Category Archives: Career Advice

How To Brag So Others Don’t Gag!

Darcy Eikenberg is an author and super hero consultant behind Red Cape Revolution. Listen to her comments on WHEN and HOW to properly self promote in today’s episode! Also be sure to check out Darcy’s book on Amazon.

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How To Leverage Your Social Media Presence

Jindrich Liska, the CEO and founder of Jobmagic, discusses social media networking for job seekers and recruiters. Jobmagic pioneered many social recruiting approaches which are now used worldwide by some of the most admired employers such as Disney, JCrew and Enterprise-Rent-a Car. Jobmagic has been recently named a 2012 Red Herring Americas 100 finalist for their innovation in social enterprise. Jindrich has been featured on state and national outlets as Fox News, Washington Post, CBS Money Watch and has written for influential blogs such as Venture Beat, Mashable, Allfacebook, and

3 Steps To Your Dream Job!

Mark Frietch is the president of TAC Services, a North Carolina based employment consulting company whose goal is to provide its clients with the most up-to-date tools and techniques to understanding the job search process.

What People are Saying About Mark:

“Mark has the ability to engage any audience with his insights into the social media world and how it can help you in your job search. His knowledge about the art of networking and various job searching tactics made a positive impact on many of SIFE’s students. We have already invited Mark back to speak at our annual Networking Event where he will teach over 100 students how to effectively network with executives.” -Brian Skerry President, SIFE UNC Charlotte

“Mark was selected from a long list of candidates to speak at the UNC-Charlotte American Marketing Association Career Conference in Spring 2010. As president of the UNCC-AMA and organizer of the conference, I was so impressed by Mark’s innate ability to simultaneously engage, inform, and inspire the audience, I asked him to return to speak in the Fall. Mark is an irrefutable expert in the field of professional networking, and his rare combination of personable demeanor, passion for the subject matter, and flawless execution would make him a tremendous asset for any organization.” -Kenneth James President, American Marketing Association UNC Charlotte

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Build Income Around Your Passion

Davida Shensky has owned her own business for the last 28 years since she entered the workforce 15 years and before the Americans with Disabilities Act became law.  It is not the limit she places on herself but the limits that society places on her due to their misunderstanding of the disability community at large. She has had to learn to become her own advocate and to think outside of the box when it comes to employment.  She started Career Performance Institute  and works with both companies and individuals to help them reach their maximum potential in life and learn to create opportunities for themselves,  due to the changing workplace, just as she had to do, when she entered the workforce.

Career Performance Institute is a nationally known company that helps you learn to create your own opportunities in life and to live without limits. It helps clients with performance improvement that works with companies focused on developing the skills and abilities of their management teams, customer service team, and front-line workers, as a strategic priority for business growth.  This is a very important issue in a poor economy because people are always looking for good customer service– to keep customers coming back today it is  very important to offer good customer service even if you own your own business. To learn more about Davida & the Career Performance Institute visit her website!



Love, War & Careers

Stacy Swearengen has been a trainer and speaker for nine years, and the spouse of a soldier for five. As the founder of Military Spouse Portable Career Planning, Stacy helps fellow military spouses develop portable careers that fit with the transient military lifestyle. Stacy¹s coaching practice has been named a Top Innovative Military Start-up by, and is quickly becoming the go-to resource for military spouses wanting to become more deliberate in their career progression. Stacy¹s career guidance and innovative outlook on career topics have been featured on,, Army Wife Talk Radio and Your Military Life. She is the Career and Education Senior Contributing Writing for Army Spouse Magazine and has spoken at nationwide events, including the 2010 Colorado Advisory Council of Military Educators Annual Conference.

Fast Track Guide To A Professional Job Search

Joanie Natalizio, Defero’s President, brings to her clients over 15 years of experience in business, counseling and expertise from some of the county’s top Fortune 500 companies. Along with her corporate experience, Ms. Natalizio holds a master’s degree in counseling, is an accredited Job and Career Transition Coach and a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner. Through her vast corporate experience and her many years of coaching business professionals, Joanie Natalizio is one of the Twin Cities most respected business advisors in the areas of employee coaching and training. She has recently finished her book titled, “Fast Track Guide to a Professional Job Search.” To find out more visit Defero Coaching!

Planned Happenstance: The Magic of Preparedness and Coincidence in Your Career Path

Yael C. Sivi is a consultant and executive coach with over 12 years experience working in Fortune 1000 companies and public sector/governmental agencies on projects relating to individual and team effectiveness. Yael holds a MS in Social Work from Columbia University. She earned her BA in Urban Studies at Macalester College. She has been trained as a coach through the Coaches Training Institute with additional training in team coaching, conflict resolution, and Gestalt psychotherapy Be sure to check out more at

Create The Perfect Job!

Julie Austin is an award-winning writer, inventor, and multiple business owner. Her patented product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi finalist and are currently sold in 24 countries. She’s appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, and the Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world. She’s a “go-to” media expert in the fields of innovation & creativity. Her new book “The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income” is currently available on Amazon. Visit to learn more about Julie!

Does Your Resume Rise To The Bar?

Jessica Silverstein is the principal of Attorney’s Counsel, a career counseling service that focuses on resume and cover letter review as well as interview skills assessment and social media consulting. Ms. Silverstein is an attorney who practiced Holocause restitution as well as women’s health product liability prior to beginning her career as a legal recruiter. Currently, she counsels attorneys regarding their job prospects and how their interview skills and resumes can be used as an effective tool to reach their career goals.

Finding Your Brand

Thorsten Hoins is the founder of Space 2 Scale. A seasoned, serial entrepreneur with 2 decades of startup management experience, he launched Space 2 Scale to help as many entrepreneurs as possible to realize the freedom that comes with structuring an enterprise and anchoring it in the marketplace positioning for growth. Thorsten and his wide Anabella make their home in Southern California along with their three children.