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


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 [...]

DIY Resume Writing Advice

The Devil made me do it

The following is some insider insights on how to create a solid DIY resume. That is if you’re brave enough to undertake the task on your own knowing full well the consequences if in the end your resume turns out to be a faux 2 carat Cubic Zirconia instead of the brilliant 2 carat diamond [...]

And the Winner Is? Oscar Nominees for Job Hunting


As is my annual tradition this time of year, I look at the Oscar nominees and use them as a sounding board for offering you some diverse job hunting advice. So here is my 2014 edition. I hope you enjoy it. American Hustle: Everyday people get hustled by practiced Grifters and Conmen and Conwomen who [...]

Resume Advice from American Idol Judge Harry Connick Jr.

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Speaking as a music lover and an accomplished resume writer and job search advisor, I firmly believe every job seeker must enter a job search with the same mindset as every contestant who enters one of the myriad of talent contests on television today: “You’re In It To Win It!” Their primary goal is to [...]

Executive Resumes


Since today is Presidents Day, it’s apropos to discuss Executive Resumes. Six-figure executives are well aware that they are judged by is their ability to interact with boards, business owners, oversight committees and fellow corporate executives. They are judged on their ability to drive and achieve profitability goals. And they are judged on their ability [...]

Overqualified for the Job?


Ask any executive, line manager, or business owner if they would love to have people onboard who can do not only their own job – but a whole lot more and I think 80% would answer by saying “I’ll take a dozen” or “where can I find one.” To me this is the embodiment of [...]

What Type of Job Hunter Are You?

Who Are You

I have been blogging on the topics of resume writing, social media profiles, and conducting a job search for six years now. During this time over one thousand readers, at all levels, reached out to ask for my advice. In talking with them it never ceases to amaze me how many people are living in [...]