiveness. I respond within 24 hours period!

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

· Collaboration. I keep you in-the-loop each step of the way, and I am easily accessible.

. I love what I do!

Your professional investment will be fair. Because each client has a different story to tell, each investment is unique. There is no “one-size-fits-all” pricing and no prices on my website. Once we speak and I listen carefully to your unique situation, I will be 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 Right-Hand, Technical Writer, Policy & Procedure Writer and Real Estate Copywriter. I partnered with the C-Suite at Panasonic, Allied Chemical, US Steel, Tenneco Chemicals, United Technologies, Hertz, CB Richard Ellis, K. Hovnanian Homes and Turner Construction. I spent 10+ years as a Real Estate Copywriter, authored 50+ career articles, and have been a featured guest speaker on the radio, in podcasts and have been featured in local magazines and newspapers.

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

SONY, Hertz, Panasonic, Nestle’, Coach, Honeywell, Becton Dickinson, Verizon, Accenture, AT&T, United Stationers, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, 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, Clergy, Attorneys, Return-to Work-Moms, Career “Pivot” Professionals, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, IT Professionals, 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 Solutions (Virtual Administrative Assistance), Elite Type Office Support Services (Virtual Administrative Assistance) and The Creative Advantage formerly, The Creative Edge (a professional resume writing service).


Career Thought Leaders / Résumé Writing Academy – Master Résumé Writer

Career Thought Leaders / Résumé Writing AcademyCredentialed Career Manager

The Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches – Certified Professional Résumé Writer and Certified Digital Career Specialist

Career Planning & Adult Development Network Journal – Published Book Reviewer

National Résumé Writing Association – Ask the Experts Contributor

Be A Résumé Writer – Active Member

The heart of my business are satisfied clients who continually refer clients my way! I am so grateful for their trust. Visit the Testimonial Tab 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 13 years)!

Do you feel we might be a good fit? Then let’s chat! Book your complimentary consultation on my 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