As ECM Consulting celebrates Katie Robertson-Kelk’s 5th year of successful self-employment and over 20 years’ experience in the field of resume and job application writing, LinkedIn profiles, personal branding and coaching, it’s time to look ahead at what the future holds for her and the valuable insights she can offer to job seekers.

In this blog, we will explore the journey of ECM Consulting and Katie’s vision for the next five years. Additionally, we will delve into her top five tips for standing out in the competitive job market.

A Journey of Success and Resilience:

Katie Robertson-Kelk’s journey began in 2003, focusing on resume and job application writing services as a Franchisee with a national resume writing franchise.

Over the years, she recognised the changing landscape of job applications and the increasing importance of personal branding for career advancement and “standing out from the crowd”.

Katie’s passion for helping job seekers secure their dream jobs led her to expand her services to include personal branding coaching, and mentoring.

With the evolving job market, ECM Consulting has adapted to meet the needs of job seekers and enhance their visibility in the recruitment process.

Katie’s commitment to excellence and dedication to her clients have been instrumental in the business’ continued success.

Looking Ahead: The Next 5 Years:

As Katie embarks on the next phase of ECM Consulting’s journey, her focus remains on empowering job seekers with the necessary tools, confidence and knowledge to stand out from the crowd.

She envisions further expanding her services to cater to a broader audience and strengthening collaborations with key players in her business.

Katie aims to create innovative personal branding training programs that address the emerging trends in the job market and equip her clients with the skills required to excel in their careers.

The next five years hold exciting prospects for ECM Consulting, with the goal of making a positive impact on the professional lives of countless individuals.

Top 5 Tips for Job Seekers:

Drawing from Katie Robertson-Kelk’s vast experience and expertise, here are her top five tips for job seekers looking to succeed in their career journey:

  1. Embrace Personal Branding: a well-crafted resume is essential, but it’s equally crucial to build a strong personal brand that showcases and defines your uniqueness, values, passions and professional identity. Your online presence and in-person interactions should align with your brand, leaving a lasting impression on potential employers or recruiters.
  2. Continuous Learning and Evolving: the job market is ever-changing, and to remain competitive, one must continuously update their skills and abilities. Seek out training and mentoring programs that help you evolve, both professionally and personally, giving you the confidence to progress in your career.
  3. Tailor Your Application: one size does not fit all when it comes to job applications. Customise your resume and cover letters to each position you apply for, highlighting relevant achievements and skills that match the job requirements. A tailored application stands out among generic submissions.
  4. Leverage Digital Resources: in today’s digital age, your online presence definitely matters. Use platforms like LinkedIn to showcase your professional achievements, connect and network with industry peers, and engage in meaningful discussions. Ensure your digital footprint portrays a professional image that aligns with your personal brand.
  5. Seek Professional Help: if you find the job application process overwhelming or need expert guidance, don’t hesitate to seek help from career consultants like ECM Consulting. A professional’s insights can significantly improve your chances of securing interviews and landing your dream job.

ECM Consulting has been a guiding light for countless professionals on their career journeys. With a focus on personal branding and continuous evolution, ECM Consulting equips job seekers with the confidence and tools to stand out in the competitive job market.

As Katie celebrates five years of self-employment, the future holds great promise for ECM Consulting, with innovative training programs and expanded collaborations to drive further success.

Remember, with the right mindset and approach, you too can make a lasting impression and secure your dream job in the evolving world of work.

Katie is the ECM Consulting Founder and Director.
Starting in 2003 as a professional resume writer, Katie has extensive experience in professionally developing job application documents for clients across all occupations and levels, both in the public and private sectors.

If you are wanting to forge ahead with confidence into your next career position or promotion, feel free to reach out for chat. Together, we can help you Stand Out from the crowd.