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Creating a Winning Resume

I have had a lot of calls this month from candidates who are looking to make a move to a new company. People are concerned with layoffs, reorganizations, mergers, and the frustration with project delays. I have spoken to candidates who have been with companies for 10-20 years that say it is just the time to move on but what they are worried about is writing a resume. Even with all the technology out there, people still have problems with putting together a good resume. Here are some pointers: 

Available Talent

For more information on any of these candidates, or to talk about any specific hiring needs you may have, reach out to me at 

Vice President of Sales & Marketing – Minneapolis, MN


·        He has built high performance sales teams.

·        Managed a direct sales team of 5 Regional Sales Managers and 30 independent

sales rep firms.

·        40% YoY sales growth in 2022

·        Managed P&L from $200M to $400M

·        Worked in the OEM, distribution channel, national hardware chains, and utilities.

·        Salary $240,000 ++

Senor Sales Manager- Mid-Atlantic


·        Ran Commercial and Industrial location with 70% top line revenue growth

·        Worked with electrical contractors, HVAC, OEM

·        Worked with Wesco in the past

·        Salary $200,000

Regional Sales Manager- Michigan


·        Managed $6M territory

·        Called on OEM, industrial distribution, end-users, system integrators

·        Grew sales 21% in 2022 over goal

·        Worked at Panduit in the past along with independent sales rep firm.

·        Salary $120,000 +

VP Operations – Georgia


·        Decreased lead time by 50% in 3 years

·        Reduced past dues from $2M to $60,000 for a $100M business

·        VP of Lean/Continuous improvement

·        Worked for Southwire in the past

·        Salary $300,000 + 

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“May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.” 

Dorien Kelly, The Last Bride in Ballymuir

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Pati Kelly

Executive Recruiter / Senior Partner
Pati concentrates on working with Wire and Cable manufacturers and distributors including bare copper, control and automation cable, building wire, low voltage, industrial, high voltage, specialty cable (mining, marine, portable, etc.). Her clients range from major manufacturers of industrial and utility products to players in retail and datacom.  

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