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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. He also serves as Chair of Programs for Wake County Human Services Business Advisory Council.
- Certified Federal Job Search Trainer
- Certified Federal Resume Writer
- Certified Resume Writer
- Certified Electronic Career Coach
Charter & Founding Memberships
US Recruiting Representative, Professional Resume Writing and Research Association
2006 Workforce Readiness Director, Raleigh-Wake Human Resources Association (RWHRMA.org)
- 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
Amanda Septien focuses on client interactions, web portfolio development and research for our global individual and corporate outplacement clients. She holds the CARW (Certified Advanced Resume Writing) credential from CDI and utilizes extensive knowledge of new media techniques and methodologies to assist people in making successful career moves and providing organizations with tools that win market share. She designs, integrates, and coaches individuals and organizations on their career messaging and professional branding. Her early career history focuses on support, assistance, and individualized work with special needs children, being a musician, and extensive community involvement.
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.