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Andy Ditlevson is the Associate Director of Career Services at St. Cloud State University. Andy has more than 25 years of experience working in career services. He has been recognized in national publications for creating programs recognized as “best new practices”, has presented at state, regional and national conferences and is the co-founder and past president of the MN Association of Colleges and Employers.
Olivia Adams is the Brand Manager at Come Recommended. She is a graduate of Ferris State University with a B.S. in public relations. Olivia has experience in content marketing, writing, social media, branding, and public relations.
From 2003 to 2008 Georgia served as a U.S. career advisor for the Going Global web site, www.goinglobal.com and wrote articles for them on the theme of “U.S. Employment Exploration.” She is also listed as a career coach in the directory of professional coaches on the Quintessential Careers web site, www.quintcareers.com.
Georgia's work has appeared in 11 books, including Executive’s Pocket Guide to ROI Resumes and Job Search; Professional Resumes for Executives, Managers, and Other Administrators; Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs; Cover Letter Magic; and Gallery of Best Resumes.
With his smart, holistic approach, Walter Akana supports mid-career professionals in making conscious plans that enable them to achieve more self direction in their careers and lives. Embodying his philosophy, "It's your life, own it," Walter has built his life around his core strengths and values.
Walter first realized that he needed to 'march to the beat of his own drum' when he designed an independent course of study in an emerging field in psychology, during his senior year in college. As he earned his masters in social work, he broke ranks with the more psychoanalytic bent of his school to look at behavioral approaches to change. He later translated his social work career into a corporate career in training and development, first in retail merchandising and ultimately as a professional development manager in corporate and investment banking.
Jason Alba is the career management evangelist. He got laid off in January 2006 (and still hasn't quite gotten over it). Even though he had great credentials and it was a job-seeker's market, Jason could hardly get a job interview. Finally he decided to step back and figure out the job search process and try to understand all of the available resources. Within a few months he had designed a personal job search tool, JibberJobber.com, which helps professionals manage career and job search activities the same way a salesman manages prospects and customer data. Jason blogs at http://www.JibberJobber.com/blog, wrote "I'm on LinkedIn - Now What???" and is just wrapping up his second book "I'm on Facebook - Now What???"
Edward Alice is a silent boy with an intense passion for academic consultancy. He has devoted himself to http://www.essayavenue.co.uk/, which he’s been serving for over years.
Terry Arndt is the Founder and President of College Transition Publishing – an independent publishing company based on Bainbridge Island, WA. College Transition Publishing is recognized as one of the top authorities on college transition issues. Currently they publish numerous resources focusing on the transition into and out of college with a focus on academic, financial and career success.
College Transition Publishing has worked with more than 600 colleges, employers, and education-based organizations. They current self-publish three success guides and represent several other independently authored college success publications.
Based on market demand for online/digital resources for students, College Transition Publishing also produces a free monthly newsletter, a vast library of free articles, and is expanding its reach to include Web App based publications of its publications.
Terry Arndt, President of College Transition Publishing, stated "Helping students and recent graduates achieve academic, financial and career success is our company's mission
Mark Arnold has extensive experience as a HR manager. Mark likes to share his years of experience with others just starting out in the field.
J.M. Auron brings a unique breadth of experience to the resume writing process. As a former recruiter, Mr. Auron has sat on both of the desk - and recognizes the need for clarity, precision, and adequate detail - in every resume.
As President of QuantumTechResumes.com, JM is committed to working closely with clients to bring out the critical, strategic accomplishments that differentiate technology's best and brightest. JM takes a personalized approach - including an in depth interview - to ensure that he has all the crucial facts. JM then utilizes his extensive experience in the technical resume field to craft documents that get - and keep the hiring authority's attention, and win the critical 1st interview.
JM's previous experience as a professional recruiter has equipped him to recognize the challenges and time constraints that impact every hiring authority - whether an external or internal recruiter, or an HR professional. This knowledge enables JM to effectively target each resume for maximum return on investment.
Megan J. Backer is an attorney at Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson PA. in Minneapolis, where she practices labor and employment law on behalf of management.
Chet is the founder and owner of the Denver Résumé Builder, a résumé writing service and job-search consultant. He is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), with over 13 years of career management experience including independent executive recruiting and corporate recruiting. As a full-time professional writer, he develops profiles for his clients with sound-fundamental, principals that are proven and effective.
In his spare time he enjoys writing fiction as well as non-fiction blogging. He has a book in the works, due to be released in early 2010, “Overcoming Phone Fear.” Chet also enjoys giving back to his community by teaching résumé writing for the City of Denver and facilitating a community outreach support group for recently laid off employees.
Chet is highly entrepreneurial. Prior to his career professions, he founded and managed a sales and marketing consulting company for 12 years. As a result he was awarded The Chamber of Commerce Small-Businessman of The Year distinction. He has served at the pleasure of a Governor and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. He is a member of Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches and Colorado Career Development Association.
In Dr. Arlenes world, the standard of "best" does not exist. Her standard is the Right Fit. Make that your standard and change your life. Visit Dr. Arlenes websites www.barroglobal.com and start walking down the Right Fit Road to career success.
Debra Benton is a guest contributor featured at www.personalbrandingblog.com. Benton has been helping great individuals and organizations get even better for over 20 years. She focuses on what is truly important to convert what you and your organization want to be from a vision into a reality.
In his work with private clients and workshops, he draws upon his long experience in the executive search, employment, and HR fields. Randy specializes in helping Boomers, as well as all levels of professionals. He focuses on issues of career transition: changing careers, choosing a career direction and positioning, finding opportunities, as well as finding opportunities for self-employment, freelancing, and consulting. A graduate in business from Cornell University, he holds certificates from the Career Planning and Adult Development Network, Career Coach Academy, and the Retirement Coach Institute. He has facilitated two highly successful job search executive groups for NetShare and San Francisco C-Level Executives. Randy also serves as a staffing consultant for high tech start up companies.
Dan Bobinski is a training specialist, author, and an accomplished keynote speaker. He is also the president of The Center for Workplace Excellence, providing workforce and management training to Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller, regional concerns for more than 18 years.
In addition to being a certified behavioral analyst, Dan holds an M.Ed. in Human Resource Training and Development, a B.S. in Workforce Education and Development, and he is currently completing his doctoral work is in Adult and Organizational Learning at the University of Idaho.
Specializing now in Train the Trainer workshops and The Manager as Trainer classes, Dan's prevailing philosophy is that managers also need to learn to think like trainers, equipping those below them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for workplace excellence.
Dan can be reached at (208) 375-7606.
Visit his company website at workplace-excellence.com,
where he blogs daily on workplace issues.
Richard N. Bolles is the author of the #1 best-seller among business-paperbacks, as reported in Business Week ( January, 2005). The book's title is: What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. It has over 8,000,000 copies in print, in twelve languages, and 20,000 new copies are purchased each month, has long been the best-selling career-planning and job-hunting books in the world. The book has been on the N.Y. Times best-seller list 288 weeks thus far in its lifetime, and was selected by the Library of Congress as one of twenty-five books that have shaped readers' lives. "Parachute" is revised and updated annually.
Dianna Booher works with organizations to increase their productivity and effectiveness through better communication: writing skills, presentation skills, interpersonal communication, and client communication. An expert in executive communication and keynote speaker, she is the author of 46 books, published in 23 languages. Her latest books include Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader and Communicate with Confidence, Revised and Expanded Edition. National media such as Good Morning America, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Bloomberg, Forbes.com, CNN International, NPR, Success, and Entrepreneur have interviewed her for opinions on critical workplace communication issues.
Would you like to learn how to quickly and easily get more interviews, shorten your job search and increase your salary? Check out her website for free articles, free resources and to sign up for her free audio mini-seminar "5 Simple Steps To Find, Focus On and WIN Your Dream Job - Starting Today!" Career marketing expert and nationally certified advanced resume writer Mary Elizabeth Bradford is "The Career Artisan." Learn more at www.thecareerartisan.com
Leigh Branham is Founder and President of Keeping the People, Inc, Overland Park, Kansas and author of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employee Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It's Too Late (AMACOM Books). He can be reached at LB@keepingthepeople.com, or by visiting www.keepingthepeople.com.
Marshall Brown, a certified career and executive coach has always had a passion for helping people find ways to live more fulfilling lives. He found that a personalized, "no nonsense" approach to coaching was the most efficient and effective way to get people on a successful life course. As a coach, Marshall helps individuals to find their passions and encourages them to move ahead in reaching their goals.
His new book, High Level Resumes, reflects his successful work with hundreds of job candidates.
In his organization consulting practice, Marshall's areas of focus include facilitation of meetings, focus groups and board retreats, developing and managing successful career centers, customer service training, project and program development and management and human resources and team development. Marshall holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and is certified by Coaches Training Institute.
Shelly has written for nursing magazines, women's magazines, and other publications. She has also written Home is Where the Mom Is; A Christian Mom's Guide to Caring for Herself, Her Family, and Her Home, and What Should I Say? The Right (and Wrong!) Words and Deeds for Life’s Sticky, Tricky, Uncomfortable Situations. She recently completed a goal workbook titled, Make it Happen! Your Guide to Setting and Reaching Goals that will Change Your Life!
Dr. Burrs designs and delivers targeted and successful coaching interventions and programs designed to measurably improve personal, leadership and organizational performance. Her experience, enthusiasm, and high energy provide the foundation for your memorable, life-changing, inspirational experience. When you attend a Step Up To Success! Program, you walk away with improved communication skills, better self-management skills, enhanced interpersonal skills and a clearer understanding of your individual strengths and how they contribute to your success both organizationally, professionally, and personally.
Dwain Celistan has spent over 25 years helping people from all walks of life step into their greatness. His corporate and educational experiences have made him a highly regarded speaker and coach.
Prior to joining DHR International (a top 5 global search firm) as an executive recruiter, Dwain held senior Marketing, Sales and General Management positions in the US and UK, for: Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Nabisco, Coors Brewing, Alcoa, Newell Rubbermaid and Sears Holdings. His experience includes roles as Vice President of Marketing and Sales with a staff of nearly 100 professionals and budget of $100MM, and as a Senior Vice-President of Marketing for a $1B division.
/p>Dwain has also coached leaders to help them realize their goals and improve their productivity. The clients span a range; from a global executive who leads a team of over 200,000 employees to a senior manager at a large non-profit organization. He has helped leaders improve productivity of their teams, top grade talent, modify organizational structure and prepare for their next opportunity.
Arlene Chandler is a freelance writer who loves helping people face life’s unexpected turns. She currently writes about finance tips, career advice, and income protection Australia from AAMI.
Jack Chapman is "The Salary Coach," and he'll teach you your salary-negotiating basics by visiting www.SalaryNegotiations.com.
Gary B. Cohen is co-founder of CO2 Partners. He does Executive Coaching for Entrepreneurs and was President and co-founder of one of the fastest growing companies in Minnesota, going from 2 to 2,200 employees, starting with only $4,000. He serves on many for profit and non-profit boards.
Julie Cohen, PCC, is a Career and Personal Coach. She helps her clients clarify and achieve their professional and personal goals including greater career satisfaction, enhanced work-life balance, improved leadership capabilities and meaningful personal growth. Formerly an internal executive Coach at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young LLC, she was part of the design team responsible for developing and implementing a national coaching program. Julie also coaches individuals on team development, effective communication, job transition and performance feedback results.
She has a wide array of individual and organizational clients in the US, Europe and Asia. Julie is also affiliated with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she coaches MBA Candidates as part of two Leadership Development Programs.
Julie is the author of Your Work, Your Life … Your Way: 7 Keys to Work-Life Balance. She presents highly interactive workshops on the book’s content in both live and virtual formats.
Julie has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Counseling from Villanova University. She is a graduate of Corporate Coach University International's and Coach University's Training Programs, is a past President of the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Julie has earned the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the ICF.
Mike Cook is a recognized expert and innovator in organizational and workforce development and the author of Thrive: Standing on Your Own Two Feet in a Borderless World (St. Lynn's Press, November 2006).
He is founding partner of Vitalwork, Inc., a corporate consulting firm based in upstate New York. Vitalwork specializes in helping clients create and sustain cultures that foster employee engagement, welcome dynamic leaders, and promote shared values. Mike's clients include local organizations and Fortune 500 companies that span every sector, from nonprofit, health care, and telecommunications to financial services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.
Cook is a frequently requested speaker and seminar leader at conferences throughout North America. He is known for his original and expansive views on the personal and organizational implications of globalization and the outsourced economy, and he presents audiences with a menu of challenges to conventional thought and a vision of possibility for staying competitive and resilient in our rapidly changing business landscape.
Ceren Cubukcu is a top 5 bestselling author of Make Your American Dream A Reality: How to Find a Job as an International Student in the United States. She recently founded her consulting business to help more international students find jobs in the US in addition to her self-service digital event ticketing platform, Etkinlik Fabrikam (My Event Factory), to offer her webinars. You can follow her via Facebook or contact her via www.cerencubukcu.com/contact.
Gordy Curphy, PhD is the President of C3, a leadership consulting firm. Gordy has spent over 25 years providing individual, team, and organizational consulting services to a wide variety of public and private sector clients. He co-authored the number one selling leadership textbook and won several teaching awards as a tenured Professor at the United States Air Force Academy, and he graduated from the Academy in 1978.
Donna Cutting is the author of The Celebrity Experience: Insider Secrets to Delivering Red Carpet Customer Service (Wiley; 2008). She speaks nationally on the topics of employee engagement and customer service.
Norine Dagliano, of ekm Inspirations, is an independent and nationally certified professional resume writer (NCRW, CPRW, CFRW/CC) and job search coach.
With more than 20 years experience, Norine has crafted powerful, achievement-focused resumes and provided logical and straight-forward job seeking tips and advice that has helped literally thousands of professionals in overcoming the anxiety of looking for working...and finding their ideal job.
Learn more at her website or contact Norine by email, or at (301) 766-2032.
Many in the higher education and business community regard Tom Denham as a leading authority and popular speaker on career development, marketing and entrepreneurship. His enthusiasm helps him to quickly connect with individuals and make an impact on them to take action.
He is the Managing Partner & Career Counselor of Careers In Transition LLC, a private practice in career services he founded in 1995, which focuses on career counseling for individuals and consulting services for institutional clients. Tom has over sixteen years of experience in career services, having held leadership positions at Union College, Harvard, St. Lawrence and Boston Universities. As the Director of the Siena College Career Center, students honored him in 2000 as the “Administrator of the Year.”
Kevin Donlin is creator of TheSimpleJobSearch.com. Since 1996, he has provided job-search help to more than 11,000 people. Kevin has been interviewed by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Radio and others. His free report, The Simple Job Search Manifesto, is found at www.TheSimpleJobSearch.com
Alison Doyle is a job search expert with many years of experience in human resources, career development, and job searching, with a focus on online job searching and job search technology. She has covered job searching for About.com since 1998.
Maria Elena Duron is a connector, trainer and coach. Small Business Owners that work with Maria Elena develop a profitable relationship building system, appeal to their brand advocates, and increase sales. Take the uncertainty out of how your personal and business brand delivers business -Get Your Checklist.
Jeri Hird Dutcher, Workwrite, is an award-winning writer, editor, and designer, Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Professional, and former public relations manager. She provides career coaching and professional resumes for clients worldwide and for the premier provider of resume writing services online and the preferred resume partner of Yahoo! HotJobs, CareerJournal, and Dice.com.
As a lifestyle coach, motivational speaker and on-camera personality, Kimberlie Dykeman
has made a successful career by uplifting and entertaining others. Her passionate approach
to helping people find their purpose has attracted audiences across the country, from
California to Texas, and to her home state of New York. Dykeman recently expanded her
popular SOAPBOX brand with a new book, Pure Soapbox, which blends well-known
quotes with well-honed commentary to deliver a cleansing jolt of inspiration.
Born in upstate New York, Dykeman discovered at a young age that she had a knack for
entertaining. With her charismatic personality and high-octane energy, she made it her
mission to have a positive impact on others. After graduating from Binghamton University
with a bachelor's degree in literature and rhetoric, Dykeman traveled around the country
trying on various professional hats. From elite personal trainer and lifestyle expert
columnist, to model and stand-up comic, she met people from all walks of life who shared
a common need: to find regular fulfillment in their daily lives.
Over the next 12 years, Dykeman built InnerStrength Connection, a private practice which
allowed her to address this very issue with a wide pool of clients, from corporate powerhouses to single moms. A Certified
Fitness Trainer through the American Council on Fitness, Dykeman chose to finally settle down in Austin, and watched her
reputation also grow as a leading motivational speaker, executive coach and wellness expert who could push her clients to new
levels both personally and professionally.
Capitalizing on her industry expertise, business savvy and entertaining wit, Dykeman began a weekly inspirational email
called "The Monday Soapbox Edition," which reinforced lifestyle changes in her clientele of business executives and
renowned leaders through wisdom-charged quotes from famous figures. Her signature seize-the-day commentary gained a
following well beyond her client base, and soon the SOAPBOX brand was born. Dykeman began test-driving larger media
outlets and was asked to host several health segments on local news programs including Workout Wednesdays on KTBC-TV,
a FOX affiliate, and Healthvue for KVUE-TV, an ABC affiliate. She also contributed several articles on topics such as stress,
work-life balance and overall wellness to local lifestyle magazines including Austin Monthly, Austin Fit and austinwoman.
Dykeman's professional growth took her next to Los Angeles, where she evolved as an on-camera personality and authority in
the entertainment industry. It was there that she discovered television to be the most effective medium to reach her audience,
and today, she has made numerous appearances on television, radio and online programs as a host, correspondent,
international spokesperson and expert guest.
Upon her return to Austin, Dykeman began exploring the reach of her original SOAPBOX vignettes, transforming her
original emails into a compilation of bite-sized chapters filled with humor and her own kick-in-the-pants motivational style.
The manuscript soon earned the attention of Dalton Publishing, resulting in the new book, Pure Soapbox... a cleaning jolt of
perspective, motivation, and humor (Wiggy Press, June 2008). Dykeman's accompanying blog, SOAPBOX of the week,
continues to grow with international readership, and with an audio book in the forecast for early 2009, Dykeman steps back to
the podium with a newly launched, interactive speaking platform entitled "21st Century SOAPBOX".
Moved to share her brand's success with charitable causes, Dykeman became a Grassroots Fundraiser for Lance Armstrong
Foundation, which will receive a portion of the book proceeds. While juggling her duties as a lifestyle coach, entertainment
entrepreneur and speaker, Dykeman also hosts the web-based television program ShelfLife.tv and several interview series,
including SXSW Interactive, on Web2point0.tv.
Patricia Edwards has over 25 years’ experience as Human Resources Manager in Fortune 500 companies. She has been a trusted advisor to all levels of employees and now shares that wisdom with individual clients. She can be contacted at www.CareerWisdomCoach.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For over a decade, Sherri Edwards has been shaping people's lives and helping organizations resolve their customer service and human resource issues through her personal coaching, consulting services, and training classes.
Her extensive background in recruiting, staffing, sales, service and training well qualifies her to help individuals make the most of their job search and to help businesses make the most of their resources and talent.
Sherri has held management, sales and training positions in local, national, and international, service driven companies for 20 years, including four years in the staffing industry. She has provided outplacement and career transition services for over eight years through one-on-one coaching and group workshops, and frequently presents motivational and educational seminars at job fairs, meetings/conferences for professional or nonprofit organizations, (including Washington State Workforce 2002 Conference), military installations, and public schools.
HR pro. Blogger. Writer. Enthusiastic. Funny. World domination hopeful. Bold. List-maker. Funny. Incongruent. Did I mention funny?
Paul Freiberger is an award-winning expert on resume writing, job
interviewing and job search. As President of Shimmering Resumes, he
provides career improvement services to people in all fields and at all
levels. Paul has written speeches for executives and authored books
–including a New York Times Best Seller – and articles on important topics
that have earned worldwide praise in the business and popular press. He is
currently working on a book on job interview strategy. As West Coast head
of corporate communications at McKinsey & Company for seven years Paul
developed bios, speeches, books, articles, and reputation-management plans for partners and directors. Paul has helped thousands of individuals
improve their careers with better resumes, job interview skills, and job
Alex Freund is a career and interviewing coach known as the “landing expert” for publishing his 80 page list of job-search networking groups via his web site http://www.landingexpert.com/. He is prominent in a number of job-search networking groups; makes frequent public presentations, he does workshops on resumes and LinkedIn, teaches a career development seminar and publishes his blog focused on job seekers. Alex worked at Fortune 100 companies headquarters managing many and large departments.
Alex is a guest Contributor featured at: http://www.personalbrandingblog.com
Raymond Gerson has over 40 years experience helping others with career and personal development. He has worked as a career counselor, job placement specialist, vocational rehabilitation counselor, trainer, and former owner of an executive search and recruiting business. For more information about him and his services you can go to www.achievecollegesuccess.com.
Cliff Hakim is founder of Rethinking Work, career consulting and executive coaching. In addition, Cliff is the author of the business/career best seller We Are All Self-Employed and most recently, Rethinking Work: Are You Ready to Take Charge?.
Liz Handlin, CEO of Ultimate Resumes LLC, has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, and recruiting. This combination of experience, along with a BA from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, give Ms. Handlin a unique perspective on the resume creation process.
In addition to her work at Ultimate Resumes, Ms. Handlin serves as the Vice President of Marketing for BroadPeak Collaborative (BPC), a professional services firm based in Chicago, IL. She held previous positions with The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Deloitte & Touche LLP, NetSpend Corporation, and APV plc. At Deloitte & Touche, Ms. Handlin was the Director of Recruiting for the Illinois practice with responsibility for all experienced hire and college recruiting across the audit, tax, and related services practices.
In Chicago, Handlin may be best known for creating and managing Money Smart Week during her employment at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. For more information on Money Smart Week visit: www.chicagofed.org. Ms Handlin was honored by Microsoft Corporation and featured in Smart Money Magazine (June 2004) for creating Money Smart Week (MSW), now in its sixth year. She is the author of numerous articles on access to banking issues including: Chicago Fed Letter, Remittances and The Unbanked, March 2002, Chicago Fed Letter, Tapping the Potential of the Unbanked - Private Sector Interest Increases, January 2003.
Ms. Handlin has been interviewed for and quoted in numerous articles in publications that include: The Economist, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Community Banker, and American Banker. Ms. Handlin writes articles on resume creation, careers, and related issues and these articles can be found on a variety of websites including www.thinkglink.com, www.gather.com, www.ilifecoach.com and her blog.
After years of using her recruiting and marketing background to help colleagues to create winning resumes, Ms Handlin launched Ultimate Resumes LLC in June 2004. Since that time she has helped hundreds of clients to create resumes that, in turn, have opened the doors to wonderful new jobs. Her passion is helping clients find and land the jobs of their dreams.
Anyone who would like some help preparing for a job interview should download Liz's free Interview Tips E-Book, which compiles all the information you need to prepare for a job interview in one place. These interview tips are targeted to folks interviewing for jobs that range from entry level through middle management roles.
Connie offers clients more than 15 years of combined resume writing and interview coaching experience. She is a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP), holds a bachelor’s in Community Psychology, and has had work published in No-Nonsense Job Interviews, the Gallery of Best Cover Letters, and the Gallery of Best Resumes. In addition, she has self-published an e-Book entitled, Acing the Interview: Key Essentials to Landing the Job You Want.
Connie keeps up-to-date on industry trends by conducting surveys of hiring managers and through her memberships with the Minnesota Career Development Association and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.
A nationally recognized resume expert, Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast and a former human resources manager and recruiter. Leveraging more than ten years’ experience directing hiring practices for Fortune 500 companies, Jessica's innovative and brand-driven resume development strategies have secured a 99.6% interview-winning success rate for her clients. As a global resume authority and trusted media source, Jessica has been featured and quoted numerous times throughout CNN.com, The Chicago Tribune, Monster.com, Local Job Network Radio, International Business Times, and more.
Heather R. Huhman, founder & president of Come Recommended, has more than a decade of public relations and marketing experience, specializing in media relations, content marketing, and social media. She is also a well-recognized career expert, an experienced hiring manager, and someone who has been in nearly every employment-related situation imaginable.
Heather has a master’s certificate in Internet marketing from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. in communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She resides in the Washington, DC area with her husband, dog and two cats. She is available to answer your questions or speak at your next event.
Dean Hyers began making movies as a teenager, and became an entrepreneur in his twenties, directing electronic promotions for Hollywood blockbusters like Godzilla, Jumanji and Die Hard III. Selling Digital Café to Campbell Mithun Advertising in 1999, Dean returned to the director’s chair with his debut feature, Bill’s Gun Shop, released through Warner Bros. In 2001, Dean was hired by the US Government to train undercover agents in acting skills for deep cover operations, after which Dean was inspired to apply his expertise to speaking and helping business professionals manage stage fright. Author of The Chemistry of Presence, Dean is rising as a top keynote speaker while developing independent movies.
Heather Isaacs has thirteen years experience helping students and dislocated workers uncover their career goals.
Julie Jansen - motivational speaker, coach, and trainer - works with companies and individuals in developing the competencies, skills and techniques needed to thrive in today's chaotic business world. Her clients include Time Inc., Pitney Bowes, Merrill Lynch, New York Road Runners and DHL.
Julie has been quoted in publications including Fortune, Forbes, the Boston Globe, Details, Cosmopolitan, Essence, WSJ.com and has been interviewed on television and radio stations such as ABC World News Now, Bloomberg TV and Radio, NPR, CNN Financial News.
Julie is the author of I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work and You Want Me to Work With Who? Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying and Successful Work Life...No Matter Who You Work With.
Anna Jones is a freelance writer specialising in the business and finance sector. Having contributed to publications including the Huffington post, she is a respected voice when it comes to analysing business performance and is keen to share her knowledge on startups and small businesses with the world.
Yancey Thomas Jr. has functioned as a certified and trained mediator in alternative dispute resolution of employment and general civil issues for over 10 years. As an employee, he has a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in the workplace. He achieved a certificate in the Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission approved training program as mandated by Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31. He has lectured to professional, academic, civic, community and workplace groups about resolution/conflict management topics. He is a national panel mediator/neutral through the Cornell University Alliance for Dispute Resolution with emphasis on employment/workplace disputes. He is also a certified mediator/neutral with the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Brad Karsh is President and lead trainer of JB Training Solutions. An accomplished public speaker and author, Brad has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and Dr. Phil and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, and many others. Brad is an advice columnist for both Yahoo! and AdAge, and he is author of Confessions of a Recruiting Director (Prentice Hall Press, 2006).
Prior to starting JB Training Solutions, Brad spent 15 years at advertising giant Leo Burnett in Chicago. He began his career in Account Management, working on clients including McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, and Pillsbury. He then moved into HR where he was responsible for hiring and training hundreds of employees.
Jason Kay is a professional resume writer who is dedicated to providing job seekers with resources and information that assist with each step of the job search cycle. Read resume writing service reviews and ratings, resume distribution advice, and interview tips at http://www.JobGoRound.com.
Richard Kirby is an executive career consultant, recruiting manager, and author of Fast Track Your Job Search (and Career!). Following his successful job changes between employers as well as profession changes from engineering to HR to Marketing to Sales, he founded his career consulting practice. During the last 12 years, Richard has coached hundreds of executives and professionals to get the careers they deserve. In addition to coaching (www.executive-impact.com), Richard manages recruiting for the NorthPoint Search Group (www.northpointsearchgroup.com). He is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) in career coaching and an ISO-recognized Certified Management Consultant (CMC).
Michael Klazema has been developing products and online concepts for various industries, including background screening and continues to be a frequent contributor to a background checks community.
Katie works with Fortune 500 companies to help them generate new ideas based on consumer insights at leading innovation company www.IdeasToGo.com. She’s worked with creativity guru Edward de Bono and uncovered new ideas across North America and Europe. Prior to that, she earned a Masters degree in Creativity and Innovation from the Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking in Malta, was certified as a Lateral Thinking trainer, and studied at the TRIZ Institute in St Petersburg, Russia. She writes the leading innovation blog, GetFreshMinds.com.
Beth is Founder and President of Get Hired, LLC. She advises students on how to bridge the gap from school to career. Beth is the co-author of From Diploma to Dream Job: Five Overlooked Steps to a Successful Career (available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/1461087082) Her coaching assists students and career changers to successfully match their needs, interests, passions, skills, and personal goals with the needs of a sustainable industry in a sustainable location. Website is: http://fromdiploma2dreamjob.com/
Beth is a weekly contributor to Dan Schwabel’s Personal Branding blog. (which Forbes rated as one of top career sites for 2012).
Beth is a resource for print and online media and offers workshops for University Career Service Departments, Executive Recruiters, Outplacement Services, College Guidance Counselors and College Alumni Associations. See website for more details about Beth’s services www.fromdiploma2dreamjob.com. Beth’s recent Webinar was sponsored by George Washington University’s Career Services Dept. for their worldwide alumni association: Leverage Your College Diploma, https://gwu.adobeconnect.com/_a948849616/p6coa2e0ljh/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal
You can follow Beth on twitter @BethKuhel
Dale Kurow, M.S., MCDP, is an author and an executive coach in New York City. Dale works with clients across the U.S. helping them to figure out their next career move, become better managers and thrive despite office politics.
One of the leading resume-writing experts in the United States, Louise works exclusively with senior-level executives in career transition - helping them "tell their story" in a way that is compelling, memorable, and relevant.
Louise is co-author of the Enelow-Kursmark Executive Resume Toolkit, a recently launched e-book, and an additional 19 traditionally published books on resume writing, interviewing, and job search. She was the first person worldwide to earn the prestigious "Master Resume Writer" credential and is a 6-time winner of "Best Resume" awards from two different professional associations.
Among her diverse speaking, writing, and training activities, Louise co-founded the Resume Writing Academy to train up-and-coming career professionals in best-in-class resume strategies and writing techniques. She is a frequent presenter to corporate, recruiter, job seeker, and career practitioner audiences, speaking on topics closest to her heart - winning resume strategies, interview techniques, and career marketing practices that enable dedicated professionals to fulfill their highest career aspirations.
Heather Legg is a writer who covers topics relating to social media, career paths and big data. This is a guest post that first appeared online at careeralley.com.
Alexandra has ten years of experience providing integrated marketing communications solutions for Fortune 500 companies and is also skilled at providing guidance regarding twenty-first century motherhood, human resources and general business issues, and entrepreneurship.
Joan Lloyd is a Milwaukee based executive coach and organizational &
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There are many ways to get organized in your job search, find some tips that will better help you online at http://comerecommended.com/5-ways-to-be-a-top-notch-organized-job-seeker. Alex Macksoud is a senior at Central Michigan University studying advertising with a minor in marketing. Aside from being a content creator trainee, Alex is also a social media trainee at Come Recommended. He has heaps of experience in advertising, social media, public relations, content creation, SEO, and marketing - mainly from internships and leadership roles in student organizations. Alex Macksoud is a guest contributor featured at: www.comerecommended.com.
Patty Mai is an IT professional and travel consultant with over 8 years of in various IT positions, including management and implementation, and many years of helping others enjoy their travels to the full extent possible.
She currently lives in Minneapolis with her family. Her consulting company, Next Stage Retail, is dedicated to helping retailers translate business demands into IT results. Her travel consulting company helps build personalized travel itineraries and provide travel advice to anyone leaving their zip code. Patty can be reached at email@example.com
About the Author: Lavie Margolin is a New York-based Career Coach and the author of The LinkedIn Butterfly Effect. To learn more, go to Lavie’s website, Lion Cub Job Search: www.Lioncubjobsearch.com
Carole Martin is a thoroughbred interview coach. Celebrated author, trainer, and mentor, Carole can give you interviewing tips like no one else can. Subscribe to her free email e-course, "Knock'em Dead - Get the Job!" at www.interviewcoach.com. Her workbook, "Interview Fitness Training - A Workout With the Interview Coach," has sold thousands of copies world-wide. Other books are, "Boost Your Interview IQ," and "Perfect Phrases for the Perfect Interview," all available on Amazon.com.
Certified in all three areas of the job search-Certified Interview Coach (CIC), Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC), and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW)-Linda Matias is qualified to assist you in your career transition, whether it be a complete career makeover, interview preparation, or resume assistance. She is also the author of How to Say It: Job Interviews which can be found at Amazon.com or your local bookstore. You can subscribe to the CareerStrides YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/careerstrides.
Val Matta is the vice president of business development at CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution that gives job seekers complete control over their job search. It's available for individual users, university and military career services centers, libraries, and corporations seeking to offer outplacement assistance to former employees.
Michelle is a Certified Coach (CEC) and Trainer (CET). Certified in Core Passion Assessment, B.S. International Business, and a member of Toastmasters International (ATMS, CL).
Joe McCormack is an experienced marketing executive, successful entrepreneur and author. He founded and serves as managing director of The Sheffield Company, an award-winning boutique agency recognized for its focus on narrative messaging and visual storytelling. His new book, Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less (Wiley & Sons, 2014) tackles the timeliness of the “less is more” mandate. In 2013, he founded The BRIEF Lab as a specialty institute to help business and military leaders become lean communicators. There are currently facilities in Chicago, IL and Southern Pines, NC.
Sarrah McGraw is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Criminology. She currently resides in Dayton, Ohio and she regularly contributes to LearningLaw.com.
Sarrah McGraw is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Criminology. She currently resides in Dayton, Ohio and she regularly contributes to LearningLaw.com.
Janine Moon is president of Workforce Change, a Master Certified Career Coach and a Professional Speaker. Through her subsidiary, CompassPoint Coaching, Janine has provided executive coaching and career services to mid-career professionals and change management services to organizations seeking success in the 21st century global economy. A widely-recognized expert - and speaker - on generational values, Janine is also President-elect of the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association. She holds a masters degree from The Ohio State University and completed her undergraduate work at Bowling Green State University.
Susan Morem is one of the nation's leading career and workplace experts. Named a Woman to Watch by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, she is a best selling author, dynamic speaker, established business advice columnist and President of Premier Presentation, Inc., a Minneapolis-based training and consulting firm.
Her interviews, books, videos and articles have been showcased on countless radio and television programs and in major publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News and CNN.
Her most recent books include 101 Tips for Graduates, How to Gain the Professional Edge, Second Edition and How to Get a Job and Keep It.
For more information visit suemorem.com
Molly Moseley is a strategic, innovative, and driven professional with over 10 years of experience in recruitment advertising industry, product management, and marketing internet based products. Now as SVP of Marketing and Agency Relations at LinkUp, Molly leads all Marketing efforts for the company and continues to help build the best job site on the web today. Email Molly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ford R. Myers is President of Career Potential, LLC. Since 1992, he has been providing professional services in career consulting and executive coaching. After counseling thousands of individuals on their careers, Ford drew from his diverse experience to create Career Potential – a powerful new approach to career management.
Career Potential works directly with executives and professionals, helping them to take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve! The firm also helps companies attract, develop and retain premium talent.
Marty's mother claims that he could read the New York Times at age 3 and that his reading comprehension in the 1st grade was at the 12th grade level. That's either the exaggerations of a Jewish mother, or the first sign of what was to come.
Today, Dr. Marty Nemko is among the nation's most sought-after experts on both career and education issues. Marty has been interviewed in hundreds of major media--from CNN and NPR to the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.
Peter Newfield is President of Career-Resumes.com, one of the premier resume writing services in the United States. He is The Resume Expert for SpencerStuart.com, BlueSteps.com, ExecutiveRegistry.com, NETSHARE.com, DirectEmployer.com and the former Resume Expert for Monster.com and the Career Center on AOL.
Dr. Dennis O'Grady is the founder of New Insights Communication, a coaching and relationship counseling practice located in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Dennis O'Grady is the author of three works, the most recent being Talk to Me: Communication Moves to Get Along with Anyone, which is a communication training book. Dr. Dennis O'Grady is a corporate trainer, keynote speaker and motivational speaker. His executive coaching and business consulting programs are targeted at the areas of leadership development, communication, change management and conflict resolution.
Mary Jane (MJ) Paris, President, is the "positive energy" source and founder of Positive Impact. She brings a broad base of experience in leadership, management, and employee development gained from more than 25 years in sales, retail banking, training, recruiting, coaching, project management, fundraising event planning and community leadership.
Her common sense approach and practical experience combined with her dynamic presentation skills provide a solid foundation for understanding her client's needs and challenges. MJ's ability to jump start employee engagement and productivity is the needed catalyst for reenergizing the workplace environment and improving business results.
She is an Adjunct Professor in the Business Administration Department at Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT; member of the HCC Foundation board of directors and the Business Department Advisory Board.
Eric Pennington is the founder of Epic Living, LLC, a leadership development organization based in Pickerington, OH. Epic Living helps organizations and individuals discover their leadership, management and personal growth potential.
The group accomplishes it's objectives via one-to-one coaching, organizational
consulting and workshop discovery sessions.
Prior to starting her firm, VisionQuest, Judi Perkins was a search consultant for 20 years in both the contingency and retained market, including a short stint in the temporary and local permanent placement markets. She has owned her own recruiting firm and successfully assisted numerous repeat clients in hiring all levels of management. She now shows job seekers the science and psychology of how to find the perfect job.
Jay Perrier is a skillful and dedicated writer at writemyessayfor.me. Widely known among students for his dedication and professional approach to every tasks.
Jasmine Peyton, currently an academic consultant at www.dissertationpalace.co.uk.
She is also a zealous social media geek who does nothing but tweeting or circling friends on G+.
Steven Provenzano is a former corporate recruiter and author of six career books, most recently: Top Secret Executive Resumes. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN/fn, ABC/NBC in Chicago, on numerous radio programs and in various newspapers. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer / CPRW and Certified Employment Interview Professional/CEIP. He is President of ECS: Executive Career Services & DTP, Inc., and has written more than 4000 resumes.
Steve's company - ECS: Executive Career Servcies & DTP, Inc. - provides a free resume analysis, no strings, when emailed to: Careers@Execareers.net.
Mark Puppe has been writing, editing, researching and articulating others' messages for years. He has over 12 years of strategic communications experience and 2 advanced degrees in communication and law.
John Putzier, M.S., SPHR, is President of FirStep, Inc., a human resource performance improvement company based in Prospect, PA and the best-selling author of "Get Weird! 101 Innovative Ways to Make Your Company a Great Place to Work" (AMACOM, New York), as well as the controversial "Weirdos in the Workplace! The New Normal... Thriving in the Age of the Individual" (Prentice Hall). John is a sought after speaker and expert media source on current and emerging workplace issues and trends, including CNN, NPR, ABC News, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many others.
Jeana Quigley is the brand journalist for BambooHR, the No. 1 online HR software for small and medium-sized businesses that have outgrown using spreadsheets to manage their employee information.
Nick has been with Manpower since 2001 and has over 10 years of experience in the employment services industry. The majority of his background is in working with Fortune 500 companies to achieve their workflow goals. He has worked for Manpower in multiple states including California and Illinois. Nick specializes in change management and driving operational efficiencies. He is an expert on the changing world of work and a consultant to many companies in helping them prepare for coming changes. Nick's experience includes overseeing full-cycle recruiting, sales, and efficiency planning and consulting. His experience is varied between Technology, Financial, Call Center, Administrative, and Industrial environments. He is a sought after and frequent speaker at academic and company events as well as being interviewed on T.V and in the newspapers for details on the changing world of work. He is also a frequent contributing writer to the Des Moines Business Record.
Nick lives in Urbandale Iowa, has four children and has been married for 17 years to his wife Dana. He has served as a Youth and Children's Pastor for 12 years and is an advocate for helping children and youth achieve their best and focus on their future. He works with organizations such as Junior Achievement, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, IASP, SHRM, Quad Cities Development Group, San Diego Workforce Development, and is an on-call consultant to the Department of Labor.
Edd Rennolls passion in the HR field is matching up the right personal with the right position like those found at Wrangle.ca He absolutely loves giving people job acquisition tips & strategies and providing real value to the HR industry that he loves. Edd Rennolls was a guest writer for careeralley.com, where this article first appeared.
Carrie focuses on:
- Career Assessment Coaching. Assistance and advice in identifying and evaluating career options and career objectives, and/or in evaluating a change in career direction. "Getting clarity" on career next steps.
- Job Search Coaching. Assistance, direction and accountability in implementing a highly effective job search campaign targeted toward achieving your "next step" career objectives and landing your ideal job
- One on One Targeted Coaching in Job Search Preparation, Conducting a Full Scope Job Search, Interview Preparation, Offer Negotiation, or New Job Transition
- Creating a Compelling Personal Brand
- From creating a full scope customized personal branding identity (from resume to social media and beyond...) to targeted components including Resume Critique, Resume Remake, Social Media Remake and more.
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assistance, strategic job-search strategies for optimal results, Teena Rose is a personal branding expert, public speaker, and executive resume writer. Working best with c-level executives, consultants, directors, business owners, and other high-end jobseekers, Teena Rose offers career articles and several topical books; i.e. "How to Design, Write, and Compile a Quality Brag Book," "Cracking the Code to Pharmaceutical Sales," and "Designing a Cover Letter to 'Wow' Hiring Personnel."
Nance Rosen, MBA is author of Speak Up! & Succeed: How to get everything you want in meetings, presentations and conversations. She is also on the faculty of the UCLA Business and Management continuing executive education program. Read more at her blog: NanceRosenBlog.com.
She blogs at NanceRosenBlog.com. She is also on the faculty of the UCLA Business and Management continuing executive education program. Formerly, Nance was a marketing executive at the Coca-Cola Company, president of the Medical Marketing Association, first woman director of marketing in the Fortune 500 technology sector, host of International Business on public radio and NightCap on television, an entrepreneur and a general manager at Bozell Advertising and Public Relations (now Omnicom).
My mission is to help people maximize their professional success through a better understanding and more effective communication of their unique strengths, abilities, passions, and values. I believe that everyone has the ability to communicate a personal brand that is an authentic representation of who they are.
How I got into coaching
When I left recruiting in 2005, after 20 years in the industry, I was planning to take time off, travel, play a lot of tennis and golf, and go in whatever direction the wind blew. That lasted less than a year as my passion for helping people gain greater job satisfaction and career success propelled me into coaching. This idea didn’t come directly from me but rather from my friends and family, former colleagues and clients who clearly saw the complementary nature of my strengths with the needs of professionals interested in accelerating and improving their careers. Since 2005 through my work and continued education and exploration into what career and business success really looks like, I have been building on my strengths as a career professional and entrepreneur so that I can pursue my passion of helping clients achieve their professional goals.
Through my experience as an entrepreneur running an executive recruitment firm I learned how to differentiate myself from my competitors by unearthing those qualities and abilities that provided added value for my clients. Through a process of trial and error, I grew a business that capitalized on my strengths, focused on a target market that I could get in front of, and learned how to get my message out in a consistent and clear way. I also learned that growing a business through trial and error is time consuming and costly.
My coaching is designed to eliminate trial and error learning and replace it with a systematic approach that guarantees a more reliable and timely result. Whether you are managing a career or building a business, a road map to help you get where you are going is always preferable to taking the unmarked trail.
I like to share my learnings with people who want to move forward. For updates on interesting articles and other resources, like and follow me on Facebook and link with me on LinkedIn
My values, beliefs, and philosophy
Take it one step at a time. Life can seem overwhelming sometimes, but especially so when we are trying new things or moving in new directions. When tasks or projects are broken down into bite size pieces it’s a lot easier to accomplish your objectives.
If one way doesn’t work there is always another way. Frustration can often lead to despair, especially when it comes to your career. By looking at ideas or concepts from a variety of different angles it is easier to figure out how things can work.
Perception is reality. Believing in yourself is critical to how you are viewed by others. Your own perceptions are mirrored by others, so how you present yourself is key to how you are viewed.
Goals without timetables are nothing more than dreams. It’s important to identify the steps to achieving your goals as well as the time frame in which you hope to accomplish them.
Education/Training/Schools/Associations and Credentials
Masters in Business Administration in Finance, New York University Stern School of Business
Master Certified Personal Branding Strategist
Certified Career Coach
Certified 360Reach Analyst
Certified On-Line ID Strategist
Member of the International Coaching Federation
Member of the Financial Women’s Association
Member of 85 Broads
Founder and Past President- Haras Consultants, an executive recruitment firm
More than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and career professional
My physical passions include tennis, hiking, biking, golf, and skiing. My intellectual pursuits include watching obscure foreign films and attending small Off Broadway theater productions. Believing that giving back is as important as achieving your professional goals, I am on the Board of The Catalog for Giving. They support small nonprofits that provide after school activities for children in at-risk communities throughout the five boroughs of Manhattan.
More about me
My clients describe the particular strengths I bring to their coaching experience as my positive attitude, high energy level, keen grasp on reality, and ability to help them clearly identify and focus on reaching their goals. In coaching, I combine my ability as a creative problem solver with my passion for helping clients develop and execute their strategy for achieving professional success.
I have worked with companies ranging in size from small entrepreneurial ventures and start ups to major financial institutions with thousands of employees. I have lectured on personal branding, personal branding inside organizations, and social media marketing. I am a contributing journalist for FoxBusiness.com on Personal Branding, Brand Management and Communications geared to careerists, entrepreneurs and small business owners. I have appeared as a guest speaker on the Fox Business Channel.
Bob Roth, a former campus recruiter, is known as The "College & Career Success" Coach. While at Avon Products, Ciba-Geigy (Novartis) and Bristol-Myers, he recruited Technical and Non-Technical graduates from a wide array of well-known Colleges and Universities throughout the East and Northeast.
As an author, Bob has written The College Student's Guide To Landing A Great Job and The 4 Realities Of Success During and After College. His third book, Secrets Of Success In College, will be published early next year. He also writes articles for more than 175 college career services offices and campus newspapers throughout the United States and Canada.
Bob's Self-Scoring Learning Tools™ are familiar to Career Services Professionals across the country. These, first of a kind, tools help college students find success during and after college, in a way that is both simple and effective. Each of the nearly thirty tools addresses a topic that is critical to college and career success.
Bob is frequently sought out as a radio guest. He has been interviewed on nearly 100 radio programs across the country. Additionally, many news organizations and major newspapers have interviewed Bob, including the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal.
Lastly, Bob serves as an Adjunct at Marist College, teaching a course in Career Development. With four young adult children who have recently gone through the college experience and launched their careers, Bob offers the perspective of a concerned college parent.
To learn more, visit Bobs Web site.
Lee B. Salz is President of Sales Dodo, LLC and author of "Soar Despite Your Dodo Sales Manager." He specializes in helping companies and their sales organizations adapt and thrive in the ever-changing world of business. Lee is available for keynote speaking, business consulting, and sales training.
Tina Samuels writes on small business topics and for Radio Controlled Vehicles from About.com
Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press) and the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future (Kaplan Publishing), which combined have been translated into 15 languages. Both bestsellers were published before Dan’s 30th birthday. Dan is a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, and has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets, such as “The Today Show” on NBC, “Street Signs” on CNBC, “The Nightly Business Report” on among others. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012, and BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow. More info at: http://danschawbel.com/
Brittany Schlacter graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in public relations and a minor in fashion. Before joining Come Recommended as a content creator trainee, she gained valuable experiences in public relations, community management, blogging, integrated marketing, and business operations.
Kimberly is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer and Employment
Interview Consultant as well as an active member of the National
Resume Writers Association and Career Directors International.
Mary currently works for a national company and provides résumé development and editing services. Mary is master’s-prepared and has over 18 years of experience in vocational assessment, counseling and testimony, primarily assisting clients who are changing careers. Areas of expertise include: Résumé Development, Labor Market Surveys, Transitional Return to Work programs, Job Placement Assessment and Assistance.
Rick Speckmann's experience spans nine different industries including: banking, publishing, design/build construction, custom art framing and distribution, silkscreen printing, and executive search during which time he interviewing an estimated 20,000 business professionals. He has provided over 300 speeches on the subject of people leadership, employee performance and retention. In 2004, he launched EmPerform, which provides companies with tools to elevate their employee performance and productivity.
Brad Squibb is currently SVP of Product and Digital Strategy at JobDig, Inc. He has over 14 years bringing web-based products and services to market, including over 10 years specializing in the recruitment advertising industry. Email him at email@example.com
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, Laura Stack is America’s Premier Expert in Productivity™. For over 20 years, her seminars and speeches have helped professionals, leaders, and teams accelerate individual and team performance, execute efficiently, and improve output in the workplace. Her company, The Productivity Pro, Inc., provides productivity workshops around the globe to help attendees achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. Laura was the 2011-2012 president of the National Speakers Association.
Laura presents over 80 practical, high-energy keynotes and seminars each year on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in today’s workplaces. She is one of a handful of professional speakers whose business focuses solely on personal productivity topics. Laura is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to improve workplace performance. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation given by the National Speakers Association.
Laura is the author of five bestselling productivity books published by Random House, Wiley, and Berrett-Koehler, most recently What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do. Her newest work, Execution IS the Strategy, hits bookstores in spring 2014. Laura’s books have been published in more than 20 foreign editions, and she is a featured columnist for Success magazine.
Laura has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Forbes magazine. Laura has been a spokesperson for Microsoft, 3M, Skillsoft, Office Depot, Day-Timer, and Xerox. Her client list includes top Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Aramark, Bank of America, GM, Wells Fargo, and Time Warner, plus government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Air Force Academy, the Census Bureau, the U.S. Senate, and the Department of Defense.
Laura lives with her husband and three children in Denver, Colorado.
Dr John Sullivan is an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley who specializes in providing bold and high business impact; strategic Talent Management solutions to large corporations. He’s a prolific author with over 900 articles and 10 books covering all areas of Talent Management. He has written over a dozen white papers, conducted over 50 webinars, dozens of workshops and he has been featured in over 35 videos. He is an engaging corporate speaker who has excited audiences at over 300 corporations / organizations in 30 countries on all 6 continents. His ideas have appeared in every major business source including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, CFO, Inc., NY Times, SmartMoney, USA Today, HBR and the Financial Times. He has been interviewed on CNN and the CBS and ABC nightly news, NPR, as well many local TV and radio outlets.
Fast Company called him the “Michael Jordan of Hiring”, Staffing.org called him “the father of HR metrics” and SHRM called him “One of the industries most respected strategists”. He was selected among HR’s “Top 10 Leading Thinkers” and he was ranked #8 among the top 25 online influencers in Talent Management. He served as the Chief Talent Officer of Agilent Technologies, the HP spinoff with 43,000 employees and he was the CEO of the Business Development Center, a minority business consulting firm in Bakersfield, California. He is currently a Professor of Management at San Francisco State (1982 – present).
His articles can be found all over the Internet and on his popular website www.drjohnsullivan.com and on www.ERE.Net. He lives in Pacifica, California.
About Ken Sundheim
Ken Sundheim is the CEO of KAS Placement Sales and Marketing Recruiters, a sales and marketing recruiting firm specializing in staffing business development and marketing professionals around the U.S. Ken has been published in Forbes, Chicago Tribune, AOL, Business Insider, Ere.net, Recruiter.com, Huffington Post and many others. He has also appeared on MTV, Fox Business News and spoken at some of the country's leading business schools on HR, job search and recruitment.
Ken Sundheim is the CEO of KAS Placement Sales and Marketing Recruiters, a sales and marketing recruiting firm specializing in staffing business development and marketing professionals around the U.S. Ken has been published in Forbes, Chicago Tribune, AOL, Business Insider, Ere.net, Recruiter.com, Huffington Post and many others. He has also appeared on MTV, Fox Business News and spoken at some of the country's leading business schools on HR, job search and recruitment.
Courtney has over seven years of experience in the training and development field. Courtney spearheads JB Training Solutions' strategic planning, business development, and program design. Courtney sits on the Board of Chicago SHRM, and she is a member of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
Ron Thomas is a Chief Human Resource & Administrative Officer currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He formerly was Director, Talent and Human Resources Solutions at Buck Consultants (a Xerox Company) and is certified by the Human Capital Institute as a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP). He's also worked in senior HR roles with Martha Stewart Living and IBM. Ron serves on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI's Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy. He also serves as a Faculty Partner and Executive Facilitator at the Human Capital Institute. He has received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence by the World Human Resource Development Congress in Mumbai. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Ronald_thomas.
Maggie Tomas is an Associate Director and Career Coach at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Born and raised in Southern California, Maggie moved to the Twin Cities in 2010. Her background includes teaching and career counseling at the college level, namely at the University of St. Thomas, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and Brooks Institute, a well-known film, photography, and design school where she served as Director of Career & Student Services. Maggie holds a BA in Liberal Studies and a MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Career Counseling and Professional Development. She is also a regular contributor to the Women of HR blog.
Joey Trebif is a financial services executive with over 20 years of experience in helping others in their job search and career development. Joey started CareerAlley in 2008 with the goal of helping as many people as possible in their job hunt. You can learn more about CareerAlley at http://www.careeralley.com.
Leslie Truex is a career design expert who helps people find or create work that fits their lifestyle goals through her website Work-At-Home Success. She is an author and speaks regularly on career-related topics including telecommuting and home business. Find more advice by Leslie at www.personalbrandingblog.com/author/leslie-truex.
As a recruiter, Joe Turner has spent the past 15 years finding and placing top candidates in some of the best jobs of their careers. Known on the Internet as "The Job Search Guy", Joe has also authored 'how-to' books on interviewing and job search. He's been interviewed on several radio talk shows.
Tim is the founder of Tim's Strategy: Ideas for Job Search Career and Life, a fast growing blog and website. Tim is also the author of: 30 Ideas. The Ideas of Successful Job Search. Download the book and other free tools at http://www.timsstrategy.com. Follow him on Twitter @TimsStrategy.
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Eric is an expert proofreader-copy editor for Great Resumes Fast.
Cindy Ventrice is a management consultant, speaker, and workshop leader with nearly 20 years of experience. She focuses exclusively on helping organizations improve operations, products, and services by improving workplace relationships and employee morale. Her new book, Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works, is available through any bookseller.
Deborah Walker, President of Alpha Advantage, Inc., is a nationally respected career coach with extensive experience as a former headhunter and corporate recruiter. Her clients include top executives at Pepsi, Ford, Motorola, Target, Sun Microsystems and AT&T.
Her resume and career advice is featured on more than 3,000 websites and published in professional association newsletters nationwide, including the American Marketing Association, APICS, National Black MBA, and Women in Technology International.
As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Julie’s peers have acknowledged her (Julie Walraven) as one of the career industry’s leading experts in the development of strategic resumes. As your career marketing expert, she create your personalized resume, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and other career marketing materials that resonate with your personality and achievements. Accomplishments include: Selected as one of The Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers Must Follow: 2012 by the SavvyIntern. Published in 51 Best Job Search Blogs of 2011 by JobMob.
Crystal Washington is a social media marketing strategist, speaker, co-founder of Socialtunities—a social media instruction brand that trains Gen Ys-Boomers on the strategic use of social media, and the author of The Social Media WHY: A Busy Professional’s Practical Guide to Using Social Media Including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogs for Business. She is hired by corporations and associations around the globe to provide keynotes, workshops, and webinars.
As a Sr. Performance Consultant and Coach, Jane Weddle works with Executives, Presidents, Leadership Teams, Human Resource Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Executives, Managers and other Professionals as a valued advisor and service provider to build tailored solutions to their most pressing organizational and people-related issues. She is an insightful resource for developing answers to your most pressing individual, team and organizational issues. Weddle holds a BS degree in Social Work and a MA degree in Human Resource/Organizational Development. She holds, numerous train the trainer certifications, is a certified coach through B-Coach, and a certified behavioral analyst through TTI. Prior to starting her own company she worked for the State of Nebraska, Molex Incorporated and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
She has 20 years experience in human resources, organizational development, human performance improvement, strategic planning, quality management, continuous improvement & problem solving, team building & development, group facilitation and coaching with organizations ranging from state government to global manufacturing. Weddle Performance Group clients have included state government, manufacturing, banking, non-profit, and service industries.
Many organizations focus on technical initiatives to reduce waste and cut costs. Jane believes in maximizing those efforts by also tapping the potential of an organization's human capacities and organizational processes.
A self-described career hopper who is now happily self-employed, Janet White has gotten every job she really wanted for more than 30 years.
She is president of Bariatrics Unlimited, LLC, a provider of patient care equipment for hospitals nationwide. As a professional salesperson, her job is to get total strangers to say "yes," so essentially, she "gets hired" for a living.
Janet is a former commercial real estate writer and publicist in New York and Dallas, and has been teaching the Contrarian System since 1996.
Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SPHR is the Training Coordinator for Mobile Technical Institute & MTI Business Solutions, where she specializes in human resources, management, and marketing training. She teaches business training seminars in Mobile, AL and provides on-site corporate training and conference presentations throughout the U.S., as well as human resource management and public relations consulting services. She is also the author of 101 Human Resource Management Tips and 101 Successful PR Campaign Tips in the LifeTips book series.
Barbara Wulf, M.S. is a certified career and life coach. As a coach, Barbara helps adults who are experiencing change in the workplace. She enjoys the challenge of helping individuals redesign their career paths by supporting and inspiring them to stretch, seek, and achieve life/work success. Barbara holds a master's degree in counseling, is a global career development facilitator, and is certified by The Coaches Training Institute. She is an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN.
In her career coaching practice, Beckon Call, Barbara offers career assessments along with resume/cover letter writing and interviewing strategies for positive results.