Writing a Powerful Resume
Marshall Brown, President, Marshall Brown & Associates
What is considered an effective and powerful resume? One that attracts
the attention of hiring authorities, showcases your relevant work
background, demonstrates you have the right qualifications for the job,
and illustrates how you can benefit an organization.
Join Marshall as he reviews how to identify key work expertise and
experiences and bundle them together to develop a resume projecting
your unique professional niche.
40Plus welcomes Marshall back once again; a tried and true friend of
40Plus, who brings high quality presentations, Marshall has been a
frequent speaker in our Monday series.
Marshall Brown, PCC, founder of Marshall Brown & Associates, is a
certified executive and career coach. Marshall has always had a passion
for helping professionals find ways to succeed in the workplace while
living happy and fulfilling lives. He channeled his interest and energy
into a career in human resources, beginning with a very successful
tenure as director of the Greater Washington Society of Association
Executives' career services center. While in this role, professionals
ranging from executive to entry levels came to Marshall without a clear
articulation of who they were, what they were looking for, and the
compelling reasons why someone should hire them. As a result, Marshall
saw the need to go beyond just helping people find jobs.
Marshall developed a personalized, "no nonsense" approach to getting
people at all levels to focus on career direction, performance
improvement and becoming a more effective leader. This approach is the
foundation for Marshall's unique and highly effective brand of
executive and career coaching.
As he worked with individual associations, Marshall recognized their
challenge in creating value-added services for members. In response to
this unique need, Marshall expanded his services to include one-on-one
career and executive coaching and career programs for meeting and
conference attendees. He also developed services to create and improve
online career centers.
In working with Marshall, senior level executives shared their
challenges in managing and motivating staff and volunteer leaders.
Marshall now offers customized improvement programs for employees and
member volunteers that fit the unique needs of each association client.
Marshall is the Past Board President of the DC Chapters of both the
International Coach Federation and the Association of Career
Professionals International. He is an active member and volunteer
leader for the American Society of Association Executives and the
Center for Association Leadership.
Marshall publishes his own monthly e-newsletter called “It’s All About
You!” He also writes a monthly career column for Association Trends
called "Ask the Coach," and has published articles in leading
association management magazines and newsletters.
Marshall's book, High Level Resumes, released in January 2005, reflects
his successful work in leading hundreds of job candidates in creating
compelling professional resumes. His speaking engagements have
attracted hundreds of association and business professionals from
across the country.
Marshall has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of
Pittsburgh and is certified by the International Coach Federation and
Career Coaches Institute. He grew up in Pittsburgh and now resides in
Marshall enjoys spending time with friends who appreciate his upbeat
and positive approach to life, engaging sense of humor, and ability to
really listen to what they have to say.