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About Jan Melnik 

Perhaps you've heard Jan on the radio (she speaks regularly as a career expert on syndicated programs around the United States). Perhaps you've been linked to this website through one of her professional affiliations. Perhaps another client has referred you (in which case that client will be thanked and will receive a courtesy credit toward future services). Perhaps you've read her newest book, "Executive's Pocket Guide to ROI Resumes and Job Search," and are interested in how these cutting-edge solutions can work to advance your candidacy. Perhaps you've found her name at the back of a number of professional resume/cover letter books to which she has contributed her award-winning work. Perhaps you've picked up a copy of one of her books or read about her in the LA Times, Entrepreneur magazine, or Woman's Day.

Jan has been featured on Fox-61 News at Ten and NBC television, Crown Financial Ministries, Money Watch, and Money Matters radio programs, Defining Women radio program, and in USA Today newspaper, the Hartford Courant, Middletown Press, New Haven Register, Country Living magazine, and in books by Paul and Sarah Edwards, Martin Yate, Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan, Deb Dib, Seth Godin and Jay Levinson ("Guerilla" series), Louise Kursmark, Wendy Enelow, Joyce Lain Kennedy, Jay Block, and Kimberly Stansell; her work is also published in "America's Top Resumes for America's Top Jobs," "101 Best Cover Letters," "101 More Best Resumes," "Career Planning and Adult Development Journal," "Gallery of Best Resumes," "Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators," "Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Careers," "Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs," "Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads," "Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work," "College Grad Resumes to Land $75,000+ Jobs," "Expert Resumes for Health Care Careers," "Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives," "The Twitter Job Search Guide," "Resumes for Dummies," "Cover Letters for Dummies," and "Sales and Marketing Resumes for $100,000 Careers."

A Credentialed Career Manager and a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Jan was the second professional worldwide to earn her Master Resume Writer credential in 2003. She has been in practice assisting thousands of clients around the country since 1983. Her company, Absolute Advantage, was founded with the objective of providing clients with highly personalized, professional career-search services designed to "make them look good." This business philosophy typifies the customized and client-centered approach to working with each individual throughout their professional career. Relationship-building is an essential element ... and Jan takes great pride in the relationships she has established with clients throughout the United States and the vital referral network that has resulted.

Jan Melnik is active in a number of professional organizations and is a member of National Resume Writers Association (NRWA), Career Masters' $100,000 Roundtable, and the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW) and is a former PARW Certification Board member. She is the Career Management Expert with Career Thought Leaders ( and she is the CMO coach specializing with sales and marketing C-level executives with C-Suite Career Catalysts ( She presents frequently at industry conferences nationwide and has facilitated training for the Small Business Administration, the University of Hartford, the University of Wisconsin, Bay Path College, Hear Here Hartford, and the University of Connecticut as well as many libraries and civic organizations. An adjunct professor and educator coach at Bay Path College, Jan teaches Strategies for Career and Personal Growth. She holds two undergraduate degrees in business, is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland, and graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan University with a Master of Arts degree.

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P.O. Box 718
Durham, CT 06422
Phone 860-349-0256
Secure, 24-hour Fax 860-349-1343

Jan Melnik, M.A., President
Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)
Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
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