Thursday, June 16, 2011

Resume Tips to Insure a Good Look from Hiring Managers

There are some resume basics that I have learned over the years, as a recruiter, hiring manager and 15 years as a career coach. First of all, don't listen to those who tell you to do a "Functional Resume" if you have a gap or are transitioning. That just raises the Red Flag way up high for the manager who wonders why you are not following a chronological format. Over the 15 years that I have assisted with resume writing, I haven't found a situation that couldn't be covered effectively, highlighting your strengths and marketability, by having the resume appear in a chronolgocial format. So, think about how you can work out a solid chronological format. I'm here to assist if you need a coaching appointment. Just send me an email. You are also welcome to a copy of my Resume Tips handout. Just send me a request.

All the best to you!
Marianne, Career Coach

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ultimate HR Canellation - LOOK for it in the Fall!

I continue to work to bring relevant resources to HR professionals who do such great work. And, I stay on top of what all professionals need to be the best candidate for the right fit job, including with their resumes and for successful interviews.

Call me to arrange a time to talk about my approach and how I might work with you, 408-295-6656.
I look forward to it.
Marianne, Career Consultant since 1994

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ultimate HR Event: Take Time for Yourself & Your Career

come and hear our great panel of HR executives from leading industries. 
choose an area to develop and have HR impact where you work.
combine this with networking.

I'm one of the organizers and it should be very rewarding!

(registration and networking begin at 7:30 am)
HR professionals are always taking care of others. It’s time to focus on your HR career and impact for an investment of only $49.

Envision your next career success and the enhanced power of your team. Find out what’s possible when you get out of your own way. This half day program, with a focus on innovation and leadership, will reinvigorate HR professionals regardless of years of experience.  You’ll enjoy break-out sessions, including a panel of HR experts talking about career landmines and what it’s like to be “in the zone.” Plus, you’ll find out how to get a seat at the table in a session on how to leverage your HR strengths and add value to the business bottom line. There will also be time for networking with your peers.

Proceeds to benefit the HR Symposium Scholarship fund
Quick Speaker & Panelist Preview:

Kimberly Wiefling, Leadership Consulting

Russell Williams, Director HR Auxogyn

Dennis Driver, VP HR, Theravance        

                             Britt Huber, VP HR, Kiva Microfunds

                                                    Debi Hirshlag, VP HR, Flextronics

                                                    Nancy Kato, VP HR, TiVo

                                                   Chris Edmonds-Waters, VP HR, SVB Financial

                                                   Judy Heyboer, Principal, Judy Heyboer Consulting

Friday, March 4, 2011


 5 meetings, beginning March 31st, and running April 14th & 28th, May 12th & 26th.

We will meet at:

Sunnyvale, Art Gallery Cafe 
5:15 - 5:45 settle in/network. 
Run time: 5:45 -7:15. Start right at 5:45pm 
7:15 - 7:30 final networking time. 

251 W El Camino Real

Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 737-8188

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Design Your Direction combines one’s most innate talents, experience, and interests resulting in the start of an exciting career journey.

The services of Design Your Direction will engage you where you are, awake any dormant strengths or passions and provide you with the coaching support you need. Research shows us that each person is unique. Your process for achieving your career goals and success is also unique. Given the right resources, support and guidance, you have the ability to attain your goals. Design Your Direction is in the business of helping you, or your organization, reach success through a strategy and focus that works best for you, or your team.

Contact Marianne
to begin your career direction engagement. She will assist you in attaining your next job, thriving in your career role or reaching your next career destination. She is also available to work with teams for identifying strengths and maximizing potential. The result of designing your direction is greater meaning and satisfaction in your life and the life of your organization.