The Career Confidante - October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017
Hosted by Marie Zimenoff

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The Career Confidante

The Career Confidante

Monday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

In the past decade, theories about how we would all need to be “free agents,” in charge of our own career trajectory, have become reality. While there is a good deal of talk about this new reality, little tangible direction exists about how to thrive, not just survive, in this new workforce.

Join career and leadership development expert Marie Zimenoff as she invites you to learn what you need to know today for tomorrow’s career success. She will share the inside scoop on hiring trends, explain how to earn a promotion, and explore what hiring managers are saying across a variety of industries.

Mondays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Business, Marie will provide a featured topic, interview national leaders and review the latest career management tools. You will benefit from a weekly Get Career Smart(tm) tip and featured job of the week, in addition to practical strategies in branding, career transition, advancement, job search, resumes, interviewing, and social media.

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Marie Zimenoff

Marie Zimenoff

Marie Zimenoff, president of A Strategic Advantage, has guided thousands of job seekers to Get Focused, Get Found, and Get Hired. She provides practical tools, fresh perspectives, proven strategies, and structured coaching for professionals who struggle with promoting themselves. She guides leaders in gaining the skills, confidence, and network they need to grow as leaders and advance their careers in today’s de-jobbing economy.

As a thought leader in the career industry, Marie has mentored and trained career professionals and been selected as a speaker for national career conferences and pre-conference programs. Job seekers, company leaders, and career professionals know that when Marie presents, they can count on gaining valuable information and walking away with tools they can use today.

Marie holds a Master’s Degree in counseling and career development and the industry’s top certifications in career coaching, leadership coaching, branding, and resume writing. She has served as president of The National Resume Writer’s Association and the Colorado Career Development Association. She is also a facilitator and district coordinator for the Rotary Leadership Institute for Rotary International District 5440.

Marie is a career expert for Yahoo! Education, a contributor to career industry books and journals, and an expert source for BusinessNewsDaily, major professional association publications, and local newspaper and radio media nationwide.

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September 2017

Paula Asinof

Paula Asinof is a recognized expert in career management, authority on bios and resumes, and founder of Yellow Brick Path. She is known for helping clients identify their unique capabilities and position themselves as “A” players. Her background includes Executive Search recruiting and serving as Director of Career Services for Sanford-Brown College. Earlier, Paula held leadership roles in IT and Finance with GTE (now Verizon), Rand McNally, and the Midwest Stock Exchange. She began her career in public accounting. Paula has an MBA from The Wharton School. She is a Credentialed Career Manager (CCM), a Master Career Director (MCD), and an Associate of Career Thought Leaders (CTL). Paula is also an NLP Practitioner, a Certified NLP Coach (NLPC), and an author of three popular books on career topics. Guest Paula Asinof

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Dick Bolles

Dick Bolles—more formally known as Richard Nelson Bolles—is the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Guide For Job-Hunters and Career Changers, the most popular job-hunting book in the world. The book has sold more than 10,000,000 copies to date, and is dramatically updated, reshaped, and rewritten every year, with the newest edition appearing mid-August each year, in bookstores or online. The 2016 edition is now available. "Parachute"—as it's often referred to—has been translated into 20 languages and is used in 26 countries. Dick wrote the article on "Careers"​ for Collier's Encyclopedia (now out of print); has been featured in Forbes, The Economist, Business Week, Fortune, Money, Fast Company, and TIME; and appeared on the Today show, CNN, CBS, ABC, PBS, FOX, and other popular media. He has keynoted hundreds of conferences. He has been called “the most recognized job hunting authority on the planet.” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “America’s top career expert” (AARP). Guest Dick Bolles

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Katrina Brittingham

Katrina Brittingham is the owner and founder of VentureReady LLC- Interview Readiness Coaching. Her areas of expertise include resume writing, career coaching, and creating dynamic career portfolios, cover and thank you letters. While assisting individuals with preparing for the interview process over the years, she discovered that there was a need for a complete interview readiness program. Katrina established VentureReady, LLC in order to assist professionals of all levels to present a memorable interview experience that will make them stand out as the best candidate for the position. Katrina has a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Accountancy from Rosemont College and University of Phoenix. She is also in the process of obtaining a certification in resume writing from The National Resume Writers Association, of which she is a member is good standing. Katrina is also a mentor with her Alma Mater the University of Phoenix providing academic and professional coaching. Guest Katrina Brittingham

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Teddy Burriss

Teddy Burriss of Burriss Consulting, Inc. is a LinkedIn Coach, Trainer, Consultant, Public Speaker, Career Coach and Author.
In 2005, as a Senior Business Developer, Teddy discovered the power of LinkedIn as a business tool and used it to become even more successful in his sales role.
Teddy leads business professionals through learning and adopting best practices to use LinkedIn as a business tool. Teddy does this work through seminars, workshops, webinars and 1:1 coaching classes.
He brings his expertise of using LinkedIn to people in career transition so they can better position themselves during this journey.
In early 2015, Teddy developed a LinkedIn Professional Development Program to guide and support teams of business professionals and people in career transition through learning and executing the best practices of LinkedIn.
Teddy also enjoys providing 1:1 coaching to individuals who want to improve their use of LinkedIn based on their unique purpose and goal. Guest Teddy Burriss

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Joe Chappell

Joe Chappell is Managing Director, Global Marketing at the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). In this role, Joe leads marketing strategy for all AESC programs, including benefits and services for AESC members, as well as those for candidates through the AESC's BlueSteps career service for executives worldwide. Joe is also responsible for leading the AESC's public relations and media outreach by promoting the AESC's industry-recognized Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines.

Prior to joining the AESC in 2011, Joe held prior positions focused on digital marketing, e-commerce development, public relations, and large-scale events with leaders from business, politics, media and entertainment. Joe holds an M.A. in Media and Communication from the European Graduate School, a B.A. from Tulane University and a B.F.A. in Communication Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art. He lives in New York. Guest Joe Chappell

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Susan Chritton

Susan Chritton is an Executive Coach, Master Personal Brand Strategist, and author of Personal Branding for Dummies. She partners with her clients as they transition from who they have been into who they want to become. With her wealth of credentials and extensive experience in career development, she is able to draw on her ability to identify each individual's uniqueness and then arrange the variables to map out a strategic direction. As the Facilitator for the Reach Personal Branding certification programs, she trains and mentors coaches in aligning their brand with their business so that they can increase their success and satisfaction. She has guided thousands of people through the career and personal branding process. Her book, Personal Branding for Dummies, was the #1 personal branding book on Amazon for over 18 months. She is a frequent speaker and trainer on Personal Branding; Strengths-based leadership; Transition; and Career Development. Guest Susan Chritton

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Marietta Gentles Crawford

Marietta Gentles Crawford is a writer, personal brand strategist, and author of From Nine to Thrive: A Guide to Building Your Personal Brand and Elevating Your Career. Marietta's mission is to help savvy professionals ditch mediocrity in their career (and lives) by building strong personal brands and embracing change. Over the last 15 years, she’s built a diverse portfolio as an intrapreneur adding value to diverse brands such as Macy’s, J.P. Morgan Chase, and The NYC Department of Education. As founder of MGC Ink, she helps professionals build credible, consistent, and confident brands through workshops, one-on-one consulting, and practical how-to tips on her career website Mari Brands For You. Marietta loves all things social media and technology. She holds social branding, 360Reach personal brand assessment, and resume writing certifications. Marietta’s work is published in The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, LinkedIn Pulse, The Personal Branding Blog, Lifehack, among other websites. Guest Marietta Gentles Crawford

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Jewel Bracy DeMaio

Jewel Bracy DeMaio, CPRW, MRW, ACRW, CEIP, believes you have a unique story, and she gets you directly in front of the right people so you can tell that story! A triple-certified, nationally recognized resume writer and job search coach, Ms. DeMaio finds out who you are, what you do, and the value you bring. She articulates that in a way that invites the employers and recruiters to call you! Ms. DeMaio talks about strategies to cut your job search time in half, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post,,, and Her work has been published in several books available on, and she is the author of The ULTIMATE Job Search Guide, also on Amazon. Ms. DeMaio shows you how to skyrocket your network the right way; get the name and contact info of the hiring manager; and prompt recruiters to invite you to job openings other people don’t know about, all in her free online training, “How to Get 3 Calls for 3 Interviews in a Week!” Guest Jewel Bracy DeMaio

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Amanda Ericson

Amanda Ericson, the Director of Talent Acquisition at The Spitfire Group, is continuously searching for the most qualified professionals to join their elite team. During 12 years of professional recruiting experience, Amanda has developed a keen eye for talent. She uses interviewing and screening processes to connect with the most talented, knowledgeable, and creative professionals working in the computer software industry. Amanda is an avid social media networker, and helps to manage the company’s LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. She networks consistently in these platforms for recruiting purposes and prospects by interacting with networking groups and professional associations. She has helped to create Spitfire’s own Agile methodology to manage processes for recruiting the highest caliber of personnel looking for exceptional opportunities. Amanda is a Colorado native who takes every opportunity to go hiking, camping or skiing in the mountains with her family. Guest Amanda Ericson

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Debra Feldman

Debra Feldman, JobWhiz, is one-of-a-kind, an exclusive Executive Talent Agent and job search strategy consultant profiled by Forbes as “Matchmaker: Part Networker, Part Sleuth.” She coined Network Purposefully™ for a precise, strategic, sharply focused, highly effective executive job search method that relies not only on “who you know, but who with decision making and hiring authority knows, likes, trusts and remembers you.” Debra inverts the traditional recruiting paradigm by representing individuals seeking a new role that matches their selection criteria rather than being paid by employers looking to fill a vacant position. Debra is or has been a recommended resource for numerous business, academic and trade organizations including AICPA, IEEE, Financial Executives Networking Group, Marketing Executives Networking Group, FEI, ISM and others. She has led initiatives for ExecuNet and contributed to Vistage and many marquis publications in the careers field. Guest Debra Feldman

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Rich Feller

Rich Feller PhD ( is Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Career Development and one of 12 University Distinguished Teaching Scholars at Colorado State University. He’s served as NCDA President, consultant to NASA, UN, NFL, AARP, and international and small organizations. Lead trainer for the JCTC/JCDC Coach Certificate held by 8,000 coaches, he’s co-author of three books, six film series, and the Who You Are Matters! ( game; Chief Scientist to; thought leader for; and Advisory Board Member for National University of Singapore’s Center for Future Ready Students He has consulted on six continents, all 50 US states and six Canadian provinces. Dick Bolles, author of the seminal bestseller What Color is Your Parachute?, has called Rich, “A world-class professor.” Guest Rich Feller

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Chuck Hancock

Chuck Hancock is a National Certified Counselor registered with the State of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-11179). His training and background also include comprehensive training in the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy. As a trained therapist, he has studied more than 5 years of intensive supervised training in Hakomi, a mindfulness based, experiential body (somatic) centered therapy, and has a Master’s Degree in Education from Colorado State University with a specialization in Counseling and Career Development (a CACREP accredited counseling program). He is a teaching assistant for the Hakomi institute, and regularly attends new trainings, workshops, and webinars to consistently expand my knowledge and tools for my clients. Guest Chuck Hancock

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Stacy Harshman

Stacy Harshman is a career management coach who specializes in helping people transition into more fulfilling careers. Having worked as a recruiter for 10 years, Stacy knows the vast majority of people have no idea of what direction to take their careers and few, understand what fulfills them. Stacy’s passion is to guide individuals through a process of self-discovery to determine their life’s purpose and a vision to live out that purpose of doing meaningful work. Stacy became a coach after going through the process herself with her own coach. Stacy has her master’s degree in Management from Colorado State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University and certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, a Career Management Coach, and as a Job Search Strategist. Guest Stacy Harshman

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Stephen Hogan

With more than 30 years of experience as an owner, operator and investor in both independent and franchised businesses, Stephen has been involved in every aspect of franchising. Applying this industry knowledge with a keen understanding of the challenges and rewards of ownership, his focus is clear – to help you make a good decision that allows you to achieve your personal and professional goals.
There are significant differences in buying an existing business versus a franchise. A successful entrepreneur is not necessarily a successful franchise owner. In fact, quite the opposite can be true. How do you know if you’re better suited to buy an existing business or a franchise? Stephen will help you make that assessment.
Since 2003, he has connected prospective owners and investors with franchise opportunities that matched their career and financial goals while balancing quality-of-life considerations. Guest Stephen Hogan

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Joni Holderman

Joni Holderman is an Academy Certified Resume Writer and member of Career Thought Leaders with a background in human resources, sales, recruiting and management. Educated at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, she majored in psychology with a minor in creative nonfiction writing. She has ghostwritten 11 nonfiction books and thousands of blog posts on a wide range of topics. Since 2006, Joni has pursued resume writing as the ideal blend of her dual passions for writing and helping clients achieve their career goals.
Joni describes her "superpower" as helping talented people attain their professional dreams, simply by pressing buttons to put squiggles on a screen. (Her personal "superpower" is momentarily making people happier, simply by smiling at them. Guest Joni Holderman

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Diane Hudson

Diane Hudson owns Career Marketing Techniques a professional career coaching. She is a book author and prolific article author, and experienced trainer at industry conferences internationally on career management and job search topics. Diane is Director of the Certified Professional Career Coach program representing universities, military, federal, industry, outplacement, nonprofit, workforce development, and more; winner of Career Management Alliance’s first annual Career Industry Mentor Award, and recent nominee for MORE Magazine’s Ambition award. She also served as a career coach for CareerBuilder, JP Morgan Chase, and other companies. As an award-winning resume writer, her achievements include "Best Executive Resume” by PARW/CC and her resumes, cover letters, and case studies are published in more than 60 books and periodicals. She is a former employment specialist for Northrop Corporation and Special Agent Investigator for the DOD. She has navigated 4 international moves. Guest Diane Hudson

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Gala Jackson

Gala Jackson, M.Ed. is a millennial expert, resume writer, and career coach passionate about helping millennials find fulfilling careers, she uses her extensive industry knowledge and experience to serve clients. Gala is known for her engaging high-energy approach, knack for conveying a practical, inspiring message, and unique ability to connect with each client.

Gala is the CEO and Career Management Consultant of InterviewSnob, a full-service career consulting boutique that provides career solutions to young professionals in the US and international markets.

Gala offers more than 8 years of career development experience. In addition to her work with nationally and internationally recognized higher education institutions, she is a contributor to Careerealism’s Happy Grad Project, Spokesperson for Southworth by Neenah’s Land the Job Campaign, and Resume Coach for the National Sales Network Career Center. Guest Gala Jackson

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Thea Kelley

Thea Kelley has been facilitating career success for individuals and groups for more than 10 years, first through larger agencies and since 2008 as Thea Kelley Career Services. Her past experience includes instructing "downsized" corporate managers in job search skills through Lee Hecht Harrison a division of Adecco, and providing employment counseling to the public through JVS. Currently she provides interview coaching and other career services to professionals in all occupations, meeting with them in person in the San Francisco Bay Area and via phone and Skype nationwide. Thea's certifications include Certified Employment Interview Consultant, Career Development Facilitator, Resume Writer and Online Professional Networking Strategist. In addition to Career Thought Leaders, she belongs to Career Directors International and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. Guest Thea Kelley

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Louise Kursmark

One of the leading resume experts in the US, Louise Kursmark is the co-founder of Resume Writing Academy, co-director of Career Thought Leaders Consortium, and author of more than 20 books on resume writing. She has made her living as a resume writer for more than 25 years and is passionate about helping other career professionals succeed. Guest Louise Kursmark

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Melanie Lenci

Melanie Lenci sparks hope and confidence by helping career changers and advancers tell their career story with personality, clarity, and authenticity to outshine the masses and attract best-fit opportunities. Her website ♥'s visitors, so stop by to subscribe to her blog and take a peek at some sassy samples to help you envision how you could look strutting your best professional stuff. Guest Melanie Lenci

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Sophia L. Marshall

Sophia L. Marshall, MHR, is an educator and a change agent, focused on bringing out the best in both individuals and organizations. Throughout her career, Sophia is renowned for delivering strong, actionable advice for career transition and has held multiple trainer and facilitation roles to include ESL instruction, military transition, and employment preparation. An enthusiastic and active member of the career services community of practice, she has contributed to the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal and has been published in Modernize Your Resume, Modernize Your Job Search Letters, and many other publications and blogs. Sophia has also delivered employment workshops, led recruiter panels, and developed teleseminars and webinars for The National Resume Writers’ Association and Families in Global Transition. She is credentialed as a Board-Certified Coach (BCC), Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW), and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). Guest Sophia L. Marshall

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Jan Melnik

The author of seven career/business books, Jan Melnik founded Absolute Advantage in 1983 and has been writing resumes ever since. She has been featured in numerous publications, is a career expert on NBC, and speaks frequently at universities, conferences, companies, and libraries nationwide. She is a board member with Career Thought Leaders and the CMO coach working with sales and marketing clients through C-Suite Career Catalysts. An adjunct professor of business at Bay Path University, she holds two undergraduate degrees in business and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University. She helps clients coast-to-coast with career strategies, resumes, and coaching services ( Her slogan is “Be inspired. It’s your career. It’s your life.” She recently released her first work of fiction on Amazon: “Telling Tales: On Merlin’s Island.” Guest Jan Melnik

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Dr. Cheryl Minnick

Dr. Cheryl Minnick is a career/internship counselor at the University of Montana and owns a career consulting practice, The Paper Trail. With a masters and doctorate specializing in career counseling, she has trained under industry experts and is one of 40 Nationally Certified Resume Writers. She is an association with the Career Thought Leaders, the think tank for the now, new, and next in careers. Recently, Cheryl wrote a chapter on applicant-tracking systems for The National Resume Writers' Association study guide. A certified Career Management Coach, Cheryl’s career advice has been featured in AOLJobs, CareerSparx and Resume Writer’s Digest, research is published in the Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education and The New Accountant, and resumes and cover letters are featured in: “Designing the Perfect Resume," “How to Pop your Resume," “Gallery of Best Cover Letters,” “The Twitter Job Search Guide," and “101 Job Seeking Tips for Recent College Grads.” Guest Dr. Cheryl Minnick

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Wayne Mitchell

Wayne Mitchell, Partner with Cabot Consultants, has had a business career spanning the technology industry, venture capital investing, and executive search. He has been a leader in executive search for more than twenty years, honing his search and leadership skills at Korn/Ferry International, developing marketing savvy at Christian & Timbers, and learning the power of team commitment at Heidrick & Struggles. As a partner at Cabot Consultants, Wayne provides flexible search solutions for client companies. His national search practice focuses on recruiting senior-level executives across all functional disciplines for the technology and manufacturing communities. He work closely with both established and emerging growth companies to recruit top flight leaders who make an immediate and positive impact. You can contact Wayne on LinkedIn at Guest Wayne Mitchell

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John O'Connor

John O’Connor is CEO and President of CareerPro, Inc. He is a sought after author and contributor to career transition stories for Yahoo! Hotjobs,, CNN-Money, The Ladders,, and newspaper publications including the Raleigh and multiple national newspapers. His blogs are popular on LinkedIn and John was recently featured on a national CBS distributed story on Hybrid Careers and quoted in an article on the #1 Job Search Advice in Fortune in April 2015. Contributions to book publications include Interview Magic, JIST Works, and Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University. His diversified experience includes serving as a college professor and as a United States Army officer. Among other accomplishments, Mr. O’Connor became the first private practice Reach Branding Certified Specialist in North Carolina and is the first Certified Federal Job Search Trainer (CFJST). Guest John O'Connor

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Kelley O’Hara

Kelley O’Hara, career counselor and owner of, helps job seekers and career changers improve career management results. She holds a Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Old Dominion University. She is a member of the National Career Development Association and American Counseling Association. Her focus in career counseling took root during her undergraduate work study at Mary Washington College and graduate assistantship in Old Dominion University’s career management services office. Her first jobs in the field included private resume writing and Job Placement Services for Macon Technical Institute. Her husband’s medical career took the family to various states, and when they relocated to Texas in 2010 she seized the opportunity to revive her career as a career counselor with LoneStar College. Her relocations and weekly interactions with students and clients of all ages and stages of career transition keep her current, innovative, and grateful. Guest Kelley O’Hara

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Tony Raburn

Tony Raburn is the founder and CEO of Extreme Relationship Management. Tony has served in an executive capacity with several successful companies. With 20 years of experience in business consulting, he is currently helping business owners create an extreme referral engine made of ideal relationships. Guest Tony Raburn

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Jared Redick

Executive resume writer and owner of The Resume Studio in San Francisco, CA, Jared Redick has more than 17 years resume writing experience. As an executive recruiter in New York and San Francisco for two nationally retained executive search firms, Jared conducted searches for Fortune 15 companies with annual revenues up to $50 billion. He also conducted searches on behalf of nonprofit organizations with annual budgets up to $45 million. Positions included CIO, COO, CAO, and CNO; senior administrator, director, vice president, executive director, marketing director, and development director; and general counsel, in-house counsel, and partner. Guest Jared Redick

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Michelle A Riklan

Michelle A. Riklan holds a B.A. in Speech Communications, Theatre, and English Literature from Hofstra University. While beginning her corporate career, she pursued and completed a M.A. in Speech and Interpersonal Communications from New York University where she also served as an Instructor in Voice and Diction/Public Speaking. Using her education and presentation skills, she continued a career path in Human Resource Management. Her areas of expertise include training and development, employment, and employee relations. With a combined 25+ years of in-house corporate and targeted consulting experience, Michelle services large corporations as well as small businesses and individuals in all aspects of Career Management. Guest Michelle A Riklan

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Michelle Robin

Passionate about direct marketing and helping people find jobs, Michelle has translated her extensive B-to-B marketing background into a career focused on her true love: creating powerful career marketing documents that lead to interviews at her clients’ target organizations. As a dual-certified (NCRW and CPRW) and award-winning resume writer at Brand Your Career, she works with executive-level sales and marketing professionals across the U.S., and helps them discover their personal brand and fast track their job search. Guest Michelle Robin

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Jane Roqueplot

Jane Roqueplot, a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, Credentialed Workforce Development Professional, and Certified Career Coach owns and operates JaneCo’s Sensible Solutions, a national career advancement firm. JaneCo delivers positive results for job seekers by providing career advancement planning services, including professional resume and cover letter writing, personal marketing tools for job effective job search campaigns, and customized career management coaching. Clients realize their unique strengths and communication styles through a DISC Behavioral Style Analysis and benefit from the innovative Shenango Valley National Business Connection, an employee referral service that combines JaneCo’s job-matching strategies with a network of businesses. Since 2001, Jane has mentored and coached career services organizations with her team, providing materials, services, and support to authorized DISC administrators and behavioral consultants internationally. Guest Jane Roqueplot

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Viveka von Rosen

Viveka von Rosen is a nationally renowned LinkedIn speaker, trainer and consultant, working with business professionals sharing the secrets and strategies of using LinkedIn effectively. As an early adopter of social media, she learned through her own experience how to create powerful social presences and engaging networks! Viveka is constantly learning, sharing and transferring social media skills and strategies to her tribe. She is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day Hosts the weekly #LinkedInChat on Twitter, She was also recently listed: • Forbes Top 20 Women in Social Media (2011, 2012, 2013): • Forbes Top 50 Most Influential People in Social Media (2011, 2012, 2013): • 25 Women Who Rock Social Media in 2011:
 • #44 in the 200 most fearless women on the web:
 • Listed by Mari Smith as having the niche quality of a social media superstar: Viveka has 18,000+ first level connections on LinkedIn and has been teaching it for over 5 years to over 10,000 people. Guest Viveka von Rosen

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Barbara Safani

Barbara Safani has 15+ years of experience in career management, recruiting, executive coaching, and organizational development. She partners with Fortune 100 companies and individuals to deliver resume development, job search strategies, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and online identity management programs. Ms. Safani holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She has appeared as a career expert on CNN, CBS, ABC, FOX, and dozens of national radio shows including NPR. Her career advice has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The LA Times, USA Today, Fortune Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, Money Magazine, Monster, Yahoo HotJobs, CNN and MSNBC online, and Dice. Guest Barbara Safani

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Elisabeth Sanders-Park

Elisabeth Sanders-Park is President of WorkNet Solutions and America's premiere tough career transitions expert. A speaker, trainer, author and consultant, she is on a mission to bring cutting-edge career and employment success to people with barriers by equipping and inspiring the organizations and professionals that serve them. She co-authored the ground-breaking book “No One Is Unemployable,” as well as “The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job,” and “The WorkNet Model” and its curriculum. Recently, she crafted “The Workplace Excellence Series” to help job seekers and employees to develop and the not-so-soft skills employers demand today. Over the last 15+ years, she has helped establish 150+ programs, trained 25,000+ career practitioners, developed 80+ publications, and impacted more than 1 million job seekers worldwide. She is known for delivering hopeful, innovative, practical content with her signature blend of wisdom and humor. Guest Elisabeth Sanders-Park

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Cheryl Lynch Simpson

Cheryl Lynch Simpson, CMRW, ACRW, COPNS, G3 is a Career and Job Search Coach, Certified LinkedIn Strategist, and a 21-time award-winning master resume writer with more than 30 years of career management experience spanning 6 continents. She is the President and Founder of, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and a member of the adjunct career coaching team for a major US consulting firm.
A frequent blogger for Forbes, LinkedIn, The Career Experts, Career Director's International, and the BrandYou Blog, Cheryl developed an online job search marketing plan and job search implementation program to help senior and C-suite executives land their next job in 1 to 4 months. Guest Cheryl Lynch Simpson

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Wendi Weiner

Wendi Weiner is an attorney, former college writing professor, and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) – a certification which only 43 other resume writers hold in the country. It is a certification that ranks her as one of the “best resume writers in the industry.” Wendi is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CRPW) and a Credentialed Career Manager (CCM). She is a member of numerous professional associations for resume writers, and she was elected to serve on the 2016 Board of Directors for The National Resume Writers’ Association. Wendi is a published authority in the resume industry and has been quoted by The Huffington Post and Business News Daily. She frequently speaks at local colleges and for organizations on resume writing, LinkedIn profiles, and interviewing skills. Wendi is the owner of The Writing Guru, a resume firm based in Miami, Florida with national clientele. Guest Wendi Weiner

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Susan Whitcomb

As a career and leadership coach, Susan Whitcomb has helped thousands of professional and executive job seekers to master not just the mechanics of job search, but the mindset to make career transition be easier, faster, more meaningful, and more fun. Susan is the author of 7 careers books and is a frequent source for the media when it comes to articles on best practices for today’s career management. She is founder and president of The Academies, Inc., which is a leading authority on brain-based coach training. Her organization has trained and certified hundreds of coaches world-wide, including internal coaches in both Fortune 500 companies and top North American business schools. Guest Susan Whitcomb

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Dandan Zhu

As a global top-billing headhunter, Dandan Zhu brokered, influenced, and crafted careers for professionals from Chief Executive to Analyst level. At age 28, Dandan retired from corporate life after a successful career in headhunting. She started her own company, Dandan Global, to coach people at all career levels. Dandan shares interesting career lessons from thousands of candidates and companies she represented. She gives practical advice and speaks passionately about job search, career success, and financial achievement. Guest Dandan Zhu

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