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 Michelle Dumas, Founder of Distinctive Career Services, Now Trained as SEO+ Social Networking Strategist

Google+ SEO Training Will Help Job Seekers Build a Stronger Online Presence and Promote Their Personal Brand

SOMERSWORTH, NH (July 31, 2014) – Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC ( career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, has completed training as an SEO+ Social Networking Strategist by The Academies, a career coaching certification training group for human resource, employment services, and recruiting professionals.

With the designation as an SEO+ Social Networking Strategist, Dumas has proven competence in the use of the latest Google+ and social media tactics on behalf of her career clients. Google+ grew 58 percent and now has more than 500 million active users by the close of 2013, making it an important tool to be incorporated in an online career management strategy. To earn designation as an SEO+ Social Networking Strategist requires candidates to complete a six-week training course covering the inner workings of Google+ and how to apply the social network to aid job seekers. The course includes tips for developing a compelling Google+ profile, how to organize information for more targeted interaction, and how to build online engagement.

“Social media is becoming increasingly important in job search strategy,” said Dumas. “For some time now we’ve been assisting our clients with promoting their personal brand and building an online identity, with an emphasis on optimizing LinkedIn profiles. Google+ has a huge base of engaged users and is playing a more important role in a comprehensive social media job search strategy. With this new training we will now be able to help our clients incorporate Google+ along with other social media channels as key components in managing their online presence and landing their next job.”

Distinctive Career Services offers a range of career support services, including resume writing, cover letter writing, Linkedin profile writing, job search assistance, personal branding strategies, and more. All the firm’s services are tailored to each job seeker’s needs and are highly customized.

In addition to managing Distinctive Career Services, Dumas is the author of “101 Before and After Resume Examples,” “Secrets of a Successful Job Search,” and a contributor to more than a dozen books on resume writing and job search. Dumas also works personally with executive clients through her exclusive career marketing program,

Dumas is one of a handful of professional resume writers to hold both a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credentials. Dumas also is a trained career coach and a Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS) with credentials as a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and a Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC). She holds a degree from the University of New Hampshire.

About Distinctive Career Services

Founded in 1996, Distinctive Career Services, LLC (formerly Distinctive Documents) offers professional resume writing and consultation, design, and distribution services to job hunters worldwide. Using a proprietary methodology, Distinctive Career Services provides its clients with all the tools necessary to promote and market themselves, and shows them how to open new doors to reach their highest career aspirations. The firm’s clients include thousands of job seekers at all professional levels to the highest C-level executives. Clients come from all industries and includes working professionals looking to advance or change their careers as well as under- and unemployed workers looking to shorten their job search.

For more information, visit Distinctive Career Services online at


Michelle Dumas, Founder and Executive Director

Distinctive Career Services, LLC

(800) 644-9694