The Gladiator Authors
Adept Business Services has been meeting client needs since 1991. A Successful Career emerged
as a division in 2003, in recognition of Georgia's extensive involvement in career planning
and management. Although located in the San Jose / Silicon Valley region of California, she
serves coaching and resume clients across the United States and throughout the world.
Prior to starting her business, Georgia worked for, and with, executives in high-tech
companies in the Silicon Valley. She also spent over two years living and teaching school in
Melbourne, Australia, which gave her a great opportunity to experience and appreciate
cultural diversity. Over the past several years, she has created and delivered career
seminars to diverse organizations, including business and professional groups, and she has
held a leadership position in an organization of small-business owners. In addition, she has
earned multiple professional certifications and become active in three national careers
associations. Her resume work has been published in a total of nine books.
Georgia believes in giving back to her local community, where she has deep roots. In
particular, she is an active, long-time Chamber of Commerce board member and Ambassador, as
well as a past Vice President of Membership. She also writes a career-related column, "Career
Smarts," for a weekly community newspaper.
Georgia Adamson CCMC / CCM / CEIP / CPRW / JCTC
A Successful Career / Adept Business Services
Meeting Clients' Needs Since 1991
(408) 866-6859 / (408) 866-8915 (fax)
Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC)
Credentialed Career Master (CCM)
Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP)
Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC)
Career workshop / seminar presenter
Professional work published in 9 books, including "Gallery of Best Resumes," "Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs" and "Cover Letter Magic"
Ann Shelton Angel
A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Ms. Angel now lives on beautiful Lake Norman near Statesville, NC.
She has degrees from both Guilford College (AB in Economics) and
University of North Carolina-Greensboro (Masters of Science - Business
Her career has spanned the gamut from full-time mother, instructor at the local community college,
developer and manager of computer-related technical training for R. J.
Reynolds Tobacco Company, owner of her own computer training company,
Technologies Training, for thirteen years, and now author and speaker.
She has spent a lot of time in the past twenty years speaking before conferences and
conventions regionally and nationally. She is a noted authority on Adult
Learning Theory and its application to computer training. In recent years
she joined her husband, Clyde Parker, on the podium doing a workshop on
She is the author of Calculated Risk Taking; a book on how to implement positive
change in your life. She is currently working on her first novel.
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR, Forsyth County, April, 1988
TRAINER OF THE YEAR, 1990 by the Piedmont Chap. of ASTD
SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR, Chamber of Commerce. 1994
WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON SMALL BUSINESS, Delegate 1995
WHO'S WHO IN EXECUTIVES AND PROFESSIONALS, 1997-98 Edition
GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ON SMALL BUSINESS Issue Chair, 1997
COVER AND PROFILE, Business Life Magazine, August 1996
PROFILED IN Women Entrepreneurs, Moving Beyond the Glass Ceiling. Sage Publications. 1997
PROFILED IN CAREERBLAZERS--Lessons from Leading Women Entrepreneurs on Building a Career Without Boundaries. Davies-Black. 2000
Mary Ann Bailey, MC, is a life coach who works with people who are
feeling stuck or out of sync in their lives. She specializes in helping professional women who are
struggling with midlife career changes. Visit her website at: http://www.baileycoaching.com for free
articles and resources that will help you get your life moving forward in the direction you want.
Beverly Baskin, Ed.S, MA, LPC, NCCC is a Nationally Certified Career Counselor, Licensed
Professional Counselor, and has distinguished herself among the elite in her profession as being one of
just 240 Certified Professional Resume Writers in the nation. She was also member of the adjunct faculty
at Rider University in New Jersey. Ms. Baskin is a staff writer for the Internet publication, Self-Help
and Psychology Magazine (http://www.shpm.com) and contributing writer to Career Confidential newsletter
published by Simon and Schuster's Bureau of Business Practices.
Beverly and Mitch Baskin, MMS, PE are executive directors of Baskin Business and Career Services (BBCS,
Inc.). The couple has contributed to more than 15 books on career development and resume preparation.
Viewed by the news media as expert sources, Mitch and Beverly Baskin have been quoted in newspaper
articles and have appeared on many TV and radio business news programs. BBCS is listed in the current
issue of What Color is your Parachute.
Since 1984, BBCS has grown to become one of the most successful and respected career counseling practices
in the United States. Staffed by a group of nationally certified counselors and licensed psychologists,
BBCS provides a broad range of services including, career development and training seminars, outplacement
counseling, mental health counseling and resume preparation.
Toll Free Telephone Number, 800-300-4079
Websites: www.baskincareer.com; www.bbcscounseling.com; www.job-research.com
Emails: Info@bbcscounseling.com or email@example.com
Gerry Beamish , BA, President, Beamish Associates International
Gerry Beamish has been in training for 33 years and has wide experience in the
public sector, industry, banking and finance. He has worked on three
continents and his special areas of interest include strategic leadership
and team building, coping with change and stress, communications, sales
and negotiating training, and training the trainer. He currently spends
4-5 months per year in the United States and the rest of the time he is
based in Northern Ireland.
He has been published in the USA, the United Kingdom and in Europe. He has been a
frequent speaker at international conferences including the International
Society for Training and Instruction (USA) and has been invited to speak
at the American Society for Training and Development's International
conference on seven occasions, a record for a UK speaker.
He held senior appointments in the civil service as an Inspector of Taxes
and Deputy Director of the Public Service Training Council before leaving
to set up his own business in 1985. Whilst working in the Civil Service he
designed and developed an international development programme which
combined the public and private sector and also pioneered international
exchanges between Federal Executive Institute and Northern Ireland,
Republic of Ireland and Sweden. He was also involved in the first Outdoor
Learning programmes set up in the Public Service and was the N. Ireland
member on the UK Committee on Outdoor Training.
As an independent consultant he has worked on problems of strategic planning,
management development, team building, training needs identification and
assessment centre design, as well as training the trainer, presentation
skills, personal effectiveness, and coping with stress. He views his own
main creative strength as an ability to develop links between diverse
ideas and draw them into a wider context that makes it easier to apply
them in a very practical way. A great proportion of his current work is
concerned with coaching and mentoring where he has helped many senior
executives, public figures and CEO's create plans for their own and their
Private sector clients have included Du Pont (UK), Ford, Guinness (NI) Ltd,
Short Bros. Ltd, Bombardier, Ulster Bank, Lombard and Ulster Finance,
Allied Irish Bank, Prudential Assurance Company, Cornhill Financial
Services, Ltd, Royal Life Estates, Northern Bank, and Grant Thorton. In
the public sector clients have included Education and Library Boards,
Health and Social Services Boards, Belfast City Council, Local government,
Save the Children, PANI, NIHE, Audit Office, Training and Employment
Agency as well as the Federal Executive Institute and the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania in USA and SIPU in Sweden.
He is also an associate of Management Centre Europe in Brussels.
Steve Bohler is the founder and head coach of the Oxford Program of Career Change (http://www.theoxfordprogram.com).
Steve has an M.S. in Organization Psychology and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Among others he also is a member of the National Career Development Association, and the Career Masters Institute
His website philosophy: "Life is short. Love your work."
Randy Block brings expertise in executive search as a certified career coach. He has guided all levels of professionals in the areas of career transition: changing careers, choosing a career direction, evaluating/negotiating offers, executive career marketing, finding jobs, getting organized, as well as finding opportunities for self-employment, freelancing and consulting. He holds an IJCTC certificate from the Career Planning and Adult Development, a CCMC (Certified Career Management Coach) from Career Coach Academy and a PCRC (Professional Certified Retirement Coach from the Retirement Coach Institute. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at www.randyblock.com.
CPRW, CEIP, is the Owner/Instructor of CC Computer Services & Training. She is a Certified
Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Professional; Member,
Professional Association of Resume Writers, Region 11 Representative, Professional Resume
Writing & Research Association.
Jack Chapman, M.A., Vocational Guidance (Illinois)
Jack is the author of what's come to be known as the bible of salary negotiation,
Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute. He is a nationally
known career advisor and speaker in the field of career development. Since
1981, he has personally coached over two thousand individuals in his role
as a Senior Career Advisor and owner of the Chicago office of Bernard
Haldane Associates, the oldest and largest career development firm in the
nation. Now he is in private practice coaching clients to become more
satisfied and better paid in their careers and to systematically manage
their careers to achieve financial independence. Through his books, tapes,
group work, and training of many other career advisors, he has helped
countless people from every walk of life land exactly the jobs, salaries,
and raises they've wanted. He is cofounder and past president of the
Professional Career Counselors and Consultants Network (now merged with
the Chicago chapter of the International Association of Career Management
Professionals, the IACMP). Jack earned his masters in vocational guidance
at Northeastern Illinois University and taught on the faculty at Chicago's
Columbia College, where he pioneered a career-development curriculum.
Jack has appeared on network television to represent career counselors.
An Executive Coach certified in Performance Coaching, Kathy Condon travels the world inspiring others as an international speaker and trainer. A published author, she is driven by a distinct purpose to motivate others to achieve their full potential. Her popular Ezine "Weekly Wisdom" offers insights and thought-provoking comments about current events, business communication and career issues is emailed to hundreds of people each week.
Kathy's book "It Doesn't Hurt to Ask: It's all about Communication" was recently named "Best Book Award Finalist by USA Book News". The book stresses the need for the use of simple tools to increase your ability to communicate more effectively with anyone. Even the technology inclined will learn small things that make a big difference in communicating and connecting with others.
Stewart, Cooper & Coon founder, Fred Coon, is a Licensed Employment Agent,
resume writer and a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, one of a few
resume writers holding this prestigious national certification. Mr. Coon
also has appeared on affiliate stations of ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN as an
expert on the job and employment market. He has been featured in the Arizona
Republic as a career expert and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal
and other major national publications. He is an active contributing author
to several well-known web sites , such as 6-Figure Jobs.com. He is author of
the national best-selling career manual titled, Ready Aim Hired
He has worked in both the private and public sectors of the economy and, two
different companies in which Mr. Coon played a senior executive role were
listed in Inc. Magazine's top 500 fastest growing companies in America - one
three times and the other twice. He is a national lecturer and workshop
presenter and was an invited workshop presenter at the 2003 International
Career Development Conference.
His real job is as an old-timey, clawhammer style banjo player, having played for over
45 years, specializing in music from the Appalachian Mountains.
Candace Davies is a Global Career Management Professional that is
dedicated to assisting clients worldwide leverage their
strengths, accomplishments, and unique selling points to capture their dream
career. She has extensive credentials, experience, and the
passion to ensure her clients get the very best career and job
search assistance. Candace strongly believes that her client's
success is her success.
Candace Davies ACCC, CRW, CPRW, CEIP, CECC
Dual Certified Professional Resume Writer
Associate Certified Career Coach
Certified Employment Interview Professional
Certified Electronic Career Coach
Laura DeCarlo offers 15 years of expertise in resume writing, career
coaching and career management as Executive Director of A Competitive
Edge Career Service, LLC. She is also President of Career Directors
International, an innovative association of career professionals.
She holds a dual BA in Creative/Technical Writing with extensive
graduate work in HR, Training and Counseling. She is certified in
various areas of career transition such as resume writing, coaching,
research and employment interviewing.
Laura is a resume writing expert for 34 professional associations. She
is the author of the highly acclaimed Interviewing: The Gold Standard
program and has been published in 15+ resume/cover letter compendiums.
She has won seven prestigious resume writing and job placement awards,
and has pioneered numerous industry education, outreach and recognition
Jewel Bracy DeMaio, Resume Strategist, CPRW, CEIP, has owned and operated A Perfect Resume.com since 1995.
Ms. DeMaio joined the Professional Association of Resume Writers in 1997. She earned the designation of Certified Professional Resume Writer in 1998. A Perfect Resume.com became a charter member of the Career Masters Institute in 1999. And Ms. DeMaio is among an elite, exclusive group of less than 100 professionals in the resume writing industry nationally who was the first to earn the designation of Certified Employment Interview Professional.
Ms. DeMaio’s custom resume work has been published in several books available from any
major bookseller: Cover Letter Magic, Expert Resumes for Teachers & Educators,
America's Best Resumes for America's Top Jobs, Expert Resumes for Computers & Web Jobs,
and Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Careers.
Heather Eagar is a former professional resume writer and creator of Moms Back to Work, a site that offers help to moms returning to work. For resume and cover letter samples, interview advice, job search coaching and resume writing just for moms, go to: http://www.MomsBacktoWork.com
Debbie Ellis, MRW, CPRW, Founder & President, Phoenix Career Group (Kentucky)
Debbie is an award-winning, Master Resume Writer and an active member
of the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW), Career Masters
Institute (CMI), and the Professional Resume Writers and Research
Association (PRWRA). She serves as a Resume Expert for www.CareerFolios.com,
and is a member of PARW's International Certification Board described by
PARW's Executive Director, Frank Fox, as "The best of the best writers in
the world." Debbie's work has been included in more than a dozen nationally
published "how to" books including Martin Yate's 2003 editions of Resumes
& Cover Letters That Knock 'em Dead, Gallery of Best Cover Letters,
Top 100 Tips for Recession-Proofing Your Career, Expert Resumes for
Managers and Executives, Expert Resumes for Education Professionals and
many more. With over 17 years of experience in Human Resource Development,
she has assisted hundreds of clients ranging from top International
Business Executives and Professionals to Students and entry-level
candidates to create marketing documents that get immediate results...
Now she'd like to go to work for YOU!
Coral J. Evans, CWDP is the Director of Human Services and Workforce Development for
Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona. Additionally, she is the
President of CareerFocus, a career counseling service located in
Flagstaff, Arizona. She is nationally certified in the area of
Workforce Development and currently sits on the Coconino County
Workforce Investment Board.
Wendy S. Enelow, CPRW, JCTC, CCM
Founder & President, Career Masters Institute™
Specialization: Resume Writing, Career Coaching, Author
Wendy S. Enelow, CPRW, JCTC, CCM, is the Founder & President of the Career Masters Institute.
Previously (1986 to 1998) she owned The Advantage Executive Resume & Career
Marketing Firm, specializing in the strategic design and delivery of
comprehensive job search campaigns for top executives worldwide.
Ms. Enelow is a 12-time published author and frequent guest speaker at
conferences, workshops and seminars nationwide. She has had articles published in National Business Employment Weekly, Chicago JOBS Magazine. She is Central Pennsylvania Employment Weekly .
Executive Board Member (Past), Professional Association of Resume Writers
Founder & President, Women’s Entrepreneurial Board.
Rita Fisher, a Certified Professional Resume Writer, writes professional resumes for job
seekers. She has received publicity for her work with job seekers on the Oprah Winfrey Show,
in McCall's magazine and in many other media sources. Her professional resume writing work
has been featured in "Gallery of Best Resumes" a book by Jist Publishing. You can reach her
at http://www.CareerChangeResumes.com. or call toll-free: 866-645-6350.
Dean Giles: Twenty one years as a Project Manager gave me a lot of experience on the interviewing and hiring end of the job market.
One company acquisition and a subsequent reduction-in-force, put me on the opposite end of that equation. I quickly found that the automated online
job application mechanisms had pretty much high-jacked the hiring processes. I found that the hiring process for most people is
completely broken and that what I had learned over 21 years had to be applied in new and creative ways. I documented how the new systems worked,
why the old ones are failing most people right now, and exactly how to take advantage of the new systems and hierarchies. I have managed to help a
number people get employed or change jobs even after they had lost all hope of finding a new job.
Visit JobSearchLaws.com to learn more.
Ric Giardina is president of The Spirit Employed Company and writes and speaks on
workplace authenticity, life balance, consciously creating community, and developing gentle
self-discipline. In the 1990s, Ric was an executive at Intel Corporation, where he
co-designed and implemented the Intel InsideÒ branding program and directed Intel's worldwide
branding activities. His books include Threads of Gold (2000), Your Authentic Self: Be
Yourself at Work (2002), and Become a Life Balance Master (2003).
He is a Professional Member of both the National Speakers Association and the Institute for
Management Consultants. You can reach him at www.spiritemployed.com.
Susan Guarneri - Masters Degree in Counseling from The Johns
Hopkins University. Focus on career services work has concentrated on
career counseling, career coaching, training and development, and
outplacement for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit agencies, colleges
and government agencies.
While based in central New Jersey, her clients have included (among many
others): Covance Pharmaceuticals, General Motors, NJ Division of Women,
NYC Department of Employment, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Johnson &
Johnson, Pharmacopeia, and Mercer County Community College.
Susan is a National Certified Counselor and NCCC - Elite Professional. She
holds credentials from The National Board for Certified Counselors. She
also is a Master Career Counselor, Certified Career Management Coach and
Credentialed Career Master.
Darrell W. Gurney, CPC, JCTC, RScP, CCMC (California)
Darrell has been a professional recruiter for over 14 years. He has coached
and supported thousands of job-seeking professionals at all levels through
profitable career transitions. Affiliated with over 700 executive
recruiters worldwide, Darrell has won awards and praise from colleagues,
clients, and candidates alike. A staunch advocate of what he calls "career
partnership™," Darrell promotes a lifetime of teamwork between job seekers
and their recruiters. Through his online advice column, The Career Secrets™
Newsletter, media interviews, public speaking and career coaching,
Darrell's purpose is to empower individuals to reap the most from their
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in
Finance and International Business, Darrell is based in Los Angeles. His
client list includes professionals from Microsoft, America Online,
Hunt-Wesson, and American Express.
In addition to his book, Headhunters Revealed!, Darrell writes
free-lance career articles with materials and mentions appearing on the
Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com, Business Week Online,
MSN Careers, CareerBuilder.com and Wall Street Journal Radio.
Darrell W. Gurney, a Certified Personnel Consultant, and Job & Career Transition Coach
is affiliated with the Phoenix Career Group. Call 800-876-5506 for details, or send an
email to: email@example.com.
Nina Ham certified coach and licensed
psychotherapist, is principal of Success from the Inside Out, providing individual coaching
and tele-seminars to build the skills, attitudes and habits for sustainable success in your
career or business. Mail to: Nina@womenssuccesscoach.com, subscribe in subject line, for free
monthly e-zine, or visit http://www.SuccessfromtheInsideOut.com.
Gwen Harrison, CPRW has
more than 15 years of resume writing and business
management experience. The former owner and Executive Resume Writer of
AdvancedResumes.com, she sold the business in 2001 and changed careers. Mrs.
Harrison is now a successful freelance web developer (webmaster). She
specializes in creating websites for small businesses and nonprofit
organizations (see www.GwenHarrison.com for more info). She still works on a
pro bono basis with unemployed individuals who are referred to her by
various community service groups in Florida.
C.J. Hayden is the author of Get Clients NOW! and The One-Person Marketing
Plan Workbook. Since 1992, C.J. has been teaching professionals and business owners
how to make a better living doing what they love. She is a Master Certified Coach
and a recognized leader in the coaching profession. C.J leads workshops
internationally – in person, on the phone, and on the web. Her Get Clients NOW!
system has been adopted by thousands of entrepreneurs and sales people, and licensed
to almost 300 facilitators in ten countries.
Find out more about C.J. and get a free copy of "How to Find a Job in 28 Days or Less" at http://www.gethirednow.com.
Carolyn Kalil is a counselor, speaker, and author of the best selling book, Follow Your
True Colors To The Work You Love. She is on a mission to help people discover their unique
gifts and talents. She has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and Canada on a
variety of topics including, career, parenting, team building, relationships, and individual
This book is the 7th best selling career book in the U.S. and is in use at colleges, high
schools, and industry. Fortune 500 companies like Cisco Systems and Warner Bros. use it for
managerial training and team building.
In addition to being active in the professional Career Development field, she is a sought
after speaker and her seminars receive the highest ratings at conferences. She delivers
keynote speeches, workshops and train the trainer events.
Carolyn earned her BA degree in Elementary Teaching in 1970 and her MA in Counseling in 1973
from Ohio State University. She taught elementary school for 2 years in South Central Los
Angeles then began her 30-year counseling career at UCLA and El Camino Community College.
She lives in Southern California with her family.
1989 - How To Express Your Natural Skills and Talent in a Career, True Colors, Inc. Publishing
1998 - Follow Your True Colors To The Work You Love, True Colors, Inc. Publishing
1999 - The Workbook: Follow Your True Colors To The Work You Love, True Colors, Inc. Publishing
2002 - True Success, True Colors, Inc. Publishing
Emil K. Kalil, Ph.D
Support and spouse to Carolyn Kalil, author of the popular book
"Follow Your True Colors To The Work You Love."
Visit http://www.TrueColorsCareer.com and take
a free personality quiz to discover your own True Colors.
Ellen A. Kaye
Ellen A. Kaye is one of the nation’s foremost experts on leadership image and etiquette, effective communication and powerful presentation skills. She is author of the bestselling business book, Maximize Your Presentation Skills: How to Speak, Look and Act on Your Way to the Top (Crown, 2002) and owner of Scottsdale, AZ-based Perfect Presentation®. www.ellenkaye.com/
To read more of Kaye’s expert advice on Power Breakfasts and Business Lunches, visit http://www.ellenkaye.com/press%20breakfast.htm
Or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 480-391-9888.
Shanna Kemp, M.Ed., CCM, CPRW, JCTC (Texas)
Shanna caters to the busy professional with experience and expertise
ranging from new graduate to C-level executive. With a focus on being the
best, Shanna offers her clients high-quality, personalized service and
focuses on providing professionally developed career documents as well as
guidance and support in following their personal passions and career
choices. Her resume and cover letter works have been featured in national
publications including Resumes That Knock 'Em Dead, Cover Letters That
Knock 'Em Dead, and many others. Shanna has been a guest speaker on job
search techniques, resume development, and business topics for local and
national organizations. Shanna holds a Masters degree in behavioral
assessment and diagnostics and professional certifications as a Certified
Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Credentialed Career Master (CCM) and
Internationally Certified Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC).
Deborah Kintner, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kent State University and holds a Master of Arts in
Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas. Having years of experience working with clients to
enhance their self-images, motivation, communication skills, management style, emotional states, and
relationship skills, she is licensed in both Arizona and Texas as a School Psychologist and a Professional
Counselor. She has a varied background which includes clinical practice in hospitals, private practice,
and schools, as well as management of a mental health clinic in East Texas. In addition, she has
presented workshops and written articles for organizations throughout the nation. Recently, she has also
been added as an adjunct instructor for the distance learning department of Northern Arizona University.
Within our organization, Deborah utilizes her skills to assist clients in remaining focused and motivated
to continue in the job search, as well as to assure that their resumes convey the best possible image to
the hiring authority. She has been an integral participant in the development of our series of web
seminars which outline tactics for navigating and succeeding in the job search. A veteran speaker,
author, counselor, and coach, she brings a unique combination of clinical skills, practical instruction,
intuition, and empathy.
Joyce Megginson Kircher is a versatile writer with a varied career in journalism (newspaper, magazine, motivational materials), advertising and public relations among other employment. Her material has been published by organizations such as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping and The Reader's Digest.
Joyce is a member of the international Professional Resume Writing and Research Association (PRWRA), Editorial Freelancers Association and the Florida Writers Association.
Contact her at JoyceMK@peoplepc.com.
Cindy Kraft, JCTC, CCM, CTC
Cindy Kraft is a Job & Career Transition Coach for the Phoenix Career Group which offers
writing, coaching, and document distribution assistance that will position you for success!
She can be reached by email sent to: email@example.com. The Web site is
Louise Kursmark, MRW, CPRW, JCTC, CCM, CEIP (Ohio)
Louise has more than 10 years of experience working with senior-level clients
who are making job and career transitions. She is an award-winning resume
writer and the author of several career books, including Sales and
Marketing Resumes for $100,000 Careers, and Cover Letter Magic. Louise
trains resume writers in her Advanced Resume Writing Workshops and through
numerous contributions to Spotlight, the Professional Association of
Resume Writers' monthly newsletter. A frequent presenter at industry
conferences and contributor to numerous print and online publications,
she is an Executive Board Member of the Career Masters Institute.
Jonathan Lewis, MA (Cantab)
Jonathan Lewis is the founder and CEO of Careerfriend, a company committed to helping people
succeed in their dream careers. His extensive experience of attracting, recruiting,
retaining and developing exceptional people in management consulting and investment banking
allows him to offer clear, actionable advice which has a great impact on people either
looking for new jobs or looking to succeed further in their existing jobs.
The Careerfriend website (http://www.careerfriend.com) contains free career advice articles
to help people succeed in securing dream careers, from career and employer selection, through
resume and cover letter writing, to interviewing, salary negotiation and ongoing career
Jonathan was educated at Cambridge University, UK and has advised major national and
international corporations, both in the public and private sectors, on issues of corporate
strategy, corporate organization, labor relations, operations effectiveness and employee
selection, retention, remuneration and development.
Bill Lisowski is co-author of Positioning Success, which provides key questions for managing and growing your business. For more
information and other business perspectives, go to www.PositioningSuccess.com
Kim Little is a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, professional resume writer and nationally published career author. She is
the Executive Director of www.fast-trackresumes.com. Kim is a leading expert on numerous
job search boards and frequent contributor to best-selling resume and
cover letter sample books published by Jist Publications, the career
industry’s leading publisher.
Abby M. Locke, president of Premier Writing Solutions (www.premierwriting.com), is
a Certified Executive Resume-Writer and Personal Brand Strategist who helps
mid-management and senior-level professionals achieve personal success with
customized, branded executive resumes and career marketing documents. Her resume
samples have been published in Nail the Resume! Great Tips for Creating Dynamic
Resumes and Same-Day Resumes.
Mike has over 25 years of business experience in Marketing, Operations, Purchasing and Consulting in industries as diverse as Retail, Printing, Chemicals, Publishing and Non-Profits. During the last 14 years, he has successfully assisted hundreds of professionals to reach their career objectives. He has strong experience in assisting individuals transitioning out of health care and retail and has helped several entrepreneurial clients grow and develop their own businesses. He has designed job search campaigns for clients with no degrees as well as clients with Ph.D.’s, J.D.'s and M.D.'s. Over the course of his career, Mike has worked with clients from more than 37 foreign countries. He is a Senior Consultant with the No Fear Transitions Program.
Ross Macpherson, MA, CPRW, CEIP, CJST
Founder & President, Career Quest
Ross is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Success Coach with over
12 years of experience in career development and training. He has helped
thousands of professionals enhance their career success through powerful
resume, interviewing, and job search strategies. Described as "one of
the best resume writers anywhere…period," his work can be found in 9
leading "how to" career books and industry publications, including Martin
Yates' Resumes That Knock ‘Em Dead, Cover Letters That Knock ‘Em Dead,
Cover Letter Magic, 101 Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Career, and
America's Top Resumes for America's Top Jobs. As an expert in "career
marketing," Ross helps his clients stand out from the competition,
"market" their value, and implement the strategies that lead to more
Ross holds a Masters degree from the University of Waterloo and industry
certification from the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW)
and the Career Masters Institute (CMI). His clients range from top
corporate executives to graduating students and extends throughout
Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Ross is also a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator, contributing
his high-energy career seminars to leading corporations, consulting firms,
community groups, and executive networking organizations.
Jennifer Manlowe is Creative Career Counselor and an author, educator, and publishing advisor with over 20 years of experience helping people create a life (and livelihood) that brings joy, self-sufficiency and a sense of contribution. I'd love to hear from you and help you launch your creative career in ways that pay! http://MyLifeDesignUnlimited.com
Carole Martin is a celebrated author, trainer, and an interview coach. Her books, "Interview Fitness Training Workbook" and "Boost Your Interview IQ" (McGraw Hill) sold thousands of copies world-wide. Try Carole's FREE Practice Interview at www.interviewcoach.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. You can contact Linda Matias at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website www.careerstrides.com for additional career advice and to view resume samples.
Charles "Chuck" McConnell has been a leading voice in career management
for many years. He defined and developed First Career Corporation and
FindCareer.com and serves as the "Career Expert" for New York American
Marketing Association. He has published numerous articles on the subject of
career management and search preparation and has organized national and
international conferences that have assisted thousands in getting their
career searches on track.
Prior to his work in career services, Chuck was the Senior Consulting
Partner at The Watson Group, a strategic communications agency based in NYC.
His background includes corporate management positions with multinational
marketers in the packaged goods, snack, confection, toy and apparel
industries. Chuck was President of The Apparel Group Limited, building
worldwide acceptance of men's apparel. He also has held global management
positions at top advertising agencies such as WPP, Bozell and DMB&B and major
marketers including Hanes, International Playtex and General Foods. Chuck
earned his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management
and a BA in economics from DePauw University and Exeter University in
Karen McMahan, JCTC, CPBA, is a Certified Job and Career
Transition Coach, a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, and President of
Do-It-Write, Inc., in Durham, NC, a career marketing and services firm
specializing in career coaching, résumé writing, leadership development, and
outplacement. Since 1989, she has coached clients from entry-level management and technical to professionals and executives, assisting them in making successful career transitions or enhancing their effectiveness within an existing organization.
She is a member of Career Masters Institute. Several of her clients' resumes have been
featured in national publications, and she is a speaker, presenter, and facilitator at
workshops and conferences and a content contributor to recruitment websites.
Email contact: email@example.com
Phone number: 919-806-4690
Fax number: 1-877-886-1272
Ellen Mulqueen, MA, is president of A FutureLink (http://
www.afuturelink.com), an online resume writing and career coaching
business. She is internationally credentialed as a certified expert
resume writer and certified electronic career coach, and holds
memberships in Career Directors International, Career Masters
Institute, Association of Online Resume and Career Professionals, and
National Resume Writers Association.
Ellen has a distinguished career in higher education management, and
for several years was a vocational counselor at The Institute of
Living, a psychiatric hospital.
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 the New York Times to the
Los Angeles Times to ABC.com. Googling "Marty Nemko" will yield hundreds of links to Marty's
CREDENTIALS AS CAREER EXPERT
Marty Nemko can be reached at 510-655-2777 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- He has been career coach to over 2,000 clients, and has a 97% client satisfaction rate.
- In August, 2004, the San Francisco Bay Guardian named him "The Bay Area's Best Career Coach."
- His book, Cool Careers for Dummies is the #1 rated career guide in the Readers Choice poll and made the Wall Street Journal national business bestseller list.
- His column appears on Page 1 of the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle's employment section. It ran for three years on the front page of the classified section of
the Sunday Los Angeles Times. Many of his writings have been published online on monster.com,
careerbuilder.com, aol.com, and msn.com. 400+ of his published articles are free on
- He was the one man in a one-man nationwide PBS-TV Pledge Drive Special, 8 Keys to a Better Worklife.
He is a frequent guest on CNN, ABC, and PBS. He is the regular career and education expert on CNN Local
Edition. He is in his 17th year as the regular career and education expert on the Ronn Owens Show, the #1
rated talk show in Northern California. He has been the primary source for dozens of articles, including
in the New York Times and Washington Post.
- He is in his 16th year as host of Work with Marty Nemko, a popular talk show on an NPR affiliate in
San Francisco. It can be heard in the Bay Area from 11 AM to noon Sundays on 91.7 FM or worldwide on
www.martynemko.com. (Soon, past shows will be archived on that site.)
- He holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from UC Berkeley and subsequently taught there.
Colleen Newman, principal of Acclaimed Resume Writers (www.resumes-cv.com) is a
certified, multiple award winning resume writer (CRW) and certified
electronic career coach (CECC).
Capturing success for her clients by creating interview winning professional
career portfolios and profiles, cover letters, and key selection criteria
for clients worldwide, Colleen is a sought after professional resume
writer and can be contacted at email@example.com
Craig Nathanson, The Vocational Coach, is an internationally known author, workshop leader, speaker, college lecturer and coach for mid-life adults. He offers private coaching, retreats and workshops worldwide.
Craig is the author of "P is for Perfect: Your Perfect Vocational Day," by Book Coach Press. He believes the world works a little better when we do the work we love. He helps those in mid-life carry this out. His free monthly e-zine, Mid-life Vocational Passion E-Zine is an internet based newsletter published internationally. It helps to provide inspiration and coaching to many who are seeking to do more of what they love in mid-life while at the same time generating an income.
Craig has been an executive, senior manager, trainer, counselor and internal consultant for 25 years working in large Fortune 100 companies as well as several internet start-ups, one of which he was an original founder. He is on the faculty at Cal State Hayward, Keller School of Management, Corinthian Colleges and San Joaquin Valley College teaching both traditional and on-line courses. He is also a Ph.D. candidate at the Fielding Institute in Human Development.
Visit his online community at http://www.thevocationalcoach.com where you can sign up for his free monthly tele-class, “How to make money and meaning in mid-life,” join an action group, or get private coaching.
Richard Pope of Cave Creek, AZ, is a career professional in the area of franchising and has held senior level management
positions with Ramada Inns, Midas International Corporation and Swensen's Ice Cream Company. Starting in 2001, Richard became an
independent franchise business consultant and now puts his 30+ years of franchise experience to work helping those interested in
finding their own ideal franchise business. Richard has a degree in business from Berea College in Berea, KY. He is married and
has two children, both of whom are franchise business owners. Richard is affiliated with FranChoice as a Senior Franchise
Consultant. He can be contacted at 480-575-2705 or by email at RPope@FranChoice.com. Webpage: http://RPope.FranChoice.com.
Judit Price is an employment and career
transition consultant and coach in private practice with over 20 years experience. She holds a Masters
Degree in counseling and is a Masters level certified career guidance professional, Career Development
Facilitator Instructor, International Job and Career Coach and a Certified Career Master.
Judit is a senior consultant for outplacement and career marketing firms. She counsels individuals in
career direction and job search strategies from entry and mid level professionals to senior level
management. She consults for various organizations in the greater Boston area, and leads workshops and
training seminars for other trainers in employment and world of work related topics.
She frequently appears in the local Merrimack Valley Media and most recently she was interviewed by The
Wall Street Journal. She is going to appear on the Lowell Cable TV evening news as part of a career
series to help job seekers find meaningful employment. She authored a Career Life Development Portfolio
book for adults and high school students, published by JIST Publications. She is a member of the
International Association of Career Management Professional, Career Counselor Consortium, National Career
Development Association, Career Masters Institute, and Massachusetts Women in Technology Networking Group.
For more information:
Gary Price is a librarian, information research consultant, and
writer based in suburban Washington D.C.
A native of the Chicago area, he earned his Masters of Library and
Information Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit,
Michigan. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of
Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
Gary is the editor and compiler of The ResourceShelf (www.resourceshelf.com).
This daily electronic newsletter is where he posts news and other resources
of interest to the online researcher.
He has also compiled several well-known web research tools including
Price's List of Lists and direct search, a compilation of Invisible Web
databases. These and other compilations have been mentioned in numerous
publications including The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The
Chronicle of Higher Education.
Gary is a frequent speaker at professional and trade conferences, a
contributor to Searcher magazine, and the co-author with Chris Sherman of
The Invisible Web, published by CyberAge Books.
In the Summer of 2002, he received the Innovations in Technology
Award from the Special Libraries Association.
From February, 1995 through April, 2001 Gary worked as a Reference Librarian at
The George Washington University.
Steven Provenzano / CPRW / CEIP
Author: Top Secret Resumes & Cover Letters and Top Secret Executive Resumes.
Provenzano, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), and Certified Employment
Interview Professional (CEIP), is the author of six books on resumes, cover letters
and careers. He has written more than 4,000 resumes in his 17-year career as writer
and corporate recruiter, and is President of ECS: Executive Career Services & DeskTop
Publishing, Inc. His Top Secret Executive Resumes includes more than 100
interview-winning resumes for top executives nationwide, and reveals tips and
secrets proven effective for his clients. Both Top Secret Resumes & Cover Letters
and Top Secret Executive Resumes have been endorsed by top executives at Motorola and
other Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Provenzano conducts career marketing seminars for top executives and holds a B.A. Degree in Journalism/PR. He has appeared on CNN/fn, CNBC, NBC & ABC News in Chicago, TCI and CLTV, on numerous radio programs and in the National Business Employment Weekly, Chicago Tribune, and many other publications. The author may be reached at 630-289-6222 or you may send materials by email: Steve.Pro@Execareers.net
Linda K. Rolie, MA has over twenty years experience as a career strategist,
professional coach, Career Counselor and corporate consultant. She is the author of the book,
"Getting Back to Work - Everything You Need to Bounce Back and Get a Job After a Layoff" (McGraw-Hill). An A-to-Z job
change and career transition handbook, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL is destined to become the holy
grail for job hunting, and scheduled for bookstores in September 2004. As the founder and
president of Career Counseling Services, she has guided thousands of people from diverse
backgrounds to successful career solutions and job placement.
Linda received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College and Bachelors
from University of Oregon. She is a member of numerous Career Management Professional
Organizations. Her background includes President/CEO of a vocational rehabilitation
organization, owner of Career Counseling Services, university Career Counselor, academic
advisor, psychology instructor, high school health education teacher, surgical assistant,
mental health counselor, expert vocational witness, vocational specialist and return-to-work
coordinator for several national insurance companies, and human resources administrator for a
neurological surgery center.
Her background provides broad experience in job hunting, interviewing, placement, assessment,
and career development. Linda advises clients in job transition-including survivors of mergers
or acquisitions and those coping with changing job responsibilities. She provides career
guidance, employment-related resources, and workshops/seminars to individuals who want to
seek employment, expand professional growth, increase success and prosper in their pursuits.
Please visit Linda's websites at www.CareerCounselingServices.com and www.lindarolie.com. You may also feel free to
contact her by telephone (541) 482-2337 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Ronan, Ph.D.
Career and Business Coach to Authentic Lifers
Ann helps others to acknowledge what they love to do and to do more of it. She has
successfully guided hundreds of professionals through career changes - providing direction,
clarity and caring as clients work through the sometimes bewildering process of career
transition or first retirement.
Ann also provides business coaching to solo entrepreneurs and small business owners to create
work that is profitable and sane. Her 90 Day client programs, straight-forward approach,
and intuitive listening style enables clients to take the steps needed to create environments
that allow them to make more money in less time.
She is the author of "When Work Isn't Working: Spirituality at Work 101" and is a seasoned
speaker and trainer. She enjoys living on both coasts of the US: in Providence, RI and in
Southern California. She lives "Everyday a Vacation Day" and wants everyone else to
experience this too!
Learn more about the DISC Behavioral Assessment or find an authorized practitioner in your area by contacting Jane Roqueplot at 1.888.526.3267 or email Jane at email@example.com.
Teena Rose of Resume to Referral (http://www.resumebycprw.com) is a certified
and published resume writer and author of "The 20-Minute Cover Letter Fixer"
http://www.resumebycprw.com/cover-letter-fixer.htm and "Cracking the Code to
Pharmaceutical Sales." (http://www.resumebycprw.com/resume_pharm_book.htm) Use Resume
to Referral for a high-end, high-quality resume and cover letter package.
Laurie J. Roy, BS, CRW, CERW, CECC, CCM, JCTC
In 1983, Laurie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (formerly the University of
Southwestern Louisiana), and she continues to pioneer the careers industry
with innovation and results.
Industry Leadership Positions include:
- Advisory Board, Certified Electronic Career Coach Curriculum, PRWRA, 2002 to Present
- President, Professional Resume Writing and Research Association, 2000 to Present
- Former 2nd Vice President, National Resume Writers' Association, 1999
- Former Public Relations Chair, National Resume Writers' Association, 1998
- Former Mentor, National Resume Writers' Association, 1998 to 2000
- Former Mentor, Professional Association of Resume Writers, 1993 to 1998
works with business leaders who want to increase their profits by
retaining more customers and employees.
Emmy nominee, entrepreneur, author, television personality and winner of
six national marketing awards, Debra Schmidt is one of the nation's most
versatile speakers. Her popular program, Achieving Customer Loyalty, and
extensive work with clients on customer retention have earned Debra the
title of America's Customer Loyalty Ambassador.
is currently an editorial manager with a large Christian publisher, and has been
involved in the publishing industry for over 15 years. Doug has degrees in biblical
studies and systematic theology from Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity
Kathy Simmons resides in Kennesaw GA. She works in the insurance industry
and enjoys freelance writing in her spare time. Kathy has been published
in numerous business journals. She specializes in career advice and
"quality of life at work" articles.
LTC Donald B. Skipper, USA (Ret.)
Don Skipper has been associated with the military to civilian transition process as a senior consultant for 22 years and is currently the CEO of Career Beginnings, Inc. He is a Credentialed Career Master, Certified Employment Interview Consultant, and Certified Electronic Career Coach. Don is an active member of the Professional Resume Writing and Research Association, the Association of Job Search Trainers, and the Career Master’s Institute. You may visit with him at www.nofeartransitions.us.
Don Speck is President of Integrated Performance Dynamics, a training and development consulting
organization based in Scottsdale, AZ. The organization specializes in sales development, management and
Don has spent over 20 years in sales, sales management in the industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals,
consumer products and IT fields. The last 12 years he has had extensive experience in the learning and
Prior to founding INTEGRATED PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS, Don served in leadership positions in human resources,
training/development, management and sales with organizations such as The Dow Chemical Company,
Dow Brands, The Dial Corporation, MicroAge and Princeton Masters International.
Don can be reached at 602.953.1528 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
For more ideas and information go to www.integratedperformancedynamics.com
Kathy Sweeney, CPRW, CCM, started The Write Resume in 1987. Since that time, she has helped thousands of clients secure interviews through the effective preparation of targeted resumes and career search documents.
Ms. Sweeney spent 6 years in personnel administration and hiring with 2 major corporations prior to owning her business. Her expertise in hiring candidates has ensured her clients have the necessary information on their career documents to get interviews with Hiring Managers.
Ms. Sweeney has been a Certified Professional Resume Writer since the early 1990's; one of the first to obtain this prestigious credential. The CPRW credential, first established in 1991 by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers, has become the most highly recognized employment industry-wide standard for excellence in résumé development. Professionals who hold this credential have demonstrated a thorough mastery of the art, science, and psychology of résumé development.
Ms. Sweeney also is 1 of only 45 Career Service Professionals world-wide to hold the prestigious Credentialed Career Master designation. The credential was awarded to Ms. Sweeney based upon her expertise across all sectors of the career services industry. This includes extensive knowledge of resume writing, recruitment practices, career assessment, interview coaching, military/government career transition, and experience as a corporate human resources manager.
Ms. Sweeney has been featured on television and radio shows, in magazines, newspapers, and association newsletters across the nation.
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Arizona University in Technical Writing and Journalism.
Kathryn Kraemer Troutman is the author of four books on resume writing, she is
a popular and highly-motivating trainer in government and civilian military
organizations, and is an avid Web site producer and communicator. Kathryn's main site,
www.resume-place.com, was first published in 1995. Kathryn has been an entrepreneur for
28 years and has 3 college-age children. The Career Corner column is dedicated to
encouraging readers to take control of their careers and their future.
Debbie Lea Thorsen is a certified coach who helps people reframe problems and situations
in a positive way so that action and learning is possible. She often sees new and exciting
opportunities where her clients feel hopeless and stuck. She supports her clients as they
reconnect with their hearts, shift the way they view themselves and the world, and move
courageously forward to create a life of love and happiness. Debbie can be reached at
Prior to starting T & Jam Resume Services, Jane was a recruiter in the media and technology
sectors. She also spent more than 10 years as a marketing executive for major consumer
brands, where she recruited and hired departmental staff. She served as Marketing Director
for Conde Nast Publications' Details magazine, Merchandising Development Director for
Seventeen magazine and held a variety of marketing positions at the Walt Disney Company and
The New York Times Company.
Jane is the official resume writer for MediaBistro.com, the premiere organization catering to
the media community and is an active member of the NRWA (National Resume Writer's Association).
Jane is also a writer and lecturer.
You may contact Jane at email@example.com or visit www.tandjam.com.
Vivian VanLier, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP, CCMC (California)
For more than 10 years, Vivian has been creating career marketing materials for a wide range of clients from
entry-level to top corporate executives located internationally and
throughout the U.S. She provides career management support through
individual and group coaching. Vivian's expertise in today's rapidly
changing career environment stems from a proactive involvement with the
hiring community, professional organizations, and extensive continuing
education. She serves as a member of the International Certification Board
for the Professional Association of Resume Writers. In 2000, Vivian was
invited to speak at both resume writing industry conventions, and often
delivers career-related presentations to student and community groups.
Vivian is a contributor to six national resume and cover letter books, and
was recently quoted in the L.A. Times article, "Job-Hunting Rules
Have Changed in Digital Age."
Ron Venckus has over 40 years of corporate human resource experience at all human resource management levels. Industry background includes hospitality: Marriott Corp.; technology: Vitro Laboratories; financial: Central National Bank, First Interstate Bank and United Bank. He also has seventeen years experience with the world’s leading outplacement firm of Drake Beam & Morin, Inc. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a major in human resources and minors in psychology and finance. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, in Seattle.
During his career he has managed human resources through multiple merger and acquisition events. Colleagues refer to Ron as a guru of the interview process and challenge, as he has not only hired thousands of candidates for positions at all corporate levels, he has shepherded many executives through transitions, resulting in the successful selection of new careers. Colleagues have also said that his artistry and creative design of interview consulting sessions have left a positive impression, one that can be used for "a life time.”
Ron is a two-time golf club champion at the Arizona Biltmore; his military service was with the United States Air Force.
Wendy Weiss, "The Queen of Cold Calling," is a sales trainer, sales coach
and author. Her clients include Avon Products, ADP, Sprint, Newmark Real
Estate and thousands of entrepreneurs throughout the country.
Wendy is an instructor at Pace University, New York, where she created the
Sales Certificate Program. She has been quoted in BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur
Magazine, Selling Power, Target Marketing and various other business and
She is the author of "Cold Calling for Women: Opening Doors and Closing
Sales," "Cold Calling for Printers" and "Cold Calling for the Incentive &
Wendy is also a former ballet dancer who believes that everything she knows
in life, she learned in a ballet class.
Susan Britton Whitcomb, CCMC, CCM, NCRW, CPRW (California)
Susan provides executives and career-minded professionals throughout
the United States with long-distance and Internet-based resume and
coaching services. She is the coauthor of eResumes: How To Write, Design &
Deliver Your Resume Online, author
of Resume Magic (JIST Works), and contributor to 10 other job-search and
resume-related books. She also serves as Monster.com's Job Shadow career
writer and has contributed articles to the National Resume Writers'
Association monthly newsletter, where she holds positions as Western
Region Board Member and Certification Commission Member. She also serves
Career Masters Institute as an Advisory Board Member. Susan has been cited
in U.S. News & World Report, CBS Marketwatch.com, and National Business
Employment Weekly with respect to resume and job-search trends. She has
made presentations on traditional and electronic resumes at industry
conferences and on television and radio broadcasts.
Joellyn Wittenstein Schwerdlin
Principal - A-1 Quality Resumes & Career Services
Joellyn Wittenstein Schwerdlin is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, a Certified Job & Career Transition Coach, and the official "Resume Expert" at the Barrington Career Center (Barrington, Illinois). Celebrating 14 years in business, Joellyn has helped hundreds of clients, entry-level through executive across multiple industries, successfully transition to new jobs and careers.
Her work is featured in: Best Resumes for College Graduates to Land $75,000+ Jobs
(2004), Gallery of Best Resumes, 3rd Edition (2004), Gallery of Best Cover
Letters, 2nd Edition (2004), ResumeMaker Professional 11.0 (2003), America's
Top Resumes for America's Top Jobs (2002), Gallery of Best Resumes (2001),
Gallery of Best Resumes for People Without a Four-Year Degree (2000), Gallery of
Best Cover Letters (1999), and others. She has also been quoted in several
career-related articles published in the Chicago Tribune, written by Carol Kleiman and other career journalists.
An accomplished public speaker, Joellyn has delivered motivational, inspirational, and humorous presentations at the Barrington Career Center (Barrington, Illinois) and The Career Resource Center (Lake Forest, Illinois) as well as job clubs and libraries throughout the Chicago northwest suburbs. Her most popular programs include: "Job Search Strategies That Really Work, When You Work Them," "How to Transform Your Resume from an Unsolved Mystery to an Action-Packed Thriller," and "Prepare for the Interview and Win the Job."
Joellyn received her bachelor degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and is a member of the Professional Resume Writing & Research Association, Career Master's Institute, and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.
Visit Joellyn’s website http://www.a-1qualityresumes.com and sign up for Career E-News, a free monthly e-zine, to get job search tips, career resources & tools, and labor market updates.
Elizabeth Wilcox, author of The Mom Economy: The Mothers' Guide to Getting Family-Friendly Work,
is a journalist, mother and certified career coach.
Ms. Wilcox began her career in London working as deputy editor for a subsidiary of Euromoney, a British
publishing group. She later moved to Hong Kong where she became a personal finance columnist for the
Sunday Morning Post, a business presenter for Metro Radio, and then an associate producer for CNBC, first
in Hong Kong and later in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Ms. Wilcox entered the field of career development when she founded Strive Magazine, a career magazine
for college graduates. She began providing editorial content for mothers when she became editorial
director of Familytime, a web site to help mothers better manage their lives. She continues to provide
career advice individually and in groups. Her appearances include: CNNfn, Bloomberg Radio, and local
Ms. Wilcox is married with three children and currently living in Connecticut. Having worked part-time,
telecommuted, and run her own business, she has experienced first-hand the challenges and benefits of
family-friendly work arrangements.