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Resumes by an award-winning and published resume strategist


For over 20 years, Deborah Schuster has given thousands of clients a competitive advantage in the job market. Below are some of her credentials.

Certified Professional Resume Writer

Certified Professional Resume Writers (CPRWs) are the career industry's leading experts in the development of strategic resumes. Certification is earned by passing a rigorous exam and meeting the highest standards of the resume industry. As many as 50% of resume writers fail this exam on their first attempt. Deborah earned her certification in 1994 and was one of the first CPRWs in southeast Michigan. She currently serves on the PARW/CC Certification Committee. As a grader for certification exams, she mentors new resume writers to improve their skills. DEBORAH L. SCHUSTER, CPRW


Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC)
National Resume Writers' Association

Nationally Published, Award Winner

Over 50 of Deborah's resumes and cover letters have been selected for publication in many "Best Resumes" books, including:

Award Winner, Modern Resume, Q2, 2017, (Emerald Career Publishing)
Gallery of Best Resumes, Second Edition (JIST)
Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators (JIST)
Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs (JIST)
Professional Resumes for Executives, Managers, and Other Administrators (JIST)  
Resume Winners from the Pros (Impact)
America's Top Resumes for America's Top Jobs (JIST)
101 Best Resumes (McGraw Hill)
101 Best Cover Letters (McGraw Hill)
Gallery of Best Resumes for Two-Year Degree Graduates (JIST)
Training Manual of the Professional Association of Resume Writers
Contributor to the PARW Spotlight - Newsletter of the Professional Association of Resume Writers
National Business Employment Weekly - Resume Makeover "Can This Resume Be Saved" Column (Dow Jones, Publishers of the Wall Street Journal, 1998)

Deborah Schuster Writing


Deborah has been quoted as a resume and job search expert in:

MSN CareerBuilder - "How to know if you have enough experience for a job." October 3, 2011
The Detroit News (Detroit, Michigan)
The Monroe Evening News (Monroe, Michigan)
National Business Employment Weekly "Fast Tracks" Column
CNN Money.com - "A job seeker is hired in Michigan's burgeoning film industry." October 19, 2009
PARW Spotlight Newsletter
Resume Writers' Digest

Deborah's Resumes Used as Microsoft Templates

Two of Deborah's resumes were selected as Microsoft templates and are published on the Microsoft web site. While we don't advocate the use of resume templates, we are proud that Deborah's resumes were selected and received a "four-star" rating from thousands of users. Microsoft has greatly simplified the original design of these resumes, which were originally published in 101 Best Resumes.

Industry Experience

Deborah has worked with clients at all levels in a wide variety of fields, including executive, automotive, management, professional, sales, technical, engineering, medical, and education. She knows what employers are looking for and knows the important keywords, power words, and buzzwords for your industry.

Public Speaking

Deborah has presented numerous resume workshops and seminars to local colleges, universities, and community groups in southeast Michigan.