“Your job is what you do but your personal brand is who you are.™ Today, you need more than just a resume and a LinkedIn profile to job search or acquire your next business opportunity. You need to be a thought leader who can be the voice of your industry and the go-to expert everyone wants to lean on for knowledge. As a career branding expert with features and publications in OVER 50 media outlets, I know how to get you there, with the right finesse and strategy.” – Wendi Weiner, Award-Winning Writer & Career Branding Expert
Wendi Weiner, creatively known as the Writing Guru®, is a talented wordsmith with a passion for self-expression. Her true gift for writing was discovered at an early age when her parents found a collection of short stories and poems in one of her dresser drawers. For years, she continued to fill the drawer with her poetry, short stories, and other compositions. Her creative writings often gained recognition and accolades in various competitions while her leadership and knack for public speaking as a member of her high school debate team resulted in her placing at national tournaments.
Wendi’s forte in writing extended into her college years at Florida State University where she concentrated her studies in literature and creative writing. She graduated with honors in her major, English, and received a certification in Secondary Education. After college, she worked at a middle school in Miami as a Language Arts teacher and facilitated after-school programs which assisted economically disadvantaged students with tutoring in reading and writing. Subsequently, Wendi attended Stetson University College of Law, a top 100 law school that is ranked #1 in the country for advocacy and #3 in the country for legal writing. During law school, she served as a research assistant to several professors and became noted in various publications for her skilled efforts. She also received honors in her legal writing coursework and was a recipient of the prestigious William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award for her devoted community service.
Wendi’s legal career encompassed 10+ years of multi-faceted litigation and expansive research and writing experience while working at a 400+ attorney national law firm, litigating appeals for a top-tier statewide law firm, working as a corporate attorney for a Fortune 200 company, and serving as an advocate in the public sector for criminal defendants with mental health issues. Simultaneously, for over seven (7) years, she served as a distinguished adjunct professor of writing at local colleges and was nominated for Adjunct Professor of the Year. Wendi’s passion for writing continued as she created a personal blog which chronicled her running journey through two of the world’s major marathons, New York City and Chicago. It is of no surprise that she has garnered recognition as the #1 Resume Expert, BEST Executive Resume Writer, and earned the country’s most prestigious designation as a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) (Wendi was the 43rd NCRW in the country). Wendi has been published for her knowledge and expertise in resume writing more than 100 times in over 50 media outlets and frequently speaks at major conferences, businesses, and educational institutions.
Wendi’s skills in writing and editing culminated in her forming The Writing Guru® in 2010 which has transcended her lifelong vision and dream: to help others perfect their writings and succeed in their career goals. In her very limited spare time, Wendi enjoys running, spinning, bonding with her shih tzu Riley that she rescued 11 years ago, and giving back to the community and resume industry.
A Snippet of Wendi’s Accolades & Accomplishments:
■ Member, The Florida Bar (since 2004)
■ Board of Directors, National Resume Writers’ Association (2016-Present) and incoming President-Elect of organization (2018-2019).
■ 4X Certified in Resume Writing & Career Coaching: NCRW, CPRW, CCTC, CCM
■ 1 of approximately 50 Nationally Certified Resume Writers, including the ONLY attorney who is an NCRW
■ Founding Member, Forbes Coaches Council (an exclusive invitation-only membership)
■ Award-Winning Career Expert featured and published in more than 50 media outlets, including Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fortune, The Muse, Fast Company, Glassdoor, Business News Daily, Monster, and CareerBuilder
■ Featured in, “Modernize Your Resume” and “Motivated Resume and LinkedIn Profiles”
■ Author, “How to Get the Highest Paying Job in Your Field”
■ Contributing Writer for The Huffington Post and Thrive Global
■ Featured Speaker, The American Bar Association
■ Interviewed in multiple podcasts and radio shows