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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
Work Phone



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
Since 1996, we have met the resume development and career marketing needs of 1000s of discriminating professionals in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. Our resume writing services are highly personalized and uncompromisingly professional.

We work virtually, providing job hunters worldwide our expertise in professional resume consultation, writing, design, and distribution. We pride ourselves in assisting our clients with all the tools necessary for a successful and productive job search. All of our resumes (and other personal marketing materials) are created with your unique needs in mind and are designed to place you ahead of the competition by emphasizing your personal brand and the distinguishing value you will bring to your next employer. Our goal in all our interactions with our clients is to open your mind to what is possible for yourself and to empower you to promote and market yourself effectively, opening doors and enabling you to achieve your highest career aspirations.
resume writing, resume consultation, career coaching, job search coaching, LinkedIn profile writing
Resume Specialties
  • Executive / C-Level

NCRW Designation:

Certified as a NCRW?
Certification Date
June 30, 2018
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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