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Ready to earn a 6-figure salary at a Fortune 500 brand?  

Imagine landing an interview and a 6-figure salary at a Fortune 500 company...

That's exactly what happens for my clients.


l’m Ashley Watkins Thomas, Job Search & National Certified Resume Coach with Write Step Résumés.

My coaching services position promotion-ready professionals for 6-figure corporate leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies. By working with me, you'll learn leading-edge job search strategies for:

  • identifying your right-fit roles and overcoming networking anxiety.

  • articulately communicating your career story on paper and in interviews.

  • confidently showcasing how your expertise benefits potential employers.

  • negotiating a salary that aligns with your skillset, value, and worth.

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You're here because you are a promotion-ready powerhouse with a burning desire to rediscover the impact you've made in your career so you can market yourself to employers as the candidate of choice who commands a top-dollar salary.


You've been repeatedly told no when you've tried on your own to pursue that higher-paying job or make your mark in another career field and it's discouraging.


Here's a tip: The answer isn't no because they said so. It's a "no" because you actually believe them.

As a corporate recruiter, I've hired top talent for national nonprofits and multimillion-dollar companies in banking and manufacturing.

Before launching my business, I'd been at a point where I let feelings of self-doubt, defeat, and frustration hold me back in my career.

I can't tell you how many promotions I let pass me by. My degree, years of experience, and achievements didn't matter because I didn't know how great I was back then. I chose to listen to that little devil on my shoulder who told me my career dreams were impossible instead of claiming what was mine because I was worth it.

Then, I got tired. I mean, I was fed up! I was stuck in a dead-end job and wanted to move up in my field, but I just didn't know where to start.

Once I pinpointed fool-proof job search strategies, career advancement was no longer a dream. It became my reality.


Now, I help emerging leaders overcome the worry, self-pity, and stress of their job search so they don't struggle like I did.


Your goals are just on the other side of fear and defeat.

"Ashley is a lot of fun to work with, and at the same time, she gets right down to business. I believe she was as invested in my success as I was! I wholeheartedly recommend Ashley as your "go to" when you want to make a change, improve your income, change career paths and/or move up....she can and will do it all."


L. Vaughn - Nonprofit CEO


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By the time career seekers reach out to me for help they are:


Underpaid because they run circles around their coworkers (and supervisors), but their paychecks don't reflect it.


Frustrated because they've applied for jobs and repeatedly get rejections even when they KNOW they are highly qualified for the targeted roles.

Defeated — because, despite their best efforts, they can't land positions/promotions with their desired employer. Walking in their true purpose seems impossible.

Overwhelmed because they've sought career advice/services from people who have no vested interest in their success, no hiring experience, and no idea what current job search standards look like. None of what they're being told works and they struggle to fix it by themselves.

It's never too late to reach your full career potential.


Whether you're:

...a mid-career professional looking for your first leadership role, experienced leader ready to take on an executive role, OR 

...a high-energy performer wanting to shift into a new industry

I can help you speak with confidence and purpose so you land more interviews for high-paying roles at Fortune 500 brands.

"I am happy to announce that I not only received one job offer at a well-known company, I also may have another offer coming through in a week or two! I could not have made it through all of this without her. I highly recommend her for her resume writing, career coaching and job hunting strategy. If you haven't found a job yet, Ashley will help you get there."

M. Cannon - HR Business Partner

 Recognized By The Industry's Top Career Sites 


2019 Balance Careers' The 8 Best Resume Writing Services 


Jobscan's 2019 Top 15 Job Search Experts to Follow on LinkedIn


2019 Honoree - LinkedIn Top Voices for Job Search & Career Experts


2019 Career Sherpa's 50 Best Twitter Accounts For Job Search Advice

Reach out today, and we'll work together on:


  • Getting crystal clear about what job fits your unique skills and identifying how your personal brand aligns with your target career field or industry.

  • Crafting high-quality career documents (résumé and cover letter) to highlight the distinct benefit you offer the target employer.

  • Creating a personalized, keyword-rich LinkedIn profile, so you appear in more employer searches and clearly demonstrate a specific value to the company.

  • Devising a job search strategy that enables you to connect with recruiters, access the hidden job market, and use networking techniques to find your next career opportunity.

Notebooks and Pens

In just 30 minutes, we’ll uncover:

  • What counterproductive thoughts you've allowed to hold you back from applying for the job you want.

  • What needs improvement and how I can help you stand out from the crowd through keywords, design, and accomplishments.

  • What services I offer to boost your marketability, so you secure your spot on the recruiter shortlist and land a 6-figure salary at a Fortune 500 brand.

Ready to get started? Click here for more info.

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Stay connected!

If you’re on the market for a new career, like the Write Step Résumés, LLC page on Facebook.


Throughout the week, I give tips about résumé writing, cover letter development, and interview strategy.

You can also follow Write Step Résumés, LLC on Twitter @WriteStpResumes or Instagram @WriteStepResumes.

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"I have to give kudos, thanks, and more to Ashley. I found myself unexpectedly on the job market, and her advice on my résumé and personal brand helped get both into fighting shape and made navigating a difficult time much easier. I was consistently amazed at how much insight and knowledge she packs into a short conversation - days later I was still integrating ideas she shared in a quick 30-minute call. If you need a résumé refresh, job hunting help, or a mentor for advance your career, I would highly recommend giving Ashley a call!"

A. Krauss - Cybersecurity Pro


Coaching Services

Resume Coaching Services Consult
Job Search Strategy Session 
90 min - $699

In this live, recorded session, you'll work with Ashley on either of the following job search topics:


  • Uncovering roadblocks to your success and learning to identify career paths that align with your growth goals.

  • Tailoring your resume and LinkedIn profile to speak directly to the potential employer's problem while highlighting your value and achievements. 

  • Researching employers to ensure they meet your core values and the advancement opportunities you desire.

  • Negotiating the FULL value of your job offer or promotional package (benefits, perks, etc.) so you avoid leaving money on the table.

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Resume or LinkedIn Critique
60 min - $349 (Resume) OR 90-min - $549 (Both)

During this recorded / live session, Ashley will evaluate your resume OR LinkedIn profile to determine if you have effectively:

  • Targeted your resume OR LinkedIn profile to the desired jobs.

  • Showcased your competitive edge and demonstrated how your qualifications are a perfect fit for prospective employers. 

  • Made improvements so you gain more interviews for higher-paying roles.

Once you've made your updates, Ashley will:

  • Review the changes for accuracy and proper positioning.

  • Analyze and provide feedback on keyword optimization.

  • Tighten up your layout so your format is crisp and clean.

30-day Email / Text Support

With email/text support, you can:

  • Connect with Ashley once a day via email or text.

  • Ask any job-search question (resume, LinkedIn, networking, application process, follow-up, etc.).

  • Limited to one email or text per day. Multiple questions within one outreach are allowed.

Coaching Programs & Courses

Resume Reboot™
Self-Paced Online Course
Interview Ignite™
1-on-1 Coaching Program

In this 7-module course, you'll learn:


  • How to create a keyword-rich resume that positions you as an ideal candidate for recruiters and hiring managers.

  • Design elements that draw the reader's attention to your skills, competencies, and results.

  • Strategies for showcasing your value so you land an interview for higher-paying positions.

  • Tips on explaining employment gaps, relocation preferences, and any other potential roadblocks to landing interviews.

  • Ways to overcome your fears and tap into your "it factor" to finally say "yes" to that 6-figure job offer.

In this 3-week program (includes mock interview), you'll learn:


  • Ways to tailor your responses to exemplify your overall brand and have employers lined up to hire you.

  • How to avoid cliché responses to the most important interview questions, including the dreaded "tell me about yourself" or "explain your strengths and weaknesses." 

  • Tips for speaking with confidence and purpose so you land a job you love — at the salary you deserve.

  • Techniques for incorporating research, networking, and follow-up into your job search so you maximize each interaction with hiring representatives.

  • The follow-up questions to ask that help you avoid buyer's remorse, pitfalls, and career suicide.

Digital Products

Creating Compelling Interview & Resume Stories
PAR Format Worksheet - $27

Articulating your accomplishments and ability to handle challenges is important in your job search. With this worksheet, you can leverage the PAR (Problem, Action, Result) format to structure your interview responses, making it easier to create compelling career stories that:

  • Demonstrate your capability to tackle tough situations. (Past performance can be a strong indicator of future success.)

  • Quantify your impact in your current role. (This is especially important for performance reviews and raise requests.)

  • Highlight your qualifications for the position you’re pursuing.

Accomplishments demonstrate your skills and experience. It’s one thing to claim you can do something — it’s another to prove you’ve done it. This guide will give you the framework to collect your accomplishments and use them to:

  • Differentiate yourself from others with a similar skill set. 

  • Build a strong case for a raise or promotion request within your current company.

  • Support your candidacy and qualifications in a job interview for a higher-paying position.

An effective cover letter can make the connection between what you have to offer and what the hiring company needs. It should clearly communicate the specific ways you meet the position’s requirements. The cover letter is also an opportunity to:

  • Let your personality shine through.

  • Set yourself apart from other candidates.

  • Flip your weaknesses or unconventional work experience into attention-grabbing career stories that win interviews.

The people you know can be the best way to find your next job. "Tried and true” path networking is still the most successful way to find your next position. This guide will help you identify:

  • Who is in your network, and how to use these connections to find your next job.

  • Unadvertised job opportunities — accessing the “hidden job market” or gaining insider knowledge of what's new and next.

  • People you already know who can connect you to the people who will help you land your next career opportunity.

What you do before, during, and after the job interview can significantly affect whether you are offered the job. This guide is designed to help you maximize your chances of being offered the job you want by:

  • Examining what you can do before the interview to improve your chances of securing a job offer.

  • How to make an irresistible impression on hiring teams so they fear someone else snatching you up.

  • What to do after your interview to leave a lasting impression and remain top of mind.

Negotiation confidence comes from being prepared (doing your homework), reaching the right decision-maker, having the right timing, and knowing what you want (or don't want). In this guide you'll learn:


  • Fool-proof strategies to stop leaving thousands of dollars on the table. 

  • Tips for answering the "What is your "current/desired salary?" question. 

  • What you can negotiate instead of money and still get the most bang for your buck. 


Jondell Stephens / Regional Operations Director


Ashley has been an integral part of my career development in recent years. Not only are her résumé and interview preparation services top notch, but her zeal for helping people and passion for her line of work shine through in all that she does. With her help, I’ve been able to increase my salary by over 70% compared to what I was earning before meeting her. She is a true professional and she’s the best at what she does!"


Get in touch!

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