I launched 1st Rate ResumesĀ  in San Diego, California in late 2000, when I was in the midst of another career change. While assessing my own background of more than 45 jobs (at the time) in radio, television, aviation, and office administration, I realized one of my greatest strengths was resume writing and job interviewing. Friends had been asking me to update their resumes for years prior and had similar success landing new jobs.

Over the past 15 years, I’ve earned 5 certifications, and was the driving force behind the TORI Awards and International Update Your Resume Month. Additionally I hosted Career Matters Radio on Fox 910, contributed to JobQuest, a dual-Emmy award winning TV program, and helped my clients gain an edge in their careers. I’ve been a member of all the major resume writing associations, and currently I contribute to the Resume Writers Council of Arizona.

Most of all, I’ve written job search documents for nearly all occupations, but specialize in those hard to place fields, where the jobs are few and far between. I also love working with new college graduates to help launch a new career.

— Susan Geary, CMRW