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What Do You Want In a Career Coach?

Ed holding crystal ball

I like Chinese food and Oolong tea.

If those things weren’t on your list of criteria for a career coach, then you'll be pleased that I have a bunch of certifications and qualifications, too.

Are you considering hiring a résumé writer?

  • I'm a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW)

  • I am a member of the National Resume Writers Association (NRWA)

  • I'm a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW)

  • I'm on the PARW's CPRW Certification Committee.
    I judge submissions for the certification!

  • I'm published - RESUME & LinkedIn Strategies for New College Graduates
    by Jan Melnik and Louise Kursmark



Are you looking to update your LinkedIn profile?

  • I'm a National Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE)

    • I am current with LinkedIn features and understand what recruiters look for at LinkedIn.

Do you need help with your interviewing?

  • I'm a Certified Interview Coach (CIC)

Not sure what you want to do? Need help figuring out what road to take?

  • Certified Strong Interest Inventory ® Practitioner          

  • Certified Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Prctititioner

  • Authorized DISC Administrator and Behavioral Consultant (Profiling Pro)

  • Certified Everything DiSC (Wiley) Trainer

  • Certified Skillscan® Practitioner 

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC); Certified Life Coach (CLC)  


Do you represent or own a company that needs an outplacement counselor or presenter?

  • I'm an experienced trainer and instructional designer. I can teach technical and/or success/soft skills courses to your employees and new hires.

  • I can prepare your laid-off employees for the modern job search.


Are you a hi-tech or technical person and aren't sure I will understand your background?

  •  Click here to learn more about my technical background and why you should work with me.

  • In short: I'm a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)

By the way, all the above mostly points out I know what to do for you.
To me, it’s more important you understand why I love to do what I do and and how I help you.

  I care because I've probably have been where you might be right now. Looking for a new job, out of work, unfulfilled in your present job or convinced there was something else you should be doing.

Summing Up


  • 10+ years' volunteering with multiple workforce development agencies

  • Experience counseling and editing résumés in higher-education environment

  • 15+ years' experience writing and improving résumés

  • 7+ years' experience administering and interpreting Skillscan card sorts

  • 5+years' outplacement work experience

  • Experience working at a Massachusetts career center

  • Judge for a national certification (CPRW)

  • Currently the official résumé-writer  for a local library



Affiliated Organizations

I'm a member of or involved with the following:

  • Career Counselors' Consortium Northeast

  • Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA)

  • Framingham Public Library

  • The White Hawk Group (Outplacement Agency)

  • Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARWCC)

  • National Résumé Writers Association (NRWA)

  • Boston University Career Advisory Network

  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)

This image shows the front cover of a book titled Resume and LinkedIn Strategies for New College Graduates. Ed had a resume accepted for inclusion.
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