Our Career Coaches and Professional Resume Writers 

Building your dream career—in an organization whose mission, purpose, and values resonate with you and inspire you—takes more than a great professional or executive resume. This is true even when the resume is written by the best certified resume writer. It demands clarity of goals, keyword richness, niche positioning, and job performance. We will also help you build and leverage a network of advocates who will open doors hidden from other candidates.

How Your Team Gets You Interviews and Offers

To help you achieve your goal, the team of career coaches and resume writers that works with you on your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interview skills, and strategy utilizes a personalized, multifaceted approach. Our resume writers ask questions to make sure we understand your goals and the value that you bring to employers. Your career coaches assist you in preparing for an interview. We apply marketing, search-engine optimization, personal development, negotiation, psychology, sales, and specific domain expertise, in addition to hypnotic writing and communication skills. Combining your ideas and ours enables us to create communications that attract enticing offers and build your personal brand on the job.

Your Secret Weapon

We are the only company that offers Interview Aikido™, our signature interviewing and networking system for making friends and influencing people to hire or refer you. Our video and in-person training significantly enhance your efforts in preparing for an interview. Gone will be the days that you sat there and got grilled, nervously hoping you said what they wanted to hear.

We are also the top-rated professional resume writing service nationwide for USAJobs-style federal resumes and Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) essays. Our resume writers can help you get a secure job in the federal government, including in the Senior Executive Service.

Network with Our Inner Circle and HR Advisory Team

As a client, you will have exclusive access to our YES Inner Circle™ on LinkedIn. The members are former and current YES clients who share our founder’s belief that givers gain. Many may have worked or have contacts at organizations you are interested in. They can make introductions and share insight. You will also be able to network with the YES HR Advisory Team. This group of senior active human resources executives at both public and private sector organizations advises us and you on hiring trends.

Our Guarantees

With these unique advantages over your competition—and the support of your YES advisory team—the question is not if or when but which offer you will accept. That is why, in addition to our satisfaction guarantee, our clients who get complete packages also get a job offer guarantee.

Our Ratings

Our team of career coaches and resume writers holds a 5-star rating on Yelp (counting the hidden reviews), Facebook, and Google, as well as an A rating on Angie’s List and an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau. We are the top-rated resume writing company nationwide for USAJobs-style federal resumes. We’d like to share how we’ll help you get your dream job!

Our Founder and Interview Coach’s Story

In my 30s, after two jobs in a row ended suddenly and I got divorced, I began and discarded three different lines of work in three years, as I struggled to regain my self-esteem and figure out what to do for a career. I felt like a failure. I thought, “All I want is to be a success. And if I feel like that, there must be a lot of other people who feel like that too. If I can use my writing and teaching gifts to help enough of them get what they want, I will achieve my success too.”

And one day in the shower in 2009, it came to me: the tagline Your Edge for Success, with the perfect acronym YES to reflect 

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Our Career Strategy and Business Coach’s Story

Right out of graduate school, I found myself virtually a refugee in a country whose language I could barely speak. To survive, I had to master the art of guerrilla job hunting. I persuaded General Electric to hire me in Singapore and bring me back to the States.

Then in 2013, after I had returned to full-time employment in business development after 15 years as a successful software product business owner and then small business coach, I met Katherine on Match.com. She immediately captivated my attention with her businesslike approach to her personal life, intelligence, and warmth, and I volunteered to help her make her 

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  • Our vision

  • Our Mission

  •    Our core values

A world where all people experience joy, fulfillment, and growth in their careers

Our Executive Team

Katherine Akbar

President and award-winning writer Katherine Akbar holds a BA in political science with high honors from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

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Michael Akbar
VP; Career & Business Success Coach

Michael Akbar is a Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Federal Career Coach, Certified Diagnostic Coach, and Certified Business Advisor. He is also a senior executive with extensive experience working in 

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Our Operations Team

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Maggie Ramsey
Client Success Manager

Maggie received her bachelor’s degree at University of North Carolina—Greensboro and master’s degree at University of Tennessee—Knoxville, both in vocal performance. She mastered customer service and operations as 

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Jessie McGath
Client Success Manager
A Florida native, Jessie mastered the art of customer service while working for the Palm Bay Club beach resort. Her most recent job was as a 
registered behavior technician in the healthcare field, providing emotional

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Top Resume Writers and Editors

Teresa Griffith Resume Editor & Resume Writer

Teresa graduated magna cum laude from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and English. Her first job out of college was at Sprint, where she advanced from

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Nathan Moseley
Senior Resume Editor & Resume Writer

Nathan Moseley received his MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and his BA in English from Kennesaw State University. He has worked as a translation editor 

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Alisa Jackson
Senior Resume Writer & Resume Editor

Alisa is a writer, editor, and musician with experience in both private and nonprofit organizations. She has been certified as a professional resume writer by

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Krasi Shapkarova
Resume Writer & Editor

Krasi is a Certified Strengths Coach and a Certified Career Management Coach with 11+ years of experience as a career coach, writer, English tutor, and educator. She holds Masters of 

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Becca Pieters
Resume Writer & Editor

Becca received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Florida and spent several years as a singer/songwriter before taking a position as a research and administrative coordinator in the 

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Melanie Ashkar
Resume Editor & Resume Writer

Melanie Ashkar is an editor and opera singer who is passionate about helping clients land their dream jobs, as well as helping writers find the best words to convey their ideas. A lifelong lover 

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More Top Resume Writers

Hayden Gann
Resume Writer & Editor

In the last decade, Hayden has had a mix of technical, didactic, and creative experiences that have given him strong writing, editing, and communication skills. He has done marketing 

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Jerad Karasek
Resume Writer

Jerad has worked as a marketing copywriter, as well as a journalist for a Chicago magazine and an e-sports website, writing persuasive, informative, and 

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Melissa Fuimara
Resume Writer & Military Transition Specialist

Melissa’s experience includes researching the job market, counseling candidates on job fit, editing resumes and cover letters, helping military personnel transition to the private sector, and  

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HR Advisory Team

Jamal S. Baadani

Jamal S. Baadani is an award-winning recruiting executive and a retired U.S. Marine senior non-commissioned officer.

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Kristen Bell, SHRM-CP

Kristen Bell is an HR director and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) with over 20 years of HR leadership in the technology 

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Patrice Dascenzo

Pattie is a trusted advisor with over 20 years’ experience delivering strategic HR programs that address business and operational needs in the healthcare, insurance, and 

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Tamika Mitchell, PHR, SHRM-CP

Tamika Mitchell is the acting chief HR officer for Universal Service Administrative Company. She holds a master’s degree in HR and counseling from the 

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Renata Sandham, PHR

Renata Sandham is a senior HR leader with over 10 years of experience in HR policy and management. Ms. Sandham has special expertise in international 

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Anita Simmons

Anita Simmons is an HR executive with more than 25 years of experience. For the past 15 years, she has been vice president and senior vice president of HR.

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Andrew Sylvia, PHR, SHRM-CP, CEAS

Andrew Sylvia is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) with over 20 years of experience managing staffing needs, optimizing HR policies, 

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