Katharine (Kathy) Hansen, Ph.D., creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, is an author and instructor, in addition to being a career expert. Her books include Dynamic Cover Letters (more than 100,000 copies sold), Write Your Way to a Higher GPA, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Study Skills, written with Dr. Randall S. Hansen, as well as You Are More Accomplished Than You Think (Quintessential Careers Press), Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates, and A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market, published by Ten Speed Press, and Top Notch Executive Resumes: Creating Flawless Resumes for Managers, Executives, and CEOs (Career Press) and Tell Me About Yourself: Storytelling to get a Job and Propel Your Career (JIST Publishing).
Having completed a rigorous credentialing process with Career Thought Leaders, Katharine has earned the designations Credentialed Career Manager and Master Resume Writer the ninth practitioner worldwide to earn the Master Resume Writer title. The Master Resume Writer designation places Hansen in an elite group of career practitioners who are committed to professionalism and dedicated to continuous learning.
She is one of an exclusive group of career professionals to hold both of the Alliance’s Credentialed Career Manager and Master Resume Writer designations.
In more than six years as a college professor, Katharine taught the writing of resumes and cover letters and critiqued the job-search correspondence of countless college students. Katharine also is editor of QuintZine, a free career and job-hunting newsletter filled with timely and topical tips for springboarding careers.
Katharine holds a doctoral degree in organizational behavior from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH.
Katharine was writer-editor at numerous newspapers, magazines and nonprofit organizations, and she served as speechwriter for the first woman elected to the Florida Cabinet. Katharine, who earned her bachelor of arts degree in humanities from Stetson University, lives in Kettle Falls, WA, with her writing partner, Randall. See also her personal Website, KatharineHansenPhD.com and teaching portfolio.
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