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  • January 06, 2010 6:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Team –

    Connect with Chuck CodlingI have landed.  It is with such relief and excitement I express that.  I have accepted a position with Rocky Brands, a public footwear & outerwear supplier in Ohio.  I will be setting up a place to live there, although my family is going to be here in NJ for a while.  But we have a strong Board of Directors and that makes all the difference.

    I am so excited because I will have much opportunity to make a difference, to contribute and grow with the company and the position itself.  One thing that makes this exciting is the kind of company this is – yes, when we interview, we may be asked lots of questions (remember to keep the answers brief & succinct!) but the kinds of questions speak volumes about the people and company.

    Having passed on my exciting news, I would be remiss to you if I did not express not only gratitude to Rod, Carl, Tom, Chip and the whole executive team for coaching, mentoring and incredible reinforcement of the valued principle of networking.  Team, I learned of this opportunity through networking, through building relationships and contributing to help others with their concerns and WIIFM (What’s In It For Me).  And while busy involved in that process and applying selectively with targeted resumes (thanks,
    Rod) and T-Letter value propositions (thanks, Chip), a call came from an apparel industry associate with whom I served actively on their Information Systems Committee --  follow through, visit, listen, interview with focus & vitality.

    For my good friends in ETP who may be in transition, accept please this caring suggestion: follow the program; you have nothing to lose by doing so and, from experience, so much to gain!  And as we land, and we do, let’s keep these valued associations and relationships, give back to one another in this network and others.  Networking is about building relationships.  I truly believe that when all is over in this phase of life and we move forward & indeed we do (this truly is not all there is!), the only thing we can take are what we have learned & relationships we have nurtured. Indeed, they are the things worth having always.

    To all, a joyous holiday season and success and wonderful anticipation for the year ahead.

    Be Involved, Contribute, Network as though your success depends on it -- It Does!

    Chuck Codling, Technology & Management Consultant

    Technology Simplified & Business Focused
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  • January 06, 2010 6:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Connect with Jennie CalavritinosI wanted to let you know that I've landed.  I'm working as an IT Project Manager at SAS in Cary , NC.  Thank you to you and my fellow etpNetwork colleagues for keeping me going, and going, and going!  The value of having a "living, breathing" network is so important.  Thanks again!

    Keep networking alive...
    Jennie Calavritinos

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  • January 06, 2010 6:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    I Landed at KForce.  Honestly, I am fairly new to ETP Network. I have gained insight and knowledge and have also increased my motivation by reading success stories, tips and suggestions.

    Tom Meola

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  • January 06, 2010 6:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Tom - I would like to congratulate you on your new opportunity.   You embody great attributes as an ETP Leader and have been inspirational to me. Having just read the emails this morning, it put a smile on my face that the ETP method works even in these uncertain times. I knew it would work  but it¢s still wonderful to see.  On that note, I would like to suggest to everyone that they be on the ETP Wednesday night phone calls.  No excuses!  I have done this and landed two part time jobs using the ETP method in the last three months.  They are both good opportunities and it has been a blessing. It was well worth the cost and can be used not only towards getting a job but in reaching all your business goals.

    Michael Canfora
    President, Vision Business Services
    President, MBHS Alumni Association
    Host, Manhattan Networking Group
    "The Manhattan Networking Group we take the work out of the networking"

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  • January 06, 2010 6:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Just a bit of an update, I accepted a long term consulting assignment back at AEGIS where I worked in '05-'07.  I'll be doing what I enjoy; PMO, SharePoint, MS-Project Server, I'll keep you posted.  I had a number of other opportunities as well; the market is not quite as bad as it's made out to be.  Lots of openings are out there, I found, although some companies could be a bit gun-shy.

    Warm regards,

    Joel Plaut

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  • January 06, 2010 6:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Just a few weeks ago I was given notice that my job would be eliminated within two months.  Of course that forced me to initiate a job search in high gear.  Well I'm happy to announce that I've landed a new position that will start the next business day after my current position ends.  I'll be leaving Avaya and will be a contract developer at AT&T in Middletown working on data networking management systems.  I want to thank all of my friends that have helped me during my job search which is a real networking success story! Although I must admit wasting a little bit of time on the black hole. I've proved to myself yet again that having an established warm and trusted professional network is extremely valuable when you are in a job search.  I had 3 offers to choose from, all of which I procured via my professional network.  There are to many people to name that have helped me in the past few weeks and I sincerely thank you for all for the assistance, support, information and leads you have supplied.  All I can say is networking works! "Keep networking alive!"

    Thanks again,

    Thomas E. Kenny

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  • January 06, 2010 6:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hi everyone - I just wanted to let everyone know that I landed.  I am Managing Partner of Operations for Agency.com New York's office.  If I can help anyone in the interactive advertising industry, please feel free to contact me.  As Rod would say, take a look at my LinkedIn connections and let me know if I can connect you with anyone.  My advice for anyone new out here is that networking is crucial to a job search.  You need to follow every lead and don't be afraid to ask for help (just don't look desperate doing so).  I actually got my current position by being proactive and setting a meeting with the CEO of the company I used to work for a couple of years ago (they laid me off so it was a difficult decision going to see him). My goal was not to land a position with that company but to see if he would introduce me other agencies.  That one conversation with the CEO quickly lead to an offer and now it is six months later and I'm enjoying every minute there (well, almost every minute!).  Let me know if I can be of help.

    Barry Goldberg

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  • January 06, 2010 5:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Because of your help, support and advise (and a great deal of hard work), I have landed the correct job for the CEO of Me.  I start this week with Coca Cola in National Account Sales, here in Atlanta. Hooray!  If I can be of assistance to any of you, please do not hesitate to ask.  The Executive Letter works. Use it to get your foot in the door and once you are in, use it to WOW the interview panel. Keep the faith even in tough times.


    Susanne Duke

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  • January 06, 2010 5:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    I wanted to let you know that I just accepted a job at Time Warner Cable, Media Sales as Manager, Technical Services.  My start date is May 27.  Thanks again to you and the ETP community for all your help in the search process – I really appreciate it.

    Best Regards,

    Milburn Smith

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  • January 06, 2010 5:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Thank you all so much for your support and help, I've landed in an exciting non-profit organization.  We're a very small organization, but we have a very international presence.  I'll do my best to keep in touch, I know I'm going to be very, very busy.  Please feel free to contact me!

    Ingo Dean

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