Wendi Weiner, The Writing Guru: Attorney and Executive Resume Writer Rated as #1 Resume Expert
As the digital age evolves, so does the process of job searching, building a network, and creating new roadmaps to professional success. The strategies of yesterday are not the strategies of tomorrow. – Wendi Weiner, Esq., The Writing Guru (quote seen in Wendi’s article in Thrive Global)
Wendi Weiner, creatively named The Writing Guru by her parents, is a talented wordsmith whose gift for writing was discovered at a very early age. Wendi’s journey as a writer began with short stories, poems, and essays, which now sit in a collection book compiled by her mother. Wendi’s creative writings often gained recognition and accolades in various competitions while her knack for public speaking as a member of her high school debate team included traveling around the country and 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, Wendi worked at a middle school in Miami as a Language Arts teacher and facilitated after-school programs to assist economically disadvantaged students with tutoring in reading and writing. Subsequently, she attended Stetson University College of Law, a top 100 law school ranked #1 for advocacy and #3 for legal writing. During law school, she served as a research assistant to the dean of students and several professors leading to her being noted in various publications for her skilled efforts. Wendi 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 included nearly 12 years of 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, and working as an assistant general counsel for a statewide insurer and later as in-house counsel for a Fortune 200 company. Simultaneously, for over 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 and health struggles 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). Significantly, Wendi was the 43rd NCRW in the country. Today, there are just over 50 NCRWs. Known as the real-life resume guru, Wendi is regarded as a top executive resume writer who has been published for her knowledge and expertise in resume writing more than 100 times in over 75 major media outlets. She frequently speaks at national conferences, businesses, and educational institutions for her highly-regarded knowledge and subject matter expertise.
Wendi formed the The Writing Guru® in 2010 (trademarking it several years later). The Writing Guru® has transcended Wendi’s lifelong vision and dream: to help others perfect their form of self-expression (brand) and succeed in their career goals. In her very limited spare time, Wendi enjoys spinning on her Peloton bike, spending time with her husband and family, being a loving dog mom to Riley (her 15-year old shih tzu that she rescued 14 years ago), as well as giving back to the resume and careers industry.
A Snippet of Wendi’s Accolades & Accomplishments:
■ Member, The Florida Bar (since 2004)
■ Board of Directors, National Resume Writers’ Association (Jan. 2016- Oct. 2018) and President-Elect/Ethics Chair (2018).
■ 6X Certified in Resume Writing & Career Coaching: NCRW, CPRW, CCTC, CCM, NCOPE, 360Reach Analyst
■ 1 of approximately 50 Nationally Certified Resume Writers, including the ONLY attorney who is an NCRW
■ Named Best Legal Resume Writing Services by third-party site and recognized globally as a top attorney resume writer
■ Named Best Executive Resume Writer by Corporate America Magazine and #1 Resume Expert by Recruiter.com
■ 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 multiple books, podcasts, and radio shows for subject matter expertise in resume writing, personal branding, and LinkedIn usage
■ Contributing Writer for The Huffington Post and Thrive Global
■ Featured Speaker, The American Bar Association
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