Donna Sweidan, MCC, LMHC
Donna Sweidan, MCC, LMHC, founder of Careerfolk has, for over 15 years, helped motivate, facilitate and inspire job seekers and career changers to reach their career goals. She is known for her passion and insight, combining her expertise in the new Social Media landscape with a highly compassionate and yet strategic approach. The heart of Donna’s customized approach is a strong brand, an exciting current resume, and an online network that represents what it takes to succeed in today’s marketplace. She is a well-known expert and advocate on the “new” job search, which demands that all professionals build a professional online identity with tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter or Blogs to create a robust profile and increased level of “G-cred”, and is asked to speak regularly on the topic.
Donna is featured as a Social Media and Resume expert on the NYTV series “Job Hunt” and has been quoted in the New York Times, International Business Times, Fortune.com, FoxBusiness.com, New York Daily News, Fairfield Parent and The Stamford Advocate. She has also been featured on CNN and interviewed on TotalPictureRadio.com and JobRadio.Fm.
Prior to starting CareerFolk, LLC, she was the founding director of The New School’s Office of Career Development. She has also worked and consulted at DBM Outplacement Services, REA Career Services and served as adjunct faculty at Baruch College, Pace University and NYU. She served as the Career and Business Development Coach for the Connecticut Women’s Business Development Center and served as coordinator of disability services at University of Connecticut. Donna helped start a new career center at The Met Council in New York City, created to serve immigrants entering the US workplace. Currently Donna serves as a board member of the Career Development Specialists Network.
Donna is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holds an MA in Counseling from New York University, a BA in Psychology from the University of Witwatersrand, and a BA, Honors in Applied Psychology from Rand University, both in Johannesburg, South Africa. Donna has also trained at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.
She is an active member in the career development community and is a member of several professional organizations. Donna is a contributor to the Twitter Job Search Guide and is writing a book about building your online identity for future career success.
Chandlee Bryan M. Ed
Chandlee Bryan, M.Ed., is a boutique provider of resume writing and career management strategy and is a is a c0-author of the Twitter Job Search Guide. A former Ivy League career services director and recruiter, she offers individual and corporate clients a powerful combination: strong counseling skills combined with an insider’s view of industry trends and recruiting practices. She recently served as the “Resume Specialist” for Microsoft’s “My Resume Talks” campaign on Facebook. She also facilitates programming for a top-ranked New York MeetUp group of job seekers.
Heather Krasna, MS
Heather Krasna, MS, is a career coach with 14 years’ experience who has helped over 7,000 job seekers find jobs. She is the author of Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service (JIST, 2010), the first book covering mission-driven jobs in all sectors; it has received national publicity in the New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, CareerBuilder, Idealist.org, NPR, and numerous other publications. Heather has spoken on the national level to up to 700 participants on topics including “LinkedIn for Nonprofit Job Search,” “Advanced Interview Techniques,” “Relocation in the Job Search,” “Returning to the Workforce” and more. In addition to her work with with CareerFolk, she is Director of Candidate Services at Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, a boutique executive search firm. Her prior positions include Director of Personal and Professional Development at Fordham University, Director of Career Services at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and Internship Coordinator at Baruch College. She holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from the New School, a Certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development from NYU, and is a Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter, Certified Diversity Recruiter, and Certified Workforce Development Professional.