Meet Annette Richmond, MA

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6X Certified: Certified Master Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Consultant, Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert

Almost 20 years ago, I fell into the career field, landing as a vocational counselor for a nonprofit training and placement facility after earning an MA in psychology.

Like most nonprofits, we were long on needs and short on money. I turned to the fledgling internet in search of free resources I could use with our clients.

I didn’t find much.

So in 2000, I launched career-intelligence, The savvy careerist’s resource. It quickly became a highly regarded resource, recommended by top universities including Harvard, Dartmouth, and Cornell.

Before starting my resume writing firm in 2014, I taught writing and communications at the university level, wrote for several media outlets, and worked as contingency and retained recruiter.

🥇I’m proud to have earned multiple industry certifications including the Certified Master Resume Writer designation held by fewer than 50 resume writers worldwide.

Under the Smarter Career Moved brand I host a podcast, 26 Career Podcasts to Inspire and Guide Job Seekers (Jobscan 2021), popular LinkedIn Live show, and growing Club on 👋 Clubhouse.

I serve on the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA) Board of Directors and was honored to serve for two years on Career Directors International’s certification committee,

🌐 My career advice has been published Forbes, Thrive Global, Medium, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune,  Monster, Vault, The Glass Hammer, and The Wall Street Journal. View my most recent media mentions.

When you come on board, you’ll be working 1:1 with me, not a subcontractor.

If you’re a senior-level professional who appreciates a direct, honest, approach, I may be a good fit for you.

📲 🎥 📞📅 Schedule a consultation to find out, click here for my calendar. 


Wondering  if you really need an executive resume?

Here’s a snapshot of my certifications, experience, and affiliations:

  • Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), National Resume Writers’ Association
  • Appointed Membership Chair of the National Resume Writers’ Association
  • Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Career Directors International
  • Received The President’s Choice Award for Excellence by Career Directors International
  • Member of The Forbes Coaches Council
  • Asked to serve on Career Directors International Certification Committee
  • Elected twice to serve on the National Resume Writers’ Association Board of Directors as Director Member Support
  • Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), Career Directors International
  • Certified LinkedIn Profile Writer (CCELW), Career Enlightenment
  • Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC), Career Directors International
  • Certified Social Media Marketing Consultant, Hootsuite Academy
  • Published in Resumes For Dummies by Laura DeCarlo
  • Former recruiter, worked as third-party contingency and retained corporate consultant.
  • Former journalist, associate editor and feature writer national magazine
  • Former vocational counselor with a nonprofit career training and placement facility
  • Featured in notable media outlets including Monster, Vault, Business Insider, Forbes, The Glass Hammer, Job Hero, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Every Woman, Work it Daily, D!gitalist Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal
  • Served as a WorkitDaily-Approved Career Expert
  • Member of the National Resume Writers’ Association and Career Directors International
  • Trained with industry leaders, completed certification programs with distinction
  • Executive editor of, linked to by Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, etc.
  • Bachelor of Arts in English; Master of Arts in Applied Psychology

Studying media in college Annette developed a love of all things media. She’s a film buff, amateur foodie, Peloton convert, sports fan (Go Seahawks!), and volunteer with Save A Lab dog rescue. She resides in Connecticut with her husband and their four-legged kids, Katie & Emma who brighten every, single, day.

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