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Karen Silins
Works at A+ Career & Resume, LLC
Attended University of Central Missouri
Lives in Kansas City, Missouri
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This month marks the six-year anniversary since the end of the Great Recession, the most severe economic downturn since the 1930s. Six years later, which
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How to be an Achiever without Higher Education- Part 2
In Part 1, we spoke about some examples that teach you how to become successful without a college degree. Now, let’s take a look at other examples that can help you carve a career without having been to college.
http://www.jobcluster.com/blog/success-path-without-college-degree-part-2/
Second part of the best tips to guide you how anybody can be outstanding on the job and have massive success with or without a college degree.
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How much do you negotiate to make it work? Is the best strategy to get your foot in the door and work it out later? Or are you settling, blinded by your stubborn interest in the company? Here are three scenarios for when to turn down the dream job you thought you wanted:
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There’s a lot of misinformation when it comes to resume writing and, as a top executive, you can’t afford mistakes. So how do you make sure your resume stands out without taking an unnecessary ri…
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Employee referrals are the most effective recruiting channel, as evidenced by these studies from top universities and market research agencies.
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Jobseeker Advocate, Resume Writer, Career Coach, and Personal Branding Expert
Employment
  • A+ Career & Resume, LLC
    Resume Writer, Career Coach, and Personal Branding Expert, 1999 - present
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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A+ Career & Resume, LLC (www.careerandresume.com): Creating client success via personalized consultations and the latest trends and technologies, for stand out resume, coaching and personal branding services.
Introduction
Karen Silins is President and Owner of A+ Career & Resume, LLC.  She is on the cutting edge of Career Coaching techniques and Resume Development trends, and committed to individual, personalized service, providing a realistic approach to the clients' goals through a variety of career coaching competencies or in career document preparation.  

Karen's desire for continuing education, and active status in resume and career industry organizations are well represented by her multiple certifications, memberships, and variety of professional credits.

"When making their choice for a career coach or resume writer, I believe people will gravitate towards those who continue to excel within their profession.  If I expect clients to trust my advice, then I need to continually educate myself in all facets of this business, and maintain presence in the forefront of my industry."

Karen believes that the greatest reward she receives from her work is "helping clients that are frustrated and disheartened in today’s highly technical job search or in the throes of career transition to realize their professional goals and dreams," and that "developing the client relationship, is all-important to garner the necessary information for a successful resume or coaching experience."

Karen originally pursued a career path in opera performance, vocal education, and choral directing but experienced her own career transition into Human Resources, eventually finding true vocational fulfillment in resume development and career coaching.  Presently, though she first envisioned performing on the world stage, Karen now serves as director, and facilitates her clients’ next career act!

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Master Resume Specialist – Association of Online Resume & Career Professionals

Certified Advanced Resume Writer – Career Directors International (formerly PRWRA)

Certified Career Management Coach – Career Coach Academy

Certified Electronic Career Coach – Career Directors International (formerly PRWRA)


Certified Employment Interview Professional – Professional Association of Resume Writers


Certified Career Transition and Assessments Coach – CareerIntel


Certified CareerIntel Affiliate – CareerIntel

360º Reach Personal Brand Assessment Certification

Certified Print Coach – Hertz-Reeder Print Strategies, LLC/The Paul Hertz Group, Inc.


CHARTER & FOUNDING MEMBERSHIPS

Founding Member of Association of Online Career & Resume Professionals

Founding Member of International Association of Coaches

Charter Member of Career Director’s International / Professional Resume Writing and Research Association


Charter Member of Career Management Alliance / Career Masters Institute
 
MEMBERSHIPS

Member of Association of Career Professionals International

Member of National Resume Writers' Association


Member of Career Director’s International

Member of 24-7Coaching.com

Member of Association of Coaching and Consulting Professionals on the Web

 
Member of National Association for Female Executives

Member of CoachVille Institute

Member of CoachVille University Network


Member of Kansas City Resume Writers' Alliance


Member of LifeVille Network

Non-Member Consultant for Independent Consultants Association

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

16+ Years Experience in Resume Development and Career Coaching


President and Executive Board Member, Association of Online Resume & Career Professionals

International Coach for “Get Hired Now” Program

Author – Breakthrough Cover Letter Creator, 2006

Author – Breakthrough Cover Letter Generator, 2006


CDI-PRWRA Region 7 Representative, 2002 – 2005

CDI-PRWRA Mentorship Support-Program Mentor, 2003 – Present


2003 Membership Chairperson, Kansas City Chapter - ACPI

Career Masters Institute Member Advisory Committee

NRWA Resume Writers' Toolbox Contributor

Speaker for local Corporations, Libraries, Organizations, and Charities

Winner of 2002/2003 TORI Award

Nominated for 2003/2004 TORI Award

Nominated for 3-2002/2003 TORI Awards


2000 PRWRA Best Cover Letter Award, International Competition, 3rd Place

Licensee and Instructor for “Get Clients Now” Program
Published in Online and In-Print Professional Journals

Published in multiple “Knock ‘em Dead” Resume and Cover Letter books


Published in "America's Top Resumes for America's Top Jobs"

Published in "Best College Resumes-Jump Start Your Career"

Volunteer:  www.volunteersforcareers.org

 

 

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I am a trained opera singer.
Education
  • University of Central Missouri
    B.M.E. Education
  • University of Central Missouri
    B.M. Vocal Performance
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