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Trish Thomas
Works at Eastern Connecticut State University
Attended UMass Amherst
Lives in Simsbury, CT
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It's time to update your LinkedIn account and ditch all of the old buzzwords. Here are the 10 most overused words on LinkedIn profiles.
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Accomplishments list is great, got the gears spinning in my head thinking more quantifiably about mine!
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You'll want to follow this blog! I love it!
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Thank you for your support!!!!! :)
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Make sure you are leveraging the strength of LinkedIn, and not making any of these rooky mistakes.
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Guy has some great tips here on managing your social media activity.
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Truly fascinating Trish. Thanks for sharing :-)
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Be careful about using fancy fonts on your resume. If the recipient does not have the same font on their computer, their system will convert it to one if its pre-loaded fonts, which will probably mess up your formatting! I prefer Arial, but Times New Roman is popular too.
Here's how to do something every marketer wants -- install on your computer custom fonts!
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Good luck finding any sort of job witout a degree...
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Career Counselor and Professional Resume Writer
Employment
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
    Assistant Director, Center for Internships and Career Development, 2013 - present
  • The Resume Resource
    Founder/Employment Consultant, 2009 - present
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Simsbury, CT
Previously
Amherst, MA - Simsbury, CT
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860-658-6480: The Resume Resource, 860-465-5129: Eastern
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Career Counselor, Professional Resume Writer, LinkedIn Strategist and MBTI Practitioner
Introduction
After writing resumes and cover letters for more than 15 years on a volunteer basis, I joined the ranks of professional career consultants in 2009.  I now devote all my energy to helping people build rewarding careers that make them truly happy. As a career counselor, professional resume writer and job search strategist, my mission is to help others identify their ideal career path and develop the tools, strategies and confidence to achieve their goals.

In my role as Assistant Director in the Center for Internships and Career Development at Eastern Connecticut State University, I am part of a dedicated team committed to promoting career development for Eastern students and alumni. Through 1:1 career counseling sessions, campus-wide workshops and class presentations, we provide guidance, support and resources for lifelong career development. We work directly with CT employers to make it easy for them to hire Eastern students and alumni. We also host career and internship fairs and employer recruiting days to introduce employers to the talented Eastern student body. Trained as a Safe Space Ally, I provide a supportive environment for all Eastern students.

Through my own company, The Resume Resource, I provide a full range of career services for job seekers at any level within any industry. Whether you are employed but unhappy in your current job, your position was eliminated or you are a new college grad launching your career, I can help you market yourself effectively and win interviews. In addition to ATS-compatible resumes and cover letters, I provide LinkedIn profiles and training, career coaching, job search strategies, interview preparation, and administer the MBTI assessment.

Applying my expertise in online application technology and job search best practices, I work 1:1 with my clients and guide them through the job search process to make it less overwhelming and more successful. As one-size-fits-all solutions are rarely effective, I offer my services on an a la carte basis so that you can choose the services that best fit your needs. Why wait? Make 2014 the year YOU find a great job that provides more than just a paycheck!
Bragging rights
I founded The Resume Resource in 2009 and wrote resumes and cover letters at night and on weekends. As my business grew, I left my corporate position to operate the company fulltime and expanded my business to offer a full range of personal branding services including LinkedIn profile development, job search coaching and interview preparation. I joined Eastern CT State University as Assistant Director of the Center for Internships and Career Development in 2013 and continue to work with private clients through The Resume Resource.
Education
  • UMass Amherst
    Latin American Studies, 1981 - 1986
  • Amherst Regional High School
    general college prep, 1981
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