Thursday, January 31, 2013

~ FEB 5TH 1 pm, TechMart, Santa Clara ~
Here's an article to get you started, recently 
published in Careerealism:
"4 Tips for Writing Resumes from Scratch"
Customized time for 2-3 SV professionals to work on their resumes. ~
Learn how to target your resume and brand yourself.
Gain tips for having your resume attract the right audience.
“ Call for details. Referrals are always welcome.”
Call for details 408-295-6656  
Thanks, Marianne

Monday, January 28, 2013

~ FEB 5TH 1 pm, TechMart, Santa Clara ~

Customized time for 2-3 SV professionals to work on their resumes. ~
Learn how to target your resume and brand yourself.
Gain tips for having your resume attract the right audience.
“ Call for details. Referrals are always welcome.”

Call for details 408-295-6656  
Thanks, Marianne

Friday, January 25, 2013

Marianne's Next Resume Clinic: Feb 7th, 1PM

90%+ of clients gain a job search advantage after re-writing their resume using the best resume tips. On February 5th at the TechMart, 1pm.   You will gain valuable information. 408-295-6656, Call for details.


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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

HR FORUM: Feb 7th

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act

In the work that I do, the HR community is a strong connection and network for me. Here is an opportunity to give back within that field. Registration link  and  information on UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley – sponsored by Lewis Partners.  Feel free to forward to your HR colleagues.  
Hope to see you there!

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act: How Your Company Should Prepare for 2014
Presenters: Adam Moise and Christine Schindewolf, Barney & Barney

Thursday, February 7
8:00 am                                Registration
8:30 – 10:00 am                 Program
Light Continental breakfast provided

Will you be ready?  With the election decided, health care reform is moving ahead very quickly and many of the major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be fully implemented in 2014. As HR leaders, you will be expected to have a strong understanding of this legislation so that you can provide strategic and tactical direction to your organization.
In this seminar, you will learn the Act’s key requirements affecting employers and the critical issues your company must address.
ü  Will your company “pay” or “play?”
ü  What will your 2014 medical benefits look like?
ü  How will your decisions impact your competitiveness in the talent marketplace? 
ü  How can you evaluate your options and understand the bottom-line financial   impact?
ü  What do your CEO and CFO need from you?
Please join us and you will leave with an outline of the action steps you’ll need to take during 2013.

Adam Moise is Client Sales Executive for Barney & Barney, a provider of premier insurance services since 1909. Prior to Barney & Barney, Adam was with Sequoia Benefits, where he led the design, implementation and management of employee benefits programs for many of the leading high tech firms in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, he led global alliances and business development teams at such technology companies as Palm, Inc., Siemens and Hewlett-Packard. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Christine Schindewolf is responsible for business development and for strategic alliances for Barney & Barney in the Bay Area.  Christine has 20 years of experience in amplifying client success. Her diverse background of business development, risk management, operations, and relationship management proves advantageous in working well across business units and industries.  Christine has worked in various industries including Aerospace, Financial Services, High Technology and Hospice before joining Barney & Barney.  Christine currently serves on the Board of WISE (Women in Search of Excellence) and the Board of FEI (Financial Executives International) San Francisco. 
Marianne           As always, you may reach me @

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tribute to Martin Luther King

He is the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence. He is the first to make the message of brotherly love a reality in the course of his struggle, and he has brought this message to all men, to all nations and races.
Today we pay tribute to Martin Luther King, the man who has never abandoned his faith in the unarmed struggle he is waging, who has suffered for his faith, who has been imprisoned on many occasions, whose home has been subject to bomb attacks, whose life and the lives of his family have been threatened, and who nevertheless has never faltered. 
To this undaunted champion of peace the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament has awarded the Peace Prize for the year 1964.
Presentation Speech by Gunnar Jahn*, Chairman of the Nobel Committee on 10 December 1964

In Reflection,  Marianne           As always, you may reach me @

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Change for a New Career Scene in 2013

A mentor of mine reminded me how important it was to "shake" things up periodically. It loosened our creative juices, helped us gain a new perspective, and prepared us for change. Hence, my advice to you is: "Shake" things up at this new year time. Pick up an instrument. Make a new career friend. Take a hike or walk on the beach. Or, just take a "different" route to your destination. My mentor used to take a different route to work almost every day. This will help clear any cob webs you have. Then, see what rises to the surface for the next step that you will set for your career.  

Enjoy!  Marianne           As always, you may reach me @


Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Over the years, I am continually amazed by the unique strengths, experience and skills each person holds. It’s rewarding working with each client to brand those unique areas for career growth, in order to land the next job, or for creation of the most effective resume. This year, may you all continue to reap the rewards of leveraging your uniqueness in your career.

With that in mind, I'm sharing two valuable career resources with you. These may be instrumental in adding to your self-knowledge for career enhancement, development or re-direction. First there is, the Jungian Typology: 
Also, there is one of my favorite books:  StrengthsFinder 2.0.  This book offers an online assessment access with the book, along with excellent descriptions of your top 5 natural talents. 

Both of these resources will assist you in leveraging your uniqueness this year. Enjoy the process!

All the best,
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Friday, January 4, 2013

NEW YEAR'S CAREER ADVICE: Take a Step Towards Your Interests & Passion!

This holiday a dear friend gave me the most beautiful silver necklace. It holds a helix strand with the following words by Rumi: "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." This comes at at time when this friend and I have been moving towards new areas in our career lives. Our entire lives are being powerfully affected. We talk about how frightening taking these steps can be for us. Recently, I heard that the fear we sometimes feel before we lead an important meeting, give a talk, or make a speech is really excitement. We have an underlying anticipation of what is to come. When we get in touch with those feelings, we are able to be more powerful and centered as we speak. 

I think the same is true for some of the moves we make in our career. We all know that fear of taking a next step or new direction. What if we now thought of that feeling of being scarred or nervous as a sign of anticipation and excitement. Then, we could try to leverage that energy to move us forward. 
So, this year look upon your career movement as positive and build momentum around it. Always pay attention to your instincts, stay true to who you are, and seek out people for support and guidance. In 2013, you might find that you have some exciting results when you take a step, even if it's scary, towards your interests & passion!

I wish you a great start to 2013!    Marianne