February 23, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Career Expert Katharine Hansen Earns Prestigious Credentialed Career Master (CCM) Designation
(QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS: DeLand, FL) — Katharine Hansen, creative director of Quintessential Careers, DeLand, has completed a rigorous evaluation process to earn her Credentialed Career Master designation. The CCM, the first credential of its kind for career and employment industry professionals:
- Validates Hansen’s expertise within her field of practice.
- Demonstrates her commitment to the careers community through her active participation in continuing professional education and development programs.
- Indicates her knowledge of the current trends in the careers community and the employment market.
- Signifies her commitment to the global workforce.
Career Masters Institute is the first-ever Internet-based networking and training organization for professionals across the entire spectrum of the careers industry — resume writing, recruitment, outplacement, career coaching, career counseling, testing and assessment, college/university career services, military/government transition, and corporate human resources.
In addition to her role as creative director for Quintessential Career, Hansen is principal resume and cover-letter writer for Quintessential Resumes and Cover Letters, which prepares career-marketing documents for clients worldwide.
Hansen is also an author and instructor. Her books include Dynamic Cover Letters (more than 100,000 copies sold) and Write Your Way to a Higher GPA, written with Dr. Randall S. Hansen, as well as 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.
Lecturer in business communication for four years at Stetson University, DeLand, FL, 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, a member of the Ask the Experts panel for CollegeRecruiter.com, and a member of the Career Masters Institute (CMI) and the Professional Resume Writing and Research Association (PRWRA).
Hansen was writer-editor at numerous newspapers, magazines and nonprofit organizations, and she served as speechwriter for the first woman elected to the Florida Cabinet. Hansen, who received her bachelor of arts degree in humanities from Stetson University, lives in DeLand with her writing partner, Randall, and children, Mary and John.
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