Kelly has authored hundreds of resumes. The quality of her work makes her an often-requested editor through client referrals. Her wide range of experience (as a business writer, project director, and strategic marketing communications expert) includes 20 years of working with associations, non-profits, and firms (from small businesses to Fortune 500s), where she has teamed with recruiters and HR to screen, hire, train and develop employee career paths. Kelly’s diverse professional background also encompasses a wide-range of industries, including marketing, communications, fund-raising/development, higher education, healthcare, sports, operations, project management, telecommunications, engineering, finance, accounting, legal, travel, hospitality, advertising, public relations, event planning, film/multimedia production, museums, association management, conservation, construction, military, government and management consulting. Her background also includes eight years as Director of Communications for the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Baltimore Orioles Museum; a stint working with international clients as a Senior Account Executive with top AD/PR firm J. Walter Thompson; three years as Director of Marketing Communications for CommPartners; and more than a dozen years as a freelance business writer and digital media and communications strategist. Kelly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications from University of Baltimore and classes toward a Master's in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore program.
A Resume Tip from Kelly L
Include as many quantifiers in your resume as possible to define your achievements. For example: “Directed $1.2 million budget…” is much stronger than “Oversaw budget and…”