Before founding MaryElizabethBradford.com, Mary earned a reputation for exceptional writing and coaching during more than five years as a CxO coach and executive resume writer for RLS, Inc., where she assisted more than 600 professionals worldwide. She worked in a newly created position as a virtual coach and was recognized as having one of the highest client success rates in the company five years running. Inspired to start her own business, Mary Elizabeth Bradford then established The Lynn Group, Inc., an executive recruiting company serving Fortune 500 REITs and commercial developers, construction firms, engineers and architects.
In an ever-shifting career marketplace, Mary Elizabeth Bradford serves as an invaluable resource for BOD’s, CXO’s, EVP’s, VP’s, Directors and other top executives searching for their next challenge or who are interested in shifting to a more varied professional experience. Whether a client needs a professionally designed and branded executive resume for their next VP or C-suite role, an increased online presence showcasing the attributes they want to use to attract their next position, or would like to spend their time speaking and serving as a board member or industry advisor, she shapes their professional identities and defines the best avenues to successful professional advancement. She caters to clients ranging from small startups to middle market companies to multinational multi-billion dollar corporations in a wide variety of industries including technology, healthcare, finance, retail, transportation and construction.
As part of her commitment to her clients’ success, Mary Elizabeth Bradford has obtained the highest level of certifications in the industry. She is one of only 36 professionals to earn a Certified Advanced Resume Writer and Certified Master Resume Writer from Career Directors International (CDI). She also possesses the International Certification as a Master Career Director. She received the CDI Career Innovator Award for Executive Job Search Programs and is one of only eleven professionals to be awarded the CDI Master Career Professional Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mary Elizabeth Bradford has been recognized as a thought leader, having been nominated for her industry’s most prestigious award, the TORI (Toast of the Resume Writing Industry), on four separate occasions and winning twice. Since then, she has been appointed as a CDI TORI Judge in 2017 and again in 2018. She has been asked to serve as a contributor at industry events and on the Forbes Coaches Council, and is the author of two books which have topped Amazon’s lists in their category.
When she’s not working with her clients, Mary Elizabeth Bradford spends her time with her husband and daughter on their farm in the Hill Country, Texas.
Praise for Mary Elizabeth Bradford
SVP, U.S. Operations Access Healthcare Services
Without hesitation I would recommend Mary Elizabeth Bradford and her team to help anyone get to the next level. You can certainly find resume writers all over the internet. To separate yourself from the crowd you need a professional like Mary Elizabeth to understand your strengths and accomplishments and present them in a way no one else ever has. I’m now a customer for life and you should be too!
Chief Administrative Officer at JetSmarter
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mary Elizabeth and her team for a few years. Whether you are looking for a career change or seeking a promotion within your current organization, I would recommend her services without hesitation. She is very knowledgeable, offers a pragmatic and customized approach to what can seem to be a daunting task. If you are on the fence, you can reach out directly to me for any questions. Otherwise, you are in great hands!
Solution Consultant at ServiceNow | Working at Lightspeed
Mary Elizabeth and her staff helped me to build my first professional resume. This made a huge difference in my career search as I was able to land a position that allowed me to change careers slightly without losing the compensation I was getting prior. In fact I increased my earning potential. This was directly attributable to Mary Elizabeth’s expertise in helping me present myself most accurately to potential employers (interview prep + resume). In fact, I received several comments during the interview process that complimented my resume presentation and content which directly resulted in higher interest throughout my job search experience.