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Blue Sky Resumes

Co-founded and currently lead innovative career marketing firm specializing in resumes, letters, web portfolios, blogs, online profiles and proactive job search strategies. Deliver unparalled client satisfaction through a team of the very best writers.

  • Led numerous industry innovations including 100% results guarantee, personal websites for senior executives and the industry's first group blog, Career Hub

Vice President, Human Resources

Acclaim Entertainment

Developed and executed HR strategy for international video game business. Managed team of HR representatives in 12 locations and 5 countries. Implemented leading-edge recruitment system; overhauled compensation systems, and oversaw 4 challenging international downsizing initiatives. Worked closely with Co-founders, CFO and Board of Directors.

  • Reduced employee turnover by 25% during challenging time of transition; cut cost-per-hire by 250%; maintained exceptional benefits at cost increases well below industry average.

Director, Human Resources

Lantis Eyewear

Recruited as first HR executive in over 2 years and challenged to implement formal HR procedures in privately owned business which was highly resistent to change. Led team of 4 and reported to CFO.

  • Gained management buy-in for numerous major changes including: Installed company's first formal performance management process, revamped compensation, improved benefits, cut employee turnover and replaced 401(k) with more employee-friendly plan.

Director, Human Resources


Led HR function for US division of world's leading music retailer with sales of over $1 billion and businesses in Europe, Canada, the US, Japan and Hong Kong. 

  • Implemented company's first formal competency-based talent management and succession planning systems, and developed formal recruitment process based on the same competency profiles, including training for all store and regional managers.

Manager, Human Resourcs

HMV Canada

Initially hired as an HR administrator but promoted within one year. Served as key member of start-up team for new Canadian division of HMV Records. Helped establish HR function that supported rapid business growth, reporting directly to SVP of HR. Developed new hire orientation programs to instill company culture in all employees, and designed self-directed learning programs for managers.

  • Automated all HR systems, replacing manual files with custom-built database that cut administration time from one week to 2 days, thereby facilitating growth from 200 to 1,500 employees with no increase in HR staff.


Robin McShaffrey

I never hesitate to recommend my high level candidates go to Louise for a resume makeover. She has a real knack for polishing diamonds in the rough.” 

Heather M.

“Louise writes superlative resumes that get results! She crafted a top-notch resume for me that I could never have done myself. I highly recommend Louise and Blue Sky Resumes for professionals in any industry who want the best resume possible.”

Paula S.

“I decided to work with Lousie after speaking with many people about crafting my resume. She knows her stuff, is easy to work with, creative and insightful. Louise took the pain out of putting my resume together. Highly recommended.”

Jill Zinner

“As a recruiter I need to have someone I trust to help some of my candidates present their skills in the best way possible. Louise and her group are the best resume writers I have ever been associated with. She has the writing skill needed and her experience as an HR VP make her knowledge of what the hiring managers look for and how to arrange the information is priceless! ”

Uma S.

"I was afraid it would take a few months but I had no trouble landing the interviews for the design jobs I wanted. It always feels great when my interview starts with 'when we went through our resumes you were definitely one we had to meet.' So again, thanks!"

Philip Simon

“During a period when I evaluated several hundred career consultants and executive resume writers on behalf of TheLadders, Louise's commitment to her craft stood out head and shoulders above her peers. She has a well-conceived process, a sophisticated perspective, and a dynamic style of communicating her valuable insights.” 

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As a former HR executive, I bring an unusual perspective to career marketing. I spent 15 years hiring people at all levels, from recent graduates to the most senior executives, and I founded Blue Sky Resumes to empower job seekers and change the way people think about job search. Our clients may come to us for a resume, but they get so much more than that.

We help each and every client develop a clear and compelling value proposition, we articulate that value proposition in career marketing materials ranging from resumes to web portfolios, and we provide our clients with a step-by-step strategy for taking charge of their job search.

In addition to managing Blue Sky, I recently co-founded Career Hub, a group blog which brings together some of the best minds in the world of recruitment and career management. Our goal is to share our knowledge with as many people as possible while also raising the profile of our industry.

I am passionate about technology and continue to explore how job seekers can use new technologies to market themselves effectively. I am currently writing the second in a series of books about proactive job search, this one focused on building an effective online presence.

In my first book, The Complete Guide to Resume Writing, I teach my proprietary resume writing system, used by all Blue Sky writers.

I blog atBlue Sky Resumes Blog and I'm the co-creator of When I'm not working, I enjoy movies, pastel painting and reading. I'm a politics junkie and my guilty pleasure is American Idol. (Sshh .. don't tell anyone!)

Blue Sky Fans

Blue Sky Resumes is recommended by numerous recruiters, career coaches and career counselors.

Coaches who refer clients to Blue Sky include Nicolas Lore, author of The Pathfinder and Founder of The Rockport Institute, Heather Mundell of Dream Big Coaching, and Anthony Spadafore of Pathfinders.

Recruiters also like our style and we count many of them among our fans, including Mary-Margaret Walker of, Harriet Lipson of Lipson & Co, Jill Zinner of Premier Search and Pat Bigley of Prime Candidate.

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