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I’m Gladys Pérez 

Resumes for arts and culture pros… in trying times and beyond

Is it well past time to update your resume? It’s OK. I got it.

With arts and culture struggling and the pandemic still going strong, you’re looking for ways to make ends meet while still maintaining your creativity (and not losing your mind). With so many people looking for a job, a well-written, professional and dynamic resume can make a huge difference in terms of getting considered for an interview or just ending up in the “no” pile. Don’t you want to give yourself the best shot you can?  

Who am I?

Gladys Pérez is a natural-born caregiver. As a recruiter she specialized in writing resumes that pop in ways that made employers want to know more, capturing her clients’ essences and talents… in pdf form. As an actor she’s fascinated with what makes people tick, their essences and talents, and has used that curiosity to access the inner lives of a myriad of characters. That same fascination with people’s behavior is also why she went into coaching in 2005. 

Gladys’ interest in resume writing and professional career creation started in the 90’s when she was studying musical theatre. She created resumes and job search plans (for both day and acting jobs) for both her actor colleagues and her friends in finance (her day job). Back then, she was paid in cash, checks, bagels, Levi jeans and haircuts. Now she takes more current forms of payment. 🙂 


My theatre resume before working with Gladys was too cluttered and not concise. Since working with her, I have a new, aesthetically pleasing and clear resume that highlights my best credits and accomplishments, which helps display my career in the best light. I’ve been excited with the results and have been getting called in more for audition appointments when submitting for regional gigs and various projects. When it’s time to do some sprucing up, I will definitely hit Gladys up again! I totally recommend her services!


Singer-Actor, NYC

After a long while, I realized that a gig-based career like the one I had in technical theater was not for me. So I started working as a receptionist in a church and decided to go back to college. In that job I encountered people who needed more help than the church could provide, so I decided that my life’s work would be to help these people (homeless, ill, etc.). Even without a degree and with no prior experience, Gladys worked with me and made my resume into a skills-based (functional) one that got me noticed by my target agency. Not only did I get that job, I got a whopping 20% salary bump! Best investment I ever made in myself.  


Social Service Agency, NYC

Working with Gladys was a joy for me… I was going through a stage of needing to reassess how I spend my time and how to determine what my purpose at this point in my life is [and]… finding what really is of value to me. Through Gladys’ positive encouragement and supportive questioning, I was able to release myself of some of the “shoulds” I carry and really begin to explore those things that give my life real joy. I left the sessions feeling inspired and worthwhile, with the weight of “shoulds” off my shoulders. Gladys is a good listener and an inspired, and inspiring, person to work with.


Albany, NY

Prior to working with Gladys, I could not get interviews for jobs that I knew I was qualified for. My resume did not seem to capture my skill set and how to best apply them. I kept having to settle for jobs I really did not want to do and had difficulty thriving in them because I knew I was meant to work elsewhere. The fit was not right. Then I reached out to Gladys to help me with my resume. She looked over my resume and we talked about my prior experience. She came up with the perfect way to showcase my skills and create multiple resumes to focus on different areas that I could go into. All I know is, I now have a job that I am truly happy with and working does not seem like a chore. Going above and beyond does not make me resentful because I am so happy to work everyday. Gladys is an amazing listener and patient. She hung in there with me when I was going through a difficult time. She is masterful at balancing business and the angst that people can go through when we are figuring out our lives.


Actor/Entrepreneur, NYC/LA

I keep on having to raise my prices so I am not so busy! It’s amazing… it’s coming up to another increase again. You really helped me see a lot of stuff and you helped me realize that just what I imagined in myself was not all there was. You made me imagine a life that was bigger than what I thought I could do, a me that was bigger than I thought I was. You helped me imagine that and you helped me take other steps and dare to take some risks and that is amazing because I was so scared of life, scared of everything. And now I’m just so confident and I feel like I can do anything, I really do!


Arlington, TX

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