Master Career Counselor

Carla Hunter, President of Career Span, Inc. is a Master Career Counselor (MCC) by the National Career Development Association and a Certified Career Coach by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is an expert in writing resumes, effective job search strategies and interviewing success. Most recently, with over 20 years of navigating the complexity of today's world of work, she published "Finding Your Place in the World of Work", a career interest inventory (2014) and CareerView, an iPad app. As a private practice career counselor and a workforce development consultant, this blog is Carla's trove of ideas, trends, forecasts, and career tips for finding meaningful work.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Create a Word Cloud of Your Resume

Do you want to see the cornerstone words your resume is built on?  Have you taken a moment to see the word cloud of your professional expertise? 
Wordle is an effective and fun career tool to discover the patterns of your experience using the text of your resume as the generator for creating a word cloud of your skills.
Here's how to do it:
1. Go to
2. Click on the link "Create your own."
3. Copy and paste your resume text into the box.
4. The word cloud is automatically generated.  You can change the colors,  font or scheme of your resume word cloud.  It is a great exercise to determine patterns of the words used in your resume and skills you are building in a consistent progression.
What's in your resume word cloud?  Mine captures what I enjoy most: helping others develop a meaningful career.