Tava is an incredible human being and a consummate professional. It was a pleasure to work with her and our sessions together resulted in a resume, which caught the eye of quite a few people. I consider Tava not only my resume's godmother, but a good luck charm: my new resume landed me an interview and a full-time position shortly after our sessions together completed. I cannot recommend Tava highly enough!
I asked Tava to help me with my resume after about 8 months of unsuccessful job - hunting where I have not as much as had a response from the job postings I applied to, regardless in most cases having the competencies and at least some of the experience described in the posting. After Tava "reshaped" my resume the change was immediately noticeable, I've started getting callbacks and attending interviews within a couple of weeks of sending my new resume to employers. Now, a couple months after I'm one week in at my new job that is exactly what I wanted and the kind of position that the resume, as Tava re - shaped it - was aimed at. I'm extremely grateful, and cannot recommend Tava's service as a resume writer and career counselor enough. Thank you!
Tava's guidance and resume skills helped me immensely with many decisions around my career path. A fresh resume got my feet in the door and past the HR bots with companies I really wanted to work for. Her interview tips assisted me with nailing six figure job offers with not one, but multiple companies. Ultimately it was her honest look at what makes her clients happy, that helped me realize that I wanted to be self employed. Spotlight resumes is more than a resume service, it's a wonderful mentoring program to help you find what makes you light up.
Tava performed a revamp of my resume to better suit the profession I was seeking. Her knowledge and experience were impressive and the finished product was incredible. The intricacies of modern resume writing and job seeking have become more complicated; Tava knows how to navigate through these and create a successful and professional finished resume.
Tava is one of the few resume writers and career coaches who truly understands creative people. She is one herself! She helped me craft my resume so that my creative thinking and skillset were understood by the typical (human) resume reader. She also helped me to navigate to world of machine readers and gave me suggestions on keywords. I found her advice very useful.
I reached out to Tava after receiving a referral. I was seeking support in targeting my resume for a specific role. Working with her was a smooth and easy process. Tava took the time to thoroughly review my documents, answer my questions, and provide succinct recommendations and edits. There is no doubt I have a stronger product and increased understanding of how to best present my skills and experience to employers.
I believe that Tava is the reason that my career search has resulted in a position that fulfills not only my goals but excites me every day. She is not a scientist but she was able to take all of my expertise and knowledge and translate it into a readable format. She also pointed out ways to highlight training and expertise that I never would have come up with on my own. She was thorough, asked detailed, thoughtful questions and patiently walked me through spots where I was stuck. For most of us (myself included) writing about ourselves is the hardest part of a resume. So when the end result was a document that caused me to think, this is me? I was elated. I would highly recommend her to professionals of all stages and across all fields.
Spotlight Resumes has been a huge assistance to me in my job search process. My resume was outdated and not showcasing my skills in the best light. She guided me through my impostor syndrome and insecurities while explaining the "whys" behind changes she recommended.
After working with Spotlight I feel more comfortable talking about my skill sets and value adds both on paper and in person. Highly recommend.
My time with Tava was a legitimate game changer in not only my job search but how I think about my career and it’s role in my life overall. I met Tava at a time when I could barely mutter a few sentences about my professional situation without choking back tears. It took some time and some more tears but now I’m in a better position professionally and personally than I could have imagined a year ago. I’m not only now compensated fairly and able to enjoy dental insurance, but I’m in a position where I’m heard and valued, which is even more difficult to find. Thank you.
Jessica now serves as Development Associate of State Initiatives at Food Research & Action Center.