About Us

Who is Deb James at Leading Edge Resumes?

As Chief Career Officer (COO), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Executive Resume Writer, Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), and executive career strategist, Deborah is passionate about helping business leaders and rising stars around the world discover clarity. Deb personally teams with each client to develop their career focus and brand and zoom in on their direction using powerful execution strategies that showcase the impact of their achievements and results. Deborah develops professional / executive resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, bios, and other career marketing tools. Formerly known as A Hire Image (ahireimage.com), Leading Edge Resumes & Career Services, has 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, Deborah launched her career working for the U.S. Government. Twelve years later, she transitioned to public education and later left to turn her energy to working with senior executive clients (six-figure 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.

Deb plays a key role in helping her clients connect with executive and senior recruiters and Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) firms with two unique and daily updated databases. She can email your resume to the right executive recruiters or VC / PE firms based on industry preferences, career targets, and compensation requirements.

Deborah is also available to work companies needing outplacement / transition services due to layoffs, restructuring, and cutbacks. Over the years, she has worked with employers to provide their employees with resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profile development, distribution services, and coaching services on how to tackle a career campaign in today’s ever-changing job market.

Member of: Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, Career Management Alliance, Association of Job Search Trainers, and Career Directors International. Finally, she is a trusted senior member on 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 Deb’s LinkedIn profile to read recommendations and reviews: www.linkedin.com/in/deborahjamesexecutiveresumes

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

Deborah maintains membership in professional organizations and attends yearly conferences to expand her 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”