Liz Handlin - CEO

Liz Handlin - CEO

Liz Handlin, CEO of Ultimate Resumes LLC, has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, recruiting, and resume writing.  This combination of experience, along with a BA from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, give Ms. Handlin a unique perspective on the resume creation process.

Ms. Handlin held previous positions with The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Deloitte & Touche LLP, NetSpend Corporation, BroadPeak Collaborative, Ivy Exec, and APV plc. At Deloitte & Touche, Ms. Handlin was the Director of Recruiting for the Illinois practice with responsibility for all experienced hire and college recruiting across the audit, tax, and related services practices.

In Chicago, Handlin may be best known for creating and managing Money Smart Week during her employment at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Money Smart Week is an annual financial literacy campaign that brings together banks, public libraries, not-for-profits, financial experts, schools, the media, and government agencies in an effort to help consumers learn where and how to access resources to improve their personal finances.

Ms Handlin was honored by Microsoft Corporation and featured in Smart Money Magazine (June 2004) for creating Money Smart Week (MSW), now in its sixth year. She is the author of numerous articles on access to banking issues including: Chicago Fed Letter, Remittances and the Unbanked, March 2002, Chicago Fed Letter, Tapping the Potential of the Unbanked – Private Sector Interest Increases, January 2003.

Ms. Handlin has been interviewed for and quoted in numerous articles in publications that include: The Economist, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Community Banker, and American Banker. Ms. Handlin has written articles on resume creation, careers, and related issues and these articles can be found on a variety of websites including,,, and her blog.  She is also the author of two e-books: Interviewing Made Easy and The Ultimate Book of Thank You & Sympathy Notes. Ms. Handlin’s blog was nominated for the 2009 Austin Statesman Texas Social Media Awards and is featured in the book, A Cup of Cappuccino For the Entrepreneur's Spirit Volume II (see "in print" page of this website).

After years of writing resumes for friends, family, and colleagues in her spare time, Ms Handlin launched Ultimate Resumes LLC in June 2004.  Since that time she has helped hundreds of clients to create resumes that, in turn, have opened the doors to wonderful new jobs.  Her passion is helping clients find and land the jobs of their dreams.

Ms. Handlin is a past member of Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka’s Advisory Board on Women’s issues. She currently volunteers time and donates money to Cavalier King Charles Rescue, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Red Cross of Central Texas, and Goodwill Industries of Central Texas. She is a past president of the Austin Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae.

Ms. Handlin, a 6th generation native Texan, and her husband are ardent Chicago Cubs fans who reside in Austin, Texas with their four rescued dogs (3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels & 1 English Cocker Spaniel) and a temperamental cat.

Resume Marketing Services

Resume writing services for senior professionals, executives, and Board Members in industries such as finance, accounting,technology, marketing,legal,media/PR,Human Resources,telecom,consulting,private equity/V.C. industries,etc.

Liz also partners with some of the most elite niche recruiters in the U.S. to write resumes for their high profile clients.

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Professional Consulting

Platinum Retainer Service
entitles members up to 3, 6, or 12 hours of consulting for services including resume updates, bio updates, mock interviews, graduated applications, award nominations, press releases or job/industry/career research.

Gold Subscription Service
entitles members up to 30 minutes per month of consulting for services including resume updates, bio updates, editing documents, and LinkedIn updates.

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Editorial Support & Interview Coaching

A la carte support services including:

  • Interview Coaching for Professionals/Executives, Interview Coaching for Grad/College/Entry Level...
  • Personalized Cover Letters, Personalized Thank You Notes, Award Nomination Forms...
  • College/Grad School Applications, Sorority Recruitment Applications, Grad/College/Entry Level Resumes...

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