All too often, people think of their resume and supporting materials as documents that should be focused on the past. At Forward Thinking Resumes & Careers, we think your resume should be geared to the future – to the job you want, not the job or jobs you’ve had. It should be strategic, tailored, and tell a story that will engage the reader and convince them that you have the skills and experience necessary to do the job.
Resumes are an important marketing tool when it comes to a job search and Catherine Tuttle, founder of Forward Thinking Resumes & Careers, knows a lot about marketing having started her career doing just that. As the Marketing Coordinator for a large commercial real estate firm in Raleigh, NC, her job was about crafting just the right message, tailoring it to the audience based on their specific needs. In her current role she is still tailoring messages and crafting professional communications, just geared towards a different audience – employers.
In addition to her work with clients, Catherine also serves on the Advisory Board for reacHIRE, a company focused on helping women re-enter the workforce after a career break.
Over the past fourteen years, Catherine has worked in career services at a top 10 business school, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and The NC State University Alumni Association. She is currently on contract with the UNC General Alumni Association where she provides career coaching to all alumni members.
Catherine has worked one-on-one with MBA’s, recent graduates, mid-level career professionals and executives, helping them craft professional resumes and other job search materials that resonate with recruiters and hiring managers. Her work with employers also helps guide her writing, incorporating feedback from those who are actively hiring talent.
In addition to resumes, Catherine also has expertise in job search strategy, interviewing preparation, navigating career transitions, and salary negotiations.
Catherine is a two-time graduate of North Carolina State University, with an undergraduate degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Higher Education focused on career counseling.