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Leading Edge Resumes helps you take command of your career so you can become the architect of your life

Deborah James, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Certified Career Management Coach is a respected global resume writer who develops one-of-a-kind executive and mid-management resumes that are Applicant Tracking System friendly, in addition to LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, ASCii resumes, and other supporting documents. Deborah is recognized for helping clients penetrate the gatekeepers and navigate the challenges and opportunities with leading-edge career strategies. 

Did you know that >94% of executive recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates? Strong branded and optimized LinkedIn profiles loaded with achievements / keywords / skills, and recommendations, combined with a solid network, can boost one's visibility. 

As a resume guru with 20 years of expertise, Deborah knows how to leverage one’s expertise against the competition by marketing their brand and capitalizing on strengths. Performance outsells promises. Professional resumes and sizzling LinkedIn profiles inspire innovation, ignite possibilities and increase interviews. Call Deborah James today and let her help you shoot for the moon.

International, Expatriates and Civilian Clients Working Overseas

Deb works with international clients, expatriates and groups of journeymen, electricians, mechanical and electrical engineers, planning engineers, tradesman, security professionals, logistics / transport, construction (road, bridges, etc.) and security workers located internationally. Companies represented include Bechtel, Faraz Afghan International USA Inc, Fluor Intercontinental; Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), AMK9, Garda, Danger Zone Jobs, Exxon Mobil, Fulcrum International Group, DynCorp, Ronin Worldwide Executive Protection, Halliburton and more. 

Yearly Job Evaluations

Are you required to write your own personal job evaluation? It's tough to write about yourself. Leading Edge Resumes develops job evaluations that showcase value-added achievements and typically result in a salary increase or bonus.


Deborah serves on ExecuNet's Executive Resume Writing and Assessment Team, working with senior executives, C-suite executives, business management professionals, managers, career changers, expatriates (expats), and mid-management candidates. ExecuNet is the original executive network connecting leaders since 1988. ExecuNet helps six-figure executives by hosting both online and face-to-face meetings to share best practices, business solutions, job leads, and more. As a recognized authority in executive recruiting and human capital, ExecuNet provides access to confidential six-figure job listings, proprietary research, and pragmatic advice. ExecuNet can:

·       Help you stay ahead of the competition by identifying new job / career opportunities

·       Connect you with top recruiters and companies

·       Develop a sizzling executive profile

·       Build an effective professional network

·       Connect you with Deborah James, an executive resume writer and LinkedIn profile developer and ExecuNet team member

 Industry Experience

Entrepreneurs, accounting, administration, advertising and communication, agriculture, architecture, art and design, automotive (see below), banking, big-box retail, bookkeeping, broadcasting and media, construction, customer service, dentistry, economics, education, engineering, event planning, finance, food & beverage, glass manufacturing, hazardous materials, hospitality, insurance, investment, healthcare, human resources, insurance, law, logistics, maintenance, manufacturing, mechanics, medical devices / durable goods, nursing, sales and marketing, oil & gas, packaged goods, pharmaceutical sales, pharmacy, psychology and counseling, public relations, purchasing, quality, railroad, real estate, retail management, safety, security, science, social work / human services, solar, technology, trades, transportation, utilities, warehouse / distribution, and more. 

Clients have come from all across the United States and internationally - Africa, UK, Singapore, Denmark Thailand, Italy, Madrid, Denmark, France, India, Australia, Germany, Russia, South America, Mexico, China, Japan, Vietnam, Turkey, Sweden, Poland, Spain, France, Canada and more.

 Extensive Experience in Automotive Manufacturing

Many of Deborah's clients come from the automotive manufacturing industry - Chrysler, General Motors (GM), Ford Motor, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, KIA, and more, in addition to automotive suppliers such as Magna Steyr, Johnson Controls, Pilkington, Delphi, Tenneco, etc. Clients have served in production, quality, engineering, trades, HR, safety, materials, distribution, maintenance, materials, scheduling, project managers, supply chain management, foreman / supervisor, machinist, plant management, etc.