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Top Resume Writers and Career Coaches
Based in metro Washington since 2012, Your Edge for Success YES LLC provides the services of top resume writers and career coaches to individuals and organizations. The 8-year-old boutique company offers job transition services, outplacement, and business coaching. We hold a 4.5–5-star rating on Yelp, Facebook, and Google; an A rating on Angie’s List; and an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau.
Founded in Chicago in 2009, Your Edge for Success initially provided education as well as writing services. Today we not only provide services but also empower our clients with targeted training in how to get what they want.
How We Help
Our top resume writers and career coaches ask questions to make sure we understand your goals and the value that you can provide to your employers, customers, or clients. Combining your ideas and ours enables us to create communications that attract new job offers or business.
Network with Our HR Advisory Team
The most important elements in determining the right company to assist you with your career or organizational goals are experience and training. Unique among local resume and career coaching companies, YES has an HR Advisory Team that helps us keep up with hiring and outplacement trends. Clients can also network with them and get their opinions in our private LinkedIn group, the YES Inner Circle. Check out our top resume writers, career coaches, and support staff:
Our Executive Team
President and award-winning writer Katherine Akbar holds a BA in political science with high honors from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor andRead More
After serving as a U.S. diplomat in Africa and Italy, Katherine worked as a human rights professional in the Middle East, where she won $3M for grant projects she developed and wrote. As executive director of a civil rights non-profit in New York, Katherine did extensive public speaking. Katherine’s nine years’ teaching and tutoring experience and two years’ professional acting experience also enable her to provide mock interview services and coaching. She ghost wrote the five-star-rated Success: Tales from the Front by Darnell Palmer. Katherine supervises all services and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Newly wed to Michael Akbar, Katherine is planning a family. When not working at YES, Katherine can be seen acting on area stages and screens.
Michael Akbar holds a Certified Diagnostic Coach designation from Coaching Mentoring Training International. He is also a seniorRead More
With 10 years’ experience in customer service, Abbie enjoys helping people quickly solve their problems. Abbie has worked as a photo technician, a beautyRead More
Our Resume and Operations Team
Naiyin received her Ph.D. in computational biophysics from Brandeis University and moved to the D.C. area in 2015. She has six years’ codingRead More
Nathan Moseley received his MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and his BA in English from Kennesaw State University. He has worked asRead More
Sharon is a DC-area native who received a BA in English with honors from Brandeis University. She has six years of experience in the legal, non-profit, Read More
More Top Resume Writers and Editors
Ellen Loeb is a Maryland native with more than 20 years of experience editing marketing, technical, and instructional material. She holds aRead More
Alisa is a writer, editor, and musician with experience in both private and nonprofit organizations. She has been certified as a professional resumeRead More
Tina has been writing professionally for nearly a decade. She is excited to bring four years of resume writing expertise to YES job seekers. Tina has also served Read More
Another Top Resume Writer
Maria Alberto brings clients several years’ experience in writing and editing for the business, nonprofit, and higher education sectors. She earned herRead More
HR Advisory Team
Jamal S. Baadani is an award-winning recruiting executive and a retired U.S. Marine senior non-commissioned officer. Jamal has Read More
Kristen Bell is an HR director and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) with over 20 years of HR leadership in the Read More
Pattie is a trusted advisor with over 20 years’ experience delivering strategic HR programs that address businessRead More
HR Advisory Team
Tamika Mitchell is the acting chief HR officer for Universal Service Administrative Company. She holds a master’s degree in HR and counseling Read More
from the University of Bridgeport and has over 10 years of HR and organizational development experience. Tamika specializes in talent management, training, and leadership coaching. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), as well as a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Tamika is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management, American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, and LeadingAge Virginia HR Committee.
Renata Sandham is a senior HR leader with over 10 years of experience in HR policy and management. Ms. Sandham has special expertise in internationalRead More
Anita Simmons is an HR executive with more than 25 years of experience. For the past 15 years, she has been vice president and senior vice presidentRead More
HR Advisory Team
Andrew Sylvia is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) with over 20 years of experience managing staffing needs, optimizing HR policies,Read More