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Blue Sky Resumes Featured in Oprah Magazine


I’m so proud to say that Blue Sky Resumes is prominently featured in the latest issue of O Magazine.

I was contacted a few months ago by Adam Glassman, the magazine’s creative director, and asked if I’d like to take part in career makeovers for several women who needed a job. I was thrilled to help, but honestly had some reservations – would the magazine be genuinely interested in helping the women, or just interested in getting a good article?

But on my first visit to the O offices, my doubts were put to rest. The team assigned to this story is determined to see this project all the way through, and the four lucky women they selected are getting every possible assistance in their job search.

First they had complete makeovers at a top New York salon and received fashion tips and new wardrobes, and then the Blue Sky team was called in. I worked with each woman on a new resume and cover letter to truly clarify and communicate their value proposition. Each one had different challenges and different strengths, but when we were done, each one also had a killer resume.

They then worked with our coach Barbara Safani, who taught them networking techniques, conducted a recruiter mailing campaign, and helped with their interviewing skills.

The feedback so far has been good – one woman immediately secured an interview with her new resume, despite having been turned down by the same company only week earlier. But the job search is only just beginning, and the O team are committed to seeing it all the way through. I’m excited to be part of this ongoing process!

If you’d like to read the story, we’ve turned it into a PDF which you can download here. Our resume makeover is on the last two pages.

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About the Author

Louise Fletcher

Louise co-founded Blue Sky in 2002 after a career as an HR executive. Her industry experience includes music, video games, fashion and advertising. She lived and worked in the US for many years, but moved back to her native UK in 2012, where she now lives in the Yorkshire countryside. In addition to her full-time role with Blue Sky, she's a professional artist, so you can imagine why she couldn't answer the 'what do you do with your free time' question! Contact Louise by email.

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8 comments on “Blue Sky Resumes Featured in Oprah Magazine”

  1. Dawn Bugni says:

    Louise –

    Congratulations just isn’t big enough. This is so wonderful for the job seekers you helped, for the career industry as a whole and you as a professional. BRAVO!! I’m so very proud to be part of this helping profession and even more proud to know you. Well done. Off to pick up my copy …

  2. Thanks Dawn! It really has been such a great experience and all these women are amazing. They all deserve a lot of success.

  3. Nice job, Louise!! Keep us updated too… can’t wait to read the article.

  4. Congratulations. Your work earned the recognition that is well deserved.

  5. Pamela says:

    Hey Louise,

    Just got a copy of O magazine and saw you featured– congratulations! Really lovely to see such public confirmation of your talent. That’s why I send our people to you!

    Best,

    Pamela Mitchell- The Reinvention Institute

  6. Linda Stoll says:

    I was so impressed with your work in the article that I tracked you down online. Outstanding, innovative, creative! I’ll be sharing your blog with the people I connect with as a life coach and a pastoral counselor.

  7. Monica says:

    The featured resume in O magazine has given me so much inspiration that I started writing my new resume right after reading it. I am a single mom who needs to make a career change to put food on the table….so I MUST get a new job!! I have a diverse background with many skills, but much of my work is volunteer. You made me realize that my skills really ARE transferable to a job that I get paid for.

    I will share your blog and website with the many people I know who are job hunting and re-writing resumes.

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