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Torski Dobson-Arnold


I can answer questions in regards to resume development, career transition, career planning, salary negotiation, the interview process, networking in a job fair/trade show environment, telephone screening and practically answer issue as it relates to career planning. With 10 years of being on the front lines of the applicant and recruitment process as a strategic human resources professional, I have the "insider track" to what sparks the interests of hiring managers to what top ten things you need to avoid when applying for new opportunities.

Experience in the area

10 years in private and public strategic, professional human resources roles. 2 years as a professional resume writer, career coach. Own and operate an elite firm specializing in resume writing and other career services, Your Career Confidence, LLC (


NAAAHR (National Association of African-Americans in HR) NRWA (National Resume Writers Association) AORCP (Association of Online Resume and Career Professionals) SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management)


BA, Marketing Management, Mary Baldwin College, VA MS, Human Resources Management, Troy University, AL PHR certification (awarded in 2006)

What do you like about this subject?

I love being able to make a difference in a person's professional life when they need it most. As a seasoned HR practitioner, I've experienced first hand the stress and wrath that a layoff, merger, or acquisition can initiate. If my assistance can help someone see the "light at the end of the tunnel", then my being is not in vain.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to continue to grow, learn, and coach in this profession. It is important to stay abreast of emerging workforce development changes and updates in the job search and interview process.

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Recent Answers from Torski Dobson-Arnold

2015-05-19 which way to go!:

If you want to jump start your career in Human Resources, you should be where other HR professionals are.    Are you currently a member of The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) or any other

2015-05-18 resume gaps:

There should NEVER be a part of your resume that reads, "exploring life, traveling, and weighing my options."    Any gaps in employment should be explained in a well-written cover letter.    If you have

2015-05-09 Short timer at new job:

I think your compile the highlights of your career on your resume noting the gap.    Use the cover letter to explain, with much less detail than you shared with me, the rationale behind the moves, and

2015-03-23 problem to reduce my old experience on my cv:

CVs and resumes should not only highlight top strengths and skills, but should also highlight RECENT activity in your work history. A rule of thumb is to hone in on the last 10-15 years of experience highlighting

2014-11-13 Cover Letter:

Anything negative in the cover letter is professional self-sabotage. You are exactly right as to why you are not hearing back from employers. Also, it doesn't matter what major you got your Masters in


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