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As a Certified Executive Résumé Master (CERM), Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP), Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist, Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Facilitator, and retired service member; I can answer your questions on a variety of subjects. Ask me about résumé and cover letter preparation, military transition, federal or government résumé resources and other career development topics.

Experience in the area

28 years of combined experience in both Federal and State organizations. Extensive background in promoting personal and professional development, and providing career development guidance.


Career Directors International (CDI), National Résumé Writer's Association (NRWA), Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARW-CC), Career Thought Leaders (CTL), Disabled American Veterans - Life Member, Cambridge Who's Who-Life Member.


Résumé for Dummies-7th Edition Quill Magazine Pro-Files Magazine Spotlight Newsletter (PARW-CC) The Business Writer's Handbook Handbook of Technical Writing


Certified Executive Résumé Master (CERM), Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP), Labor and Employment Specialist, Case Management, Instructor/Trainer, Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Facilitator.

Awards and Honors

Customer Service Award - 2007 GA Department of Labor

Past/Present Clients

Career Professionals from a variety of career fields and professional backgrounds (Entry Level, Professional Level, Executive Level, Military Transition, Government Applicants, Federal Executive Applicants).

What do you like about this subject?

The most gratifying aspect of providing my clients assistance with their résumé preparation is hearing their personal success story. It is a challenging, yet rewarding experience to portray a client's value to a prospective employer in a Professional Résumé Presentation; while playing a key role in helping them reach their career goals.

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

My goal is to provide one-on-one service to clients; help them reach their career goals; continue to progress with changes in the labor market and the career development industry.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

There really is no right or wrong way to prepare a résumé - it is all in the strategy! Certified Career Development Professionals and Human Resource Professionals maintain first hand knowledge of labor market trends and capitalize on strategies to promote the advancement of potential candidates.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Do you know the difference between the traditional résumé and what you will need to tackle the online job search???

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Recent Answers from Lisa Parker, CPRW

2016-10-04 Objective on resume:

Hi Brent,     To help answer your question, lets explore the differences between an Objective and a Summary as used for the resume. An objective statement is typically used by someone with little or no

2016-07-11 Very old, very relevant experience:

Hi Gigi,     There are two perspectives to consider in answering your question.     1) Use all of your experience (past and present). The talent management systems and applicant tracking programs used

2015-10-02 Resume / jobs history issue.....:

Hi Chris,     It is impossible to address all of your concerns in this brief response, but I can touch base on some of the most things to consider. The larger companies that can provide you with the advancement

2015-09-07 Resume time gap:

Hi Lisa,     At first glance, your dilemma seems as if it would be tough to conquer, however by putting things in perspective, and making this about the next employer, the situation may not be as challenging

2015-08-14 Resume Question: To Include or Not Include:

Hi Kelly,     Employers are typically interested in your skill set, so use acquired skills to your advantage. When you list this position on the resume, use the most recent job title, with comprehensive


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