One-on-One with Mark Stelzner of JobAngels.org

Posted on February 19, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Mark Stelzner, founder of JobAngels.org

Mark Stelzner, founder of JobAngels.org

Dear readers:  This week I spoke with Mark Stelzner, founder of JobAngels.org and Twitterer @jobangels. JobAngels is a young but fast-growing network of job seekers and what are known as job “angels”–people just like you and me who volunteer their time, advice, moral support or connections to help others find jobs. What started as a thought over breakfast one day has literally turned into a social networking boom, and underscores the power of social media to bring about real change in many lives.

Mark is also the founder of Inflexion Advisors, which brings fifteen years of experience in the implementation of internal and external HR transformational initiatives for public and private sector clientele worldwide. Over his career, Mark has brought over $3 billion of value to his clients and employers.

Prior to Inflexion, Mark co-founded and served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for EquaTerra Public Sector, a leading sourcing advisory and consulting firm. Previously, Mark was Senior Director of Global Alliances and Channel Management for Convergys Employee Care. Mark’s prior experience includes Business Development Director positions at Workscape and Workstream/Kadiri as well as consulting to organizations such as Fannie Mae, WebMD and Biogen Idec. Mark also successfully co-founded a workforce effectiveness firm, whose platform was applied to Department of Energy labs, Federal contractors and strategic Department of Defense assets.

Mark is an active member of the HR community, having spoken at well over 100 industry conferences, events, user groups, forums and human resources professional organizations. He has also served as an invited speaker to a number of public assemblies, been cited in dozens of publications and is the primary author of the popular Inflexion Point blog, drawing over 100,000 readers per month.

I am so glad you all are joining me in this conversation with Mark.  I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed talking to him!

One-on-One With Mark Stelzner – February 17, 2009

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Interview with Marc Pearlman posted!

Posted on September 15, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

When I was young lass, my sister, cousin and I used to take our fancy-pants plastic tape recorders – the kind you had to use a microphone and hold it up to the speaker on a radio in order to tape songs off the radio – and we would interview each other. We would pretend we were on a talk show, our most imitated “talk show” being the reenacting of several skits from The Muppet Show. We loved The Muppet Show and we loved pretending to be reporters.

Not much has changed since then, except the technology. And my height. I’ve discovered that I enjoy interviewing as much as I did when I was a little kid. I’ve also discovered that I need to improve my interviewing skills. This much is clear. After spending many hours editing the audio of my interview with Marc Pearlman, host of Your Money Matters Radio, here are my takeaways:

  1. Marc Pearlman is a great guest, possesses a broad body of knowledge, is easy to talk to and I would love to have him back “on the show” so to speak
  2. I think my tone of voice was too, how shall I put it… serious? A bit deadpan? Too “something,” which means I should work on improving my interviewing skills
  3. More importantly, I found that I really enjoyed conducting this interview, in spite of my serious tone, and thought the whole experience was grand

Putting aside my comments above concerning my interviewing style, I do think this was a very positive first-ever interview, and I would like to do more interviewing in the future. So if you know of anyone who is an expert in their field, who has an interesting story to tell, and can tie it even loosely to the PMBA, send ’em my way! In the meantime, here for your listening pleasure is my interview with Marc Pearlman. We cover all kinds of topics, ranging from running a business to personal finance and debt management, to the age old question: what do I want to be when I grow up?

I would like to thank Marc for his time and his insights. And listeners, please feel free to comment, give constructive criticism, send gifts, etc.

Marc Pearlman Interview – September 11, 2008

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By the way, I had intended to post the written transcript before the audio but it just worked out the other way around. I’m not sure if a written transcript is actually needed. If I get requests for it I will certainly provide one, although I will work towards posting one this week. Enjoy!

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