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Celebrating a Decade of Job Search Education

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consulting for job seekersIt’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years already! In January 2004, I taught my first job searching workshop at the Colorado Free University in Denver.  Based on my experience as a corporate recruiter and Human Resources specialist, I taught people how to avoid being cut in the screening process and to make the best impression on the hiring ...

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Does your resume tell your story?

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Domestic staff resumes are more formalIn a world that has become driven by key words, relevant experience and short attention spans, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that resumes are actually telling a story.  In this case, it is the story of your professional career.  When your resume can convey you story, you greatly improve your chances of landing an ...

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Review: “Be the Ultimate Assistant” Workshop

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men and Vickie Sokol evansOn June 8 and 9, 2013, I attended the “Be the Ultimate Assistant” workshop hosted by Bonnie Low-Kramen and Vickie Sokol Evans at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, Texas. (See below for their full credentials.) The weekend workshop drew about 20 people from diverse locations, such as California, Colorado and Washington State.  Attendees varied from Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants and professionals who bridged the gap between the two ...

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“Job Seekers Guide” now available on Kindle

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Job Seekers Guide cover 2013For those of you who prefer to use your Kindle instead of the free PDF download of my “Job Seeker’s Guide to Private Service Agencies,” it is now available for only $.99 – yep, that’s 99 cents, folks.

Featuring over 20 agencies in the United States, The Job Seeker’s Guide to Private Service Agencies answers some of the most common ...

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New staff writers at The Personal Touch Career Services

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2012 was a record-breaking year for The Personal Touch Career Services!  We literally had more business than we could handle.

To prepare for 2013, we have added new resume writers to our staff.  In addition to bringing their own considerable talents to the table, our writers have been trained in our trademarked resume creation system, the Key Element Detector.  Plus, all of them have received instruction on the unique demands of the private service industry.

In this competitive employment market, time is ...

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Agency Spotlight: Las Vegas Nannies & Housekeepers USA

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Nannies and housekeepers USA logoThe Las Vegas market has unique opportunities for nannies: in addition to permanent placements, Nannies & Housekeepers helps top hotels find nannies for their guests.

Nannies & Housekeepers USA stands committed to not only making quality placements, but in giving back to the community and encouraging professional development of their talent base.

Coming up this spring, Nannies & Housekeepers will be participating in the ...

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Donna Shannon speaks about LinkedIn on The Socialight Show on Mile Hi Radio

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On Monday, March 12, 2012, I was privileged to be a guest of Deb Krier on her internet radio show “The Socialight.”  Deb is a master of social media, and it was lively conversation about specific strategies with LinkedIn that can help tap the hidden job market.

Fortunately, the entire show was recorded and is available on the MileHiRadio.com website:

LISTEN HERE:

http://milehiradio.com/shows.cfm?id=4251274D-D5ED-DCFE-022039D8F1D39A64

To ...

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