Holds a BBA from the University of Massachusett
Jeff ranks in the top 1% of people on LinkedIn. With over 275,000 followers on Twitter, he has been recognized as the #1 Marketer In The World To Follow On Twitter , #2 in Social Media, and #1 in Sales. Ranked number 6,481 out of 554,000,000 users on Twitter, Jeff is ranked number 23rd in Atlanta right after The Weather Channel, ahead of both Diet Coke and the music group Collective South.
Al has been an executive for seven companies and has in excess of 35 years of management, sales, marketing, training and coaching experience. He has been a hiring manager since his early twenties. Al’s track record of success as a multiple award-winner in five diverse industries, speaks to his innate ability to transfer skills to changing landscapes. This is evident with the adaptation of his sales training methods to help candidates with their most difficult “sales” experience: Job Transition.
National trainer for three companies in two industries, Al has learned from the insightful techniques of Miller-Heiman, Xerox, American Management Association, Kimberly-Clark, Systema and others. He has morphed those taught and life tested experiences combined with with an innovative, proprietary methodology that is interspersed with self-deprecating humor to make many of his points hit home.
Mr. Smith has been heard internationally via webinars, coaching classes, seminars and live speaking engagements. He has helped in excess of 1,000 people with their job search during the past four years. Al believes that every candidate is unique and should learn every method for finding a job because no single method is right for everyone. One size does not fit all.
Al is widely recognized for his creative presentations and ability to communicate complex material in readily understandable terms. Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t know it well enough.” If correct, few know how to help those in job transition secure new employment better than Al Smith.
A number of these traits are on display in HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era. For your benefit, no stone is left un-turned.
Al is Director of the Unity North Atlanta Career Ministry, volunteers extensively and is an engaging keynote speaker whose topics are numerous, entertaining and packed with insight.
As we wanted to leave no stone unturned in this book and provide as extensive review of material that we thought would be of help to a job seeker based on our experiences, we called on many industry experts to contribute their thoughts to this book. We are forever grateful for their assistance. These include (alphabetical order):
Caron is an IT Recruiter for Children’s Healthcare System of Atlanta.
Her LinkedIn address is:
Provided by Joanne Blake, AICI, CIP, Owner of Style for Success www.styleforsuccess.com
Dee is founder and editor-in-chief of Health Plus Style, an alternative health lifestyle blog
See her website: www.healthplusstyle.com
Identified by Forbes as one of the Top 20 Women of Influence for Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter
Find Melissa at www.xeeme.com/MelissaGalt
Peter is a Realtor®, author, speaker and Cross Coach.
Peter can be contacted through his LinkedIn profile:
Chris is owner of The Gilliam Group, an Atlanta-based Career Coaching company. Chris Can be reached at or
Gene Griessman, PhD
Gene is an author, journalist, professor, world traveler, speaker, performer and actor. He wrote and performs in “Lincoln Speaks.” His award-winning book “ The Achievement Factors ” is considered a classic. “ Time Tactics Of Very Successful People ,” published by McGraw-Hill, is in its 38th printing. “ The Words Lincoln Lived By ,” published by Simon & Schuster is in its 18th printing.
Tyrone Griffin, MBA
Tyrone is owner of Evil Bunny Consulting, LLC,
Contact Tyrone at Tweet @EvilBunnyMan
Holley is a recognized sustainability and LEED expert, author, consultant, and speaker
Raegan is currently the Director of Client Services for the Houston branch of Onward Search
Michelle Hutchinson, DMD, MPH, CPH
Michelle is the founder of Wordhelper: Editing, Writing, Resumes & More
Find Michelle on Twitter at @Wordhelper
Abby is known on the web as “Absolutely Abby.”
See her website at: www.AbsolutelyAbby.com
Bruce is a photographer and Marketing Coordinator at Haigwood Bruce took the back cover shots for this book and many of the pictures on the HIREDthebook.com website. His email address is [email protected]
Art is Regional Developer with Murphy Business & Financial Corporation.
Asha Lightbearer is a Posi Music Artist, Motivational Speaker and Success Skills Trainer.
Tim is president of Write-Choice Services, Inc.
Betsy is a business communication consultant, writing coach, book editor, and resume writer for Write Choice Services in Atlanta.
Tweet her at @betsyrhame or connect with her on
Jon is a Certified Business Coach at FocalPoint Business Coaching.
Contact Jon through LinkedIn at .
Emile is currently the Managing Partner of RPM Advisors and is a franchise owner of the Referral Institute.
Lee Pence, CFP, AAMS
A free copy of the Booklet: How to Survive financially after a Job Loss is available from the Financial Planning Association FPA) at www.fpanet.org
Marilyn Pierce, RN BSN
Marilyn Pierce is a nurse in the Emory Healthcare System.
Contact Marilyn at [email protected]
Joellyn “Joey” Sargent
Joey provides strategic counsel to leaders in businesses
Joey can be contacted through her LinkedIn address:
Other: Joey’s Blog:
Kathryn Siefert, PhD
Dr. Seifert, CEO of Eastern Shore Psychological Services and author of numerous books.
Rick Sullivan is the owner of HR STAR Consulting.
Jim is the Director of Sourcing and Social Strategy at the Bernard Hodes Group. Tweet Jim @jimstroud or contact him via .
Nadine is a marketing expert
Contact Nadine via LinkedIn at:
Bill is a Franchise Advisor with Axxiom Franchise Advisors
Karen is a registered financial advisor.
She can be reached through her company, Vining Financial Services, Inc.
Bob is Vice President of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate.