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Jan Melnik, MA, MRW, CCM, CPRW

MA, Wesleyan University; BS, University of Maryland; AS, Bay Path University

MRW — Master Resume Writer
CCM — Credentialed Career Manager
CPRW — Certified Professional Resume Writer

  • 30 years of experience as Chief Career Strategist and Principal of Absolute Advantage, a career management/job-search coaching consulting practice (
  • 25 years of experience as corporate communications consultant (pharmaceutical, banking, municipal, and government clients)
  • 25 years of experience as Planning & Zoning Commissioner
  • Keynote speaker on careers, resumes, social media, and education (industry conferences and universities nationwide)
  • Author, 5 entrepreneurial, 2 fiction, and 2 career titles (Globe Pequot Press, JIST/EMC, Amazon)
  • Adjunct professor at Bay Path University since 2011
  • NBC television/nationally syndicated MoneyWatch radio expert career consultant/on-air talent
  • Subject matter expertise includes career management, communications, marketing, coaching, job search, and social media