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Here’s my portfolio of memberships, contributions, and speaking engagements on all areas of career management, job searching, and career document building. Just click on each header to expand the selection to learn more as to why I am qualified to help you out with your project or conference:

  • Official career partner of the International Association of Exhibition and Events
  • Community Advisory Board Member, Oregon Public Broadcasting - Portland, OR (2010-current)
  • Board Member, Meeting Professionals International - Oregon Chapter (2012-2015)
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (2012-current)
  • Member, Career Directors International (2009-current)
  • Member, The National Resume Writers' Association (2007-current)
  • Member, Meeting Professionals International (2001-current)
  • Member, Career Directors International Annual Conference Planning Committee (2011-2012)
  • Guest Presenter, PIVOT Job Corps Center - Portland, OR (2010-current)
  • Summer Youth Career Coach, Portland Public Schools - Madison High School (2010)
  • Board Member, Gateway Area Business Association (2009-2010)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Concordia University Business Department - Portland, OR (2009-2011)
  • Chair, The National Resume Writers' Association Marketing Committee (2009-2010)
  • Ex-Officio President, Job Developers Network board of directors - Portland (2008)
  • Committee Member, The National Resume Writers' Association Member Tool Box Committee (2008)
  • Job Search Advisor, Portland Job Finders Support Group (2007-2009)
  • Committee Member, Mt. Hood Community College Hospitality Program Advisory Committee (2006-2010)
 

Professional Development:

  • Certified Advanced Resume Writer (2012)
  • Attendee, Portland Human Resource Management Association Annual Educational Conference  (2013)
  • Attendee, Career Directors International Annual Educational Conference  (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Attendee, Digital Marketing Conference - Portland, OR (2011)
  • Attendee, Career Thought Leaders Global Brainstorming Day - Seattle, WA (2010)
  • Attendee, National Resume Writers' Association Annual Convention - Annapolis, MD (2009) and Charleston, SC (2012)
  • SELECTED as only 1 of 10 presenters out of 100 submissions internationally for Meeting Professionals International Chapter Proprietary Content program
  • Guest, Career Intelligence Radio Interview 2/5/2014
  • Speaker, "Presenting Accomplishments on a Resume," Dice.com Career Hangout 2:00 ET/11:00 PT on 2/13/2014
  • Job Coach, Women for Hire National Job Fair - 2/27, 3/27, and 4/24, 2014
  • Presenter, "Cloud Sourcing Your Career"  MPI Cascadia Education Conference - Spokane, WA 3/10/2014
 
  • WorkSource Oregon (Oregon Department of Employment) - taught bi-weekly resume writing class - 30 N. Webster Ave - Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday (2007-2012)
  • Portland Community College - taught resume and job search class series (2009-2012)
  • SELECTED as instructor for 2013 WorkSource Oregon's "Job Searching using Social Media" presentations (Feb.-May 2013)
  • Guest, "Future of Resumes" DriveThruHR Radio Show 1/24/2014
  • Panelist, "Starting Your Own Business," MPI-Oregon Chapter Master Series 1/8/2014
  • Guest, "What Do Job Seekers Need To Know for 2014?," Job Talk Radio BC 1/8/2014
  • Guest, "Resumes That Employers Remember!," Job Talk Radio BC 12/9/2013
  • Presenter, St. Louis EDUCON (11/21/2013)
  • Presenter, MPI-Oregon Chapter Emerging Leaders Program (9/17/1013)
  • Presenter, IMA-Oregon Chapter (9/17/2013)
  • Presenter, Oregon Business Travel Association (9/12/2013)
  • Keynote Presenter, Young Entrepreneurs Business Week - University of Portland (July 17, 2013)
  • Career Center Counselor, MPI World Education Congress - Las Vegas, NV (July 21-23, 2013)
  • Presenter, Career Training Session - Self Enhancement, Inc. - Portland, OR (April 27, 2013)
  • Presenter, "You 2.0: Putting Yourself Into the Driver's Seat of Your Career" CMP Conclave - Spokane, WA (June 8-10, 2013)
  • Presenter, "Lunch and Learn: Strategic Resumes" - Multnomah County Library (April 25, 2013)
  • Presenter, "Career Management: Build a Long Term Strategy" - Career Resource Network (DeVry University) (April 24, 2013)
  • Presenter, "Roadmap to a More Professional You" - MPI Gulf States Chapter (April 18,  2013)
  • Presenter, "Career Management 2.0: Building A Long-Term Career Strategy" - MPI Northern California Chapter (April 9, 2013)
  • Reviewer, Tory Johnson's "Women For Hire Online Career Fair: West Coast & Northwest" (March 28, 2013)
  • Presenter, Mt. Hood Community College Hospitality and Tourism Club "10 Things You Need To Know About Your Resume" March 6, 2013
  • Presenter, "Roadmap to a More Professional You" - MPI British Columbia Chapter (February 28,  2013)
  • Presenter, "Roadmap to a More Professional You" - MPI WestField Chapter's MEETNOW conference (February 21,  2013)
  • Presenter, "Roadmap to a More Professional You" - MPI Oklahoma Chapter (February 13, 2013)
  • Presenter, "Roadmap to a More Professional You" - MPI New Jersey Chapter (January 17, 2013)
  • Presenter, Portland Community College job seekers group (December 7, 2012)
  • Presenter, "Strategic Moves - Managing Your Career IQ" - MPI- Oregon Chapter (October 24, 2012)
  • Reviewer, Tory Johnson's "Women For Hire Online Career Fair: West Coast & Northwest" (October 24, 2012)
  • Guest, Heckler's Hangout on Google+ - Click on link to view on YouTube (October 18, 2012)
  • Presenter, "Organizing Your Job Search Using Jibber Jobber" The Institute of Management Accountants - Portland Chapter (October. 16, 2012)
  • Presenter, "Strategic Moves - Managing Your Career IQ" - PCMA / MPI Meetings Summit - Seattle, WA (Sept. 24, 2012)
  • Presenter, "LEAN AND MEAN: Making Your Office Machine 100% Efficient" and "How to Write Branded, Focused Resume Profiles" at The National Resume Writers' Association conference in Charleston, SC (Sept. 19-22, 2012)
  • Presenter, "Online Reputation Management: Your Career / Your Future" - World Education Congress - St. Louis, MO (July 30, 2012)
  • Presenter, "Taking the Tiger By the Tail: Seizing Control of Your Career Destiny" - CMP Conclave in Tampa, FL (June 9-11, 2012)
  • Presenter, "Taking the Tiger By the Tail: Seizing Control of Your Career Destiny" - MPI-Orange County  (CA) Education Conference  (May 11, 2012)
  • Presenter, Multnomah County Library job seeker series on "Resume Writing Mistakes You Don't Want to Make"
    (April 3, 4, 10 2012; May 1, 2, 9 2012, and June 5-6, 2012)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER, "Strategic Moves: Seizing Control of your Career" - MACE! 2012 Putting the Pieces into Play Conference in National Harbor, MD (February 10, 2012)
  • Presenter, "Taking the Tiger By the Tail- Seizing Control of Your Career Destiny" - Meeting Professionals International - Northern Florida Chapter (Jacksonville, FL) (January 10, 2012)
  • Presenter, "Cover Letters: the Icing on the Cake" Webinar - Meetingjobs.com (Dec. 1, 2011)
  • Keynote Speaker, Mt. Hood Community College Career Fair Opening Session (November 16, 2011)
  • Presenter, "Taking the Tiger By the Tail- Seizing Control of Your Career Destiny" - Meeting Professionals International - Manitoba Chapter (November 3, 2011)
  • Featured Speaker, Mt. Hood Community College Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation Monthly Club Meeting (Oct. 6, 2011)
  • Presenter, "Taking the Tiger By the Tail- Seizing Control of Your Career Destiny" - Meeting Professionals International - Kansas City Chapter (October 4, 2011)
  • Presenter, Four-Part Career Series - West Linn Public Library (May 19-June 9, 2011) - every Thursday at 2pm
  • Speaker, "Networking to Build Your Career Future" and "Career Management 2.0: Building a Long-Term Career Strategy"- Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress - Orlando, FL (July 23-26, 2011)
  • Presenter, "Taking the Tiger By the Tail- Seizing Control of Your Career Destiny" - Meeting Professionals International - Houston Chapter (July 27, 2011)
  • Presenter, "Essential Job Search and Career Connection Tips" - Meeting Professionals International Webinar (March 16, 2011)
  • Presenter, "Building Up Your Success Stories that Tell Your Career Narrative" - Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism - Eugene, OR (April 10-12, 2011)
  • Presenter, "10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid" - Convention Industry Council CMP Conclave - Cancun, MX (May 11, 2011)
  • Speaker, "Networking to Build Your Career Future" - Meeting Professionals International Cascadia Educational Conference - Portland, OR (March 6-8, 2011)
  • Presenter, "10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid" - Careerealism.com (January 12, 2011)
  • Speaker, Essential Resume Writing Secrets You Need to Know! - Portland Business Journal (October 6, 2010)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Concordia University School of Management Pre-Internship Seminar (October 1-2, 2010)
  • Speaker, Career Management Tips - Hospitality Sales Marketing Association International - Oregon Chapter (October 21, 2010)
  • Presenter, "Taking the Tiger By The Tail: Seizing Control of your Career Destiny" Meeting Professionals International - Tennessee Chapter Educational Meeting - Nashville, TN (November 17, 2010)
  • Resume Reviewer, Far West Show Career Center produced by Oregon Association of Nurseries - Oregon Convention Center (August 27-28, 2010)
  • Presenter, "Taking the Tiger By The Tail: Seizing Control of your Career Destiny" Meeting Professionals International - Texas Hill Country Chapter Educational Meeting - San Antonio, TX (August 3, 2010)
  • Career Coach, Portland Summer Youth Connect program for at-risk high school students - Madison High School - Portland, OR (August 10 & 17, 2010)
  • Speaker, "Taking the Tiger By The Tail: Seizing Control of your Career Destiny" - Career Management Tips Every Professional Needs to Know" Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress - Vancouver, BC (July 24-27, 2010)
  • Presenter, "Cover Letters" - River West Church Job Seekers Group Lake Oswego, OR (June 14, 2010)
  • Interview Room Coordinator, Northwest Youth Career Expo at Oregon Convention Center (May 11, 2010)
  • Resume reviewer, Nordstrom Rack (Tanasbourne) Graduate Career Wear Day - Hillsboro, OR (May 1, 2010)
  • Presenter, "Cover Letters" - Lake Grove (OR) Presbyterian Church Job Seekers Group (April 26, 2010)
  • Resume reviewer, National Career Fair at Red Lion Jantzen Beach (April 5, 2010)
  • Presenter, "Cover Letters" - Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce (April 6, 2010)
  • Speaker, "Career Management Tips for Tourism Professionals" Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism - Bend, OR (April 12, 2010)
  • Presenter, "Resumme Tips and Tricks" - Multnomah County Library / Portland Community College (March 21, 2010)
  • Presenter, "Taking the Tiger By The Tail: Seizing Control of your Career Destiny" - Career Management Tips Every Professional Needs to Know" Meeting Professionals Southern California Chapter - Los Angeles, CA (March 12, 2010)
  • Speaker, "Taking the Tiger By The Tail: Seizing Control of your Career Destiny - Career Management Tips Every Professional Needs to Know" and "Interview Like a CEO" Cascadia Educational Conference - Tulalip, WA (March 7-9, 2010)
  • Presenter, meetingjobs.com "Cover Letters" (March 2, 2010)
  • Keynote Speaker, Annual Meeting Friends of South Slough - Charleston, OR (February 20, 2010)
  • Speaker, "Essential Resume Secrets You Need to Know" Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce - Hillsboro, OR (February 2, 2010)
  • Speaker, "Stand Out Cover Letters" Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce - Hillsboro, OR (December 29, 2009)
  • Presenter, "Cover Letters" Portland Community College - Capital Career Center (December 4, 2009)
  • Presenter, Portland Community College - Capital Career Center - "Interview like a CEO" (November 13, 2009)
  • Presenter, Essential Resume Writing Secrets You Need to Know (November 12, 2009) meetingjobs.com
  • Presenter, How to Make Interviews Work For You (November 5, 2009) meetingjobs.com
  • Presenter, Job Search Strategies that Get the Job (October 6, 2009) meetingjobs.com
  • Presenter, Cover Letters - The Icing on the Cake (September 16, 2009) meetingjobs.com
  • , Portland Mercury Newspaper and Oregon Bus Project Present: Oregon, Now Hiring (September 2, 2009)
  • Speaker, West Linn Public Library Job Search Series -Job Search Strategies (September 21, 2009) and Write Resumes like a Pro (October 6, 2009)
  • Career Resource Center Staff, Meeting Professionals International (World Education Congress) Salt Lake City, UT (July 12-14, 2009)
  • Speaker, Oregon Employers Council Speaker Showcase (June 2, 2009)
  • Speaker, Corvallis/Benton County Library "Resume Writing Tips" Corvallis, OR (June 17-18, 2009)
  • Speaker, Springfield Library "Resume Writing and Job Search Tips" in conjunction with PBSI Springfield, OR (May 29, 2009)
  • Presenter, "Hone Your Resume" Meeting Professionals International - Oregon Chapter Extended Afternoon Session at Meetings Center West - Beaverton, OR (May 19, 2009)
  • Presenter, Job Seekers Conference - Vancouver, WA (May 15, 2009)
  • Panelist, "Career Hunting for Media Professionals" - Write Thru Consulting Webinar (May 12, 2009)
  • Clackamas Community College Rapid Response Program - providing outplacement assistance to workers experiencing layoffs in conjunction with WorkSource Oregon.
  • National Career Fairs - Resume reviews providing during this major Portland-area career fair - March 3, 2009 11am-2pm Red Lion Columbia River - Portland, OR
  • Meeting Professionals International - Oregon Chapter Cascadia Educational Conference - March 8-10, 2009 Bend, OR (Co-presenter with VocationVacations Coach Will Wiebe) "With this Down Economy, Now What Do You Do With Your Career?"
  • Life By Design NW - Resume Writing to Connect with Your Dream 'Work' " February 23, 2009
  • Resume reviewer, Portland Job Developers Network - Diversity Job and Career Fair - Tuesday February 3, 2009
  • PCC and Multnomah County Library's Lunch and Learn Education Program for busy professionals - Bulls-Eye Resumes: Hitting the Mark" - January 22, 2009
  • Featured Speaker, Gateway Area Business Association - "With this Economy, Now What Do You Do with Your Credentials?"- March 12, 2009
  • Urban League of Portland's Be Job Ready! Workshop: "How to Present Yourself in a Job Interview" February 12, 2009 and January 12, 2009
  • Speaker, Life by Design Coffee and Conversation Night: "Stand-Out Resumes and Targeted Job Search Tips: How to Get Noticed in Today's Competitive Marketplace" November 19, 2008
  • Trainer, Job Developers Network (Academy for Professional Job Developers) "Resume Writing Tips for Your Clients" March 7, 2008
  • Trainer, New Avenues for Youth - "Resume Writing and Job Interviewing Tips" March 4, 2008
  • Speaker, 49 high schools in Oregon - resume development classes for over 13,000 students across the state (2002-2007)
  • Speaker, National Tour Association national convention "Turning Leads into Profit" November 11, 2002 (Los Angeles, CA)