Hello and welcome

Hi, I'm Kristin.  Thanks for stopping by.  

My expertise is writing content that communicates your value. Whether you are looking for work, building up your career, or improving your online business presence, I help you articulate the work you can do in resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, biographies, or any other type of marketing content. 

If you're wondering about my credentials, I am a Certified Resume Strategist (CRS) and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) with a Bachelor of Business Administration. And I have been nominated for several Awards of Excellence in resume writing from the Career Professionals of Canada. 

MY STORY

For the past 15 years, I have been working in Human Resources and Career Management for government, non-profit, and corporate organizations. In 2016, I quit my job as a Career Specialist at Training Innovations to open Career Story. 

What driving me is knowing that I'm helping people find the words to market themselves. In an increasingly competitive labour market, self marketing is critical. But clearly articulating your "value add" doesn't usually come naturally for most people. I love interview coaching or building content when my clients see their strengths, skills, experience, and education clearly reflected in language that speaks to their target audience. 

On a personal level, I know what it's like to feel stuck in your career. Over 10 years ago, I made a career transition that landed me in a job which was a terrible fit for me.  Each day, it was a struggle to get up and go to work.  When I finally found my next opportunity, my relief was beyond description. This experience became the catalyst that ignited my passion to help others make successful career transitions.

What Set Me Apart

I'm a good listener.with a strategic orientation and keen attention to detail. That means your content will be well written and organized.  What surprises many of my clients finding their own words interwoven into their content. One of my clients recently messaged me about his cover letter, saying that it sounded just like him. I love that. My goal is to reflect the best parts of who you are. 

I write to reflect skills and personality. In an increasingly competitive job market, skills and qualifications are important, but employers can afford to be picky. They want employees who fit their corporate culture.  Whether it's your resume, cover letter or LinkedIn profile, I represent you in an authentic, professional way. 

Connect with Me

Feel free to explore my website. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, feel free to connect at 604-614-3155 or kristin@careerstory.ca.  

If you want to know more about my education, credentials, and professional involvement, please check out my LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/kristinvandegriend.

 

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