About Me

I am a passionate Career Consultant with more than 15 years of experience in workforce development, education, human resources and career counseling. I have helped people from many walks of life including: executives and professionals, adults and youth, college students and people returning to the workforce. I am also a Linkedin expert. I can help you figure out your next direction and strategize your career but what I really do best, is teach you how to use Linkedin effectively to reach your career goals. My credentials are listed below.

Winner of the 2014 Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association Professional Contributions Award

Winner of the 2014 MCDA Outstanding Career Professional Award

Former contributor and creator of the LinkedInsider column for the Career Development and Adult Planning Network international newsletter

 

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

CERTIFICATIONS

Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC) certified by the Career Development Network

Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education

Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) certified by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches

Certified Workplace Excellence Facilitator certified by AAWDC and WorkNet Solutions

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Paula presenting at the MCDA Annual Conference

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP & AFFILIATIONS

Past-President and Member: Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA)

Affiliate: Career Thought Leaders

Member and Former Newsletter Contributor: The Career Development Network

Member: Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association (MACCA)

PREVIOUS AFFILIATIONS

Member: National Career Development Association (NCDA)

Founding Member and Past-President of the Anne Arundel Society for Human Resource

Management (formerly Annapolis SHRM)

Career Directors International (CDI)

International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Chesapeake Human Resosurces Association (CHRA)

Association for Training and Development (ASTD) Maryland

Founder and Past-President of the UNC- Greensboro Women’s Lacrosse Club

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PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT & JOB SEARCH

Earn What You’re Worth through Successful Salary Negotiation a webinar for the National Association of Social Workers (March 2018)

Creating an Impactful Career Plan at the Sharp Heels Career Summit (July 2017)

Jumpstart Your Career for Anne Arundel Medical Center (May 2017)

Mastering the Interview for Anne Arundel Medical Center (June 2017)

Resume Writing 101 for Anne Arundel Medical Center (June 2017)

Interviewing for Success for Anne Arundel Workforce Development Bridges to Construction Program (April 2016)

Career and Job Search Boot Camp for Anne Arundel Workforce Development SNAP Program (Winter 2016)

Social Media & Career Counseling at Washington Adventist College (September 2015)

Three-day career and job search readiness class for Anne Arundel Workforce Development Hotel & Hospitality Training Program (June 2015)

Making Change Happen by Growing Yourself Professionally at the Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association annual conference (December 2015)

Certifications and Credentials in Career Development:  What Counselors, Coaches and Workforce Professionals Need to Know to Get Ahead a webinar for CEUOnestop (November 2015)

Leadership and You at the Maryland Career Development Association annual conference (April 2013)

 

LINKEDIN PRESENTATIONS & WEBINARS

Creating an Effective Profile for Connecting on LinkedIn at St John’s College (February 2018)

Maximizing Your LinkedIn Profile a webinar for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (November 2017)

What’s New, What’s Gone and What You Need to Know a webinar for University of Maryland Smith School of Business (May 2017)

Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile at the Broadneck Branch of Anne Arundel County Library (April 2016)

What’s New, What’s Gone and What You Need to Know at St. John’s College and Washington College (Winter/Spring 2017)

Making Better Connections on LinkedIn a webinar for The Rabbinical Assembly (December 2016)

Demystifying the LinkedIn Profile a webinar for The Rabbinical Assembly (November 2016)

Using LinkedIn to Make Better Connections, Find More Opportunities & Increase Your Career Success at Washington College (March 2016)

Growing Your LinkedIn Presence at St. John’s College (February 2016) 

Creating an Effective Profile and Making Strategic Connections on LinkedIn at the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative (September 2015)

Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile at St. Johns College (February 2015)

LinkedIn: Be Found & Grow Your Network at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (October 2014)

Building Your LinkedIn Presence and Maximizing LinkedIn for Business Development at the Maryland Association of Realtors annual conference (September 2014)

10 Tips for Getting Hired on LinkedIn at the Maryland Career Development Association annual conference (April 2014)

Building a Stellar Profile for Job Development for Maryland Works Inc. (March 2014)

Maximizing LinkedIn for Job Search for the Frederick County Workforce Services Staff Development (March 2014)

What’s a “Fellow” to Do? Using LinkedIn to Land a Job at the NIH/NIAID Seventh Annual Fellows Retreat (April 2013)

Technology Tools for Beginners at the National Career Development Association Professional Development Institute (June 2012)

Tech Café: A Hands-On Approach for LinkedIn at the Maryland Career Development Association annual conference (January 2012)

LinkedIn for Beginners at the Maryland Career Development Association annual conference (January 2011)

LinkedIn 101 at Raising the Bar (November 2010)