August 9, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Career Experts Randall and Katharine Hansen Earn Unique Online Career Coaching Certification
(QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS: DeLand, FL) — Randall and Katharine Hansen, of Quintessential Careers, DeLand, have completed a rigorous class that culminated in their achieving the credential of Certified Electronic Career Coach (CECC), issued by the Professional Resume Writing and Research Association.
The Certified Electronic Career Coach Program (CECC) is the first interactive Web-based and instructor-led program of its kind. It prepares career-management professionals to successfully perform in dynamic and technologically advanced situations. Having completed the CECC Program, the Hansens are now qualified to effectively coach clients and students to:
- Develop targeted online job searches through online career-exploration exercises;
- Create and market electronic resumes and Web-based career portfolios;
- Prepare for interviews using both synchronous and asynchronous online communications tools.
Dr. Randall S. Hansen is a nationally recognized career and job-search expert. He is founder and Webmaster of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web. Dr. Hansen is also known as the Career Doctor, offering expert career, college, and job-hunting advice and professional career coaching to job-seekers who request his help.
Dr. Hansen is also an associate professor of marketing at the School of Business Administration, Stetson University. He has written numerous articles, reports, and books on all aspects of career development, from teen college and career choice to issues related to older job-seekers. And his insights are often quoted and published in the media, including recent articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Daytona Beach News-Journal, and other media outlets.
In addition to her role as creative director for Quintessential Careers, Katharine Hansen is principal resume and cover-letter writer for Quintessential Resumes and Cover Letters, which prepares career-marketing documents for clients worldwide. As a direct outgrowth of the CECC class and certification, Quintessential Resumes and Cover Letters now offers real-time, interactive resume and cover-letter critiques via instant messenging and will offer Web career portfolios in the fall of 2003.
Lecturer in business communication for four years at Stetson University, DeLand, FL, Katharine Hansen has taught the writing of resumes and cover letters and critiqued the career-marketing correspondence of countless college students. She also is editor of QuintZine, a free career and job-hunting newsletter filled with timely and topical tips for springboarding careers. She is a member of the advisory board of the Certified Electronic Career Coach Program and a member of the Ask the Experts panel for CollegeRecruiter.com.
The Hansens are authors of Dynamic Cover Letters (more than 100,000 copies sold) and Write Your Way to a Higher GPA. Katharine also authored Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates (11,500+ copies sold) and most recently, A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market, all published by Ten Speed Press.
The Hansens are both members of the Career Masters Institute (CMI) and the Professional Resume Writing and Research Association (PRWRA).
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