Abby M. Locke
“Purpose + Passion = Unparalleled Success” – My Personal Philosophy. Embracing this personal philosophy.
Building Bridges to New Careers: How to Leverage Your Past Career Achievements
Creating a Winning Non-Profit Resume
Over Forty: Combating Age Discrimination in Today’s Job Market
Navigating the Federal Job Market
Job Search Strategies
Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Creating a Distinctive Resume and Cover Letter
Developing an Effective Job Search Strategy
Writing Successful KSA Statements
I started Premier Writing Solutions, LLC, an executive resume-writing and personal branding services company in Washington, DC. Fueled by my deep passion for helping others, I have perfected a talent for “extracting” their unique strengths and getting valuable nuggets of information through focused strategy sessions and personal consultation. I emphatically use the power of words to help my clients come alive on paper through customized, branded résumés and career marketing documents.
Currently as one of the leading resume writers in Washington DC, I am continually sought out by local universities, professional associations and private companies to deliver workshops and seminars on résumé writing, job search techniques and interviewing skills. To date, samples of my distinctive résumé work have been published in Nail the Résumé! Great Tips for Creating Dynamite Résumés and Same-Day Résumé.
Additionally, I serve as the Résumé Consultant for Women-for-Hire career fairs; I am the Résumé Expert for Rachel’s Network and the Résumé Expert/Columnist for Executive Pie, an online career resource for executive women. I regularly contribute to IMDiversity.com, DCjobs.com, The Ladders.com, and Localcareers.com and I have been featured as the career expert on Monster.com, Career Journal, and Society for Human Resource Management.
A true proponent of ongoing learning and professional development, I hold several industry designations as Certified Advanced Résumé Writer, Certified Federal Résumé Writer and Certified Personal Branding Strategist. I also received a Bachelor in Business Management from Clark University in Massachusetts and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University.
Energetic. Passionate. Confident.
These words accurately describe me and the level of energy and enthusiasm that I bring to my speaking engagements. For over ten years, I have developed and delivered engaging workshops, presentations, webinars and teleseminars on today’s current trends that impact career management and effective job search for senior-level professionals and executives.
Staying true to my personal philosophy that “Purpose + Passion = Unparalled Success”, I enjoy partnering with leading associations, non-profit organizations and universities to conduct stimulating, information-packed sessions on executive resume development, career marketing documents, personal branding, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, salary negotiation, federal government applications, and changing careers.
From interactive role-plays to hands-on documents, I tailor my presentations and delivery to suit diverse audiences.
“Abby is extremely professional and appears very comfortable with her own style. She is clearly a confident presenter, and she focused her energy to ensure the group was engaged and interactive. Abby demonstrated excellent poise and communication skills in front of the group and is most adept at facilitating a group, being certain to include all participants in the group; she projects a confident and credible image to the group.”
-Alma Hughes, Lee Hecht Harrison
“Your presentation was excellent. You were so well organized, articulate, poised and informative. I learned a lot. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Just wanted to let you know your efforts were greatly appreciated.”
-Eleanor Farmer, member, National Resume Writers’ Association
“This is one of the best trainings I have been to since I have been working at this agency. Ms. Locke is very, very good and straight to the point. Great speaker.”
-Somoye, K, participant, KSA Training Workshop
“I thought she spoke well, on schedule, knew her material, and was patient. The class was very much needed and satisfied all of my questions.”
-Melinda K. participant, KSA Training Workshop
“Your presentation was outstanding… both in content and delivery.”
-Vivian VanLier, Resume Writer, Career Masters Institute