Résumé writing is an art and skill that most people don't have
Media, PA (PRWEB) June 25, 2009
Mindy Thomas, MS, CPRW, a professionally trained career counselor, has launched a new career services consulting company, Thomas Career Consulting, LLC. After being laid off on from her job as a legal recruiter on January 26, 2009, the largest layoff day in modern American history, she decided to invest her time and effort in her own business providing career counseling and résumé writing services.
Over 100,000 people lost their jobs that day and, in February 2009, another 650,000 people lost their positions. With unemployment reaching an all-time high of 8.5% and many believing it to be much higher, job seekers are scrambling to compete in a big game of musical chairs, where fewer and fewer jobs are available. The unemployment rate has reached its highest level in a quarter-century after 732,000 jobs were lost in May, the 17th consecutive month of job losses. Since then, résumé writing services, career counseling and outplacement services are more critical than ever.
"Résumé writing is an art and skill that most people don't have," Thomas said. "After spending over a year as a recruiter in the legal profession, it became painfully obvious that even attorneys can't put together a well-written, succinct résumé. A professionally-written résumé can provide the competitive edge needed to get an interview in this tough job market."
Thomas Career Consulting, with offices in Media, PA and New York City, works nationwide with adults who wish to explore new career options as well as advancing their career. Clients include adults in career transitions, attorneys, executives, women returning to the workforce, students struggling to choose a major, and individuals that need to re-package themselves to compete in the current job market. Whether they are struggling with writing a winning résumé or are in career transition, Thomas helps her clients with professional career counseling, professional résumé writing and career assessments including Myers-Briggs and Strong Inventory assessments.
About Mindy Thomas
Mindy Thomas has dedicated her career assisting in the professional development of students and adults for over fifteen years. She has worked extensively at both two-year and four-year colleges, combining her business background with a solid foundation of career counseling and sales-training skills. Mindy specializes in career exploration, self-assessment, résumé writing, and career coaching, in addition to, conducting Myers Briggs and other career related workshops. A certified résumé writer, Mindy specializes in résumé construction, ranging from entry-level, to blue-collar, to semi-skilled, to professional, to executive levels. Ms. Thomas is a certified résumé writer and member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches, and a member of the Philadelphia Area Coaching Alliance and the Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association.
For the past ten years, Mindy has served as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Life Long Learning at Immaculata University in suburban Philadelphia. She is also currently working as a Project Consultant with Right Management and provides pro bono résumé review work with Villanova University School of Law and their alumni.
Having achieved professional recognition in her field in the greater Philadelphia area, Mindy has been a guest on National Public Radio and has been recognized as a Comcast Newsmaker of the Week. Her can-do approach, coupled with a genuine passion to help her clients, empowers them to attain their maximum potential. Recently, Thomas worked with Tory Johnson, Workforce Consultant to Good Morning America and CEO of Women for Hire in assisting job hunters with résumé critiquing at a New York City job fair where over 5000 applicants showed up for only 40 employers.
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For more information or to inquire about career counseling and résumé writing services, please contact Mindy Thomas or visit the new website at ThomasCareerConsulting.com.