Scott Vedder is the author of Signs of a Great Résumé, the #1 best-selling résumé book on Amazon. He conducted over 5,000 interviews as a Fortune 100 recruiter and now serves as a résumé expert, guest speaker and career coach helping job seekers from all backgrounds nationwide.
Scott met with First Lady Michelle Obama and other senior government officials at the Veterans Institute in Orlando as part of his work to help veterans find meaningful employment. Scott received personal invitations to meet in the Office of the First Lady at the White House and in the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon as an expert on veterans' résumés. Scott is pleased to offer his expertise to veterans, transitioning service members, reservists and military families all over the world in Signs of a Great Résumé: Veterans Edition. Scott was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama for his support of veterans and civilians alike.
Scott has taught thousands of students in résumé workshops at colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and corporate events. Scott’s book has been endorsed as “Recommended Reading” by groups including the Central Florida Employment Council and Central Florida Jobs initiative. Scott has been recognized by the Metropolitan Business Association Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Human Resource Management and many other groups.
Scott has been featured as a career expert in nationally-syndicated newspaper columns and on international blogs from Europe to South America. He’s also been interviewed live on dozens of radio programs and television news.
Scott teaches regularly at the University of Central Florida, Florida A&M University College of Law and Full Sail University and he has been invited to speak at Duke University, the Veterans Administration and a number of military installations.
Scott grew his business from an idea on a worksheet, to a #1 best-selling book, a successful national speaking tour and recognition by The White House, Pentagon and many other groups. The company Scott founded was also named "New Business of the Year" by the Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando.
Scott has written pitches for Shark Tank, developed pitch decks for venture capital and investment solicitations, drafted web copy and written countless labels, presentations and product descriptions for a wide variety of businesses. Scott uses the proven approach he's taught for years relating to résumés and applies it to pitching your business.
Scott currently serves as the manager of business development for an intellectual property law firm and runs a successful venture development firm, Go For Launch Venture Management. Scott helps clients learn to protect, perfect, procure and propel their ideas, innovations and businesses.
During his time at a Fortune 100 company, Scott worked as a recruiter but also in corporate alliance development and commodities procurement. Scott worked as a buyer responsible for purchasing equipment and services for a profitable, $12+ million/year business within worldwide division. Ask Scott how your pitch will be received by professionals in similar positions.