Perry Newman CPC/CSMS is a nationally-recognized career services professional; an executive resume writer and career transition coach, certified social media strategist, AIPC certified recruiter and charter member of the Career Rocketeer team. Passionate about all things related to career management, Perry has been critiquing Career Rocketeer readers' resumes at no cost since 2009. For a complimentary critique, email your resume to

As a resume writer, he understands how a resume is perceived and therefore how it should be written. He is best known for choosing the perfect style and format to make a candidate stand out in a crowd and identifying their key selling points and artfully integrating them into their resume, bio and dossier.

As a coach and social media strategist, he helps individuals including CXO’s, professionals and career changers in all fields to understand and master the job search process from A to Z. He coaches and mentors them on relevant topics such as understanding the role of social media in a job search, developing and using a network to get known and generate interviews, how and where to submit a resume and cover letter, as well as how to interview for a job, and evaluate and negotiate a job offer.

As a recruiter, he has long standing contacts with employers and other recruiters in numerous fields can introduce you to decision makers seeking top talent in the continental USA.

For a no cost/no obligation critique of your resume and LinkedIn page you are invited to email your resume to


Services & Offerings:

Perry offers a no cost / no obligation resume critique when you email a resume to or call him at 718-332-6130.

Perry transforms ordinary resumes into documents that are door-openers and increase your current apply to interview rates by over 20% by developing branded resumes that highlight your value and hireability and get you selected rather than screened out of high paying jobs.

Perry crafts high-impact LinkedIn profiles that validate your worth and allow you to be found by recruiters and employers Perry educates and counsels clients on the most effective networking, job search and interview strategies and how to apply them and he works along with you until you get the desired results, and afterwards remains a valued friend you can trust and depend on for life.

Why I Serve Careerists & Job Seekers:

Since the day I stared my first job as a Personnel Consultant on Wall Street until today I have been passionate about becoming one of the best practitioners in the business and helping people find the job they are qualified for at the salary they desire with the least amount of hassle and stress and frustration.

Having been a recruiter and running a successful search firm through several boom markets and deep recessions I have learned the importance of career planning, coaching and a powerful, well-structured resume in job search and I love passing this information on to others. Over the past few years I have also discovered the importance of social media and how to use it effectively in a job search


Personal Branding a Resume: Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of Trade

You’ve all heard the term establishing a Personal Brand before, but how many of you know what this means? In my book, finding the means to visually have a resume stand out from dozens of others in the hopper is a start to establishing your personal brand. I will share with you some of the [...]

Why a Great Resume is Your First Step to a Successful Job Interview

Interview Checklist

Job search in the new millennium is different and difficult for many job seekers, especially Men & Women of A Certain Age, professionals who are used to being recruited, people at all levels in all professions who have not been involved in a job search or updated and modernized their résumé for at least the [...]

Knowing Your Audience Yields Better Results


I am a major proponent of getting to know your audience as much and possible before writing a resume and interviewing for a job. I once heard this story from a client who worked for Microsoft in the early days. I’d like to share it with you, especially if you believe One-Size-Fits-All in a resume [...]

The Value of a Resume for The Currently Employed


According to economic experts the US economy is steadily moving forward, unemployment is moving downward, and they’re predicting an upward swing in business growth and the hiring of new employees at a pace not seen since 2006. This may explain why in 2014, compared to the last 4-6 years, currently employed job seekers are turning [...]

Resume Rule # 11: Everyone Likes a Good Story

Best Seller

There is a reason authors like Patterson, Grisham, Connelly and Baldacci, among others, are constant fixtures on the NY Times Best Seller List. They create compelling stories that grab the reader’s attention and stir their imagination to read on to see how the characters develop and the story unfolds and concludes. I’ve been writing resumes [...]

Personal Brand Management

4.18.14 Brand

Recently I wrote about Personal Branding in a resume and today I’d like to tackle the broader topic of Brand Management. Here are 5 pointers on this topic I would like to share with you. 1: Establish and maintain a high visibility online, in the press, and within the industry. This advice is not only [...]

Job Search Myths Debunked

Job Search Myths

I have been involved in the Career Services field in various capacities for the past 3 decades and I can tell you that there are a great many myths out there that are just that -myths – an idea that is believed by many people but that is not true. Here are four I find [...]

What Should a Resume Look Like If You Want Results?


I apologize but this is really a trick question because there is no clear cut answer that applies across the board. A lot will depend on your occupation and your career level. This said, merely updating your pervious resume may work for some of you but will be disastrous for others depending on the job [...]

Defining Your Value Proposition?

Personal Brand Value Proposition

A newly coined term that has become ubiquitous over the past decade in the Job Search sphere is Value Proposition. You’ll read and hear about it in association with networking, writing a resume and conducting an interview. The first step in defining your Value Proposition is also where many go wrong; they fail to understand [...]

Resumes: Trust But Verify


“Trust, but verify” is a Russian proverb told to President Ronald Reagan by Suzanne Massie, a writer on Russia, during the final days of the Cold War. This is also something job seekers and career changers should consider when preparing a resume and LinkedIn page. RESUMES: Prior to being a featured SME guest this past [...]