What training or certifications do YOU need?

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As many of you know, I have been writing professional resumes and providing resume writing services to clients for many years. Last year I decided to take the next step and pursue certification. I did some research and identified three highly reputable certifying organizations for professional resume writers. I chose one and then spent weeks preparing for the test, which lasted three days in December. I am proud to share with you that I am now officially a Certified Professional Resume Writer or CPRW.

My experience leads me to ask you, is there training or certification you can pursue that would benefit your career? I encourage you to make a list of skills, training, or certifications that would create more opportunities for you in your career. If you’re not sure what to put on your list, scan current job listings for positions similar to yours and see what employers are looking for today. Then do your research and find resources to obtain your training or certification. Make sure the school or certifying organizations has a good reputation in the marketplace; don’t just go for what appears to be easiest or cheapest. Then check out resources at your company or resources in your local state or community to see if there is funding available for some part of your education.

What training or certifications have you found most beneficial in your career so far? I’d love to hear from you below.

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Client Stories

 I was looking to make large changes in my life, both job and city.  I was a happy midwestern resident for nearly 30 years but wanted to see what life on a coast was like and get a dream job.  This was a tall order and going into it I thought I would have to make large compromises on parts of my dreams to get any of it.  

I went to Lori to help me achieve these dreams.  It was the best decision I made.

She focused on two things right out of the gate:
  1. clarify my goals, both personal and professional
  2. get me to stop selling myself short

These twin achievements allowed me to approach my hunt with confidence, patience and focus.  My original dream job was to try and combine my technical joys with a personal one.  I enjoy large scale data processing with cutting edge tools, music and baseball.  Through the tools Lori taught me and helped me unearth in myself I got that gig that would have fallen into day dream territory before our work together.  

And yeah, there's platinum records on the walls of my lobby and I have tons of data to process.

Pat Christopher, Intelligence Engineer, Seattle, WA