I founded Reed Résumés in 2014 after spending many years as a New York City-based recruiter and realizing that there was a massive need for résumé writing services. I have viewed hundreds of thousands of résumés and conservatively, less than 5% could be considered absolutely flawless. More concerning to me though, the vast majority of résumés are stunningly underwhelming. Given how competitive the job market is, I realized that I am uniquely positioned to do something about it.
Most résumé writers (and there are lots of excellent ones out there) are fantastic writers but they do not have recruiting experience. I have 10+ years of recruiting experience and have my finger on the pulse of the job market. What makes me unique is that I am able to pair my writing skills with my recruitment background. Additionally, I am recognized as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches. I understand the psychology of recruiting. I understand how a recruiter reads a résumé. I understand what they want to see and how they want to see it. I understand how to minimize the red flags and concerns that are running through the recruiter’s mind.
My experience includes presentations and workshops at Suffolk County Community College-Riverhead, North Babylon HS, Sayville HS, Locust Valley HS, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, Smithtown Library, Patchogue-Medford Library, Hauppauge Library, South Country Library, and NYC non-profit organization Grace Institute.
I reside in Smithtown, Long Island with my wife Lisa, daughter Charlotte, son Anthony, and pug/jack russell Sammy. Sitting on the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, I have taken a lead role with their Young Professionals group and also serve on the Smithtown High School Industry Advisory Board.