Sharla Taylor, CPRW, CCELW - Founder, Executive Resume Writer, and Job Search Strategist
Sharla Taylor, CPRW, CCELW, founder of Written by a Pro, has been helping executives and mid-career professionals land great jobs with better compensation for 20+ years.
As a certified professional branding specialist, resume writer, LinkedIn profile writer,
job search strategist, and career coach, Sharla Taylor creates distinctive documents and shares contemporary career search strategies to give her clients a competitive advantage in today's job market.
Your job search doesn't have to be a tedious, solitary pursuit. Working in collaboration with a career coach will give you the information and encouragement you need to land your next job faster. When asked about her success rate, Taylor said, "People who work with me usually land their next job in 6-12 weeks. That's up to 62% faster than the national average."
Taylor writes career correspondence that gains the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. She has developed thousands of resumes for business leaders, executives, career changers, people re-entering the workforce, and recent college graduates.
Her philosophy is simple, "Resumes that focus entirely on job duties are boring. Resumes that capture the person—not just the job chronology—get results!"
Her blog Mission Possible: Land a Great Job Fast! offers actionable steps to accelerate your job search, increase your interviews, and turn your interviews into lucrative job offers.
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Before founding her resume writing business in 1993, Taylor worked as an administrative assistant for a software development company and as an executive resume writer for an industrial psychologist's office in their outplacement services department.
Because Taylor's resumes were easy-to-read and gained interviews for her clients, satisfied customers began to spread the word about the professional-quality services provided by her company.
Word-of-mouth advertising is still our best resource for generating new sales. Client referrals comprise about 87% of the Written by a Pro customer base today, but don't take our word for it, here's what a few satisfied customers have to say about our services:
"Sharla, You hit it out of the park! I will recommend your services to everyone."
- Dina C., Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs in California
"The resume is superb. Thanks." - Gavin L., VP Product Development in France
"I would like to take a minute to say thank you and great work. I'm already
seeing a big difference in the level of positions I'm discussing with
recruiters. Amazing how much of a difference a new LinkedIn profile makes.
I think the new photo is helping, too." - Scott J., Mechanical Engineer in Texas
"Sharla, I love the clean lines and contemporary look of my new resume ... and the way you described me as an intrapreneur [one who brings an entrepreneurial spirit into the workplace] is perfect. Thanks. You've boosted my confidence for my transition from a small business owner into the corporate arena. Within a week of sending out my new resume, my phone started ringing. I've got two interviews next week."
- Julie C., Operations Manager in Oregon
"In a word, exquisite!" - Matteo D., CFO in Italy
"After being laid off for the second time, I was dreading answering questions about my past work experiences, but you put a positive spin on things and it [the resume development process] was kinda fun. BTW, the cover letters are awesome."
- Brad V., Business Analyst in New York
"I was extremely impressed and satisfied with the caliber of writing produced by Written by a Pro. The format and the presentation of the resumes and cover letters prepared for me were top notch." - Kathy P., HIM Manager in Tennessee
"Sharla has a real talent for identifying and capturing an individual's strengths on paper We are very pleased with the clear, concise content and professional look of the resumes she created to profile the officers of our IT company. We've included the resumes in our corporate marketing packet with tremendous success."
- David R., Managing Director, Technology Company in Texas
"The friendly, personal attention I received and your familiarity with the nursing profession sets you apart from your competition. Talk about instant success, I was offered the first job I applied for with my new resume. Thank you!"
- Alexis W., Nursing Administrator in Florida
"Looking at my new resume and LinkedIn profile makes me excited about my job search and the career opportunities awaiting me."
- Eric S., Recent College Graduate in Georgia
"Your keen insight and exceptional interview skills pulled transferable skills from within me that I didn't even realize were my greatest strengths. Thanks for helping to make my career change so easy. The focus and depth you brought to my resume is remarkable. I'm your number one fan, and the trend is contagious. Everyone in my new office wants a resume makeover!" - Marsha M., Sales Professional in Texas
"When people comment on the excellent format and content of my resume, I smile and tell them it was the best investment I ever made. I hope you don't mind, I've given your name to several of my friends. After seeing my resume and cover letters, they want to retain your services." - Michael R., Financial Manager in Arkansas
At the executive level, the search is very selective, the stakes are high, and the competition is stiff. Sharla Taylor is skilled in developing executive and c-level resumes and career correspondence.
A Personal Note from Sharla Taylor
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Since 1993, Sharla Taylor has served clients in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. She specializes in writing for executives and mid-career professionals who work in diverse industries, including:
Sharla Taylor approaches her business from a Christian perspective, offering encouragement to job seekers and people in career transition. Two of her favorite Scripture passages are Jeremiah 29:11 and Zephaniah 3:17.
Sharla Taylor conducts workshops on resume and cover letter writing techniques, job search strategies, and professionalism in the workplace.
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