Meet Mary Elizabeth, CARW, MCD, CERM, CERW
Executive Resumes | CxO Resumes

"For over 20 years I have helped thousands of multi-6- and 7-figure executives land the C-suite and board roles they desired through a combination of coaching on strategic positioning, designing exceptionally branded executive resumes and supporting documents, combined with proven executive job search strategies that work at the C-level."

Our Branding... Your Promised Experience In
The Words Of Our Clients:

I ... built a highly successful retained executive recruiting firm in the 1990s, working with many of the top commercial developers, contractors, and architects in the nation as well as with professionals in the entertainment industry.

... became a professionally trained executive job search coach 2002, and internationally certified resume writer in 2006, after dozens of ongoing requests from $250K+ executives for job search advice inspired me to build on my career knowledge.

... was the top executive consultant for one of the oldest and largest career marketing firms in the nation. I truly enjoyed helping VP- to C-level executives both nationally and internationally "change-up" their careers and reach their professional goals.

... have led literally thousands of private and group seminars for executives in career transition.

... have fine-tuned over the years, my natural aptitude for seeing the potential opportunities for my C-level clients and mapping out easy strategies to empower them to achieve the success they desire.

... have earned numerous awards for my executive resume writing, and I lead a team of CMRW/CERW Certified career experts whom I have hand-picked and trained over the years client demand for my services increased.

... am the Executive Director for every executive resume project and am passionate about overseeing the branding, writing and design of our executive resumes, LinkedIn profiles and executive biographies for Board Members, C-level executives, Vice Presidents and Directors. I work across most industries and my executive resume clients reside across the globe.

... approach all of my professional endeavors with the sincerest respect and commitment to my clients. I take an artisanal approach to each of my clients' executive resumes and job search strategies — providing effective results for each client and their level of need. Leadership, trust, proven expertise and authenticity is the backbone of my business.


Credentials | Professional Training | Industry Contributions

I established Maryelizabethbradford.com in 2008. Acting as Senior Project Director, I lead a small, elite team of TORI-award-winning and CMRW/CERW Certified career experts. Today we are known as one of the top boutique resume writing firms in the world, exclusively serving VP to CxO clients across the globe.

I hold the following certifications and distinctions:

Certified Executive Resume Writer (CERW), Career Directors International
Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Career Directors International (one of only 36 worldwide)
International Certification as a Master Career Director (MCD), Career Directors International
Certified International Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), Career Directors International
Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), The National Resume Writer's Association
TORI Judge: 2017, 2018, 2019, Career Directors International
TORI Winner (The resume writing industry's most prestigious global award competition), Career Directors International
Recipient of Career Directors International "Master Career Professional Lifetime Achievement Award" - CDI's Highest Honor
Recipient of Career Directors International "2011 Career Innovator Award" for The Job Search Success System
Forbes Coaches Council MemberForbes Coaches Council Member
Forbes Coaches Council
Voted Forbes Top 100 Career Website
Client and peer nominated
Job Search Coach and Marketing Strategist
Successfully coached thousands of executives both virtually and face-to-face; completed over 10,000 hours of virtual coaching
Active Member, Career Directors International
Served on multiple committees, judging panels and led peer seminars
National Resume Writer's Association Member
Keeping up to date on the latest career and resume trends by participating in NRWA's ongoing training and materials.
Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches Member
Actively engaged in the resume industry's oldest, largest, and most-respected professional association.
Career Thought Leaders Consortium Associate
A member of this worldwide think tank of career industry leaders
Speaker and Presenter
CDI's 6th Annual International Conference, San Antonio TX (click for more)
Continuing Education
Ongoing training on the latest industry trends in social networking, executive resume writing, executive job search technologies, marketing techniques and the job market
Published Columnist
Articles featured in FORBES, The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, the US Business Journals, Core Net Global, The Wisconsin Law Journal, multiple job boards, blogs and industry association newsletters (click for more)
Past Training and Certifications
Graduate: Leadership Orlando, board member: Downtown Orlando Partnership, volunteer teacher: Junior Achievement, special events committee member: House of Mercy; creator, host and fundraiser for multiple charitable causes, volunteer: American Red Cross disaster relief
Author
Author of The Career Artisan Series Guide For The Perplexed on Amazon.com and the popular bi monthly ezine, The Career Insider.


I have successfully written the following executive resumes:

Board Resumes, Chief Executive Officer Resumes, Chief Operating Officer Resumes, Chief Financial Officer Resumes, Chief Information Officer Resumes, Chief Technology Officer Resumes, Chief Revenue Officer Resumes, Chief Strategy Officer Resumes, Chief Marketing Officer Resumes, Chief Information Security Officer Resumes, Vice President Technology Resumes, Vice President Sales Resumes, General Manager Resumes, SVP Operations Resumes, Senior Global Director Resumes and Senior Management Resumes, Senior Military Officer Resumes (transitioning to civilian), General Counsel Resumes, and more.

In areas including:
  • Finance, operations, sales, marketing, human resources, planning and technology
  • For small startups to multi-billion dollar Fortune 50 companies and multinational corporations
  • For clients in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific & New Zealand
In industries including:
  • Retail, wholesale, manufacturing, transportation, non-profit, healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, hospitality, film, entertainment, publishing, technology, banking, food services, commercial building, architecture, engineering, legal, academia, government, and the list does go on... (see resume examples here)
With challenges including:
  • Up-Leveling Titles
  • Thought Leadership
  • Securing Outside Directorships
  • Management Consulting
  • Industry Transitions
  • Relocations
  • Repositioning
  • Significant Salary Increases
  • Long Job Searches/Fired/Laid Off
When I am not coaching:

I do love my job—thus, there was a time I did not appreciate the benefits of work/life balance. Since achieving better harmony, I have actually increased my professional effectiveness and sincerely enjoy passing on the secrets I've learned for maintaining a balanced schedule and a career I'm passionate about to my clients.

Spending time with my amazing teenage daughter, enjoying liturgical services at our nearby Greek Orthodox Monastery, fly fishing, horseback riding, songwriting/performing, and kayaking are a few of the activities I hold dear that keep me balanced and happy. A lover of all things western, my latest endeavor is silversmithing. The Texas Hill Country is one of the most amazing places I have ever lived—for its culture, people, and beauty.


Mary Elizabeth Bradford

The Beautiful Hill Country of Texas


We have a multitude of farm animals and "rescue" pets. My two favorite gals are pictured here—our wild curly mustang horses from Wyoming.


Mary Elizabeth Bradford

Lucy, me and Mini


I hold my VIP days for my VIP Platinum clients at the Joshua Creek Ranch, an Orvis-Endorsed premier hunting lodge and corporate retreat center.


VIP Strategy Session Setting: Joshua Creek Ranch