CareerPro Team

Our team focuses on helping our clients and stakeholders reach their goals. Through decades of experience, highly individualized strategy, and knowing hiring best practices we partner with you to bring value added insight, awareness, and guidance, along with the use of the most current methodologies and tools.

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John M. O’Connor

President & CEO

Among other accomplishments in the world of career services and outplacement, Mr. O’Connor writes and is cited in publications like Forbes, where he has been cited over 60 times in the last year on career and workplace issues. He 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 has contributed to career transition stories for Yahoo! Hotjobs,, CNN-Money, The Ladders,, and in many newspaper publications. His diversified experience includes serving as a college professor and as a United States Army officer. John is a keynote speaker and corporate trainer offering consultations, best workplace issues and human resource services.



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


Professional Resume Writing and Research Association
Career Masters Institute


Global Outplacement Alliance
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
NC Veterans Business Association


US Recruiting Representative, Professional Resume Writing and Research Association 2006 Workforce Readiness Director, Raleigh-Wake Human Resources Association (


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


With our boutique nature, CareerPro Inc. offers support designed around the needs of the individual or company. Our capacity to work with individuals and client companies spans all Outplacement, Pre-Boarding, and Individual Career Services. We have led the introduction of web portfolios, research and new media applications for our clients. We have collaborated and worked with many top career services people and leaders to gain insight into your needs. We also lead industry discussions on best practices, persona and business integrity. Our Code of Ethics remains firm and strong.


Dana Gower

Senior Strategist


Lauren McGhee

Strengths finder


Sterling Fulton

Career Coach


Linda Reyes

Creative Director


Allan Reiss

Senior Consultant


Joy Hodge

Senior Consultant

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CareerPro Inc. is affiliated in good standing with the following organizations:

Affiliate of Society for Human Resource Management   Reach Certified Strategist   Association of Career Professionals   Career Directors International   Triangle Business Alliance   Certified Professional Resume Writer   Certified Federal Job Search Trainer   Career Management Alliance   Better Business Bureau   NC Veterans Business Association   NC Veterans Business AssociationForbes Coaches Council