With more than 25 years of combined experience in promoting personal and professional development for both state and federal institutions, Ms. Parker is a retired U.S. Army First Sergeant, and has worked with the Georgia Department of Labor as both an Employment Service Specialist and a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist. As a facilitator and instructor, Ms. Parker has also provided the Transition Assistance Program Brief to transitioning service members and their families.
As a Career Development Professional, Ms. Parker provides résumé writing services for clients spanning a variety of career fields in both the private sector and government organizations, and around the world.
She currently serves as an evaluator of professionals pursuing the CPRW credential on the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches CPRW Certification Committee. Additionally, Ms. Parker is a contributing author to Cambridge Who’s Who.
Most recently, Ms. Parker was under contract to assist Bedford/St. Martin’s in efforts to edit the job search and résumé writing sections of the “The Business Writer’s Handbook” and the “Handbook of Technical Writing,” authored by Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw and Walter E. Oliu.
Among her many recognitions, she received the Customer Service Award from the Georgia Department of Labor in 2007, and was honored with the International Association of Workforce Professional’s Writer Award for writing the nomination presentation for the Savannah Career Center Veteran Services Manager of the Year of 2008, which yielded international praise.
Ms. Parker maintains membership in many prestigious organizations, including:
The Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARW-CC)
International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP)
Cambridge Who’s Who – Lifetime Member
Disabled American Veterans – Lifetime Member
National Notary Association – Notary Public, GA
National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI) Alumni Association
Women In Military Service for America (WIMSA)
American Legion Post 283
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Recently named Cambridge Who’s Who® Executive Director of Global Branding and Networking, Donald Trump Jr. shared his knowledge of branding, marketing and networking with Cambridge members during an exclusive call held on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. The special event, hosted by Cambridge Who’s Who®, was complimentary for participating members, and featured informative remarks from Donald Trump Jr. and Cambridge Who’s Who® Chief Operating Officer Erica Lee, along with an interactive Q&A session.
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Following their presentations, the conference call lines were opened to Cambridge Who’s Who® members, allowing them to ask Donald Trump Jr. for career or business advice. Members who entered the queue had great questions for him on a variety of key topics such as how to reach your target audience, obtain credibility and become visible on the top-tiered pages in major search engines.
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Cambridge Who’s Who® members who attended the conference call gained valuable information to help them develop a strong online brand and Web presence. Several of the professionals who participated graciously shared their feedback on the teleseminar with Donald Trump Jr. “I have a newfound awareness of what messages and impressions are important in marketing a business,” writes Lee Logan, a Cambridge member located in Dallas, Texas, who specializes in event planning.
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