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    Resume Genius

    Resume Preparation and LinkedIn Profiles

    Gotham Life Coach New York City NYC Professional Writing and Free Resume Evaluation

    When it comes to creating the resume that best represents your unique brand–the document that literally separates you from the thousands of people to your left and those few other ideal candidates to your right, well, I’m just gonna tell it like it is: nobody’s better; not even close. There are a number of elements that separate me from even the most elite competition. The first element being pure writing talent, but not just any writing, sales writing. Resumes are an exercise in marketing yourself, and to do that you have to know what to sell on paper and what to leave in the can for the interview. I coach my clients to understand why we’re selling a particular facet of themselves and how to leverage that information in the job search and interview process.

    The next thing that separates my work from the next best out there is my ability to dig beneath the surface of your day-to-day responsibilities and unearth what makes you different at your job, what are the unique elements that define and separate you from tight competition. It’s nearly impossible to be objective about the most marketable and salient elements of your personality, work ethic and talent that separate you from the pack. I’m a master interviewer and will reveal your key character traits and qualifications – both to you in our thorough interview together and in the resume I create tailored to open doors in your particular industry or field of choice.

    Please don’t take my word for it: take a moment to email me your current resume and I’ll provide you with a very thorough and professional evaluation – a free one that will give you a real sense of where you stand against your competition. The advice I provide will get to the heart of your branding challenge, and supply key information that will serve you whether or not you choose to use Gotham. I won’t b.s. you, the money you spend on my service is a direct investment in your career, and will be the deciding factor in which companies are interested in you and whether they feel they can get away with paying you at the lower or higher end of their salary range for any given position. I am a difference maker with over 20 years coaching and writing clients into better paying jobs they actually enjoy. Could you save a few bucks going to the next best resume service? Probably. But paying for the best means interviewing sooner and more often, leaving you with more choices regarding your job description and final salary, benefits and compensation package. I am by no means the least or most expensive resume service; I am, however, the best. Get in touch and I’ll prove it to you.

    Expert Resumes for All Professions – From Entry-Level to C-Level

    Whether you’re on a trader or quant on Wall Street, a Github-happy programmer, a chef, a killer sales rep or the world’s best bartender I will write you into your next job. Maybe you’re in customer service, construction, PR, administration, HR, education, mathematics, science, engineering, or something else entirely – I handle all professions from entry-level candidates to C-Level professionals. No matter what your profession or experience level, if you don’t look good online, you won’t get the opportunity to look good in person. Investing in an appropriately aggressive resume and LinkedIn profile will not only determine how many interviews you land, but whether an employer sees you at the top or bottom of their salary range for a given position. An effective resume also poses better interview questions that in turn help “self-guide” you through the hiring process.

    An updated resume and LinkedIn profile aren’t just crucial for those looking to jump ship to elevate their career prospects, they’re imperative tools in helping you ascend within the company you’re currently working for. If you want maximum salary and compensation for your skill sets, and more opportunity for career advancement, you must have an updated resume that says “if you don’t promote me, someone else will” at all times.

    As Manhattan’s leading executive resume guru and career coach for over 15 years, I understand the nuances involved in an effective resume. For instance, are you interested in ascending within your current company or determined to cut ties and move on. When crafting your resume, just as when branding your company, you must know your audience. The way we craft your resume for a public LinkedIn account will be similar to how we market your skills internally to your current employer, but if you’re selling yourself to a competitor, we will be taking a more aggressive approach.

    The exhaustive interview I conduct to create your new resume will prepare you for the more important interviews to come. What most job candidates don’t realize is that it’s simply impossible to be objective about what you bring to the table as an employee. An effective resume denotes the difference your presence brings to a company, defining the “before me” and “because of me” that will separate you from the other hundred or thousand candidates applying for the same position. Of course, unless you’re a sole proprietor, it’s not all about you, which is why we’ll make sure to paint the picture of how you team-up, how you take direction or manage staff, and drive success on any given project through your unique skill set. I dig deep in our interview process and sell the qualities that will help you ascend to the next level – or transition to an entirely new career.

    In addition to providing you with a clean, powerfully designed document, I comb through your employment history, keeping salient material while editing anything that dilutes your appeal or makes it seem as if you’re hearkening back to the “good-ole” days of yore. Make no mistake, a resume is a “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” document, and I’m a master at turning your experience to your best advantage, even if your current job happens to be your least favorite.

    One of the most obvious yet overlooked elements to an effective resume is its graphic design and layout. Cluttering a resume with too many fonts, poor organization or misleading format choices will make an employer skim by your resume without even bothering to read its contents. I know how to make the difficult decisions like whether your education goes on top or bottom, how many pages are appropriate, should I have a volunteer or personal section. More importantly I know how to organize

    Whether you’re looking to ascend the ladder in your current occupation, jump ship to a similar field or embark on something totally new and unrelated, I have the expertise to create the resume, LinkedIn profile or web content to pave your way. No matter what your particular challenge is, whether it’s unrelated employment, some large gaps, fear of sexism, ageism or racism or some other “ism” entirely, I work with you to overcome your fears through the resume itself and the coaching included with every document. There is simply no one more qualified to maximize your employment opportunities. Nobody’s better. Not even close. 

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    Essays, Grief, Eulogies and Sermon Writing

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    I write speeches, eulogies, sermons, commercials, texts, jacket copy, personal letters, lyrics, raps, rants, articles, essays, columns, verse, poems, pamphlets, books…and on and on. No matter what the occasion or challenge, if you need it written, I write it. I also offer professional criticism and editorial services to authors (non-fiction or fiction) and grad school applicants depending upon my schedule and project duration. Give me a call.

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    Dating Profiles

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    There are few things more daunting than creating our online dating profiles. I make sure to retain the essence of who you are and the message you want to deliver, but I do so with a keen sense of who it is you’re actually seeking to attract. It’s difficult to keep in mind that our online dating profiles are just another sales tool, our brand if you will. If we keep presenting the things we don’t want, we’re often just pushing away the people we actually do want. I help my clients retain their objectivity, and see their profiles and responses from an outside perspective, while at the same time finding creative ways to reveal who they are and what they’re after. Most importantly I work with them to really focus in on what another profile reveals about a potential mate. In the world of online dating, people reveal their true nature without you ever needing to ask, if you just pay attention to what they’ve said (or didn’t say) in their profile and their initial message to you.

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    Bios

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    I work with Fortune 100 executives, board members, hip-hop artists, authors, pastors, rabbis… and the rest of us normal Janes and Joes, literally anyone and everyone, conducting in-depth interviews to get at the salient points that make your story worth telling. I then take that information and craft it into devastatingly effective copy that sells not just your path taken, or your achievements along the way, but the very essence of what makes you “you,” not some other schmuck.

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    Sales Scripts & Promotional Web Content

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    Gotham Life Coach New York City NYC Career and Resume Evaluation

    Sales and promotional writing can’t really be taught, you pretty much have a knack for the craft or you don’t. Without patting my back raw, I’ve got it. I help individuals and businesses create more persuasive calls to action through stronger web content, marketing materials, in-person sales presentations and phone scripts (both inbound and outbound call scripts). I have yet to come across materials I could not improve upon drastically. 

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    Marketing Writing & Branding

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    Whether you’re starting a new business or hustling a product on the side, I have tremendous experience in brand development and marketing copywriting. I help clients craft a business name, develop logos, write compelling e-blasts, compose taglines, produce brochures and create clean, user-friendly websites that drive traffic. If you’ve already produced your content, I can also conduct a forensic analysis of your current copy and highlight potential weaknesses and missed opportunities.

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    Professional Writing Services

    New York City’s Premier Copywriter. Nobody’s Better – Not Even Close.

    When it comes to the written word, you will not find a more talented copywriter working in the English language. My ability to sell you or your service online or in print is unmatched. Period.

    Gotham Life Coach New York City NYC Full Service Creative Writing Agency

    Resume Preparation & LinkedIn Profiles ​​

    When it comes to creating the resume that best represents your unique brand–the document that literally separates you from the thousands of people to your left and those few other ideal candidates to your right, well, I’d be bullshitting if I didn’t just tell it like it is: nobody’s better; not even close. If you don’t look good online, you won’t get the opportunity to look good in person. Investing in an appropriately ...

    Gotham Life Coach New York City NYC Resume Evaluation for Free

    Marketing Writing & Branding​

    Whether you’re starting a new business or hustling a product on the side, I have tremendous experience in brand development and marketing copywriting. I help clients craft a business name, develop logos, write compelling e-blasts, compose taglines, produce brochures and create clean, user-friendly websites that drive traffic. If you’ve already produced your content, I can also conduct a forensic analysis of your current copy and highlight potential ...

    Gotham Life Coach New York City NYC - Content Marketing Services

    Sales Scripts & Promotional Web Content​

    Sales and promotional writing can’t really be taught, you pretty much have a knack for the craft or you don’t. Without patting my back raw, I’ve got it. I help individuals and businesses create more persuasive calls to action through stronger web content, marketing materials, in-person sales presentations and phone scripts (both inbound and outbound call scripts). I have yet to come across materials I ...

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    Bios

    I work with Fortune 100 executives, board members, hip-hop artists, authors, pastors, rabbis… and the rest of us normal Janes and Joes, literally anyone and everyone, conducting in-depth interviews to get at the salient points that make your story worth telling. I then take that information and craft it into devastatingly effective copy that sells not just your path taken, or your achievements along the way, but the very essence of what makes you “you,” not some other schmuck.

    Gotham Life Coach New York City NYC Life Coach- Creative Writing on Dating Profiles Services

    Dating Profile

    There are few things more daunting than creating our online dating profiles. I make sure to retain the essence of who you are and the message you want to deliver, but I do so with a keen sense of who it is you’re actually seeking to attract. It’s difficult to keep in mind that our online dating profiles are just another sales tool, our brand if you will. If we keep presenting the things we don’t want, we’re often just pushing away the people we actually do want. I help my clients retain their objectivity, and see their ...

    Gotham Life Coach - New York City NYC Creativity Coaching

    Additional Writing & Editing Services

    I write speeches, eulogies, sermons, commercials, texts, jacket copy, personal letters, lyrics, raps, rants, articles, essays, columns, verse, poems, pamphlets, books…and on and on. No matter what the occasion or challenge, if you need it written, I write it. I also offer professional criticism and editorial services to authors (non-fiction or fiction) and grad school applicants depending upon my schedule and project duration. Give me a call.

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    My Story

    I grew up in Nebraska where I developed a habit for nodding and saying hello to fellow pedestrians and holding doors open for longer than necessary, skills that didn’t serve me well when my educational pursuits took me from the Omaha Jesuits of Creighton University to the West Village streets of NYU in downtown Manhattan. After graduating with a BFA, in the middle of the 88’ Stock Market Crash, I started rewriting resumes for fellow NYU alums and friends that had visited the campus employment office – yet were still having trouble finding work in a tight economy with resumes I deemed “shitty” at best. I proved a natural, starting my own executive resume and career coaching firm and making every possible mistake in the process. On a lark, I joined my lovely girlfriend at the time in applying for a caseworker job with the City of New York, counseling people with AIDS in the devastated Village and Hell’s Kitchen communities. Because I wrote my own resume, of course I was hired immediately – well before my girlfriend who after that experience entrusted me to write all her future resumes, but enough of that. Counseling dying people who were often not much older than myself proved too much however, for this younger version of me who had yet to have any real counseling or grief coping skills and so I transferred into the Foster Care program after a year, where I counseled kids and foster parents instead. While both jobs proved some of the most rewarding human experiences of my life, 20-something me was perhaps not as ecstatic about this life-altering experience, which among other things included watching the light go out of a kid’s eyes at the age of 3 or 4 when he begins to comprehend the hardship of being “underprivileged” and poor.

    Still writing professional resumes, cover letters and ad copy on the side for clients who found me via word-of-mouth, I determined it was time to learn from my mistakes. I found a mentor in Life and Career Coach (and resume guru) George Gruber, where I learned the craft of life coaching, sales, business, bookkeeping and charging what you’re worth. I in turn taught George a few things about persuasive writing before opening my own business a couple years later. I began my business as “Advantage Resumes” when we used to have those things called Yellow Pages and they were alphabetized, before rebranding to The Resume Genius, New York City’s premiere career coaching and executive resume service. I later transitioned the business into a more holistic coaching firm focusing on life, career and dating coaching services, while also handling copywriting, branding and executive resume preparation duties.

    My career was cut short by a massive case of shingles that resulted in a lifelong chronic pain disability that would leave me in tears, curled up fetally next to my pit bull and pug. So severe was the pain that when it ripped and burned through my neurological system it also caused “essential tremor” in my hands, basically that tremor you’d normally get when you’re 80. I think “essential” is a prime example of bad marketing as I find nothing “essential” about the fucking tremor. Fortunately, while on a date with a lovely woman many years ago, I was told to “just own it” and I’ve done so ever since (for the most part). Thanks to modern advancements in medicine, I was recently fortunate enough to receive a DRG Implant, a breakthrough technology just approved in the United States that basically serves as a pacemaker for pain, delivering interrupting electronic signals to the dorsal root ganglia nerves in the spine, delivered from a battery in my ass. Although my ass modeling days are over, the device has successfully combatted the most egregious, tear-provoking pain and allowed me to return to the business I love, the purpose I was meant for, that of helping you get over.

    My trials with chronic pain and “hidden” disability have given me keen insight into not only what it takes to battle agonizing pain and disability, but how to harness the life lessons I’ve learned and turn them into tools for others with disabilities, often greater than my own. I teach them how to organize their lives, fight depression, summon social courage and return to the workplace when possible. I strongly believe that my trials with chronic pain not only inform other disabled people, but help me empathize with people of all different walks of life facing seemingly insurmountable situations and challenges of all kinds in their personal and professional lives.