About Tate of Mind Consulting
You are worth investing in!
•Do you have trouble articulating your personal brand?
•Do you stare at your resume or LinkedIn profile and wonder what is missing?
•Are you submitting your resume over and over with no response?
•Does the idea of networking seem overwhelming?
•When you think of interviewing, do you break out in a sweat?
•Do you want to transition careers?
•Could you use someone to talk through your career experiences with and discuss strategies around how you get where you want to go?
If this sounds like you, we can help!
Kimberly spends an hour with each client to understand their career goals, professional experience, and their challenges in finding that next opportunity. She will walk you through her process and give you meaningful recommendations on improving your job search strategy.
Kimberly has helped hundreds of people achieve their career goals. Whether you are a recent college graduate with minimal experience or an SVP of Sales, she can help you. Kimberly has the Creative Writing, HR, Diversity and Recruiting background to help you reach your full potential.
Service offerings include: Resume writing, LinkedIn optimization, cover letters, career consulting, networking, pay negotiation, leadership training, finding your next role, career transitioning and making your professional dreams come true!
Kimberly is a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches and has her CPRW certification.
Why choose Tate of Mind Consulting?
Not all resume writers are created equal. A great resume is just a fraction of what you need to have a successful job search.
You want to hire someone who listens to everything you say and knows how to truly extract the value and skill you bring to the table.
Secondly, you want to avoid bias impacting your ability to get hired.
For example, you should avoid dating yourself with phrases like "over 25+ years of experience", which can lead to age bias.
Want another example? Did you know that size 12 is the perfect font for a resume. Why? The person reading your resume will struggle with anything less than a size 12 font, so unconsciously they perceive the person to be more difficult to work with, thus making them less likely to be chosen. This is important because so many people try to cram as many words as possible onto the resume.
Another important note is understanding the role Artificial Intelligence plays in the hiring process. Today, thousands of people are applying online. A recruiter simply doesn't have time to read every resume. This is where AI comes in. The "bots" scan your resume looking for key words. This is important because you should be reading job descriptions, understanding the key words the recruiter/hiring manager might be looking for, and ensure you tweak your "master resume" slightly to leverage those key words.
Additionally, you should be very thoughtful about the resume template you use. Many of the "fancy" templates confuse the AI and the resume gets kicked out without ever even making it into the pile of resumes.
Lastly, most people do not understand how valuable their LinkedIn profile really is. Most people will have a basic profile on LinkedIn so they can submit for jobs. LinkedIn is a HUGE opportunity to brand yourself! This is critical because most corporate recruiters leverage LinkedIn Recruiter. This means they spend more time looking for you when you're not even searching than they do on reading the resumes you submit. This is because highly skilled positions often have to be sourced to find the ideal candidate.
We will make sure to walk you through the most effective job search strategies and ensure you are set up for success!
Kimberly serves as the Director of Talent Attraction, Diversity and Inclusion for Asurion, a global leader of technology solutions and connected life services.
Kimberly developed Asurion’s first Employee Resource Group (ERG), PRIDE, in 2016. She and the newly formed team worked collectively with HR to push for policy change and additional education and resources for its employees. In less than 2 years, Asurion received its first perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Since then, it achieved a perfect score repeatedly for 3 years running. In 2019, Asurion was awarded the Corporate Diversity award by the Nashville LGBT Chamber.
Kimberly was fortunate to lead and build the organization’s ERG strategy from the ground up. The organization now has 11 thriving ERGs with over 6K members and representation in over 25 countries. Collectively, the groups host over 1.5K events a year — educating, connecting and supporting employees around the world.
Building the ERG framework led Kimberly to develop the organization’s Active Ally education series. Active Ally consists of three 90-minute sessions focused on: Understanding the LGBTQ+ experience, Understanding-Anti-Racism, and Equity for Women.
Kimberly now works to drive improved and inclusive hiring practices across Asurion. Her partnership with the Talent Attraction and Outreach teams has led to establishing diverse slate/panel goals, redacting names and addresses on resumes and creating certified interviewer training.
Kimberly is currently an advisor to the Middle Tennessee Board of Directors for Big Brother Big Sister. She is an active member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, HRC Nashville, The Oasis Center’s “Just Us” program for at-risk LGBT youth, and Thistle Farms - a nonprofit for women victims of sexual trafficking. She previously served on the Tennessee Equality Project Board of Directors.
Kimberly was the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce Samuel Felker 2018 Business Leader of the Year award winner.
Kimberly also owns her own business, Tate of Mind Consulting, which focuses on resume writing, LinkedIn optimization, and career coaching.