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Michelle Dumas

Distinctive Career Services, LLC


Member profile details

First name
Last name
Company Name
Distinctive Career Services, LLC
New Hampshire
United States
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Professional Overview

How many years in the industry?
8+ Years
Primary Work Setting
Experienced Business Owner (5+ years)
Certifications and Designations
How I work with clients
With 20+ years in the industry, my passion is helping people to transform career goals into realities.

Working with you in a personalized, one-on-one way, I create career documents that are infused with your brand, tell your compelling career stories, convey your professional value, and empower you to stand out confidently, get attention, and be more competitive. Whether you choose to work directly with me or with one of the writers on my team, we will create powerful, engaging...

- resumes
- LinkedIn profiles
- infographic resumes
- job search letters
- and other career marketing tools

Founded in 1996, my firm is one of the longest-standing, an internet pioneer respected for our unmatched expertise, quality, and commitment to clients.

If you want to transform your professional image, stand out confidently, and win the jobs you want, reach out today. Let's talk and see if we're a good fit.
Executive Resumes, Branded Resume Writing, Resume Consultation, Infographic Resumes, LinkedIn Profile Writing, Networking Resumes, Executive Biographies, Job Search Coaching, Resume Distribution, Job Search Strategy
Resume Specialties
  • Accounting / Banking / Finance
  • Administrative / Executive Support
  • Agriculture
  • Career Change / Return to Work
  • Executive / C-Level
  • Education / Academia / Higher Education
  • Energy / Oil & Gas
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems / IT
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Marketing / PR
  • Military / Military Transition
  • Nonprofit
  • Pharmaceutical / Medical Device
  • Recent Graduate / Entry Level
  • Sales / Sales Management

NCRW Designation:

NCRW Certified?
NCRW Certification Date
June 30, 2018
NCRW Renewal Date
June 30, 2021

Board & Committee Service (ADMIN USE)

Board Position
Board Bio
Michelle Dumas founded Distinctive Career Services, LLC (formerly Distinctive Documents) in 1996, one of the Internet's longest-standing résumé writing, personal branding, and career marketing firms. As one of only a handful of multiply certified professional résumé writers, including the prestigious NCRW credential complementing other certifications and training in career coaching and personal branding, Michelle is widely respected as an authority in the industry. With close to two decades of experience in the industry, Michelle continues to work personally and one-on-one with a select number of executive clients through her program at She also coordinates and collaborates with a team of the best writers in the industry to deliver résumé writing and job search services to a diverse range of clients through

Michelle is the author of "Secrets of a Successful Job Search" and "101 Before-and-After Résumé Examples." Her work has also been featured in more than a dozen other résumé writing and job search books and her articles are published on many sites throughout the Internet. Michelle has been quoted numerous times in the media as an expert on résumé writing topics and consulted for more than a decade on executive résumés to members of ExecuNet.

Michelle is an active NRWA member. She has been a speaker at NRWA conferences, is a former member of the NRWA Regional Board, served from 1998-2004 on the NRWA Certification Commission, and since 2006, has continually served as a member of the NRWA Certification Commission Advisory Board.

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