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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???"
Terry Arndt is President of Life After Graduation, LLC, a leading independent publishing/presentation firm serving the collegiate market by helping colleges guide their students and graduates to academic, financial and career success.
Currently, Life After Graduation's customers include more than 300 colleges and universities across the United States - helping tens of thousands of college students and graduates reach and exceed their goals.
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.
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.
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.
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, a Partner at Appreciation at Work, provides workshops, webinars & direct services specializing in conversation, community & commerce around your brand! Maria Elena Duron specializes in a making networks 'work'. From buzztobucks.com focused on profitable business results! http://SocialMariaElena.com
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 email@example.com.
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
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 10 years of combined resume writing and career advising 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" and the "Gallery of Best Cover Letters." Her professional affiliations include the Minnesota Career Development Association, the National Resume Writers' Association, and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.
Hernandez is an expert resume writer, career and personal branding strategist, author, and presenter. She has written more than 100 articles that are featured on some of the best career advice Web sites today. In addition, her writing has been included in Launch pad, a career search strategy guide featuring exclusive information by the top career experts in the industry. Published quarterly, Launch pad is the respected guide used by career development centers and MBA programs throughout the country.
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.
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.
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.
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 &
leadership development strategist. She is known for her ability to help
leaders and their teams achieve measurable, lasting improvements. Her firm, Joan Lloyd & Associates, specializes in leadership development,
organizational change and teambuilding, providing: CEO, executive & team
coaching, 360-degree feedback processes, customized training (leadership
skills, presentation skills, internal consulting skills & facilitation
skills for HR Professionals) conflict resolution between teams or
individuals and retreat facilitation. Clients report results such as:
behavior change in leaders, improved team performance and a more committed
workforce. Email Joan your question, to consider for publication. Visit the
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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).
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.
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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: email@example.com.
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.
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.
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- 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
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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."
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.
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/
Kimberly is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer and Employment
Interview Consultant as well as an active member of the National
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com, 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.
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.
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.
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.