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SacProNet Members Participate in Tech Summit

Members current and former of Sacramento Professional Network’s Computer Committee participated on Saturday, November 3, in the Bay Area Drupal Camp, or BADCamp.

The three current members were Ronnie Norwood, Ron McClure, and Arthur Ringwalt. Joining them was former member Charlie Russell, who helped to assemble SacProNet’s Web site.

Success Story: Kristine M found that a step back was what she needed.

Finally, I started work last week after almost a year of searching. Even with twenty plus years in the Managed Care industry, between the unemployment environment and my lack of a under graduate degree I found it impossible to land a job. Even my many industry contacts throughout Northern California could not help me find work. It was extremely frustrating and my confidence withered away. The transition was ACTION. Personally when I'm not in a place of confidence I'm paralyzed to the point of unwillingness to try anything.

Success Story:Focused Searching Leads to a New Job in Three Months

Another SacProNet member found work through his high level of focused searching, networking (both on-line and in person), flexibility and commitment. In just a few months, Robert J. not only found a job but actually achieved a promotion with his new position, as Technical Trainer for Bosch Security Systems. He shared this regarding his SacProNet participation: “The most helpful activity I did at SacProNet was the mock panel interview, because that was my biggest fear, facing a panel. And when I did the mock interview, it didn't feel so bad.

Success Story:A high tech match for Catherine B & HP

After eight months, Catherine B. found employment with Hewlett-Packard.  This August she starts her new role as a business analyst. Catherine confirmed the weekly SacProNet meetings were her motivation, but participating on the Interview Committee was her most valuable SacProNet experience. She benefited from participating in mock interviews.  While she never had the opportunity to participate as the interviewee, she interacted as part of the interviewing panel on numerous occasions.

Success Story: A Job in Robert Becerril's Field of Finance

After a six-month search, member Robert Becerril landed a premium - if temporary - position as Financial Reporting Analyst with Altair, a division of Vision Service Plan in Rancho Cordova. He began working at Altair on June 1.

Success Story: Chris Levis Lands in Biotech

We are pleased to announce that on May 5, 2011, Sacramento Professional Network (SPN) member Chris Levis began a new job as Western Regional Sales Manager with Bar Harbor Biotechnology. Bar Harbor manufactures kits used in the analysis of DNA for research and clinical product development.

For Chris, the bewilderment of losing a long-held job was greatly eased when he joined SPN.

Success Story: Marc' Freeman's New Job Is Green

Sacramento Professional Network (SPN) member Marc' Freeman has reinvented himself, going from a mortgage-loan executive before the housing meltdown to a green-industry sales career today. Marc' was recently hired by Proinso, a subsidiary of Spain's OPDE, a major distributor of solar technology supplies around the world.

Success Story: A Surprise Job Offer for Jose Marquez

At the May 10 Sacramento Professional Network (SPN) general meeting, Resume Committee member Jose Marquez announced this would be his last SPN meeting: he has a job! As of Monday, May 16, Jose will be a Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer at AASC (Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation) in Stockton.

Success Story: Timing Is Everything

 
SPN member Pat McConahay is now the Deputy Press Secretary for State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Ms. McConahay is elated and says, "I started on April 15th after a long, tough search. I'm enjoying my new job immensely. It's a perfect fit! While the waiting was excruciating at times, the right job came along at the right time. I owe so much to SPN--the friends, supporters, and of course all of the things I learned."  

 Lee McDaniel is a blog team member for SPN.



Success Story: SPN Past President Thriving at New Job

Robert E., past president of Sacramento Professional Network (SPN), reports great satisfaction several months into his new job. Hired in 2010 as partner and senior consultant at The MarkeTech Group, Robert has high praise for SPN. 
 
“SPN provides great guidance and instruction on job search tools (resume, interviewing, negotiating, etc.).
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