About Gayle

30 years in the resume industry has taught me how to freeze moments in my clients’ professional lives; perfectly crafted to trigger decision-making urgency.

“Gayle Howard is a creative dynamo. When I’m asked, ‘Who’s the best resume writer’ I always think of and recommend Gayle”

—Laura DeCarlo, President Career Directors International
30 years in business
30+ Resume Writing Awards
11,000+ Resumes Written

Be and look who you are. You’re not a standard template.

30 years of experience and success is your guarantee. I craft unbeatable value propositions for executives in ways no smart employer could dare resist.

I have set the pace for others as Australia’s first Certified Master Resume Writer, first Certified Executive Resume Master and Certified Job Loss Recovery Coach, first Certified Graphic Resume Architect, and Certified G3 (Get Clear, Get Found, Get Hired) Coach.

An author of three books, my work is also featured in 24 international career books. I have won 30 peer-based resume writing awards (TORIs) celebrating outstanding achievements in resume writing strategy, presentation, and compelling content.

Areas of Expertise

Executive Resumes, Executive Cover Letters, Executive Biographies, one-page networking resumes, SEO optimized LinkedIn profiles, availability broadcast letters, web resume portfolios, branded video presentations, multimedia resume training course, and professional coaching for resume writers.

Credentials

  • Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM), Career Directors International
  • Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Career Directors International
  • Certified Graphic Resume Architect (CGRA) Career Directors International
  • Certified Personal Brand Strategist, Reach Communications
  • Certified Job Loss Recovery Coach, Discover Dynamics
  • Master Resume Writer (MRW) (lapsed) Career Thought Leaders Consortium
  • Master Career Director (MCD) examined by Career Directors International
  • Credentialed Career Manager (CCM) (lapsed) examined by Career Thought Leaders Consortium
  • Certified Online Networking Professional (Linkedin), The Academies
  • Certified IT Resume Specialist (CRS+IT) examined by Career Directors International
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) (2000-2008) examined by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches
  • Certified Web Portfolio Practitioner (CWPP) examined by Career Directors International
  • Certified Master Resume Specialist (CMRS) examined by the Association of Online Resume and Career Professionals
  • Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), examined by Career Directors International
  • Human Resource Concepts Certificate, Brainbench
  • Behavioral Interviewing Certificate, Brainbench
  • 360 Reach Certified Analyst, Reach Communications
  • Certified Tough Transitions Coach, The Academies

Awards

  • Best Resume 2000, Best Resume Content, Best Resume Format, Best Chronological Resume, Annual Resume Writing Awards 2000, Career Directors International
  • Best New Graduate Resume, Best Re-Entry into the Workforce Resume, Best International Resume 2002 TORI Awards (Toast of the Resume Industry) Career Directors International
  • Best Military Conversion Resume, Best Executive Resume, Best New Graduate Resume and Best International Resume, 2003 TORI Awards
  • Winner, 2003 Australian Achiever Award for “Excellence in Customer Service”
  • Highly Recommended Certificate, 2004 Australian Achiever Awards for “Excellence in Customer Service”.
  • Best Executive Resume, Best Professional Resume, and Best New Graduate Resume, 2004 TORI Awards.
  • Best International Resume, Best New Graduate Resume, 2005 TORI Awards.
  • Nominee 2007 TORI Awards. 6 Nominations from 8 Categories: Best Executive Resume, Best International Resume, Best Professional Resume, Best New Graduate Resume, Best Career Re-entry Resume, Best Creative Resume.
  • Best Career Re-Entry Resume, 2007 TORI Awards
  • Winner, Master Resume Writer Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by Career Directors International 2007
  • Best Career Re-Entry Resume (2nd Place), Best Technical Resume (3rd Place), 2008 TORI Awards, Career Directors International
  • Winner, Master Career Director Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by Career Directors International 2008
  • Nominee, four TORI Awards 2009. Best Executive Resume, Best Graduate Resume, Best Technical Resume, Best Creative Resume
  • Third Place Winner, 2009 TORI Awards: Best New Graduate Resume and Best Creative Resume
  • Winner, President’s Choice Award for Career Excellence, TORI Awards 2010
  • Nominee, two TORI Awards 2011. Best Sales and Marketing Resume and Best Cover Letter.
  • Second Prize, Best Cover Letter; Third Prize Best Sales and Marketing Resume, 2011 TORI Awards, Career Directors International
  • Nominee, Best Cover Letter and Best International Resume, 2012 TORI Awards, Career Directors International
  • Third Place Winner, Best International Resume, 2012 TORI Awards, Career Directors International
  • Three-time TORI Nominee for 2013: Nominated for Best Creative Resume, Best Re-Entry to the Workforce Resume and Best Sales Resume
  • Second Prize, Best Re-Entry Resume 2013
  • Three-time TORI Nominee for 2015. Nominated for Best Executive Resume, Best Accounting and Finance Resume, and Best Graduate Resume
  • Winner, Best Graduate Resume 2015 and second place Best Accounting and Finance Resume 2015

Publishing Credits

  • Author, A Satisfying Career: Starting and Running Your Own Resume Writing Practice (2010)
  • Author, PS…You Need a Resume!
  • Author, PS…You’re a Resume Expert
  • Author, E-Course: PS…You’re a Resume Expert: Resume Mastery for Professional Resume Writers (2007)
  • Featured resume author in 22 major international career books.
  • Contributing Author, Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) Certification Guide (2007)
  • Contributing Author, Resumes featured in Resumes for Dummies 7th Edition. (2015)

Industry Recognition

Training and Mentorship

  • September 2014: Trained and mentored professional resume writer to secure two TORI award nominations with just two submissions entered on first attempt
  • 2006 to Present: Trained and mentored more than 100 professional resume writers to enrich professional development. Numerous students progressed to become accomplished writers, Certified Advanced Resume Writers, and TORI nominees.

Industry Appointments/Memberships

  • Judge, TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) Awards 2019
  • Judge, TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) Awards 2018
  • Associate, Career Thought Leaders
  • Career Advisor, Going Global
  • 2008-Present Director, International Certification Committee, Career Directors International
  • 2010 Director, TORI Awards, Career Directors International
  • International Advisor, Certification Committee, Association of Online Resume and Career Professionals
  • International Resume Expert, and Virtual Business Expert, Association of Online Resume and Career Professionals
  • Charter Member, Career Directors International
  • Associate Member, Career Development Association of Australia
  • Member, Career Management Alliance
  • Member, Association of Online Career and Resume Professionals