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Bringing Together ALL the Pieces for Your Executive Job Search

... Compelling Branding
... Top-Notch Resumes

... Dynamic Portfolios

... Powerful Strategies

... Unmatched Results

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Strategy, insight, and exclusive one-on-one personal service...

Executive resume writing, personal branding, and career marketing services catering exclusively to the needs of discriminating 6- and 7-figure top-caliber leaders, managers, and executives

...a distinctively executive approach to creating your strategic personal marketing portfolio and campaign.

Aggressive ... Powerful ... Persuasive ... Results-Generating ... Achievement-Focused

My offering is unique in the executive market...unlike any other you've seen. Beyond just the executive resume, I work with my clients personally, ONE-ON-ONE to custom-create full-scale, integrated, strategic executive career marketing portfolios and campaigns that will help you to...

ACCELERATE your executive career and mobilize YOUR ADVANCEMENT up the corporate ladder
Negotiate a HIGHER SALARY and command PREMIUM COMPENSATION more in line with the true value you offer
Achieve COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIATION, stand out from the crowd, and earn positioning AHEAD OF YOUR PEERS in the job market
SAVE both TIME and MONEY by generating MORE PHONE CALLS, winning MORE INTERVIEWS, and SHORTENING your job search
Create a highly professional, POLISHED FIRST IMPRESSION that captures attention while providing you with the confidence to reach higher than you ever before dreamed possible

As a 6- or 7-figure executive navigating today’s increasingly intricate and competitive executive job market, you know that a job search at its core is a marketing campaign – a campaign in which the sales pitch is selling the ultimate product – YOU!

...Only two things matter when trying to get your foot in the door: networking and the quality of your resume...

The job search went well, and I have accepted a position with XXXX as an Executive Consultant. There is no doubt in my mind that the quality of my resume opened some doors. In addition to XXXX, I was a finalist for a CTO position at XXXXX, and I declined another offer from XXXX International. Only two things matter when trying to get your foot in the door: networking, and the quality of your resume...Feel free to use me as a reference at any time. Thank you.

--G.S., Michigan, CIO / VP of IT / Consultant

You recognize that you alone are in control of your career destiny, and that to accelerate your career, you absolutely must kick it up another notch with your own personal marketing campaign.

I would be honored to be selected as your partner in promoting your executive career. I work with NO MORE THAN one new client per week and my schedule fills up very quickly and far in advance.


...the best investment I’ve ever made in my career. I probably have been repaid 100-fold for what I spent...

Hooking up with Michelle Dumas and Distinctive Documents three years ago was like adding rocket fuel to my career trajectory. I subsequently was promoted from senior writer to editorial creative director and then editor in chief with Muscle & Fitness, a major national fitness magazine. Concurrently, I also opened a series of new freelance writing accounts, including one with Men’s Health, the world’s largest men’s magazine, and signed three progressively more lucrative book deals, most recently with LL Cool J as my collaborator.

In every instance, the resume Michelle initially created for me, and the lasting impression it leaves, cracked open the door. It’s an amazing confidence builder to sit down for an interview with the CEO of a major American publishing company and have him look down and say, “Wow--that’s a really impressive resume.” And the fact that a professional writer turns to her for assistance tells you how good she is.

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that hiring Michelle was the best investment I’ve ever made in my career. I probably have been repaid 100-fold for what I spent.

Above and beyond the quality of Michelle’s work, the way she goes about doing it is a revelation. Her adherence to process, deadlines and quality control is so unyielding that I’ve been inspired to apply it to my own work as well. When she says something, she inevitably holds herself to it, which is rare these days.

In sum, to anyone looking for a resume consultant, I give Michelle Dumas the highest recommendation I can possibly give to another person: A+, five stars, you name it. You won’t be disappointed.

-- J.O., Editor-in-Chief (of a major men's magazine)

Contributor to more than 12 books on resume writing and job searching, including...