An experienced Resume Place writer, Carla Waskiewicz has created Federal application packages for Federal and private sector employees with a wide variety of occupational backgrounds and career interests. She specializes, however, in writing and designing standout resumes, KSAs, and cover letters for entry- to mid-level, administrative, financial, and technical positions. She also writes private sector resumes.
Carla has been a Contributing Writer for a number of Resume Place publications. She wrote the chapter on administrative positions for the Federal Resume Guidebook. Her administrative resumes are among the examples on the CD-ROM for that book. Her presentation format for administrative resumes is very popular, and it is used all over the country. Her resumes appear in two of Ms. Troutman’s latest books, Ten Steps to a Federal Job, 2nd Edition, and Creating Your High School Resume, 2nd Edition, published by Jist, Inc., Indianapolis, IN. A number of her private sector resumes were selected for inclusion in the 2006 edition of Resumes for Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy.
Carla has over 20 years’ professional writing experience in corporate communications, employee recruitment communications, public relations, and advertising. Before joining the Resume Place she served as Director of Corporate Communications for a recruitment advertising agency where she researched, wrote, and supervised production of a human resources newsletter with a circulation of over 6,000.
Carla is recognized by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches as a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), and has also earned the professional designation as a Certified Federal Resume Writer and Coach (CFRWC). She earned her B.A. degree in Communications from Penn State University, and she has completed post-graduate work in business management at the University of Baltimore. Active in the community, she assists non-profit organizations with fundraising, public relations, and promotional campaigns.
“I want to first start by saying THANK YOU for assigning me to Carla Waskiewicz. She is the best. I started working with her in October of 2008. She worked with me to transition my resume from private to federal. She is GREAT. She worked with me daily and helped me compose the best resume ever! She helped me with KSA editing and even job searching. She was always prompt in her responses and she was very patient with me. I applied to only 2-3 positions before being selected for an interview for a position as GS-12 Procurement Analyst with the Dept of Health & Human Services DHHS. I was offered the job AND a salary increase of $10K over my private sector salary. I will strongly recommend your company and especially Carla to family and friends.”
“Prior to Carla’s assistance, I got absolutely nowhere! I applied for at least 12 positions without being referred and I could not understand why. I was really frustrated! As a banking professional with 15 years experience but NO government experience, I felt lost in the process. I searched the web and found The Resume Place. I realize now how different the federal application process is from private sector. Resumes must be in a proper format, you must write answers to KSAs, provide additional documentation, and target the right jobs. Carla guided me through the process of preparing my new resume. She asked questions and was very detailed and thorough. Then, she worked her magic. Since receiving my new resume I have targeted jobs with the proper fit for my skills with immediate results — highly qualified on five occasions. Without the professional assistance, guidance and advice Carla provided, I would have never realized these results. The investment I made with The Resume Place has paid off… All I need now is the invite to the interview!”
“Carla, your resume preparation helped me a lot! You did an excellent job! Thank you!”