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Meet Aja Allen-Abraham of The Write Place Professional Resume Services

Today we’d like to introduce you to Aja Allen-Abraham.

Hi Aja, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I grew up in a small suburb of Chicago, IL. I watched black people work hard and hustle harder for less than they deserved. I’ve had a heart for my people ever since I can remember. How can I impact the present and future for black people? How can I walk the walk? My passion for resume writing started back in 2013 when I was creating resumes for undergraduate and high-school students. I got involved in talent acquisition through the hospitality industry and began to see rather quickly that my people were being looked over and missing out on great job opportunities based on one sheet of paper, a resume. That’s when I found my calling. I began to build up a solid clientele over the years by networking and giving resume tips on social media.

What got me to where I am today is sticking to my goals, persistence, and leading with integrity. I’ve done everything from wash dishes and run food, to managing and training staff, to interviewing and hiring. I worked my way up from what many consider “the bottom” and have seen first-hand what a strong resume can do for mental health, for career advancement, work/life balance, and more. I’ve slipped into a deep depression from being overworked, underpaid, and exposed to toxic workplaces. Now I have made it my mission to help people land career roles that allow them to plan for a bright future, offer that life/work balance, and help protect their mental health. Since its creation, TWP has helped clients achieve over $1m in salary increases, transitioned hundreds of black and brown job seekers into professional careers, and impacted the households of multiple families internationally, across the US, and the LA area. I would not be where I am today without the trust of my community.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It’s never a smooth road when it comes to building a brand and a business. I really want people to know that. But the bumps in the road equip you for the success that is to come. My toughest challenge has been creating a household name for myself in such a huge city. I initially struggled but came to understand that it’s all about owning and being dedicated to your mission, providing REAL RESULTS, and networking! Network! Network! Network! Get out and be your own walking billboard.

Build and cultivate your own personal community. You NEED other people, not to gain anything, but to learn from! It’s so important to have a community that you can support and that will support you. Build and nurture relationships. Personally and professionally!

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
The Write Place offers services for professionals and job seekers including resume reviews, professional resume writing, LinkedIn Optimization, interview preparation, and recruiter networking services. TWP clients span industries including Accounting & Finance, Administration, Advertising & Sales Marketing, Construction, Education, Entertainment & Film, Fashion, F&B, Human Resources, Hospitality, Media, Logistics, Tech, IT, and more.

Each service is 100% guaranteed and each client gets the opportunity to approve the final draft before receiving the finished product.

I’m proud that my brand stands on integrity. I’m proud that lives have been changed dramatically for the better. I’m proud to be doing the legwork and making noise in my community! I want to see my people win!

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
Can we do a quick resume checklist? Pull out your resume! Here’s a quick list of what to include: Contact information, professional summary, professional experience, educational experience, core/relevant skills, and a section for certifications & training, awards. Always remember, you can have all the experience in the world and can have the brightest personality, but if employers never get to view your resume, it is all in vain. Those days are over! I have cracked the code, now let’s work together to get you noticed, and get that salary we all know you deserve. See you at www.itsthewriteplace.com!

Build from there! Many blessings.

Pricing:

  • Entry Level Student Resume: $179
  • Professional Resume: $249
  • Professional Resume/Cover: $299
  • Resume/Cover/LinkedIn Optimization: $399

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Image Credits
First profile photo (black/gold dress): @Zachariah_Shoots

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