Welcome to Simply Great Resumes!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Simply Great Resumes. As for an introduction, I am Kerry Gustafson, Owner and Founder of SGR. I am deeply committed to personally guiding each client through their career journey, offering services to help them achieve their career aspirations. Whether to land that next executive role or transition from management into the executive suite, I develop not only the marketing materials but also provide coaching and education for you to be successful.

Launching in 2012, Simply Great Resumes is an award-winning small (solopreneur) business who partners and provides a comprehensive service to Executives and High-Performing Leaders throughout the U.S. in a variety of industries and professions.

Each of my clients are unique as is my custom service I provide to them. From start to finish, you will experience a focused 1-1 experience to help you prepare for that next opportunity. My goal is to work with you from wherever  your starting point is today and help arm you for that next opportunity.

What sets Simply Great Resumes apart from other career services organizations:

► Firstly, I do not believe in having a team of ghostwriters or hand-off any aspect of the work. You will be partnering with me, Kerry Gustafson throughout the entire process.
► Multiple industry certifications: Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), Certified Interview Coach (CIC)
► YOY High Client Referral Rate. 2015 – 2021 over 90% with 2022 at 96.15%
► Award winner for Executive & Professional Resume Writing
► Top 1% in the industry for LinkedIn SSI
► I’m responsive, highly accountable, and flexible, dedicated to partnering with you, motivating you, empowering you, and aiding you to achieve success with your career journey.

Snippets of what my client’s say:

Kerry has a unique gift — the gift of being able to take a complex role/activity and distill it down into a succinct, yet impactful, statement that can easily be leveraged in multiples ways. Every person who I have referred Kerry to has raved about how easy she was to work with and how high the quality of her work. Her knowledge of modern resume and LinkedIn techniques is highly valuable. – COO

“After a thorough search I narrowed the field down to 3 writers and did a pretty intensive interview with each. It was actually a very easy decision as Kerry was the most prepared, had the best process in place to get the most important information out of you, was easy to talk with and she really took the time to get to know you.” – CEO/President

“Kerry is truly a tremendous resource…you will always get more than you expect! Her experience, consultative and collaborative approach combined with her industry knowledge is what everyone could use.” – VP of Sales & Entrepreneur


  • Accounting and Finance
  • Engineering
  • HR
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Operations
  • Sales


  • Accenture – IT Consulting
  • American Family Insurance – Legal
  • Ameriprise Financial – Accounting, Investment, Legal, Technology
  • Cargill – HR, Operations/General Management
  • Cisco – IT, Engineering, Sales
  • Cummins – Engineering, HR, Operations
  • Korn Ferry – HR, Recruitment
  • Medtronic – Communications, Operations, R&D
  • Polaris – Marketing, Operations/Supply Chain
  • Salesforce – IT, Sales
  • Seagate – Engineering, Sales
  • Target Corp. – Apparel Design, IT, Marketing, Merchandising, R&D
  • UnitedHealth Group/Optum – IT, Marketing, Operations


Hello! I’m Kerry Gustafson, Founder/Owner of Simply Great Resumes. I launched my small business in 2012 to serve my clients with their career marketing materials and guide them through the complex and forever changing ‘job landscape’. What once was an acceptable ‘general resume’ that you could mindlessly send out, today, it’s more important to understand the criticalness of having a strong strategy, developing your network, and boosting your visibility.

This is where I help! I will not only develop highly effective career documents but will also coach and guide you through today’s environment. My services are an investment in your career, let’s have fun and get started!

Industry Certifications:

Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC)
Certified Interview Coach (CIC)

– Executive/Professional Resume Writing
– LinkedIn Profile Development and Branding
– Strategic LinkedIn Training
– Cover Letter Templates and Samples
– Networking Emails
– Career and Interview Coaching, Story Development


University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Political Science minor.

Fun Facts:

I am a certified diamontologist from my college years working at Helzberg Diamond, was positioned as a Lance Corporal in the British CCF (Combined Cadet Force), spent countless hours (and laps!) in the pool as a competitive swimmer in Australia, England, and the U.S., and most noticeably, have a unique Australian/English/Minnesotan accent (depending on the word!)

I love spending time with my small family – Chris, Andrew and pup Holly, enjoying the four definite seasons in the Midwest, and dabbling in the kitchen as a budding ‘chef!’

Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected] or connect with me on LinkedIn.