Professional Resume Writers

We have an accomplished team of professional resume writers at ZipJob.

Here are some facts about our writers:

  • Our Team is made up of professional writers with backgrounds in HR, Recruiting, Career Coaching, Job Placement and Professional Writing.
  • All writers are trained at formatting and keyword optimizing your resume to get past the automated resume screeners most employers use.
  • Understand what hiring managers are looking for in a resume.
  • Experienced in all industries including IT, Medical, Sales, Finance and Education.
  • All of our writers are located in the United States. img
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Meet Some of Our Professional Resume Writers


Shelby Harayda

Shelby is a Human Resources Specialist and Resume Writing Professional, based out of Pennsylvania.  Shelby’s HR career spans over 10 years, most recently in a position focusing on full-cycle recruitment and overall HR support for a global organization.   She provides job seekers at all levels with impactful resumes that propel toward their career goals.  During her spare time, she enjoys running and archery!


David West

David West is an Information Technology and Business Management professional based out of the Greater Los Angeles area. He has over 20 years of experience in management and, in those years, he has worked with multiple HR departments reviewing and selecting countless resumes from candidates ranging from entry-level workers and front-line professionals to highly-technical analysts and senior-level executives. His understanding of the technology behind an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and his years as a hiring authority has honed his skills at crafting the perfect representation of a candidate’s skills and experiences that will get them the most attention.


Michael Aperauch

Michael Aperauch is a Copywriter and Copy Editor living and working in New York, with particular experience writing print and digital for retail. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) with a proven ability writing winning resumes and cover letters for recent college graduates, experienced executives, and everyone in between. He is comfortable writing for any industry, including tech, manufacturing, sales, aviation, law, education, and more.


April Connell

April has over 10 years of human resources experience with a specialization in talent management, including recruiting, retention, and employee engagement. She creates high quality resumes that help clients reach their professional goals. April also has significant experience in employee relations, benefits administration, payroll, compensation, and legal compliance. Her MBA is from Kennesaw State University and her BBA is from the University of Georgia.


Brendan Petit

Brendan is a high school educator and professional writer with a unique corporate background. He boasts experience in real estate, media, corporate training, and staffing and recruiting where he consulted with employers across a broad spectrum of industries. He leverages these areas of expertise in order to deliver superlative professional materials and a refreshing customer experience. Brendan holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education.


Karen Pool

Karen is a professional writer and editor.  She has her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a law degree.  Karen worked as a professional writer for a legal newspaper, which she also edited.  Currently, she is a career counselor at a major university where she reviews resumes and cover letters, and provides students with job search advice.


Alexandra Sydor

Alexandra Sydor is a professional writer with a degree in English. She has helped hundreds of clients craft resumes that impress busy HR personnel and hiring managers with industry-specific keywords designed to beat an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and showcase your strengths and accomplishments. When she isn’t working, Alexandra enjoys hiking and exploring with her boyfriend and two huskies.


Joshua Lissaur

Joshua has an earnest passion for working with professionals and helping them achieve their goals. To help people reach their accomplishments he uses his Master of Science in Management & Administrative Sciences as well as a Graduate Certificate in Professional & Executive Coaching, a Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer. He is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). His experience and education help him to make informed choices to craft resumes that generate interviews.


Alfonso Colasuonno

Alfonso Colasuonno is a professional writer and editor with a degree in Creative Writing from Beloit College. Alfonso has recruited, hired, and onboarded personnel as an executive at a media startup, for a hedge fund, and in higher education. He enjoys the opportunity to share insights learned from his experiences screening candidates to help people more effectively market themselves for the 21st century workforce. Alfonso has had his poetry and fiction published widely, is the co-founder of a literary magazine, and blogs frequently on the topic of career advancement for writers.


Jessica Yates

Jessica is a Human Resources leader with over a decade of experiences in HR management, staffing, and employment preparation. Through hands-on leadership experiences, she discovered a love for the HR industry, specifically resume, pre-employment, and job searching development. Her resume and employment coaching experiences cover all levels of career titles from Entry-Level to CEO. Jessica is client-dedicated and experienced in job searching mentorship including personalized resume creation and interview prep consultations. When Jessica is not assisting her clients, you would most likely find her cooking, crafting, or fishing.


Bob Mcdonald

Bob comes from the college career development realm, most recently serving as Director of Career Services at Stautzenberger College, where he worked with students on writing resumes and interview skills. Bob has more than a decade of experience as a professional resume writer, working with job seekers both as an independent consultant and, prior to joining ZipJob, with ResumeEdge. He is also a skilled software trainer, particularly with the LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice productivity suites. Bob has a Master’s degree in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University.


Mara Addison

Mara has been writing and editing for more than thirty years, with focused roles in the fields of book publishing and health care. She is also experienced in promotion, career counseling, marketing and sales, Human Resources, social media, and regulatory compliance. Mara spent 15 years recruiting staff of all levels and has first-hand knowledge of how to best present candidates to hiring managers. A lifelong Pittsburgher, Mara earned her dual undergraduate degrees in Communications Rhetoric and Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh and has also attained many certifications in career coaching and resume writing. Mara volunteers for a local nonprofit dedicated to getting everyone outdoors.

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Here are some of our other professional resume writers
  • Mark

    Mark is a technical recruiter for a Fortune 500 company and has been writing resumes for the last 12 years. Reviewing, literally, thousands of resumes throughout his career as a recruiter provides Mark a unique insight into creating a compelling resume that will land interviews. He knows what hiring managers in the IT industry are looking for on a resume, and he has a Computer Science degree from the University of Virginia. Mark lives in Maryland with his wife and two daughters.

  • Jacob

    Jacob worked as an investment banker and has been writing resumes since about 2005. He began by writing the odd resume here and there, but he has since developed a business for writing resumes and teaching test prep (ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT and LSAT) as well as writing test prep books. His specialty is financial industry resumes. He has a passion for helping people of all experience levels from fresh graduates to C-level executives find new careers, or new employers.

  • Katelin

    Katelin was the go-to person when any of her friends or family members needed a resume. She eventually became a resume writer and has been writing resumes professionally for 16 years. She worked as an RN for 9 years before leaving her job to take care of her two kids. Katelin still has a passion for helping others and specializes in writing resume for those in the medical industry. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and baking.

  • Sharon

    Sharon has 17 years of experience in the sales and marketing industry, including 5 years reviewing resumes as a hiring manager for a large, international marketing company. Her industry experience gives Sharon a perspective to write on-target resumes that will get the attention of hiring authorities looking to fill sales and marketing positions. Sharon has an M.S. in Marketing from Texas A&M University. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband.