Meet Kate

Welcome! It’s a pleasure to meet you virtually. 

 

       Kate Williamson, Founder

Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) | Certified Resume Specialist in Engineering, Science, and IT (CRS+ES) and (CRS+IT) | Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC) | Certified Social Branding Analyst | Master of Science (MS), Applied  Chemistry


I am a former Chemist and Engineer turned Certified Professional Resume Writer committed to helping science, engineering, technology, mathematics, IT, and healthcare/medical professionals uncover and market their unique value, credibility, and expertise in the form of targeted, branded, and evidence-based career marketing packages.

The truth about today’s modern job market:

With so much competition and attention spans at an all-time low, your experience, performance-specific qualities, and other distinguishing features must attract a hiring manager’s attention within 4 to 6 seconds and be optimized for applicant tracking systems – the digital gatekeepers that determine if your resume is even seen by a human.

Your resume and LinkedIn profile are the most important financial documents you will own.

They can help you or they can hurt you. That’s where I come in. I’m committed to partnering with dedicated career professionals, like yourself, and coaching you to think through your career and uncover and reinforce your unique strengths and value to position you for the role that you want, not the one that you have (unless they are the same thing!).

One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is providing you with greater clarity and focus on your career path.

Both current and former clients have expressed that they specifically come to Scientech Resumes because I go beyond simply writing your resume, LinkedIn profile, and other important career-branding documents. Unlike other professional resume writing firms, I make sure that you know how to use your new documents in your job search effectively so that you can maximize your time, energy, and career opportunities. This enhanced education and self-awareness around the power of personal branding and networking will take you farther than any interview guarantee will, and this is precisely the reason why my clients get interviews.

My services have helped my clients realize the following benefits:

  • Decreased stress and insanity by partnering with a professional with one goal in mind … YOURS
  • Substantial savings in time and money by shaving days, weeks, and months off of your job search
  • Recoup their investment within less than 1 work week’s pay in their new position
  • Getting into your next job faster with greater results through the power of personal branding and networking
  • Increased income potential by showcasing quantifiable achievements and impact versus a task-oriented resume
  • Redefine your unique value to yourself and the first impression you make with potential employers
  • Elevated confidence and a rejuvenated sense of excitement in the job search process
  • Enhanced clarity and focus on your career goals and the key strengths you need to achieve those goals

I am proud to hold the following industry certifications and memberships:

I am trained to work with people from all professional backgrounds and hold a CPRW certification from the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches. I also hold specialty resume writing certifications in engineering, science, and information technology (IT), and I am currently one of the only resume writers worldwide to hold the specialist credential in engineering and science from Career Directors International.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone has a story. Here’s mine.

Before I found Scientech Resumes, I spent many years searching for my own career fulfillment. I earned my Master’s in applied chemistry, gaining experience working as a chemist and an engineer in R&D and manufacturing environments in the US and the Netherlands. I had a job that looked great on paper but left me struggling to find any sense of inspiration or engagement in what I did for a living. This experience was both isolating and humbling, especially since I never realized just how much of my identity and self-worth was tied up in my career.

I no longer enjoyed my job, which catalyzed a lot of soul searching and a life-changing moment.

About a year into my engineering job, I decided to explore my writing talents and began writing professional resumes on a freelance business for a multinational resume writing company. this time, I started exploring my writing talents and began writing professional resumes for a global resume writing and consulting firm. This experience provided me with an enormous feeling of reward and excitement as I got the chance to see my clients achieve their career goals and re-establish their unique value to themselves.

Along the way, I developed my own resume writing process and founded Scientech Resumes in 2015 to help professionals in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, information technology (IT), and healthcare industries identify and market their unique value, credibility, and expertise in the form of branded, targeted, and evidence-based resume and LinkedIn packages.

I believe that each one of us is the entrepreneur of our own career path.

Whether you’re fresh out of college looking for your first job, seeking a promotion, trying to make a career change, exerting your influence in an executive or c-suite role, I can help get you where you want to go, with greater results. I achieve this by going beyond the resume and LinkedIn services and educate you on how to effectively use your new documents to maximize your time, efficiency, and agility in the job search process.

As your career-marketing partner, I help you strike the careful balance by showing that you have what it takes to do the job as well as the soft skills and personality that will convince the key hiring decision-makers that you are a great fit for the organization.

It all starts with getting to know you, where you are, and where you’d like to go.

When I’m not sharing Scientech Resumes with the world, you can find me hiking in the North Cascades area with my fiance, curling up with a good book, enjoying great food and beer, and spending quality time visiting friends and family.