Hey ladies! Welcome to another Member Spotlight, featuring our members — influencers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and girl bosses alike! Next up: Erin Andersen, founder of Brand to Paper, a local Resume, LinkedIn & Cover Letter Service Business. Read on to learn about how Erin got started, what inspired her to start her business, and more!
Q: Tell us a little about you, girl!
A: I am originally from Westchester, NY. In my free time, you can find me at Pure Barre Buckhead and Valeo Fitness or listening to podcasts. I went to Furman for undergrad & interned in Fashion Public Relations in NYC for J. Mendel. After graduation, I went on to business school at Wake Forest University for my Masters in Business Management before beginning my career in Finance. I started off in Corporate Banking and began the idea of starting my business when I experienced a rough time in the workplace. I didn’t want other people to stay in a job under awful circumstances because they feel they are stuck. Your mental health is worth much more – listen to what your mind is telling you!
Q: What inspired you to start Brand to Paper?
A: I always had a knack for writing and editing. When I was in business school, I took classes on the services I offer now and I LOVED it. I loved being able to help people and would always offer to help anyone that needed it. I began to brainstorm the idea of Brand to Paper when I began experiencing harassment in the corporate world. It was my escape and hope of leaving the situation I was encountering on a daily basis. It seemed to be as though it was calling me. While I was in corporate, I was helping the company make money, but I was losing the personal touch on helping individuals that I was craving. I knew this was an important aspect of who I was that needed to be fulfilled.
Q: Tell us your #1 resume and/or Linkedin tip.
A: Resume Tip: Use #’s! Show metrics in your job descriptions to measure your success! LinkedIn Tip: Use all 120 characters of your headline! This is your chance to display your brand through your title, your business name, accomplishments and where you have been featured.
Q: What’s the most rewarding part of your work?
A: I love having the personal direct touch on building my client’s confidence by making them realize their full skill set and accentuating their personal brand.
Q: What advice do you have for women searching for/hoping to land their dream job?
A: Invest in yourself! I can’t stress this enough. Even if you and/or your business is strapped for cash, making the investment in these services will save you time & money in the end.
Q: What’s next for you and Brand to Paper?
A: I am looking forward to beginning to offer webinars & digital courses. I want to be able to reach and help as many people as possible land their dream job. Stay tuned!
There you have it, ladies.
A little peek into Erin’s journey with her business, Brand to Paper! With all the craziness happening right now, updating and perfecting your resume, LinkedIn + cover letter is SO important. If you’re on the job hunt or looking to change careers, we highly recommend reaching out to Erin for help! Follow along with Brand to Paper on Instagram and book her services here.
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