Who We Are

Experience and Service You Can Count On

Uplifting Careers is a boutique resume-writing firm dedicated to creating positive change for job seekers and professionals like you. For more than a decade, we've helped clients from all walks of life win interviews faster.  


Our specialty is writing modern resumes. Instead of just listing past duties, we strategically craft a story that showcases your value, contributions, and achievements in alignment with your desired career path.  And we take it a step further with personal branding to convey your passion, personality, and other unique characteristics.  

We provide high-touch service and take the time to get to know you—to understand your needs and challenges. The added insight we gain translates into a more powerful and personalized resume. 

Our commitment is to inspire and embolden you as a job seeker. After we sharpen and amplify your resume's message and design, you'll gain greater clarity and self-confidence to promote your unique promise of value. And you can expect to get callbacks soon.

It's always a privilege and joy working with smart and talented professionals. We're invested in your success, and we love celebrating your wins with you. Here's to uplifting your career! 

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Ready to uplift your career? Contact us today to enrich your job search with a powerful resume.

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How We Work



With our highly personalized, phased approach, you get unlimited access and support throughout the entire development process. You get a partner every step of the  way—one who aligns with your goals for success. 


A carefully designed, resume-building questionnaire will give you the opportunity to reflect upon your professional history and identify your accomplishments, skills, and interests. This self-paced career introspection allows for deeper insight while also preparing you for an interview since many of the questions are similar to those in an interview. And it sets the stage for a more meaningful dialogue during the exploration session.  


The exploration session is where we dig deep to uncover your success themes. We get to know you as a person so that we can understand your career goals, passions, and wishes. Collaboratively, we identify your natural talents, home in on your areas of expertise, flesh out your brand identity, and gain clarity on how to strategically position your value proposition to resonate with potential employers. Within two weeks, you'll receive the first drafts. 


The writing process is where all those rich ideas get transformed into one-of-a-kind, magnetic career marketing documents that instantly communicate your very best self and the value you offer an employer. Integrating information and insight, we help you gain competitive distinction by framing your career narrative in a way that is advantageous to employers. Equally important, we align your resume with where you want to be in your career. 


This is where we review and revise your career marketing documents. Your resume might be "good to go" on the first round because we aim for 100% completion from the get-go. But you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and make changes within 30 days of receiving the first drafts. We give you time because we know you're busy. Our goal is to help you shine, and that might take a bit of polishing. 


Once you've finalized your resume, you're ready to launch it. A great way to make sure your resume gets in the right hands is through a resume distribution service. You can have access to 16,000+ active search firms and 30,000+ recruiters. We can distribute your cover letter and resume to recruiters with search assignments that match your qualifications. Or we can send you their contact information. 


Who We Help

San Francisco, Bay Area, resume writing, career services

We've worked with job seekers at every level.

Presidents, Partners, GMs, EDs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CTOs, CIOs, CHROs, GCs, EVPs, SVPs, VPs, Senior Directors, Directors, Senior Managers, Managers, Specialists, Associates, Assistants, Consultants,  Career Changers, Entrepreneurs, College Graduates, Unconventional and Returning-to-Work Professionals.

California, Bay Area, resume writing, career services

We've helped people in just about every field and function.

Sales & Marketing, Media, Communications, Business Development, Business Management & Administration, Operations, Manufacturing & Production, Public Safety, Law Enforcement, Security, Information Systems & Technology, Engineering, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Resources, Transportation & Distribution,  Nonprofit & Human Services, Public & Health Care Administration, Finance & Accounting, Education & Training, Design, Construction,  Customer Service.

Oakland Bay Area, resume writing, career services

We've delivered results for happy clients.

"All I can say is ... WOW! Thank you so much for pulling this together with just one phone conversation and capturing every detail!" "I got a call back just two days after submitting my resume. I can't believe it!" "This is one of the best resumes I've see in terms of providing so much information." "Thanks to resume and outreach to my network, I was able to secure two interviews with preferred employers on my list. ... I have received solid reviews regarding my resume - thought you should know!" 

Meet Your Chief Resume Writer

Certified Master Resume Writer

Yvonnea Close, MA, CMRW, CARW

As a resume alchemist with a keen eye for detail, Yvonnea has been writing resumes for job seekers and professionals in North America for more than a decade. She brings a unique sensibility and versatility to the craft and combines keyword-SEO, branding, and storytelling skills to create resumes that get results.

Her approach to resume writing is inspired, constructive, and authentic. Her sweet spot is collaborating with clients to draw out success themes and brand identities and then creating finely-tuned career narratives. She's the kind of writer you don't see, not because she's invisible, but because she's busy promoting other people—a rich diversity of exceptional professionals of all levels, from college graduates to C-suite executives.  

Following a decade of working in corporate and health care management environments, she transitioned into direct marketing and discovered her affinity for resume writing. She's a nationally Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW) and Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) with Career Directors International (CDI) and continues to hone her craft at CDI, The Resume Writing Academy, The National Resume Writers' Association, and other career associations. She holds degrees in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington and the University of California, Berkeley. 

And no, she's not a butterfly. That would be pretty amazing. 


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