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Biography of Laura DeCarlo

Laura DeCarlo – President & Executive Director

DeCarlo_Laura_headshot_2016 copyBS; Member of the prestigious Forbes Coaches Council; Certified Content Marketing Specialist; Certified Customer Acquisition Specialist; Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer; Money Breakthrough Method® Certified Coach; Certified Money, Marketing and Soul Coach®; MCD, CMRW, CERM, CECC, CCST, CGRA, CJCPW, CCMC, CCM, CEIC, IJCTC, CP-OJSRM, CWPP, 360Reach, MRWLAA

Laura DeCarlo is recognized as the business success coach for career and resume professionals who want to authentically grow their businesses and dramatically enhance their skills. In her second year of private practice as a resume writer and career coach over 20 years ago, Laura successfully broke the six-figure revenue mark. It is her mission to help other career and resume professionals to experience similar success as she wholeheartedly embraces the belief that, “Ours is an industry with a soul where you can make a major difference while also making an extraordinary living.”

She has championed the ‘career hero’ mantra by pioneering efforts in visibility, credibility, and quality within the career services industry for both job seekers and career professionals as the founder of the global membership-based company, Career Directors International.

Further, she has helped thousands of career practitioners to hone their skills and find their greatness by ensuring her members have access to the up-to-date, cutting edge materials that allow them to confidently work with their clients, become recognized experts, and love what they do.

Throughout her career she has spearheaded the development of numerous training programs, certifications, and presentations for job seekers and career professionals, including the most recent, Certified Hidden Job Coach and Profile Writer. Some of her other popular creations are the TORI Master Mentor Resume Writing program and the Certified Graphic Resume Architect certification.

An industry leader, she has earned two degrees and 14 industry certifications and designations such as Master Career Director and Certified Master Resume Writer. She is credentialed as an Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer, Money Breakthrough Method Certified Coach®, and Certified Money, Marketing and Soul Coach®. She is a member of the elite Forbes Coaches Council. Further, she has received the industry’s most prestigious awards in resume writing, career coaching, and job placement.

Resumes for Dummies 8th EdLaura is the author of Resumes for Dummies, 7th and 8th Editions (Wiley), Interviewing: The Gold Standard, and Interview Pocket RX. She is also the co-author of Job Search Bloopers (Career Press); she has also been featured in over 15 resume and cover letter compendiums.

As a resume writer, career coach, and career director for her former private-practice, A Competitive Edge Career Service, LLC, Laura held the role of national//international resume expert for 54 professional associations such as PMI, AMA, AJST, ASAE, ASME, AVMA, and ASCE.

She has been a guest columnist on career issues for The Florida Today newspaper and been quoted in publications such as Forbes.com, Forbes (IMPRESS), US News & World Report, Monster.com, SmartMoney.com, Working Mother, the Wall Street Journal, and NBC 7/39 News in San Diego.

Website: www.careerdirectors.com

Blog: https://careerdirectors.com/blog/

Email: laura@nullcareerdirectors.com

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