Meet the Authors

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Mark Brenner, SHRM

Mark spent over 40 years in the Staffing and Human Resource industry as a Recruiter, Manager, Corporate Executive and Business owner. He has successfully worked with thousands of candidates and assisted them in finding the right position. After leaving the Staffing Industry in 2012 he became a Career Coach working with 100’s of clients helping then to identify the right career and guiding them through each step of the hiring process.  Mark has developed a unique and successful customized Coaching Programs that have helped his clients find the career they want including an employment centric Improv class to improve interviewing skills.  With an understanding of how important it is to make the right career choice. Mark is passionate about assisting others find the right position and using his unique tools for navigating the hiring process. Mark is an Air Force Veteran who created a non-profit organization (Veterans Career Xchange) that coaches Veterans who are transitioning from the military into a civilian career.  He has assisted in the transition of over 500 Veterans. His work with Veterans has been recognized by the City of Los Angeles, The State of California and The United States Congress.  He holds a bachelor’s degree, MBA in Human Resources Management, Career Coach certificate and an Adjunct Professor (Human Resource Management) at a California State University. As a motivational speaker and trainer he has presented to groups as large as 500 attendees conducting workshops on such topics as staffing, networking, resume preparation and interviewing.  He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for both non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Mary Gomez

Mary is a Senior Sales Executive who has worked with thousands of skilled and non-skilled job seekers find employment throughout the United States.  She has extensive experience working as a liaison between internal and external clientele. She has managed teams of professionals in the Staffing, Human Resources, Real Estate and SaaS Environments.  She has extensive experience coaching, mentoring, and assisting her clientele to develop clear, concise, and obtainable career goals. Further, Mary has mentored, developed, and led multiple sales teams to increase revenue through extensive training programs that she developed.  Her experience also includes training, coaching, and mentoring of seasoned executive level professionals. In her recent role as the Corporate Director of Client Engagement, Mary continues to talk to thousands of job seekers.   She has worked with professionals that are not sure what to do or how to go about a strategic job search that will yield positive results.  Over the course of her professional career, she has worked from the ground level up to ensure clear understanding between the needs of the company, their hiring goals, the hiring managers goals, and pain points and needs of the job seeker. Ms. Gomez has a hands-on approach and has worked in the trenches; she understands how to fully engage the client by educating and guiding candidates to approach their job search differently and not just the status quo.  She encourages candidates to use readily available technologies and takes a consultative approach to identifying pain points that ultimately lead to a career choice and not just a job.  She has trained candidates on interviewing techniques, how to properly prepare for an interview, and much more.  She believes if you have a desire to do something that means you can do it! 

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