Let me guess – you’re freaked AF about the pandemic and wondering about the industry and if you’ll ever work again. Yup. I get it.
I help arts and culture professionals craft resumes and job search materials so they find jobs that they love, especially during these stressful times. And one of my specialties is in helping you figure out the types of job you’re suited for, based on the skills you have. If you’re an arts and culture person, you might be waiting on your job to return or wondering about what else you might do while you wait, so this skill set of mine can really help you.
As an actor who’s also a resume expert and former recruiter I’ll be sharing tools on this site to help you create a resume that works. Whether you’re working toward being a full-time artist or a career that’s not active right now (cultural, sports, events, the list goes on…), you still need a job, right?
And I promise, if there is a job you feel you can do or a career for which you have transferable skills, we can find a way to put it on paper so you can go get it.
After working backstage in theater for a long while, I realized that a gig-based career like the one I had as a technician 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.
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!
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.
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! Cp singer-actor, nyc
I started writing resumes and creating career plans in the 90’s at musical theatre conservatory. Back then, I was paid in cash, checks, bagels, Levi jeans and haircuts. Now I take more current forms of payment.
In my recruiting days when I did resumes “officially,” I created resumes that popped in ways that made employers want to know more, capturing my clients’ essences and talents on 1-2 pages max. But really, since the mid-90s, I never stopped making resumes and being super-interested in helping people work in the fields they want to get into. It boils down to, I want employers to be as fascinated with you as I am. ‘Cause you’re awesome!