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Riklan Resources, LLC
Morganville, NJ

Toll Free: (800) 540-3609
Office: (732) 761-9940





Michelle A. Riklan, CPRW, CEIC

Michelle A. Riklan, ACRW, CPRW, CEIC, CJSS

Michelle A. Riklan is a Resume Writer/Career Coach, Linked In Profile Writer, Trainer/Facilitator, Author & Columnist

Michelle A. Riklan holds a B.A. in Theatre, English Literature and Speech Communications from Hofstra University. While beginning her corporate career, she pursued and completed a M.A. in Speech and Interpersonal Communications from New York University where she also served as an instructor in Voice and Diction/Public Speaking. Utilizing her education and presentation skills, she continued a career path in Human Resource Management. Her generalist background is all inclusive, but her areas of expertise include employment, employee relations and training and development.

As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC), Michelle has written hundreds of resumes and coached clients through all phases of the job search. Michelle’s training as a DISC administrator and Myers-Briggs assessment administrator is a benefit to her clients to gain insight into a person’s behavioral style, which impacts a client’s chosen career path. She works with her clients to identify specific talents, capitalize on a client’s talents and his/her potential and continuing value to an organization and offers tools to improve interpersonal skills and interviewing performance.

Michelle is the Managing Director of Riklan Resources, LLC. She is also the co-founder of, the largest social network on the web for people looking to improve their lives and for the experts that guide them.



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September 26, 2016
Forbes Coaches Council Press Release

Michelle Riklan, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Coach, now writes for Forbes as part of their Coaches Council. Her first article… Read more.

September 20, 2016
Find Your Fit: New ATD Book Helps Master the Internet Age Job Search

Find Your Fit (October 2016), a new book from the Association for Talent Development, is an ambitious project designed to help people of all ages land a job that they’ll love. Read more.

December 10, 2015
Riklan Resources Receives National Certification

Riklan Resources, LLC, a business specializing in Outplacement Services and Career Management, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization-NY (WPEO-NY), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Read more.

September 2, 2014
Job Search Strategist Joins Elite Group

When Michelle Riklan looked for even better ways to serve career-minded professionals, she decided to pursue world-class training through Job Search Academy. Read more.

December 11, 2013
Local Resume Writer Recognized with 2nd Place International Award

Michelle A. Riklan, Managing Director of Riklan Resources, LLC., was recognized as the second (2nd) place winner of the Best New Graduate Resume Award conveyed in the 2013 Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) awards hosted by Career Directors International (CDI), a global association of resume writers and career coaches. Read more.

November 18, 2011
Michelle A. Riklan Awarded 2nd Place for TORI’s Best Creative Resume Award

Michelle A. Riklan, managing director of Riklan Resources, Marlboro, was recognized as the 2nd place winner of the Best Creative Resume Award conveyed in the annual Toast of the Resume Industry TORI) awards hosted by Career Directors International (CDI), a global association of resume writers and career coaches. CDI holds the TORI competition each year, conveying 27 awards from first to third place for nine categorie. Categories are updated yearly to reflect current employment and industry trends. Read more.

October 11, 2011
Local Resume Writer Nominated for Prestigious TORI Award

Career Directors International was proud to announce Michelle A. Riklan, Managing Director of Riklan Resources, LLC, as an official nominee for the 2011 TORI Awards in the category of “Creative” for the top award. Up to six entries have been nominated in each category, with CDI Officers making the final ruling later this month. The winning resumes and cover letters will be announced on October 22nd in Savannah during CDI’s annual conference. Read more.

June 21, 2011
Michelle Riklan’s “101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career” Endorsed by Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which currently has nearly 200 titles and 112 million copies in print in over 40 languages, discusses “101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career” with co-creator and author Michelle A. Riklan of Riklan Resources, LLC. Read more.

May 5, 2011
Occupational Stress? New Publication, “101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career” by Michelle Riklan, Offers Remedies

101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, authored by Michelle Riklan of Riklan Resources, LLC is a crucial resource for anyone who wants to improve their career. Packed with career advice, this book is ideal for everyone from the recent college graduate to the retired professional seeking a second career. A thoughtful collection of 101 unique chapters from leading career experts with impressive backgrounds and credentials. Read more.



Events & Appearances

  • LinkedIn Webinar: “Connecting and Networking in the 21st Century” for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). (With Marshall Brown of Marshall Brown & Associates).
  • LinkedIn Webinar: “If you aren’t on LinkedIn, you don’t exist.” public teleseminar, (With Marshall Brown of Marshall Brown & Associates).
  • Social Media Strategies: Using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & YouTube, Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) International Conference.
  • In-house: “It’s O.K. To Be the Boss” full-day management training for 29 association individuals. (With Marshall Brown of Marshall Brown & Associates).
  • Community Career Corner Presentation “Resumes 101” with Career Consultant N. Rheingold.
  • CMAA’s World Conference and the Club Business Expo
  • ASTD International Conference and Expo presentations: “Resumes, Bios, and LinkedIn:  Connecting / Networking for the 21st Century” and “Group Resume/LinkedIn Critique Workshop.


Michelle Riklan and Phaedra Brotherton. Michelle speaking at the ASTD International Conference & Expo.

Michelle A. Riklan presenting “Resumes 101” in Central NJ.

Michelle A. Riklan presenting “Resumes 101” in Central NJ.

Michelle A. Riklan, presenter at CMAA International Conference.

Michelle A. Riklan, presenter at the CMAA International Conference.





101 Job-Seeking Tips for Recent College Grads by Michelle A. RiklanEntering the workforce in a challenging job market can be… well, a challenge. Today’s career climate just isn’t easy, but you do not have to travel this path alone. We have gathered 101 top experts in career services (universities, career coaches, CEOs, etc.) who were willing and excited to share their expertise. This book will encourage, inspire, and guide you on your journey to procure and actualize your career objectives.


101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market by Michelle A. Riklan and David RiklanWhether you are seeking answers for yourself or working with a client on career objectives, this book offers solutions, suggestions, advice and support on a wide range of topics including: retirement, business development, career branding, difficult work environments, effective communication, goals, job hunting, leadership resume strategies and telephone interviews. This book is a perfect tool for anyone who is looking to start a career, get ahead in their current position, return to the workforce, start their own business or is in a role that assists others with career development.
101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career by Michelle A. Riklan and David RiklanIn such a challenging workforce climate, career enhancement means many different things: procuring that first job, keeping an existing position, returning to the workforce after a long hiatus, riding the waves of unemployment, starting an entrepreneurial venture… We are fortunate to have so many collaborative authors to share expertise, impart wisdom and entertain us with relative anecdotes. In 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, we have compiled a thoughtful collection of 101 unique chapters from some of the industry s leading experts. Read more.


INTERVIEW LIKE YOURSELF… NO, REALLY! Follow Your Strengths and Skills to GET THE JOB in 2014 by Jezra Kaye
Does someone you know need to GET THE JOB in 2014?If you — or your friends, neighbors, family, or especially your kids — are job hunting this year, INTERVIEW LIKE YOURSELF… NO, REALLY! will help you ace the interview and turn your dream job into a reality. The book is a comprehensive guide to the skills you need to interview successfully for any position in any industry.
Gallery of Best Resumes: A Collection of Quality Resumes by Professional Resume Writers, 5th Edition by David NobleA showcase collection of more than 150 outstanding sample resumes and 30 cover letters representing the very best creations of professional resume writers. These one-of-a-kind, eye-catching resumes cover jobs from all occupational groups and at all levels. Using the samples and Dr. Noble’s writing tips, readers can create their own interview-landing resumes and cover letters. All resume samples are updated and revised, with more coverage of electronic resumes.
Gallery of Best Cover Letters: A Collection of Quality Cover Letters by Professional Resume Writers, 4th Edition by David NobleWriting a cover letter is more than a necessary step in the job search process. It is a chance to make a stellar first impression on hiring managers and stand out form dozens of other candidates vying for the same job. With this book, readers will discover how to craft a superior cover letter that ensures they will get noticed and gain momentum in their search for employment.
Guide to Crafting the Professional’s Resume, a publication from The LaddersGreat resumes open doors, capture readers’ interest, and get interviews. Think of your resume as your professional calling card, introducing you and your career in a way that entices the reader to contact you and invite you for an interview. With a great resume in hand, your possibilities are unlimited!
Resumes that Pop!: Designs that Reflect Your Personal Brand (Barron’s Resumes That Pop: Designing the Perfect Resume)by Pat Criscito CPRWThis book shows job seekers exactly how to create distinctive resumes that reflect the unique personality of their owners–their strengths, their background and training, and their career goals. A Twelve-Step Resume Writing Guide opens the book, outlining rules for creating the perfect resume from a rough concept to a finished presentation. Chapters that follow discuss different kinds of resume, including functional, chronological, executive, the curriculum vitae, and creative resumes.


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