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About Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW, BS/HR, is a Certified Professional Resume Writer/Career Consultant, and the President of Professional Resume Services. She is a nationally published writer and contributor of 12 best-selling career books. She has achieved international recognition following yearly nominations of the prestigious T.O.R.I. (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award. She is also one of only a few professionals worldwide to achieve the coveted “Certified Master Resume Writer” distinction. With over 13 years of writing experience behind her, Erin has written thousands of resumes for every career level and every industry. This year alone, 7 members of Erin’s resume writing team were nominated for the T.O.R.I. awards–the first company ever to have this many writers be nominated for an award! 3 writers received the award, while the other 4 were runners up!


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The Advantage Of Learning Just One Thing

Posted on January 13th, by Erin Kennedy in education/training. No Comments

Most of the time the New Year’s Resolution list is a mile long. But how much of last year’s list did you get accomplished? I am cringing here a bit realizing the things I didn’t accomplish. If you did all of it — or if you can even find your 2014 resolution list — congratulations! … Read More »

Video Conferencing for Job Interviews

Posted on July 11th, by Erin Kennedy in networking/interviewing. No Comments

The use of video conferencing for job interviews is not going to stop. It’s an efficient way to screen applicants for the first round of interviews, and the technology is there to make it happen from your laptop or smartphone, so you should be ready for this to happen sometime soon.

Everything makes a difference when … Read More »

Resume Writing: Aim for the Right Target

Posted on June 13th, by Erin Kennedy in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Your resume should be written with the reader in mind, and that means you need to understand who the reader will be. Therefore, beyond the usual advice on avoiding writing mistakes, you need to aim for a resume that will be read easily, give a professional impression, and influence a favorable outcome.

Most resumes will be filtered by … Read More »

7 Tips for Keeping Track of Resume Details

Posted on April 13th, by Erin Kennedy in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Your resume should be accurate in all its details, but it also should be tailored for each job application. This is because of the screening process that every resume goes through. That screening process looks for clues that the applicant will fit the job opening, and keywords like “operational management” may be one of the … Read More »

What You Absolutely Must Bring to the Interview

Posted on March 11th, by Erin Kennedy in networking/interviewing. No Comments

It’s two-fold, really. First though, let’s talk about the tangible items. Look at the job applicant in this picture. He looks professional, doesn’t he? Now imagine if, instead of that nice leather padfolio under his hands, he had a spiral superhero notebook. Or a graffiti-encrusted three-ring binder from his school years. Or (40-somethings will get … Read More »

Seeing Clearly with a Resume Service

Posted on October 22nd, by Erin Kennedy in Career Advice, resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Do you really see yourself the way a potential employer sees you? It is very difficult to see yourself clearly and a resume that you put together by yourself will only show the things you see, not all that is really there. A professional resume service, on the other hand, can open your eyes to … Read More »

Create an Impactful Cover Letter in 4 Steps

Posted on August 26th, by Erin Kennedy in Career Advice, resumes/cover letters. No Comments

There’s no underestimating the power of a good cover letter. This is your initial contact with a potential job and the spot where the decision to go on to the resume is made. You want to avoid making common “cover letter mistakes” by doing your homework so that your cover letter sparks interest in the reader … Read More »

Resume Cyberspace: What Happens to Your Resume When You Post It Online?

Posted on July 14th, by Erin Kennedy in Career Advice, resumes/cover letters, Trends. No Comments

I used to wonder what happens to our resumes when we send them out to people or post them online.Do they get seen? Do they disappear into cyberspace? Do they get filed away somewhere in a big hope chest of resumes? What really happens to our resumes when we post them online?

If you post your … Read More »