A success story is when someone in our group lands a job. (Yeah!)
Check back here again, as successes are great to read and often contagious.
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CAROL GUTERMAN - Human Resources Professional
Networking, emphasizing transferable skills, and moving outside her comfort zone allowed Carol to transition to a rewarding opportunity in a non-profit organization providing services to the homeless.
Carol's advice to job seekers:
"DONíT give up; your job is out there. Donít take rejection personally;
there was likely someone more qualified or a better fit with the organization.
Accept it and move on. DO accept the realities of the job market and the
current demand for your skills. Expand your search to include jobs youíve done
in the past, as well as jobs youíve never done before. Before you interview,
make sure you are clear as to why you want the job and what you have to offer,
and then tell a compelling story."
SARA RUDY - Senior Administrative Analyst
An innovative job search, never ending positive attitude and keeping
every door open has led Sara to an exciting new opportunity in the
Banking Industry starting July 2011.
Saraís advice to job seekers:
"Be creative in your job search and continue to reevaluate yourself,
and be willing to incorporate new techniques, ideas and strategies in
order to be successful in landing your next position.
Volunteer in your community, childrenís school/extracurricular activities
and/or place of worship. This experience not only broadens your network
and experience, but also keeps your time filled with positive activities.
It also allows you to share current stories/accomplishments with
Having a supportive networking team to check in with on a weekly basis
Do not ever give up on your job search or yourself and stay positive
no matter how hard it may seem from day to day. You canít get where
you need to be if you donít keep trying to get there!!"
MARTY WELLS - Sales Professional
A focus on continuous learning and a desire to keep skills fresh has
lead Marty to an opportunity to apply his deep corporate experience
in a promising start-up environment.
Marty's advice to job seekers:
"Think strategically about career choices. Find opportunities to apply
skills youíve not used in a while to ensure you are up-to-date on how
that work has evolved since you last did the job."
MARK MIZUHARA - General Manager
Successful networking and willingness to believe that something fantastic
is awaiting your new career destiny. This belief has led Mark to a new
position with a not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing the
quality of life for older adults by offering senior retirement communities
and community services in the San Francisco Bay Area and Mendocino County.
Mark's advice to job seekers:
"Find a networking group with great people to help with your job search.
You will learn a lot from the other members of the team. Most importantly...
never give up or settle for something you do not want to do!"
MARILYN HESTER - Sales Executive
Perseverance and expanding her search to new industries has led Marilyn
to a Sales Enablement position starting May 2011.
Marilyn's advice to job seekers:
"Find a compatible networking group to help with your job search.
Other candidates in career transition are valuable resources that can
assist with skill development, uncovering leads, and supporting one
another. There are creative, talented individuals out there who are
in the same position as you. Don't hesitate to develop your network
beyond former work connections and you may be lucky enough to form
friendships that last beyond your transition!"
JOE FALCONE - Sales Professional
Keeping track of all his leads, having patience and staying positive
has landed Joe back in the industry he knows very well. Beginning
month end April 2011, Joe will be the District Sales Manager at
JVC America Professional Video Products Division.
Joe's advice to job seekers:
"Being a part of a great networking team was key to my success
in landing a job. They gave me extra confidence and would help me
in a blink to prepare for interview. Also, I believe putting myself
out there helped, as you need to stand above the rest."
LIZ SALCIDO-VARGAS - Program Management & Sales Support
Successful networking, job search preparedness, and willingness to think
'outside-the-box' has led Liz to a new Program Management position in a
new industry starting month end March 2011!
Liz's advice to job seekers:
"Focus on your capabilities and transferable skills;
don't forget to let your personality sell the benefits you will bring to the
company as you share your previous successes."