Hey there, Creative!
I know, I know. The pandemic has you wondering if you’ll ever work again. I get it.
I help arts and culture pros craft resumes and job search materials (letters, portfolios) that are tailored to the jobs you love.
As an intuitive and creative coach, I will help you innovate your way into a career you love. Whether you’re looking for a career position or a day job, I specialize in reviewing your existing skills and interests in order to help you find your right direction.
Like acting, resumes are a storytelling tool. I am an actor, a writer and producer…. and I also happen to be a resume expert and former recruiter. That makes you one lucky duck! Look around and get in touch.
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!
Gladys has developed a structure to resume building that hones in on what you have achieved, what your transferable skills are, and then focuses on what your practical experiences are as well as your educational background. She not only provides her invaluable take on resume-building, but she mentors you on how to market yourself on social business platforms like Linkedin, Indeed, etc. Job hunting is a full-job and can feel like you are throwing a dart in the dark sometimes, but Gladys is always looking out for you. She is consistently sharing job postings and connections she thinks would suit you. Additionally, when I was in the middle of some demanding applications Gladys had my back whether it was 9AM or 9PM. She truly wants the best for her clients. She takes great pride in helping you harness your passions and creates a game plan for how to best go after them. She’ll always be in your corner and won’t stop until you have secured a desired job!
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.
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!
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.
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