Kursmark, Louise M. 1956-

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Kursmark, Louise M. 1956-

PERSONAL:

Born April 30, 1956, in New Haven, CT; daughter of Gordon (a pharmacist) and Rita (a pharmacist) McGuire; married Robert R. Kursmark (an engineer), June 23, 1979; children: Meredith Anne, Matthew Taylor. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Bay Path College, A.S., 1976; attended Northeastern University, 1977-82. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, golf, biking, reading, baseball, theater.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Reading, MA. Office—Best Impression Career Services, Inc., Reading, MA. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

John Hancock (insurance company), Boston, MA, executive assistant, 1976-82; Best Impression Career Services, Inc., Reading, MA, president, 1982—; ExecuNet, Cincinnati, OH, regional director, 2000-06. Member of board of directors, Career Masters Institute, 1999—; member of advisory board, Visual Careers LLC, Reston, VA, 2007—.

MEMBER:

Career Directors International, Executive Women's Golf Association (member of board of directors of Cincinnati chapter, 2004-06).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Best resume awards, Professional Association of Resume Writers; Toast of the Resume Industry Award, Career Directors International.

WRITINGS:

How to Open and Operate a Home-Based Desktop Publishing Business, Globe Pequot Press (Old Saybrook, CT), 1996, 2nd edition published as How to Start a Home-Based Desktop Publishing Business, 1999, 3rd edition, 2002.

Sales and Marketing Resumes for $100,000 Careers, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2000, 2nd edition, 2004.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Cover Letter Magic, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2000, 2nd edition published as Cover Letter Magic: Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers, 2004, 3rd edition, 2007.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2001, 3rd edition, 2007.

(With Michael Farr) America's Top Resumes for America's Top Jobs, 2nd edition, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2002.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2002, 2nd edition, 2005.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Careers: Engineering, Management, Executive, Operations, Production, and Technology, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2002.

(With Edward R. Newill) Sales Careers: The Ultimate Guide to Getting a High-Paying Sales Job, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2003.

Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads: Jump Start Your Career, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2003, 2nd edition published as Best Résumés for College Students and New Grads, 2006.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2003.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2003, 2nd edition, 2006.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Expert Resumes for Health Care Careers, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2004.

(With Lori Davila) How to Choose the Right Person for the Right Job Every Time, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2005.

(With Michael Farr) 15-Minute Cover Letter: Write an Effective Cover Letter Right Now, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2005.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Expert Resumes for Career Changers, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2005.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2006.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Executive Job Search for $100,000 to $1 Million+ Jobs, Impact Publications, 2006.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Expert Resumes for Baby Boomers, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2007.

(With Jan Melnik) Executive's Pocket Guide to ROI Resumes and Job Search, JIST Works (Indianapolis, IN), 2007.

(With Wendy S. Enelow) Kennedy's Executive Resume Toolkit, Kennedy Information, 2007.

SIDELIGHTS:

Louise M. Kursmark told CA: "My expertise is helping job seekers tell their story in a way that is meaningful, compelling, and relevant to employers. I have translated this expertise into more than a dozen books that focus on helping individuals to craft better resumes and cover letters, present themselves more advantageously to employers, and create effective job-search strategies. My first book was a guide to running a home-based business, much of it based on my own experiences for more than twenty years. I enjoy coauthoring and find that additional insights add value to a book. My quest is to stay on the leading edge of the job-search universe. I am always thinking of new titles and new approaches to present career information that affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives and has an enormous impact on their financial success and life satisfaction. My second love, after writing, is speaking to groups about career topics. When I can combine that with travel (anywhere) I am in heaven!"