How I can help you

Dawn Boyer finished her Ph.D. Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, in 2013, for a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Occupational & Technical Studies, with a concentration in Training & Development in Human Resources).  Her dissertation is entitled, ‘Competencies of Human Resources Practitioners within the Government Contracting Industry,’ which identifies unique KSAs for Human Resources Managers working for federal level government contracting companies.

She has been an entrepreneur and business owner over 15 years, with a successful business in Richmond (1980s), and currently in her own consulting firm, as well as a business partner with her husband in Virginia Beach, VA.  Her background experience is 24+ years in the Human Resources field, of which 11+ years are within the Federal & Defense Contracting industry.

She currently works with job and new career seekers to write Search Engine Optimized resumes for increased visibility to recruiters – getting the candidates past the recruiting ‘firewall’ and interviewed for faster hires and job placement.  Her tech-based knowledge of how the ATS software systems work help job seekers in structuring a resume for recruiters’ Boolean search queries.

She assists business owners working on developing their brand and marketing plans within social media marketing, planning, and management. She works with entrepreneurs to write business plans, as well as helping them protect their business from liabilities with human resources consulting for employment law and compliance. 

She is the author of 130 books on the topics of genealogy, family lineage, business and career search practice, and quotes for self-improvement (“2,000+ series”), as well as being the author/artist for over 40+ Big Kids Coloring Books.  Her books can be found on under Dawn D. Boyer.

Dawn has been a member of LinkedIn since the summer of 2004 (a few months after they released the beta version).  She has developed a rich profile for consistent and constant communications to over 7,700 connections.  Her earnings are over six figures in the last five years from her consulting and business activities directly from LinkedIn. She loves teaching others on how to take advantage of this long-term marketing and branding tool. Her clients call her ‘The Queen of LinkedIn’.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Government & Regulations
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services


2013, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; Occupational & Technical Studies (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Professional Studies (STEMPS); Training & Development in Human Resources;


1989, Masters Degree in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Adult Education - Human Resources, Training & Development, Personnel/Staffing; GPA: 3.67; Courses:


1983, Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, Advertising, and Graphic Illustration, Radford University, Radford, VA; Graphic Advertising & Illustration, Fine Art, and Art History

1990 – 1991, Information Technology Classes, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA (non-degreed)

1980 – 1983, Associate of Liberal Arts, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA (non-degreed)

1975 – 1977, Bachelors of Fine Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (non-degreed)





Dawn D. Boyer, Ph.D., Business Consultant, Resume Writer, Editor, and Publisher

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