Louise KursmarkI wear a lot of “hats” in the resume/careers field, having honed my expertise during a long career as a resume writer, career consultant, speaker, author, and trainer.

Executive resume writing is truly my expertise and my passion! I work with executive clients worldwide, creating highly strategic career marketing documents that communicate credibility, expertise, and value. And, as founder and director of Resume Writing Academy, I have guided dozens of professionals through a rigorous training and testing program to sharpen their strategic thinking and writing skills to produce best-in-class resumes.

Continuing the trend of disseminating knowledge, I have written more than 20 books on resumes and career management and frequently deliver in-person and webcast presentations to industry professionals and job seekers. My strength is breaking down a complex subject into easily digestible “bites” that are immediately applicable to diverse audiences.

My professional designations and distinctions include:

  • Master Resume Writer (MRW)
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC)
  • Credentialed Career Master (CCM)
  • Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP)
  • 6-time “Best Resume” award winner

Highlights of publications, presentations, and industry leadership roles:

  • Author of more than 20 books on resume writing and career management including (most recently) 30-Minute Resume Makeover, Sales & Marketing Resumes for $100,000+ Careers, the Expert Resume series from JIST Publishing, and the Enelow-Kursmark Executive Resume Toolkit.
  • Keynote and conference session presenter for meetings of the Career Management Alliance, Career Directors International, National Resume Writers Association, Society for Human Resource Management, Kennedy Recruiting Conference, and many others.
  • Frequently quoted expert in print, broadcast, and online media including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine, and countless career sites.
  • Founding Board member of Career Masters Institute (now Career Management Alliance); 9 years’ service.
  • TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) award judge, 2007/2008/2009, Career Directors International.
  • Contributor to CareerHub blog (a 2007/2008/2009 top-25 HR blog).
  • Former CPRW Certification Committee member, Professional Association of Resume Writers.

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