Certified Advanced Resume Writer, Certified Resume Specialist - Military to Civilian Transition
Certified Employment Interview Consultant
Kara Varner, Founder and CEO of A Platinum Resume, LLC is a Triple-Certified Professional Resume Writer with a 20-year career background in federal government, civilian, and corporate positions. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology, and is a Certified Trainer, LinkedIn Profile Writer, Author, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator.
Kara has worked for the Department of the Army and the Department of the Air Force in supervisory, training, employee relations, and social services positions. She has been assisting professional co-workers, transitioning military members, and military spouses with their resumes and career marketing documents throughout her own diverse career. She turned her passion for writing into a business that expertly articulates her clients' value through strategic storytelling.
Kara also worked for Volt Services Group as an Account Executive and Employee Relations Rep for their dedicated client - the Microsoft Corporation. With additional experience as a Program Manager, for a major government contractor, she has a diversified background that assists her clients with navigating the application processes for civilian, corporate, contract, and federal government employment.
She has won many awards for achievement and performance throughout her career. Kara currently serves as a member of the Credentialing Committee for the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW). She attends Resume Writing Conferences and networks with recruiters to stay on top of current hiring trends, application tracking system (ATS) requirements, and cutting-edge resume design.
As a business owner, Kara focuses her attention on her clients and provides the personalized service needed during the resume writing process. She strategically brands and crafts empowering resumes -that win interviews and get results- and that differentiate her clients from the competition. Kara personally writes each client's resume and does not contract any work out. She understands that - job searching, applications, and interviewing are stressful enough!