Think you know everything you need to about writing an effective résumé? Think again. The strategies behind writing your most important career asset are changing so quickly that even professional résumé writers are scrambling to stay ahead of the technology curve. Find out what it takes to make it to the top of the stack and stand out competitively over everyone else applying for the same job.
• Do's and don'ts from employer perspective.
• How to get noticed.
• Give the employer what they want.
Dawn Rasmussen, a certified résumé writer, is the president of Portland, Ore.-based Pathfinder Writing and Career Services and author of “Forget Job Security: Build Your Marketability” which is the first-ever book that provides a complete roadmap on how manage your career.
Instead of continuing this speaker introduction with a long, boring list of career accolades or high-profile media outlets where she has been featured, I am going to share with you the one thing that makes Dawn “tick”: a relentless and tireless desire to help everyone understand the importance of actively managing their career every minute of every day.
So if Dawn makes you uncomfortable during today’s presentation, that’s great! That tells her that she has pushed your envelope (in a good way) and helped make you think, and means that this is the first step in the journey where you to begin to actively manage your career destiny.
When she isn’t busy working with résumé clients, speaking to conference groups internationally and nationally, writing articles / blogs, or teaching, Dawn is hiking in Oregon’s spectacular outdoors, kayaking, or plotting her next adventure.
And you should know that her most recent adventure, during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been acting as a stand-in mama raising an abandoned fawn, Thor, who was found on her property. Yet another thing to put on Dawn’s own resume: Deer Mama!