I founded Reed Résumés in 2014 after spending many years as a New York City-based recruiter and realizing that there was a massive need for résumé writing services. I have viewed hundreds of thousands of résumés and conservatively, less than 5% could be considered absolutely flawless. More concerning to me though, the vast majority of résumés are stunningly underwhelming. Given how competitive the job market is, I realized that I am uniquely positioned to do something about it.
Most résumé writers (and there are lots of excellent ones out there) are fantastic writers but they do not have recruiting experience. I have 10+ years of recruiting experience and have my finger on the pulse of the job market. What makes me unique is that I am able to pair my writing skills with my recruitment background. Additionally, I am recognized as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches. I understand the psychology of recruiting. I understand how a recruiter reads a résumé. I understand what they want to see and how they want to see it. I understand how to minimize the red flags and concerns that are running through the recruiter's mind.
I reside in Smithtown, Long Island with my wife Lisa, daughter Charlotte, son Anthony, and pug/jack russell Sammy. Sitting on the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors, I have taken a lead role with their Young Professionals group and also serve on the Smithtown High School Industry Advisory Board. My experience includes presentations and workshops at North Babylon HS, Sayville HS, Locust Valley HS, Suffolk County Community College-Riverhead, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, Smithtown Library, Patchogue-Medford Library, and NYC non-profit organization Grace Institute.