Doris Appelbaum is the Founder and President of Appelbaum’s Resume/Career Professionals in Glendale, WI (1975).

She was an honor graduate of Hofstra University in New York with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism and a Master of Science in Secondary Education. Her original profession was high school English teacher in a suburban Long Island school, the one from which she graduated.

The marriage took the young family to Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Cherry Hill, NJ before the family moved to Milwaukee. During those years, Doris Appelbaum continued to work in the field of education, both as a part-time teacher, placement director, and career counselor. In 1972, Doris Appelbaum made a dramatic career change and took employment with Secretaries/Resumes Unlimited. When the business was sold three years later, all employees were replaced and Doris found herself with a new skill set and no place to take it. In 1975, Appelbaum’s Resume Professionals, Inc. was founded as the second resume writing service in Milwaukee. Doris purchased the business rights in 1977.

Her employment history also includes 15 years with MMSD, six in Human Resources.

A frequent speaker, trainer, and workshop presenter, Doris Appelbaum has made presentations to the military on several bases, at the Department of Defense in Virginia, various colleges and universities, associations of commerce, Mensa Regional Gatherings, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Career Fairs, New York City’s Job Expo IV, Women for Hire in Chicago, etc. She delivered a seminar at the 440th Airlift Wing in Milwaukee in October, 2005. Her resumes and career advice have been published in four books.

The former host of Career Quest and Career Fair on the Air, Doris Appelbaum has been a guest expert on numerous radio and television shows including the JOBS show on Milwaukee Public Television in 2011. She was a columnist for Transition Assistance Online, About, Military Wives Ezine,, and Her articles have also appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Business Journal, The Military Times – Second Careers, Life after Service, IT Recruiter, North Shore Lifestyle, Employment Times, Military Spouse Magazine, The Scholar, and many other publications. She has also been quoted in numerous newspapers and has provided placement services on college and high school levels.


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