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America’s Oldest Resume Writing Company

About Career Pro Resumes

CareerPro is America’s oldest and largest resume writing service with tens of thousands of satisfied clients since 1958. Our writers work closely with you to create achievement-oriented resumes that have consistently increased client interview rates, job offers, and salary levels. Our team will transform your life experiences into a resume that will help take your career to the next level.

Jody N. Gothard

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Jody N. Gothard has served as president of CareerPro Resumes since 1991, following a distinguished career in journalism.

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in New Orleans, Mr. Gothard won multiple awards in journalism, created popular TV commercials, and wrote feature and cover stories for New Orleans Magazine, the Times-Picayune Newspaper, Atlanta’s Style Magazine, and SportsTravel. Mr. Gothard has spearheaded highly successful community fundraising initiatives headlined by the Mayor of New Orleans. He has been interviewed on television and radio talk shows including the Frank Ski Show. He has also motivated individuals to reclaim their connection to nature and spirituality as the former President of Mosaic Outdoor Club of Georgia, and has completed intensive workshops with world-renowned teachers. Within two months of being hired by CareerPro Resumes in Atlanta, Mr. Gothard advanced from employee to owner. Over the past three decades, Mr. Gothard has utilized his natural sales and advocacy abilities to help clients separate themselves from tens of thousands of competitors. Mr. Gothard continues to change lives with his unmatched creative writing background and passion for helping clients maximize their potential.

Products and Services

Applicant Tracking Systems

We help you optimize your profile and ensure your resume is ATS-friendly

Interview Preparation

Learn proper techniques and questions to impress at your interview

Professional Editing

We turn your college essays and marketing materials into masterpieces

Linkedin Page Creation

We design a LinkedIn Page to best exhibit your professional qualities

Career Coaching

We help provide direction through a potentially stressful career transition

Career Aptitude Tests

We do Myers Briggs/Personality testing to assess which career best suits you

Cover Letter

We create a memorable cover letter that effectively summarizes your resume's top five selling points

Reference Sheet

Demonstrate preparation and confidence by volunteering contact information for your previous employers

Thank You Letter

We provide you with timely thank you letters to help you turn interviews into job offers

Triple Your Interview Rates

Create An Unfair Advantage Over The Competition

Your new results-oriented resume will accentuate your positives and serve as a self marketing brochure.


We Cater to All Professional Levels

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Won multiple Louisiana Press Association awards in Journalism and the Robert F. Gibbons award in Fiction. Wrote short stories, one of which was awarded/published in Ellipsis literary magazine. Wrote and delivered speeches to groups of up to 300. Edited the acclaimed L’Observateur Newspaper, supervising photography, layout and editorial departments. Wrote multi-media advertising copy for a Top Ten Louisiana advertising agency and a national Atlanta-based telemarketing company. Wrote/edited cover stories for national (Murdoch) and city (New Orleans) magazines, daily (The Times-Picayune) and weekly newspapers, tourism (Greater New Orleans Tourism & Convention Commission) and trade publications. Many of Mr. Gothard’s stories have been picked up by and featured on national and international websites.


Directed the formation of the Louisiana Chapter of a national non-profit organization, writing/broadcasting press releases, appearing on live network television talk shows, recruiting the Mayor of New Orleans as keynote speaker, garnering extensive newspaper/radio coverage, and surpassing the estimates of local fundraising professionals by raising tens of thousands of dollars in 45 minutes from 75 community leaders during the 1991 recession. Featured by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta Employment Weekly, and appeared on the Frank Ski Show, The Michael Dresser Show, and other top-rated radio shows.


Played key roles in the six consecutive successful election and re-election campaigns of Judge Sol Gothard, who has never lost an election and who most recently served as Senior Judge, Court of Appeal, 5th Circuit, State of Louisiana.

Judge Gothard (D), as an unknown New York native defeated four heavily backed democratic competitors to win the election for Juvenile Court Judge, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, with 71% of the vote. After two successful re-elections to Juvenile Court, Judge Gothard then won the election for Louisiana’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, again by 71%. In 2000, Judge Gothard won his second re-election in a heavily contested campaign for Court of Appeals by 61% against a Republican opponent in a 70% Republican district.

Professional Experience
Owner/Writer, CareerPro, Atlanta, GA

Provide in-depth client consultation, resume creation, and job search customization for entry to executive level professionals who are averaging 75% interview rates. Make corporate presentations, and negotiate and fulfill group outplacement contracts for companies including AT&T, Macy’s and Kaiser Permanente. Write, design and place all print advertising and marketing materials, make guest appearances on the nation’s top-rated urban radio station (V-103), and manage a highly successful resume and career development company. Write client business plans, essays and customized marketing brochures.

SportsTravel Magazine, Secaucus, NJ
New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans, LA
Style Magazine, Atlanta, GA
The Times-Picayune Newspaper, New Orleans, LA

Write assigned cover and feature stories on diverse human interest, musical, environmental, sports, religious and business topics.

Editor, L’Observateur Newspaper, LaPlace, LA

Supervised photography, layout and editorial departments of an award-winning, bi-weekly newspaper. Covered high school, collegiate and professional sports.

Editorial Intern, Greater New Orleans Tourism Commission, New Orleans, LA
Researched and wrote articles for the commission’s trade magazine.