How I Became a Résumé Writer:
I was wrapping up my B.S. and knew exactly where I wanted to go for graduate school. Problem was, this program was #1 in the country for this field of science, and I did not have the GPA or GRE scores to even be considered.
So, I initiated Plan B. I wrote a direct proposal to the professor I wanted to work under, along with a personal statement of the value I bring to his research and emailed it to him directly. In two days, he called to accept me into the program- fully funded with a salary.
The program I was accepted to is less important to me now than how I got in. I realized that I have an ability to see beyond rigid requirements, which gives my clients the tactical advantage they need when they don’t exactly match the candidate criteria.