About Laura

WELCOME TO…

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

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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 – 2020

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

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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 and Chief Inspiration Officer!

The Creative Advantage is located in the heart of Bergen County, Fair Lawn, NJ serving clients in all 21 counties across NJ, all 5 boroughs of NY and virtually across the USA!

Services include. Resumes, CVs, Professional Bios, Cover and Thank You Letters, E-Notes, LinkedIn Profiles, 30-60-90-Day Plans and Career Webfolios. Crafting career stories for busy executives is my specialty!

When you partner with a Master Resume Writer, you know you are working with the “Best of the Best.” As a multi-certified Writer/Career Storyteller, when you call I listen carefully and provide comfortable conversation.

In these unusual times, active listening, understanding, compassion and comfortable conversation are what is needed. I offer this to each and every client! Everyone has a unique story and as an objective listener I will uncover what you may not see!

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 making people feel good about themselves through my career storytelling. My documents empower you to interview with confidence. I don’t provide a boring laundry 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 partner with Executives and career professionals at every level, and specialize in 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 don’t 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 strive to help you recoup your investment in your very first week on the new job!

WHY WORK WITH ME WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY RESUME WRITERS TO CHOOSE FROM? WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT?

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

. I am an award-winning/multi-certified writer. MRW, CCM,CPRW.

. Exclusivity. I get to know you individually, there are no other writers.

· Professional Development. By continually learning, I remain current.

· Support. I relieve your stress by actively listening.

· Responsiveness. I respond to calls and emails within 24 hours – period!

· Timeliness. I deliver your documents on time – every time!

· Collaboration. I ensure you are well informed each step along the way.

. I love what I do … and it shows!

Your professional investment will be fair! No two clients have the same needs and goals. I partner with you through a complimentary consultation, then once I listen and understand your unique situation, I am prepared to quote your investment. I want to deliver the best possible investment. I want you to recoup your investment the first week on your new job! 

I specialize in working with Executives because that’s who I’ve worked with for more than 25 years in Corporate America. 

As a published author, I have written 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 2019 and 2020! * by US Business News.

I am also a frequent contributor to the National Resume Writer Association’s “Ask The Expert” series and have presented webinars on résumé writing and career development.

I have been trusted by industry professionals who have worked in the following companies:

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, Return-to Work-Moms, Career “Pivot” Professionals, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, IT Professionals, Clergy, College Students and those re-entering the workforce after an absence.

I am an entrepreneur at heart! In addition to working in Corporate America, I am also a serial-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:

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 and Career Coaches Certified Professional Résumé Writer

Career Planning and Adult Development Network Journal Published Book Reviewer

Member: Be A Résumé Writer                                                                             . Member: American Writers & Artists Incorporated                                         Former Member: Society of Human Resource Management Former Member: National Résumé Writing Association Former Member: The International Virtual Assistant’s Association

The heart of my business are satisfied clients – I am thankful for their continuous referrals. Visit my Testimonial Page to see what they are saying. Connect with me on LinkedIn for additional referrals.Find me at the Better Business Bureau – where The Creative Advantage enjoys an A+ accreditation.

If you feel we might be a good match to work together, I’d love to hear from you. I can be reached at 732-610-8946, on my calendar above, or by emailing me at: LCSlawson@msn.com

I CAN’T WAIT TO WORK WITH YOU!