Specializing in Executive, Professional, Managerial, and Sales resumes, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, and related job-search documents.
I’m Susan Connelly, founder of Ghostwriter Custom Resumes and a freelance writer who specializes in writing resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and related job-search documents such as cover letters, follow-up letters and reference lists. I am also an experienced interview coach who can help you anticipate interview questions, organize your thoughts and answer in a way that makes the interviewer think,"I could see this person in the job."
As someone who has been a hiring manager for a number of companies in different industries, who has had extensive formal training in various interview techniques and has looked at thousands of resumes to determine who gets an interview and who doesn’t, I can be a very valuable resource to you in your job search.
Partner with me and together we can get you on the road to the job you want.
Like everyone else, I was struggling to make my resume pop to prospective employers. When I came across Susan Connelly I was so pleased that she took the time to really get to know my strengths and what kind of markets I could fit into with my experience. Not only did she create a savvy resume that received compliments from interviewers for being put together very well, she also prepared me for my interviews. I would never have had the confidence to get the job I really wanted without her knowledge and personal touch. I can't thank Susan enough for everything she has done for me! I definitely recommend Ghostwriter Custom Resumes to everyone I know.
- Kimberly D., Human Resources Manager
Susan is an absolute pleasure to work with; professional, personable and reliable. I worked with Susan to craft an executive-level resume and cover letter, which I used to help land a role at a new employer in under a month. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
- Nick B., Financial executive
Susan’s talent for sizing up her client and then writing a resume that presents the client in a flattering yet truthful way cannot be overstated. She reopened the corporate door for me after several years of devoting myself to motherhood, first by seeing something in me that made her think I’d be a valuable addition to her team, then, once she left the corporate world to devote herself to freelance writing, by writing a resume for me that got me an interview for the job that was my entrée into the company for which I’m now National Sales Director. I can’t thank her enough for helping me get to where I am today.
- Deidre H., National Sales Director
Susan is my lifesaver! I am a career changer and needed two different types of resumes and cover letters that would apply toward my new chosen career and training as well as a sales position, yet incorporate all my business experience. After the first time speaking with her, she was able to quickly understand what I needed as well as give valuable input! She not only took the time to get to know what I needed, but also my personality so she could tailor them to me. She is quick to respond, honest, professional and it was a pleasure working with her. Thank you again, Susan, you did a great job!
- Jodi C., Licensed Esthetician and Certified Laser Technician
Susan did a great job reworking my resume . . . she was generous with her time, enthusiastic about the project and immediately offered good suggestions, even before I had chosen her. Definitely recommend her work.
- Matt J., Journalist
Susan is a True Professional! Great suggestions, quick turnaround time, professional results! Strong Recommendation!
- Angela A., Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
I worked with Susan on my resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. She did a fabulous job, and I really enjoyed working with her. She asked plenty of questions to get to know and understand who I am rather than just writing something generic. I honestly felt the words she used would have been the words I would have chosen had I not needed her help. She was very professional and timely. I will definitely see her for any future needs.
- Dawn L., Interior Designer
I would, without reservation, recommend Susan Connelly to anyone looking to get ahead in their job search. . . Susan helped me with all aspects of the process from my resume to a matching cover letter and reference sheet. She is extremely dependable, trustworthy, and willing to listen to what her clients want. She got to know me as an individual and created a resume in which my personality shines through. I have had nothing but positive experiences with Susan and I have no doubt that I'll be back. Thanks, Susan!
- Alison G., Educator
I prefer to start with an email from you stating what you are looking for – a new resume, a LinkedIn profile, a cover letter and/or a thank-you letter – with your current or most recent resume attached. This allows me to familiarize myself with your background and start to formulate ideas. I’ll contact you by email to set up a time for a phone consultation so we can discuss your needs and goals. I recognize that you may not be able to speak freely during business hours, so I’m happy to schedule our consultation for an evening or weekend if necessary. There is no cost for the consultation, and no obligation.
I’ll call you at the time we’ve agreed upon and will go through your resume with you. I’ll have numerous questions for you, and you’ll probably have questions for me as well. We’ll talk about where you’d like to go professionally, as well as where you’ve been, what strengths you have that we need to highlight, what
challenges we may be facing and anything else relevant to your resume and job search. I do not have a standard fee for resumes; I prefer to get an idea of the size and scope of the project to determine a quote that is fair to both of us. If you decide you’d like to hire me for your project, I will send you a detailed invoice through PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account of your own; you can pay with any credit or debit card. I do require payment in full before I begin work on your project.
Once I have received your payment, I will get to work writing your resume and/or other documents. I’ll send you a watermarked first draft in PDF format, and we’ll come up with a time when we can go over it by phone so you can tell me what you like and what needs to be changed. I’ll go back to work on the document, make any changes you’ve requested, and email it to you so we can discuss it again. We’ll do this as many times as it takes, at no extra charge, for you to be perfectly comfortable and happy with your project.
Once you decide your resume or letter is complete, I will remove the watermark and release the resume to you in both Word and PDF formats. I release cover letters and thank-you letters in Word only, because they are customizable so you can use them for many different opportunities. All documents will match; they will all have the same header with your contact information. This creates a very professional, unified look to your suite of documents, and it makes a strong, positive impression with hiring managers.
How can I help you?
I prefer using email so I always have something to reference for our discussions.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you.