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There’s no way this would of happened without your help. I owe you my career! THANK YOU!!!
— Jenny C

Thank you for helping me identify the focus point for my negotiation and giving me the tools to feel confident going into the conversation. These tools lead me to a successful negotiation and will serve me well in many conversations going forward.
— Anna B

10 Resume Experts We Love

10 Resume Experts We Love



Olivia Jaras

Speaking of financial backgrounds: Unlike many of the people featured on this list, Jaras is not a resume writer. She is, however, a compensation coach – and that’s exactly why she’s a resume expert.

“I’ve seen too many career coaches and recruiters focus on formatting the resume to get an interview, but they don’t take into account that – to a very large extent – your resume will also determine your salary,” Jaras says. “The best resumes walk a fine line between self-promotion and establishing a firm relation between your worth and the position description, because ultimately, whomever sets your salary will judge you and make assumptions [based] on the paper portrait of you.”

It’s easy to forget that resumes don’t only get you to an interview, that they have an impact on the company’s perception of your worth as well. That’s why it’s important to follow the advice of someone like Jaras when you’re crafting your resume.

I’m totally jazzed to be part of the 2018 Salary Coaching for Women Lifestyle & Career Overhaul. Olivia and her team have created an encouraging environment for women to receive advice and guidance that goes beyond rah-rah cheerleading. The faculty is responsive, replying to questions within 24 hours. They provide concrete advice that is specific to each woman’s situation. In three days, I’ve already made more progress on my career goals than I had in six months of thinking about it.
— Raquel

Olivia is an internationally recognized expert on the gender wage gap and salary negotiations for women and she is considered one of the top resume experts in the United States. Her work has been featured by Forbes, BBC, CNN, MSN, The World Economic Forum,, and hundreds of other media sources all over the world.

The founder of Salary Coaching for Women (, Olivia is also an international, bestselling author of the book “Know Your Worth, Get Your Worth: Salary Negotiation for Women.”

Together with her team of experts, Olivia helps women all over the world figure out their market value and how to advocate for it. In the corporate realm, Olivia works with companies to uncover budget-neutral ways to close internal gaps and is often invited as well to lecture and engage with all levels of company audiences. On a global scale, Olivia guides international workshops and advises international development organizations on strategies for closing the gender wage gap.

Olivia lives in Hanover, NH with her husband and two daughters. A long distance triathlete on Team USA, Olivia is a strong believer of eliminating the unnecessary roadblocks in order to successfully balance work, life and personal ambitions.  

Salary Coaching for Women... Oh, Yeah. Not only do you get reliable salary data, they can coach you on how to ask for a raise. The greatest return on your investment, however, is empowerment! I decided to ask for a raise after over a decade of excellent performance evaluations, increasing responsibilities, and a lack of corresponding raises. Time to take to the wheel. I started researching salaries online, but my job didn’t fit neatly into the categories/descriptions given and I didn’t feel confident using what I found. I wanted to go into the meeting with my boss feeling that my numbers couldn’t be questioned because of unreliable data. Thankfully, I found Olivia and the solution I needed: hard data... relevant to my job... from Certified Compensation Professional! We discussed my position, reviewed my resume, then she provided salary data for my job. I can go forward with confidence. Salary Coaching is an invaluable resource! The information you provided is going to change my life!!! Thank you, Olivia.
— Denise E.

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Companies don’t set your salary by simply googling what you should earn. Neither should you! Let this bestselling author teach you the insider way of figuring out your true worth in today’s market, and teach you the tools to negotiate for it like an expert.


"Know Your Worth, Get Your Worth was a real eye-opener, and inspired me to do some market research and revamp my resume. Olivia's assessment and recommendations for improvements were dead-on and got results."

— Susan

Holy cow. I have an MBA from one of the most prestigious universities in the country, which would lead you to believe I should have learned a thing or two about negotiating. I’m still baffled by how little I knew. I will never enter high risk negotiations again without Olivia’s help… there’s an entire world of preparations that I wasn’t even aware of!
— Top MBA Girl

“After I wrote to her explaining how pressing my case was, Olivia made time to talk to me despite her busy schedule. She gave me crucial information that I was immediately able to apply. From the initial interviewing phase right through the contract negotiation, her advice was always spot-on. This was all new and unfamiliar territory for me, and having such a positive and present guide gave me the confidence to ace the interview, get the offer and confidently negotiate the terms of the contract.

Olivia and her team offer an invaluable service to working women, and I recommend her without reservations. Her book, “Know your worth, get your worth” provided me with some insightful information that allowed me to be prepared for my upcoming negotiation and get the results I expected.

Thank you, Olivia, I landed my dream job.”
— Katie B

*All testimonial names have been modified to protect the client’s privacy. As we suggest to all our clients, keep us a secret from your employer, this will ensure optimum results.