About Us

Who is Deb James at Leading Edge Resumes?

As Chief Career Officer (COO), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), executive resume writer, and career strategist, I am passionate about helping individuals, business leaders, and rising stars around the globe discover clarity. I team with each client to develop their career focus and brand and then zoom in on their direction using powerful execution strategies that showcase the impact of their achievements and results. I offer more than 25 years’ experience developing professional / executive resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, bios, and other career marketing tools. Formerly known as A Hire Image (ahireimage.com), I have been twice recognized globally as one of five professional resume writers in the Best Executive Resume category for the TORI Award – Toast of the Resume Industry.

Equipped with a degree in accounting, I launched my career working for the federal government. Twelve years later, I transitioned to public education and later turned my energy to working with senior executive clients and mid-management professionals to help them reach their dreams and become the architect of their life and not the victim of their career.

I enjoy helping my clients connect with executive and senior recruiters and Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) firms with two unique and daily updated databases that I use to email your resume to the right executive recruiters or VC / PE firms based on industry preferences, career targets, and your compensation requirements.

Member of: Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, Career Management Alliance, Association of Job Search Trainers, and Career Directors International. Finally, a trusted senior member of ExecuNet’s executive resume writing and assessment team.


Publications & Recognition

Expert Resumes for Computer & Web Jobs, Expert Resumes for Teachers & Educators, Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Industry Professionals, Expert Resumes for Managers & Executives, Expert Resumes for Healthcare Professionals, Best College Resumes — Jump-Start Your Career, America’s Top Resumes for America’s Top Jobs, Cover Letter Magic, and Resume Maker.

Featured guest speaker at universities / colleges, professional group meetings, and non-profit organizations.

Recognized by clients around the globe as one of the BEST and most personal professional resume writers offering unique services and results. Visit my LinkedIn profile to read recommendations and reviews: www.linkedin.com/in/deborahjamesexecutiveresumes

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

I maintain memberships in professional organizations and attend a variety of conferences to expand my knowledge and to obtain industry certifications and accreditations.

  • Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, earning the Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) certification
  • Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC)
  • The Career Management Alliance – Charter Member (now known as Career Thought Leaders)
  • Career Directors International (CDI)
  • Tenured ExecuNet Resume Consultant & Executive Resume Writer
  • Two-time TORI Award Nominee (Toast of the Resume Industry) one of the five best executive resumes in the world
  • 2012 NCRW conference team member and speaker on “Opportunities”