About

I’m passionate about resumes and job search – here’s why.

I founded Strategic Resume Specialists in 2010 after over 10 years as a sourcing expert and VP of Research at a high-end retained executive search firm. While identifying and engaging candidates, I found that frequently – even at the highest career levels – executives had difficulty telling their own career story. Many of the most qualified and brilliant industry players had resumes that were seriously flawed.
I found my true calling and passion each time I had the opportunity to rewrite a resume to better reflect a candidate’s value. After the life-changing experience of our 2nd child who was born with an extremely rare and terminal condition, I knew beyond a doubt that it was time to leave the corporate world and follow my dreams.
From the very start, my business has thrived. I’m passionate about my work and absolutely love that I get to make a difference in my client’s careers, every single day. As a former recruiter, I know what employers want and recruiters look for – that most people miss – that will open doors and elevate careers, beyond expectations.
I have partnered with a diverse sampling of clients, from C-level executives to new college graduates, to identify key strengths and achievements and translate them into a powerful, compelling resume.

Candace Barr

Candace Barr is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) that has spent years working with executive search firms to identify and engage perfect-fit candidates. She has read, reviewed, and selected candidates from 1000’s of resumes for over 10 years and brings a thorough understanding of what makes hiring managers and recruiters initiate contact. A continual stream of referrals from satisfied clients confirms her exceptional level of service and results