Are you sick of sending out your resume to tons of organizations and hearing NOTHING back?

If you a librarian/library worker/LIS pro who is tired of sending out countless resumes only to hear crickets in response, you're in the right place. It's time to break free from the frustration and uncertainty holding you back and level up your resume. It's time to take the LEAP.

You’ve sent out dozens (or hundreds) of applications…but no one is calling to offer an interview. Maybe you’re starting to feel like you’re unemployable. It’s so defeating and can be especially scary if your current workplace or financial situation is unsustainable. You just keep wondering: why is this so hard?

It's not just you. This is one of the most ridiculously competitive job markets we have ever experienced, but that doesn't mean you should lose hope.

What you need is a STRATEGY. What you need is a branded and targeted resume.

And that's exactly what I will teach you to create.

This course is designed for you,

Leaping Librarian.

If you’re looking to move up in libraries or move out into another industry, this course for you. I designed this course specifically for librarians/LIS pros (Leaping Librarians!) who are ready to take the next big leap in their career. Unlike other online resources that teach you to write an outdated, ineffective resume, I’m teaching you the top techniques that professional resume writers (like me) use to help their clients get interviews — that help them get hired in this ridiculously competitive job market.

Who am I and what do I know anyway?

I’m Alison King, and I’m a resume writer and career consultant who helps  librarians and library-adjacent folks write the next chapter in their career! With 4+ years of resume writing experience and several certifications in resume writing and career coaching (CPRW, NCOPE, CCTC), I am a trusted source for the most current and effective job search techniques. I was also a librarian (MLIS and all!) for more than a decade until I did my own post-pandemic, career-switch job search in 2022 — which led to an offer as a full-time, 100% remote copyeditor for a digital marketing agency. I was a guinea pig in my own job search, testing out all I had learned from resume writing veterans — and making some rookie mistakes along the way. All this is to say, I know what works because it has worked for my 50+ clients and for me in my own successful job search!

What's Included In the Course?

  • 4+ hours of video instruction covering the why and how of writing your entire resume
  • Real-life resumes I’ve written and explanations of what works
  • Library-specific examples to demonstrate the techniques I teach
  • Straightforward instruction and tips to help you transform your resume 
  • Opportunity to have me personally review your final resume and provide feedback

You will...

  • Learn why strategic job searches go quicker and have more positive results
  • Understand how to make your resume both targeted and branded
  • Discover your unique value or “secret sauce” that makes you stand out from your competition


  Welcome, Leaping Librarians!
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  The Secrets to Modern, Effective Resumes
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  Let's Prep for Success!
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  Let's Get Down to Business: Time to Write the Resume!
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  Templates That Do the Heavy Lifting For You
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  I Wrote My Resume...Now What?
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At the end of this course, you’ll have written a Leaping Librarian resume is branded, targeted, and strategic — so you can WOW hiring managers and become a magnet for interview invitations


You have two choices...

1) You can keep doing what you’re doing now — spinning your wheels and getting frustrated by rejection and lack of interviews. 


2) You can invest in yourself and learn the proven tactics that professional resume writers (like me) use daily to help clients find work they love. Don’t wait another minute — take the leap!


1) Resume Accomplishments Made Easy – Guide that makes the most challenging part of the resume easier to write. Includes prompts to help you come up with accomplishments and more than 750 verbs to add impact to your accomplishment bullets!

2) The Leaping Librarian Resume Template – Customizable, easy-to-use template that lets you plug-and-play so you can get your resume done quickly!

Plus, you can send me your resume for a FREE review after you complete the course! ($150 value--yours for free!)

Level Up Your Leaping Librarian Resume will transform your job search...but don't take my word for it!


Alison’s resume writing course contained great information that I’m excited to implement in the next draft of my resume. I learned a lot and appreciated the easily understandable modules and formatting. I plan to revisit the lessons in this course time and time again as I evolve in my career and continue to level up my resume!

-Taylor D.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you...

  • Are a Leaping Librarian (degreed/non-degreed and LIS-adjacent) who wants to either move up in your current field or move out into a new one!

  • Are targeting jobs in public, special/corporate, or school libraries — or most other industries/functions.

  • Have already narrowed down to your next step. You have 1-2 specific job titles in mind to target.

  • Are just starting out your search and don't want it to be as stressful or time-consuming as your previous job searches.

  • Have already been searching for a while and not getting interviews.

  • Are not able to invest in 1:1 help right now.*

*This course is budget-friendly. I charge up to 10x the cost of this course for customized resumes that I write for my 1:1 clients. This is a fabulous way to gain all the knowledge I give my 1:1 clients and save some money, too!

Who is this course NOT for?

  • If you get interviews for most of the jobs you apply to, then you may not need help with your resume.

  • If you don't have any clue what job you want next, then you can't write a targeted resume, and this course is not right for you right now. You could buy it now to use later, but know that you will need to write a separate resume for every possible job target, and it will make your job search less focused and more frustrating.

  • Federal and tenure-track academic jobs may have different application requirements. If most of the jobs you apply to want a federal resume or traditional academic CV format, then this course may not be 100% relevant to you because those sometimes have different length/content requirements (though I genuinely believe the information would help you in your own job search regardless).

Will this really work for me?

If it worked for me and 50+ of my clients, it could work for you! If you're serious about giving yourself an advantage as you enter the highly competitive, oversaturated, post-pandemic job market, then you need to write your resume like a professional resume writer would. That said, an incredible resume is useless if you don't also apply to jobs and network strategically.

These are proven techniques that the best resume writers in the world use to help jobseekers like you get interviews...and thus, get hired! I'm so confident in my method that I'm offering a 30-Day Moneyback Guarantee. If you complete the entire course and don't feel that you learned something valuable, you may request a refund.

What's the time and effort commitment for the course?

This asynchronous course features 37 lessons, divided into 7 modules and with 4+ hours of instructional videos. That sounds like a lot, but most people get through it in about 1-2 weeks, depending on their schedule and commitment level.

There is no homework, and all the material is available immediately upon purchase. The course is designed to be self-paced so that you can complete it at your own convenience.

Real Talk: You will need to put in the effort to get this done on your own, but I'm here to guide you along the way. You can do this!

Can't I just figure it out on my own?

Sure, you could probably figure it out...but do you really have time to sort through all the confusing, misleading, and downright WRONG information that is being touted as resume-writing facts online? I know I didn't in my own job search — you need to know what to do now so you can apply now.

If you've been trying on your own and not getting interviews for the type of job you want, that's a clear sign that it's time to switch up your strategy!

How does the resume review work?

After you've completed the entire course, you may send me your new resume for a quick review. I'll let you know what you've done well and if there are any areas where you could strengthen it even further. The full details are inside the course!

How long do I have access to the course?

You get lifetime access! Pay once, and you'll be able to revisit this course as many times you want. You'll also get access to any future updates I make to the course. I'll make adjustments to it so you always have access to the best practices in resume writing! This one-time purchase can help you through this and any future job searches.

What kind of support will I get as I work through the course?

I'm here to help! If you have questions about the content as you work your way through, you can either message me on LinkedIn or email me. If you have any technical issues, Teachable's customer support can help!

I can't wait to help you land a new job that you love (or even just like better than your current situation). Now is the time to level up your Leaping Librarian resume!

It’s time to stop feeling frustrated and dejected about the constant rejections. Your resume can work FOR you instead of against you. Don’t wait any longer — today is the day to invest in yourself and learn to write a resume that helps you stand out, get interviews, and get hired!