About Laura

WELCOME TO…

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

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NOW OPEN WEEKENDS by appointment. Click on my calendar below to set up a “complimentary consultation / discovery call.”

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Thank you for stopping by!  I’m Laura Slawson, CCM, CPRW, CIO. Credentialed Career Manager (one of fewer than 17 worldwide!), Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Chief Inspirational Officer.

The Creative Advantage is located in the heart of Bergen County, Fair Lawn, NJ serving clients in all 21 counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren), and serving clients in all five boroughs of New York (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, 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  and crafting career stories for busy executives is my specialty!

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

In these trying times, listening skills, compassion and comfortable conversation are what’s really needed.

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!”

My passion is making people feel good about themselves through my writing and career storytelling. My documents empower you to interview with confidence. I don’t provide a boring list of job duties, (anyone can do that). I am a skilled writer who brings out the best in you. I write in your voice, ensure your valuable skills and proud accomplishments pop off the page! I am am a talented  “career story” composer and with objectivity, I see what you may not see.

I partner with Executives (and career professionals) at all levels, and specialize helping the “Over 50 Job Seeker.” You worked hard to get where you are, the documents you need must capture what sets you apart, simply stated, you need to look great on paper! I tailor my writing directly to your needs, I 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.

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 and self-education.
· Support. I relieve your stress by listening. You will find our conversations easy, comfortable and fun!
· Responsiveness. I respond to calls/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 and understand your unique 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! 

If you have recently been impacted by the Corona Virus, please let me know when we speak … I will work with you! 

Your investment in hiring me reflects years of writing, earning awards, professional training, certifications, continuing education, and more than 25 years of corporate  experience. I’m comfortable working with Executives because that’s who I’ve worked with my entire career!  I know how to get the job done and deliver on time! Each 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 & EXCELLENCE AWARD IN RESUME WRITING in 2018 and 2019! * by US Business News.

I am also a frequent contributor to the National Resume Writer’s Association’s “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 and serve clients virtually across the USA.

ADDITIONAL FACTS:

I have worked with clients from SONY, Hertz, Panasonic, Nestle’, Coach, Honeywell, Becton Dickinson, Verizon, 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, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, clergy and more! I specialize in helping “The Over 50 Jobseeker.” 

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

I have corporate experience.  As a top-notch Executive Right Hand, I have collaborated with C-Suite executives from Fortune 100 / 500 companies my entire career! 

I am an active 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 17 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)                                                                                   . AWAI – American Writers & Artists Incorporated                                                 . Former Member: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The heart of my business are satisfied clients who continually send me referrals. Feel free to see what satisfied clients are saying:  visit the Testimonial Tab, connect with me on LinkedIn, search for The Creative Advantage, Fair Lawn, NJ at the Better Business Bureau – accredited with an A+ rating.

Let’s continue with some comfortable conversation.

You can reach me at 732-610-8946

 I look forward to your call.

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