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Grant Cooper

Strategic Resumes & Business Plans


Member profile details

First name
Last name
Company Name
Strategic Resumes & Business Plans
New Orleans
United States
Work Phone



Professional Overview

How many years in the industry?
8+ Years
Primary Work Setting
Experienced Business Owner (5+ years)
Certifications and Designations
How I help
Featuring a walk-in office on New Orleans' historic Magazine St. in the Uptown district, working with clients one-on-one or virtually. Strategic Resumes is a full-service Resume Writing, Career Coaching, Outplacement, Hiring, LinkedIn, and Business Plan Writing agency. Appointments available Monday through Saturday.
Service Offerings
  • Resume Writing
  • Job Search Letters
  • LinkedIn Profile Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Personal Branding
  • Interview Coaching
  • 30-60-90 Day Plans
  • Career Counseling
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Salary Negotiations
  • College Essays & Applications
  • Proofreading/Copy Editing
  • NCRW-Candidate Mentoring
  • Outplacement
  • Webinar Presentations
  • Onsite Training
  • Curriculum Development
Service Description
Resume Writing, LinkedIn Profiles, 30-60-90 Day Plans, Cover Letters, Career Coaching, Outplacement, Business Plans
Resume Specialties
  • Accounting / Banking / Finance
  • Administrative / Executive Support
  • Agriculture
  • Arts / Creative
  • Blue Collar / Skilled Trade
  • Career Change / Return to Work
  • Executive / C-Level
  • Education / Academia / Higher Education
  • Energy / Oil & Gas
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment / Media
  • Federal / State Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems / IT
  • International
  • Legal / Law Enforcement
  • Life Sciences / Forestry
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Marketing / PR
  • Military / Military Transition
  • Ministry
  • Nonprofit
  • Pharmaceutical / Medical Device
  • Recent Graduate / Entry Level
  • Remote Work
  • Sales / Sales Management
Speaker Bio & Topics
New Orleans native, Grant Cooper, founded Strategic Resumes, Career Coaching, and Business Plans in 1994. He has appeared as a career expert on CBS, NBC, ABC & FOX TV & AM/FM radio. He has landed career services contracts for the U.S. Air Force, Kinko's, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, Job1, professional and collegiate sports teams, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations. Strategic Resumes landed a national contract in 1995 with the Kinko's Corporation, with Grant's team of dozens of writers creating resumes for the customers of 350+ Kinko's location nationwide prior to its acquisition by FedEx. Mr. Cooper authored the first digital Resume Critique software program, created in 2002 and sold to universities, the military, career centers, and resume writers coast to coast and overseas. As a former corporate director, government manager, and business owner, Mr. Cooper can provide unique insights into what he calls the "Jedi Mind Tricks" of landing the best jobs. Grant was appointed to a 5-year term on the New Orleans Saints Fan Advisory Board, is past president of his neighborhood association, won the CDI President's Award, and is a distinguished alumni of Louisiana State University. Grant's wife, Kris, is a university executive, and he is the proud father of three grown children (scientist, mountain bike manufacturer's rep, doctor).

NCRW Designation:

NCRW Certified?

NCOPE Certification

NCOPE Certified?
NCOPE Certification Date
November 10, 2022
NCOPE Renewal Date
April 30, 2025

Board & Committee Service (ADMIN USE)

Board Position
DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SUPPORT: New Business Owners (Eastern Region)
Board Bio
Mr. Cooper founded his New Orleans-based career business in 1994. Mr. Cooper is a Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), Career Coach, LinkedIn Profile Writer, Business Plan Writer, and active member of several career industry associations. Grant won the Career Directors International "President's Award" in 2015.

In 1995, Mr. Cooper's firm landed a groundbreaking nationwide contract to provide custom resume writing services under his "Strategic Resumes" brand at 350+ Kinko's locations from coast to coast, employing 25+ writers and staff. Mr. Cooper and his team successfully managed that contract until FedEx acquired Kinko's in the early 2000s.

In 2002, Mr. Cooper authored and marketed a first of its kind, Windows-based standalone software program, "Resume Critique Writer," that was purchased and used by 4-year universities, community colleges, U.S. military career centers, recruiters, career coaches, and resume writing professionals throughout the U.S. & overseas. Mr. Cooper is a consultant to recruiters, media reporters, corporations, nonprofits, and athletic programs.

Mr. Cooper also prepares business plans that result in private investor, bank, and SBA funding. Strategic Resumes has landed contracts and engagements with the U.S. Air Force, Kinko's, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, the American Red Cross, Job1, American Express, NFL & NBA, as well as area universities, banks, hospitals, nonprofits, government agencies, and corporations.

Grant has attended more than 20 national conferences, has presented workshops at several national conferences, and has served as a judge for CDI's Tori Awards for 10 consecutive years. He is former president of his neighborhood association, was named to New Orleans Saints Advisory Board (5-year term), and is a proud Louisiana State University alumni.

Grant lives in New Orleans with his wife, Kris (university executive), and has three adult children (Scientist, Regional Manager, Doctor), three grandchildren, and two dogs.

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