Storyteller | Author
Executive Resume Writer
“The written word is the most powerful tool, & weapon, known to man. Use it wisely”
I Tell Stories
I have over 40 years of HR, management, and marketing experience to leverage toward every client I partner with. Yes, I’m that old.
During those years I had the pleasure of nurturing many careers through one-on-one mentoring, team coaching, and years of public speaking.
After 30 years in business management, ownership, and business start-ups, I was very ready for a change and switched my career focus to writing and helping others succeed. This allowed me to not only work from home, but also choose my own hours. What a change from long hours and always being available.
My work as a writer has included everything from web content & design, printed marketing materials, and even a couple of Mystery Novels. For the last few years my primary focus has been on coaching and writing Professional Resumes.
My experience as a resume writer began many years ago as I was often asked to help friends and associates write their resume and cover letters. When I switched focus to full-time writing in 2010, specializing in resumes made perfect sense as it allowed me to combine my years of business experience with my love of writing and helping others.
Scroll down to read just a few of my success stories.
I would love to hear your story and learn how I can help you Build Career Success
What is your Story?
The best story always begins with someone interesting doing something interesting.
What does that have to do with resumes you ask.
A resume is in short, your career story. And like any good storyteller, it’s my job to craft something that entices people to read it.
Most resumes today are filled with bullet point responsibilities that show nothing of your real value or actual abilities. Nothing that says: “I’m good at what I do.”
In a sea of dozens or hundreds of resumes, this just doesn’t work anymore. Today’s resume needs to be built around your accomplishments.
Schedule a free consultation to learn more.
Just a few of my success stories
It is a pleasure to work with Rick Murphy!
Being a global HR professional, I’ve viewed thousands of resumes and CV’s over the years but have neglected my own.
Rick has taken his extensive storyteller skills and crafted a perfect blend of my personal, professional, academic, and life experiences. He also had no problem pushing back when I questioned something that he changed.
As far as technology goes, he provided excellent tutorials and resources to update my LinkedIn account. He’s the real deal!
If you are looking for a collaborative partner to chart out the treasure map that is your career path, I whole heartedly recommend Rick!!
I am delighted with Rick’s work. He streamlined and highlighted my skills, giving me a resume that I can now promote. He made sure that my resume is keyword-rich; his intricate wordcraft emphasized my strengths.
As well, Rick works directly with you which makes the process a lot easier and effective. I was very pleased with the completed package: a revamped resume, a concise cover letter, an enhanced educational philosophy, and a poignant LinkedIn profile
Rick is AMAZING! I honestly did not think that my resume could look so good. He managed to condense my four-page CV into a couple of pages by using sophisticated and eloquent language.
Rick is not only personable but has keen psychosocial skills that allowed him to size me up within minutes. He was able to recognize which areas of my personality needed boosting and where I had some confidence. This became apparent when he helped me to prepare for my interview! And telling me what to focus on.
Thank you Rick!
If you are in the market for a reset on your resume Rick is the guy. He was super easy to deal with and provided me with a great refreshed resume and cover letter that is up to industry standards. His services are reasonably priced, and I was extremely happy with the end result
Rick was incredibly helpful in re-creating my resume. Because of the work he did I was able to get more resume reviews and so far have gotten a few interviews as well. I don’t think this would have happened without Rick’s expertise. Also, I have any questions Rick is always ready and available to speak. He has provided me some helpful pointers as well to use during my interview process. I would definitely recommend him if you need update your resume. He is honest and respectful as well
Rick was great to work with, he was very punctual with back and forth communications via email or phone. Rick took a genuine interest in what I wanted to do career wise and put it on paper in a way I never would have. I am so grateful to him and his work!
I found myself needing a resume, and in today’s environment, online was my only choice. It’s been twenty years since I needed one. In my LinkedIn search, I found Rick, and I am sure glad I did. In a few words, Rick is trustworthy, professional, and timely. Whether I needed to contact him by email, text, or phone, he was there. He set a price and delivered the promised product. He understands today’s job environment and guided me through the process in terms I understood. You should not have any reservations about hiring Rick!
I highly recommend Rick’s services! He truly listens to his clients’ needs (rather than listening to respond), which is a rare skill in itself.
Incredibly relatable and empathetic, Rick will take the time to put himself in your situation, in order to understand your needs and goals. And it’s because of that work on the front end that Rick produces an outstanding product.
I will happily work with Rick in the future.