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Who will you trust to guide you in your next career move?

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    Career Pro Talk

    We provide honest, relevant advice based on years of experience.

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    Your Tool Kit

    Resume, web portfolio, social media, publishing brand track...

About us

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John M. O’Connor

President & CEO, BA, MFA, CRW, CPRW, CCM, CFRW

Among other accomplishments in the world of career services and outplacement, Mr. O’Connor became the first private practice Reach Branding Certified Specialist in North Carolina and is the first Certified Federal Job Search Trainer (CFJST). With a unique fiction writing pedigree with fiction publications, he obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.

He is a sought after author and contributor to recent career transition stories for Yahoo! Hotjobs, Monster.com, CNN-Money, The Ladders, AOL.com, and in many newspaper publications including the Wall Street Journal. His diversified experience includes serving as a college professor and as a United States Army officer.

CREDENTIALS

Certifications

  • Certified Federal Job Search Trainer
  • Certified Federal Resume Writer
  • Certified Resume Writer
  • Certified Electronic Career Coach

Charter & Founding Memberships

  • Professional Resume Writing and
  • Research Association
  • Career Masters Institute

Memberships

  • Society of Human Resources Professionals (SHRM)
  • Association of Career Professionals International
  • Association of Job Search Trainers
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • North Carolina Resume Writers’ Alliance

Leadership

US Recruiting Representative, Professional Resume Writing and Research Association

2006 Workforce Readiness Director, Raleigh-Wake Human Resources Association (RWHRMA.org)

Additional Credits

  • 20+ Years Experience in Resume Development and Career Coaching
  • National Speaker, National Association of Resumes Writers
  • Winner of two 2003 TORI International Resume Writing Awards
  • Nominated for 3-2003 TORI International Resume Writing Awards
  • Published in multiple Expert Resumes books by JIST
  • Speaker, Association of Career Professionals International

Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors range from great friends of Career Pro Inc. to clients who have successfully transitioned. We welcome their advice, input and direction so that we can be accountable to our work life mission and principles.

David Bass
CEO / Founder
Arena Capital Advisors, LLC.
Mike Owen
Vice President
Empliant, Inc.

 Evan Sanchez
 Marketing / Accounts       
 
ChristineWarrington
Christine Warrington
President
EvalStar

 Jeff Davidson
 Work Life Balance Expert®
 Breathing Space Institute

Alicia Keisler
Corporate Administrator

Synecor, LLC.

 

 

Career Pro is affiliated in good standing with the following organizations:

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