About the Owner


Amy Rowell, Certified Professional Résumé Writer, has assisted others with creating remarkable résumés for the                     past 18 years.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northwestern State University and a Master of Arts degree in Student         Personnel Services also from Northwestern State, Natchitoches, LA.  Amy has worked in a university career center for the       past 18 years.  During this time, she assists students and alumni in creating successful résumés, practicing interviewing           skills, and understanding the job search process.  Amy received her Professional Résumé Writing Certification in August,         2006.

Amy specializes in résumés within the fields of Health and Education and has vast experience assisting entry level professionals in perfecting their résumés.  She has also written résumés for a variety of fields including the transportation industry, management, marketing/sales, social services, and many other areas.  She has worked with people at all levels from the college student to a two star general transitioning from a military career to a civilian position.  

For more information, please call

(912) 541-1484 (evenings) or email at arowell@rowellresumewriting.com


Personal Résumé 


Amy Williams Rowell
4678 Statesboro Hwy.
Sylvania, GA 30467
(912) 541-1484
arowell@rowellresumewriting.com

Entrepreneur/Manager/Trainer/Certified Professional Résumé Writer


​​Performance Profile   

  • Professional Career Advisor with almost 15 years experience in higher education, teaching, and résumé development
  • Educate students on the career planning process and provide job search assistance including résumé writing and interviewing skills
  • Certified Professional Résumé Writer and entrepreneur assisting clients in developing powerful résumés for career success
  • Qualified to administer and interpret the MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, and Self Directed Search
  • Trained in intensive career coaching and able to advise clients on effective job search strategies
  • Customer service driven with a desire to ensure complete satisfaction
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills with an ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a teamExcellent organizational skills with event planning and marketing experience     


Core Competencies

♦   Strategic Planner                       ♦   Résumé Writing                                     ♦   Staff Development and Training
♦   Entrepreneur                             ♦   Career Advising and Coaching              ♦   Teaching/Presenting
♦   Marketing & Event Planning      ♦   Customer Service                                  ♦   Accounts Payables/Receivables
♦   Career Assessments                 ♦   Management and Supervision               ♦   Business Development


Related Experience

​​Résumé Writing

  • Manage and operate a résumé writing service to assist clients in creating professional résumés
  • Meet with and confer with clients to gather information needed to write résumés
  • Write quality résumés for clients and provide excellence in customer service by ensuring complete satisfaction with the final product
  • Critique résumés for students and provide recommendations for improvements to assist with their job search
  • Completed requirements to become a Certified Professional Résumé Writer


Career Advising

  • Meet with students and clients to assist with their career planning and job search process
  • Utilize a variety of career assessments including FOCUS, MBTI, and the Self Directed Search
  • Interpret career assessments with students to assist them in understanding how their interests relate to careers
  • Conduct mock interviews to develop strong interviewing skills and prepare students for professional interviews
  • Assist students with their job search process and coach them on the appropriate steps required to locate and apply for positions
  • Encourage students to obtain relevant experience while in school through job shadowing, internships, or cooperative education


Management and Supervision

  • Supervise and train professional staff, graduate assistants, and student workers
  • Process all hiring paperwork including hiring and termination forms and approve timesheets
  • Coordinate annual training for graduate assistants
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations with staff and provide feedback regarding strengths and areas of improvement
  • Encourage staff to grow professionally by supporting professional development opportunities
  • Review office goals and objectives and recommend changes to plan strategically for the future
  • Serve as the advisement team leader to develop and implement a quality enhancement plan 


Teaching

  • Teach the Professional Development Course and create lessons, activities, and a class packet for the students
  • Present numerous class presentations on various career topics including résumé writing, interviewing skills, and choosing a major
  • Taught the Career Development Class to assist students in identifying careers and majors best suited to their interests
  • Taught the First Year Experience Orientation Class to assist students in learning skills needed to succeed in college
  • Gained a strong understanding of the skills needed to teach through an undergraduate teacher training program that included student teaching English and History in a high school setting


Event Planning and Marketing

  • Plan and coordinate special events including career fairs, graduate school fairs, career conferences, and well-known keynote speakers including Martin Yate, Don Asher, and Bill Rancic
  • Promote events utilizing effective marketing tools including advertising on social media sites, designing fliers, contacting professors, and emailing students
  • Initiated the implementation of several new events including the Life after College Conference, Dare to Declare, and a Majors Fair
  • Served as Chair of the Graduation Gala to plan a campus wide event for graduating seniors


New Business Start-up

  • Processed paperwork to establish a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) and received a business license for operations
  • Design, publish, and maintain a website to market and promote the business
  • Utilize social media as an effective marketing tool to promote the company and increase revenue
  • Handle all accounting including accounts payable/receivable, balancing accounts, and documenting business purchases 


Technology Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Google Apps, WordPerfect, Groupwise
  • Proficient with a variety of career programs including FOCUS II, Discover, GCIS, Symplicity, and C3M
  • Familiar with Microsoft Excel, Access, and FrontPage; web design


Conference Presentations

  • Wentworth, B., Dunbar, M., Duggar, T., & Rowell, A. (October 2016). Advising future graduate students. Presentation at the 2016 National Association of College Academic Advisors (NACADA), Atlanta, GA. 

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  • Rowell, A. & Saunders, S. (2009, June).  Life planning conference: Helping students reach the peak in their job search.  Presentation at the 2009 Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE), Young Harris, GA.


  • Williams, A. & Bergmaier, P. (2002, December).  Career development class: Charting the course for students’ future careers.  Presentation at the 2002 Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employers (SACE), Biloxi, MS. 

 

  • Williams, A. (1999, December). The career resource center of future.  Presentation at the 1999 Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employers (SACE), Savannah, GA.

 

  • Williams, A. & Anderson, A.L. (1997, October). The lure behind the ad. Presentation at the 1997 Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Education Committee State Conference, Conway, AR.            

 

  • Williams, A. (1996, October). The relationship between stress and alcohol consumption among college students. Presentation at the 1996 National Meeting on Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, Park City, UT.


Professional Affiliations      

  • Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC)      May 2006-present
  • Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE)                                       November 1999-present


Work History and Key Results    


Rowell’s Remarkable Résumés, LLC                                                                             Sylvania, GA
Owner/Certified Professional Résumé Writer                                                                    August 2009-present

  • Increased gross sales by 75% after the first year of business through effective marketing and excellent customer service
  • Received additional business through referrals of former clients


Georgia Southern University                                                                                         Statesboro, GA                         
Career Development Specialist                                                                                        October 2012-present

  • Assist students and alumni with the career development process including critiquing résumés 
  • Conduct presentations for over 1000 students annually

Assistant Director                                                                                                             July 2001-September 2012

  • Interacted with almost 2000 students in one year through individual meetings, presentations, and résumé critiques
  • Initiated several new career events including a graduate school fair and professional keynote speakers
  • Proposed and received approval for a new two-credit professional development course for juniors/seniors

Acting Assistant Director                                                                                                  July 2000-June 2001

  • Served as both Assistant Director and Career Resource Specialist during a transitional time

Career Resource Specialist                                                                                             January 1999-June 2000            

  • Oversaw all functions of the career resource library including ordering new books
  • Assisted with the development of sample résumés for each major found at Georgia Southern                                                                                

University of Arkansas at Monticello                                                                           Monticello, AR
Resident Director/Coordinator of Career Services                                                           July 1998-December 1998

  • Planned and implemented an Academic Majors Fair
  • Wrote and received funding for a rape prevention grant      

Resident Director/Assistant Director of Student Activities                                                July 1997-August 1998

  • Advised the Student Activities Board and planned programs which met student needs
  • Advised and coordinated all cheerleader activities
  • Oversaw the daily operations of a residence hall including supervising resident assistants and enforcing university rules  


Professional Development

NACE Career Coaching Intensive Training (July 2007)
NACE Management Leadership Institute (June 2001)
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Qualifying Training Program, CAPT (December 2000)
Strong Interest Inventory Qualifying Training (certified), G/S Consultants (February 2000)
Becoming an Effective Supervisor, Fred Prior Seminars (September 1999)
Self Directed Search Professional Training, Psychological Resources, Inc. (April 1999)


Education

​Northwestern State University                                                                                      Natchitoches, LA
Master of Arts in Student Personnel Services, Administration Emphasis                        May 1997
CACREP Accredited Program

Northwestern State University                                                                                      
Natchitoches, LA
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Education                                                                   May 1995

Social Science and English Teaching Certifications                                                


Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.  Proverbs 15:22