Are you looking for a professional solution to speed up your job search, get more positive feedback or calls for interviews?
That's exactly what I do: I improve the content and layout of your job application documents to improve your image on the the job market!
I love helping people move their careers forward through my writing and editing services. I specialize in resume writing and advice for executive, specialist and academic job seekers and I've helped over 2000 clients in Europe, North America and around the world over the last 15 years.
Let me help you market yourself or your business identity more effectively with profiles, resumes and cover letters that stand out in the global or local job market. I also create and polish social media profiles for people from all backgrounds. In particular, I specialize on profiles for LinkedIn, the world's most powerful social media business platform you can use to establish your image and reputation as a specialist in your field.
"I am totally wowed by what Astrid was able to do for me. I wanted to reorient my career but felt insecure about my age and my credentials. I wanted to get into the high tech field in project management but had no direct experience. I had been a language teacher for the past 8 years. Astrid was able to pull out my relevant work experience and highlight my strengths and skills. My CV looked so impressive when she finished: professional, clear and to the point. And there was no embellishment! It was just me in a way I had never seen myself. It worked! The company I was keen on actually responded that they wanted to meet me because my profile was interesting, even though I did not quite fit their requirements. At the interview, with some coaching from Astrid and a new confidence in my abilities, I was able to convince them that I was the right person for the job and I got it! I'm over the moon!
I write, edit, ghostwrite and polish your job application documents, LinkedIn profiles (slogan / headline, summary or entire profile makeovers), write cover letters and essays for Master's and MBA applications.
I use my knowledge and passion for my craft to create polished, authentic and original texts in the English language for my clients.
Each week I receive requests from new clients to review, edit and optimize their job application documents. A very great number of resumes, CVs, cover letters and profiles have passed through my workspace.
I know how to adapt the trends and styles used by top career achievers and other successful professionals and stay on top of the issues, preferences, must-haves and no-gos in the world of recruitment and Human Resources.
Don't worry if you feel stuck: I'll help you say the things you want to say in a natural, direct way. Your "voice", image and your personality will come through authentically.
People across different industries at different career levels contact me to improve their job application documents or LinkedIn accounts.
For over 15 years I've been in contact with hundreds of professionals annually across many fields of industry, including core clients and decision-makers in senior and executive management positions. Learn more about my background here.
From executive level (C-level), to middle managers, young talent, academics and specialists across all areas and segments, plus freelancers and other top qualifed experts such as attorneys, pilots, designers, consultants, medical directors, educational organization directors and professors.
Let me put my energy, expertise and enthusiasm to use for you.
With the results I deliver, you'll feel more confident in moving your career into an exciting new direction.
No anonymous agency freelancers. No farming out your documents. Instead, 100% transparency.
I don't run an agency and I don't outsource your documents and information to anyone else. All correspondence and documents are handled with 100% confidentiality.
I'm your exclusive contact person and I'll personally handle your project from beginning to end, including all follow up.
Do you like the idea of dealing with one person? You know exactly who's handling your valuable documents. Your messages aren't delayed. There's no miscommunication. You get truthful, direct answer to your queries. That's what you get with me. And I'll never share your information and contact details with anyone, that's my promise to you.
Your target audience (busy and highly selective HR recruiters, hiring managers or other decision makers) are impressed with originality, clear and balanced details and a profile that comes from the heart.
The best solution is not to copy exactly what others do. You can't possibly stand out from the crowd if you use the same old, average texts and phrases that everybody else is using. It doesn't feel 100% natural and you suspect that it can be so much better. You need texts that reflect who you really are. This is where I can help you.
I never use templates or recycle over-used, pre-formulated material you may find elsewhere. Cut-and-paste jobs from online templates, or using stale, clichéed or standardized texts? Don't worry, this won't happen with me.
What you'll get are texts that are written with 'heart and soul'. Texts and documents that are customized, creative and unique, best highlighting your special combination of professional skills, achievements and personal strengths. I deliver to you high-power, keyword-rich texts and business profiles to help you generate the contacts and interest you want.
Your personal career image (your "self-branding") is about creating, using and mixing your own special recipe of key ingredients.
There's no one who's taken the same exact path, offers the same background and has the same voice as you.
So now it's time to identify and focus on your unique combo of strengths & talents and feel more confident in your market niche.
Let me help you do that!
Polishing your image through words is key, because your written communication is most often the first point of contact and first chance to impress.
Let me help you create an improved image first, so you gain confidence in knowing you have above-average, stand-out texts to get the positive responses you deserve.
The first step in creating your own brand flavour is all about attitude: a positive and confident mind-set that comes from understanding yourself and properly highlighting your skill set and uniqueness.
Then you can position your customized flavour in the market while considering the needs of decision-makers at any type of company or organization.
I help people to position themselves in local markets, and I also work with people who are making career pivots across the country or internationally. New career situations can include a project or long-term work abroad, studying or interning internationally or a transfer to a new country within a large multinational corporation. Anywhere you go, international recruiters and multicultural decision-making teams will require stand-out, above-average application documents.
Custom Writing Projects, Editing, Proofreading, Ghostwriting...
Delivering creative, effective results for clients at all levels, across all industries...
Resume Consulting & Workshops
Customized workshops about LinkedIn profiles, resume and cover letter writing, writing pitches, personal career advice sessions, accountability partnerships, creating globally-usable documents...
Are you serious about taking your career to the next level? Are you looking for quality, confidentiality and creativity combined with originality, diligence and a clear added-value?