Karleen Harp

Professional Resume Writer

Vista, USA


Resume writing

Career branding

Social media job search

LinkedIn profile optimization


As Founder, Principal, and Chief Resume Writer at ResumeSmith, I help clients connect classic and contemporary career marketing strategies.


University of Phoenix

Business Management , Business Management


Principal | Chief Résumé Writer

ResumeSmith , Greater San Diego Area

January 2011 - January 2012

CAREER BRANDING THAT WORKS. Résumé writer helping professionals at all career stages take the next step towards realizing their career goals. I specialize in helping my clients combine classic career marketing techniques like resumes and cover letters with cutting-edge career branding strategy that leverages social media and modern technology. As your professional resume writer, I would be happy to review your job search needs in detail. You can contact me at (760) 271-4277.

Resume writing
Other career marketing services
Social media marketing
Human Resources Strategic Specialist


January 2007 - January 2011

Act as business partner to HR Director and executive team. Emphasis on recruiting, compensation, and training. ~ Primary recruiter for all professional exempt level positions, including conducting searches for engineers, outside sales, and management up to the VP level. ~ Conducted multi-national searches to fill positions in Europe, India, and the Middle East. ~ Developed Excel based performance tracking system for full-cycle recruiting process and maintained an average time to fill of less than 60 days. ~ Established strong partnerships with staffing agencies, gaining value-added services while negotiating bill rate reductions that resulted in annual savings of over $250,000.

Volunteer Resume Writer

Independent Resume Writer

January 1997 - January 2011

Resume writer providing complimentary services within my network and gaining expertise in career marketing concepts; encouraged to start my own resume writing practice after securing jobs for many colleagues and friends who struggled in the job market.

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