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August 25, 2021 24 min

In this episode of Career Can Do, Mary Ann Faremouth chats with Donna Wallingsford, a published writer, editor, and educator with over 20 years of experience. Donna helps job seekers refine their resumes. 

Donna’s background in journalism contributed to her success and expertise in writing. Though she is versed in many forms of writing, she found her calling in doing resumes, which she turned into a lucrative business. Mary Ann comments that Donna’s is the creme de la creme of resume writers. The secret, Donna says, is her approach: she researches the industry to understand what employers are looking for, and interviews her clients to get to know them. She is passionate about presenting them in the best light.

Your GPA should not be put on your resume unless it’s 3.0 or above, Donna advises. “If you’ve been out of college for more than five years, the GPA isn’t really necessary ... if they don’t request a transcript, your GPA is not going to be a deciding factor in the workforce. If you’re a recent graduate without much work experience, including your internships in your resume is a good idea,” she adds.


Donna Wallingsford | LinkedIn

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