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Donna Svei
Works at Executive Resumes, LinkedIn & Google+ Profiles, Retained Executive Search Consultant
Attended Pepperdine Graduate Business School
Lives in Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
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The wrong version of a keyword will make it harder for recruiters (and others) to find your resume and your LinkedIn profile.
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Scrum Master or ScrumMaster? Using the wrong version of a keyword can bury your LinkedIn profile on page 25 of search results. 
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Good idea Renee. I would love it if you would copy and paste this into the comments section of the actual blog post. That way, anyone who reads the post will benefit. 

If not, no worries. 

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Thank you, +SmartBrief, for featuring this post! Donna 
An online performance review generator can be used to compose LinkedIn recommendations, writes Donna Svei. The generator asks users to input scores based on a number of attributes and produces a boilerplate recommendation.
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Would you use a free, online artificial intelligence program to write LinkedIn recommendations? #WelcomeToTheFuture
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No, I would not use AI
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Finally, hard data on how successful job seeker send their interview thank you emails/letters/notes, etc.!
You don’t have to send a hand-written thank you note after the interview to land a job. Recent research by DeVry University found that 65% of successful job s
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A better cover letter...
Cover letters that address your perception of an employer’s pain have been reported to get a response on one out of four sends. Not bad, but you can beat your
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+Melonie Dodaro and +Viveka von Rosen dishing out good advice on Fast Company! 
A powerful LinkedIn feature is often overlooked. Here's how to get the most out of it.
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How to turn down an interview and make a positive, long-term connection.
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Signs of advancing artificial intelligence: Here's a free, online AI app that writes LinkedIn recommendations for you.
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Cover Letters: Think carefully about what you choose to emphasize. It's usually good to accentuate the positive. From +Lydia Dishman on +Fast Company. 
Focusing on a company's challenges might get you noticed for all the wrong reasons.
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Thank you +SmartBrief for featuring this post -- I'm very excited about making the sample cover letter available to more people!
Employers might view you as pretentious if you write a letter that focuses on solving one of the company's problems, Donna Svei writes. Instead, write an "opportunity letter" that explains why you're a good fit for the role, she writes.
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Great post from +Spark Hire on candidate red flags. Job seekers, don't be THAT candidate!
Hiring experts share the candidate red flags they look out for to determine if someone is a good (or bad) fit for their company.
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Executive Resume Writer. Google+ Profiles. LinkedIn Profiles. Retained Executive Search Consultant. Blogger: AvidCareerist.com
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  • Executive Resumes, LinkedIn & Google+ Profiles, Retained Executive Search Consultant
    1987 - present
  • VP & Controller, Seattle Trust & Savings Bank
    1983 - 1987
  • CPA, Deloitte
    1980 - 1983
  • Client Testimonial: Mike B., Sales Manager, CA
    “Donna doesn’t just get your resume in order, she makes you look inside yourself for what you really want to achieve and then helps you map the route to get there. Not only did she help me find a great job, she helped me focus my life personally and professionally!”
  • Client Testimonial: Bob T., Human Resources Director, VA
    "I was having a hard time trying to get interviews and was looking for alternative ideas. I came across an article, Monster's "11 for 2011, Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search," and Donna was listed. So I took a leap of faith and contacted Donna. In our first conversation, she made me feel at ease in discussing what I was looking for in a job and what type of resume I wanted. It was an easy decision to have her write my resume. She asked open-ended questions about every position I held, making me dig deep to remember the skill sets and accomplishments I had achieved. She was very patient with me as I struggled to answer her questions. She was always on time with her drafts that she had completed and sent for my review. The quality of her work is outstanding. I can see why Monster had her on their list of "11 for 2011" experts. When the time comes, I will hire her again to revamp my resume. I recommend that anyone who is in the job market, and needs a "World Class" resume to submit to a prospective employer, speak with and hire Donna as their Resume Writer/Coach."
  • Client Testimonial: Carrie K., New Media Marketing Director, WA
    “When I came to Donna I was discouraged, facing an unplanned career change and feeling I had few transferable skills. Donna helped me uncover the true skills underneath the day-to-day I was doing and showed me how to find new fields where those skills would be valued. She helped me learn to convey my unique value and gave me a crash course on networking that proved very successful. My work with Donna led me in new and exciting career directions and left me far more confident, with the ability to share my abilities and successes in engaging ways. ”
  • Client Testimonial, Dave C., CFO, DC
    "Donna provided the best, most comprehensive professional guidance I’ve ever seen regarding career search and resume building. She took the time to really dig into my professional experience, not just my background. That effort helped ensure that both my resumé and job interviews were top notch. It also ensured that I had a career match, not just a job match. I highly recommend Donna for anyone who is looking to advance his or her career. Enthusiastically..."
  • Client Testimonial: Janis C., Controller, TX
    “The resume Donna prepared for me was professional and comprehensive. Donna took time to interview me to ensure my resume was accurate and contained all the buzz words that would help get me beyond the electronic gatekeepers and into the hands of the appropriate personnel. Donna’s resume has opened doors for me that otherwise would have remained closed resulting in multiple call backs and interviews. I was so pleased with the resume Donna wrote for me I requested she write one for my husband. I would recommend Donna’s services to anyone who wants to land the perfect position.”
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Donna Svei, Executive Resumes, G+ Profiles, LinkedIn Profiles, Retained Executive Search Consultant

I collaborate with my job-seeking clients to write job-winning resumes and Google Plus and LinkedIn profiles — your core career marketing materials 24/7/365. When your resume and social media profiles speak directly to what recruiters and hiring managers want, your job search takes less time. 

Recruiting since 1987, I have completed over 400 retained executive searches. I work with hiring managers and Human Resources on a regular basis. I know what they want to see, or not see, on your resume to move them to schedule interviews with you and make job offers.

My executive search clients include Fortune 500, mid-size, and entrepreneurial companies, major consulting firms, and some of the U.S.’s leading nonprofits.

Before 1987, I was a VP and hiring manager in the financial services industry and a CPA with Deloitte. I speak numbers. Because of this, I know how to quantify information to make your story both compelling and credible. 

The Process

  • My clients and I first agree on a fixed amount for the work we will do together. 
  • Then we identify the experience and attributes that matter most to the organizations where they want to work. 
  • Next, we have an in-depth conversation about their background to develop a narrative about where they have worked, what they have done, and the results they have delivered. 

  • Following that, I write a draft of their resume and we then collaborate to refine the draft into a finished resume and social media profiles. 

The Results

  • The process makes effective use of your time.

  • You get a market-driven resume and social media profiles that win interviews.

  • Because we have dug into your background in the context of employers' needs, you're  more aware of what you have to offer and are much better prepared for your interviews than you were before we started. 

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Email me at donnasvei@gmail.com, or call me at 208.721.0131  because you want to know more or because you want to get started. Save time. Get hired.

Bragging rights
Monster.com: 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search || Bi-Monthly Career Columnist for Accounting Today || Featured on SmartBrief on Your Career || AvidCareerist Featured in Oxford University Press publication "Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication" || Included on several "Top" career blogger and Tweeter lists
Education
  • Pepperdine Graduate Business School
    Organization Development, 2002 - 2004
  • Western Washington University
    Accounting, 1978 - 1980
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