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Writer's Block is a career development initiative that aims to help jobseekers who may not have the resources necessary to increase their strength as an applicant. Since 2017, we've been committed to helping candidates advance by offering affordable resumes, cover letters, and other professional development services.

Writer's Block was founded on the principles of community, access, and "lifting as we climb." We believe that everyone deserves access to opportunity, so we stagger costs by level of experience, to increase equity and ensure that more candidates have access to the help they deserve. We serve a diverse range of clients, no matter the age, background, industry, level of education, or experience. We are committed to helping you "level up."


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Karissa Parris,

The Relatable Recruiter ®

After graduating from Binghamton University in 2014 with a Bachelor's in English, I began my career in Youth Development as a Program Director, spearheading enrichment programs for K-12 youth in my hometown, Brooklyn, NY. 


My love for my students inspired me to obtain a Master's in Human Resource Management from Stony Brook University to learn to hire and train better staff. I have since championed Talent Acquisition in various industries, leading recruitment teams and developing strategies to source and hire candidates for non-profit, private, and start-up organizations.


As both the Founder of Writer's Block Resumes and Head of Talent Acquisition at a prominent NYC-based non-profit, I use my expertise and skills to help job seekers improve their job search and access the opportunities they truly want and deserve!

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