Résumé Goat is a 5-star rated online résumé writing and design service based in Austin, TX. It is owned and operated by me, Diana Dussan. I combine expertise in résumé writing, psychology, eye-tracking, design methodologies to craft résumés that are highly effective and are proven to land you interviews. Unlike most résumé writer mills and résumé builder sites, I work with my clients directly to custom-design a résumé that is tailored to your personality, your individual circumstances, and your desired job.
I personally write and design every résumé that comes through Résumé Goat, so you can rest easy knowing that you'll be working with me directly, and not a big firm with dozens of anonymous writers. I will tell your story in a way that packs a punch. I'll consolidate your credentials, shine light on your talents, and expand on your experience and expertise to build you a résumé suited to your field and most importantly, get you hired!
I established Résumé Goat (formerly known as Professionalize Me) in 2010 after my father, the Vice President of a major New York City advertising agency, was laid off during the economic recession in 2009. After months without an income, he was unable to afford professional résumé services, which were asking over $1000 for a résumé. How in the world could someone out of work afford that? I realized then that I could put my talents to good use and help, not just my father, but other people in the same predicament.
That's when Résumé Goat was born. There are millions of hard-working, highly qualified professionals in search of work who haven't been given the chance they deserve because they don't have the résumé that they deserve. I wanted to change that, so I did. Since 2011, I have been able to help thousands of people by writing and designing high-quality, ATS-friendly professional résumés at attainable prices.
I have over a decade of professional résumé writing and design experience—both at Résumé Goat, and in a corporate capacity as a Senior Professional Résumé Writer for Fortune 500 company Randstad (the world's second-largest HR consulting firm) and its acquired companies, RiseSmart, and Monster.com.
I have a diverse and unique professional background with expertise and real-world experience across a variety of fields. I have formal education and professional experience in business, education, psychology, English language, marketing, public relations, culinary arts, high-end fashion, and animal welfare. I have worked for both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, and I have corporate experience at some of the biggest companies in the U.S. including at the world headquarters of Whole Foods Market in Austin, TX and Calvin Klein in New York City, NY.
I have a degree in Business Administration as well as certifications in Professional Résumé Writing, Career Coaching, Interviewing Skills, Marketing, Culinary Arts, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). A life-long learner with a commitment to feeding my brain as much as I can, I've returned to university more than once to study Psychology, Graphic Design, and Education.
JUST FOR FUN
I am what you call a jack-of-all-trades. I live to learn new things and possess a strong and healthy commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. Leadership bootcamp? Coding course? Ancient Sudanese sword fighting in the park? I'm in! I come from a multicultural background (Colombian father, American mother, raised between Puerto Rico, Texas, and Australia), I speak three languages fluently (English, Spanish, and Turkish), I am currently learning French, and I've lived on five continents--in big cities like NYC, Istanbul, and Bogota, and in tiny beach towns in the West Indies and maybe someday soon, a village in rural France.
As a mom of three, most of my spare time is spent either in mom mode, working mode, or working mom mode. This section of my website used to say, "In my spare time I read books on botany and foraging, dabble in wooden spoon carving, do crosswords and Wordle, immerse myself in nature via hiking and kayaking, play board games with my husband, and indulge in world and creative cooking." But let's be real. Who still has that many hobbies while raising three kids under 5? Perhaps it is better stated this way: I, like most moms, do my best to achieve a healthy work/life balance. I try to make time for my two favorite passions by sharing them with my kids every chance that I get: cooking and nature.
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