As a former corporate recruiter, Donna Shannon is an expert at navigating the HR maze. Since 2004, she has taught workshops based on simple yet effective techniques to land a job. Her acclaimed book, “Get a Job Without Going Crazy (3rd Ed)” provides a practical and entertaining guide for the modern job seeker. As the President and CEO of The Personal Touch Career Services, Donna leads a team of talented writers and coaches to help job seekers represent themselves better.
Prior to establishing the Personal Touch Career Services, Donna served as the HR/ Recruiter for Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6) in Denver, CO. In 2005, Donna joined the Starkey International Institute for Household Management. In her new role as the Placement Specialist, she worked directly with candidates to help them gain management positions in some of the most luxurious private homes in the United States.
In 2007, Donna joined Blue Sun Biodiesel in Golden, CO, while continuing to teach job searching workshops on the side. Donna left Blue Sun in 2011 to pursue her consulting business full-time, working with clients in such diverse roles as high ranking medical device/ pharmaceutical executives to new college graduates. She was honored with the Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) Educator of the Year award in 2014. Donna continues to teach classes throughout the Denver metro area and has presented at conferences in Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orlando, and San Diego. Some of her more unique background includes published horror short fiction and a history in broadcasting, including serving as the Morning Show Producer for KBPI-FM. She holds degrees in Music Business Management/ Audio Engineering from the Art Institute of Colorado and a Bachelor’s in Applied Science from Regis University. Donna will always happily talk about her corgi, Pepper, her grandson, Maddox, and the Colorado Avalanche.