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Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
Webmaster, Publisher, and Founder
Quintessential Careers


Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Founder, Publisher, Webmaster

Dr. Randall S. Hansen is a nationally recognized career, job-search, employment, and work expert.


He is Founder and Webmaster of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive (5,200+ pages) career development sites on the Web (established in 1996), as well as CEO of its parent company,


Dr. Hansen is Publisher of our career development and job-hunting e-zine, QuintZine as well as a book division, Quintessential Careers Press.


Dr. Hansen is also The Career Doctor, offering expert career, college, and job-hunting advice and professional career coaching to job-seekers who request his help through the archives of his online and print career advice column.


Dr. Hansen is a published expert. He has written numerous articles, reports, and books on all aspects of career development, from teen college and career choice to issues related to older (Baby Boom)) job-seekers, and from low-wage workers to top executives. He has written more than 200 college, career, and job-search articles exclusively for Quintessential Careers. Dr. Hansen is also a distinguished speaker. And his insights are often quoted and published in the media, including recent articles in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Daytona Beach News-Journal, and other media outlets. (Details can be found in the Quintessential Careers Media Center.)


Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Webmaster on MSNBC


Dr. Hansen, who has led the growth and development of Quintessential Careers since its founding in 1996, has been identified as one of a select few of "trailblazers who have made the Web an essential job search tool" and whose "early vision brought critically needed organization, creativity and discipline to the untamed Internet." From William E. Montag in Resume Guide for $100,000+ Executive Jobs (Wiley 2002). (Learn more about Quintessential Careers.)


Dr. Hansen is also a former professor of marketing, where he taught thousands of students over the last 15 years. He is a published career expert, and has been for the last 19 years. And he has been an employer and consultant with hiring/firing decisions (with firsthand experience in the hiring process) for the past 20+ years. His professional philosophy statement is to make a difference in people's lives through expert advice, personal empowerment, and compassion.


He and Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., co-wrote the very successful job-hunting book, Dynamic Cover Letters, now in its third edition. Dr. Hansen is also the author of the Complete Idiot's Guide to Choosing a College Major, and he and Katharine also authored the Complete Idiot's Guide to Study Skills.


Finally, Dr. Hansen also stays active in the field by reading magazine and journal articles and by talking with employers and recruiters on a regular basis.


Get the full scoop on Dr. Hansen, including his academic vita and coaching resume, by visiting his personal Website, -- where you can also find details of one of his latest empowering projects,


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