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Deborah L. Schuster, CPRW

Deborah L. Schuster, CPRW


As a published resume expert with 20 years of experience in resume writing, Deborah Schuster has given thousands of clients a competitive advantage in the job market. Below are some of her credentials.


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Certified Professional Resume Writer

Certified Professional Resume Writer LogoCPRWs are the career industry's leading experts in the development of strategic resumes. Certification is earned by passing a rigorous exam, and meeting the highest standards of the resume industry. As many as 50% of resume writers fail this exam on their first attempt.  Deborah earned her certification in 1994, and was one of the first CPRWs in Southeast Michigan.  She currently serves on the PARW/CC Certification Committee. As a grader for certification exams, she mentors new resume writers to improve their skills.


Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW) Large LogoDeborah has been a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC), since 1992. PARW/CC Code of Ethics.


She is also a member of the National Resume Writers' Association.


Nationally Published Resumes

Over 45 of Deborah's resumes and cover letters have been selected for publication in many "Best Resumes" books, including:

  • Gallery of Best Resumes, Second Edition (JIST)
  • Expert Resumes for Teachers & Educators (JIST)
  • Expert Resumes for Computer & Web Jobs (JIST)
  • Professional Resumes for Executives, Managers, & Other Administrators (JIST)
  • Resume Winners from the Pros (Impact)
  • America's Top Resumes for America's Top Jobs (JIST)
  • 101 Best Resumes (McGraw Hill)
  • 101 Best Cover Letters (McGraw Hill)
  • Gallery of Best Resumes for Two Year Degree Graduates (JIST)
  • Training Manual of the Professional Association of Resume Writers.
  • Contributor to the PARW Spotlight - the newsletter of the Professional Association of Resume Writers.
  • National Business Employment Weekly - Resume Makeover "Can This Resume Be Saved" column (Dow Jones, Publishers of The Wall Street Journal,1998)


Quoted as a resume and job search expert in:



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Deborah's Resumes used as Microsoft Templates


Two of Deborah's resumes were selected as Microsoft Templates, and are published on the Microsoft web site.  Note:  While we don't advocate the use of resume templates, we are proud that Deborah's resumes were selected and received a "four star" rating from thousands of users.  Please note that Microsoft has greatly simplified the original design of these resumes, which were originally published in 101 Best Resumes.

Industry Experience

Deborah has worked with clients at all levels in a wide variety of fields, including Executive, Management, Professional, Technical, Engineering, Medical, and Education.  See a list of her Industry Expertise. She knows what employers are looking for, and knows the important keywords, power words, and buzzwords for your industry. 

Based in Troy, Michigan, Deborah has extensive experience with clients in the Automotive industry.

Public Speaking

Presented numerous resume workshops and seminars to local colleges, universities and high schools in Southeast Michigan.

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