Don’t Blow The Interview; Manager Pet Peeves

The other day a job seeker named Bill came to my workshop carrying a newspaper article from the Boston Herald titled:  “Be prepared for [the] unexpected at [the] job interview.” I had two reactions as he handed me the cut-out article with certain sentences underlined with red ink.   My first reaction was to say, “Wow, people still read newspapers?” My other reaction was to thank him for the article.

Rod Colon's Extreme Job Search 7-Step System

The Extreme Job Search System consists of four core components:

1.Networking (The Machinery) Make solid connection and build a warm, trusted network; then maintain it with care.

 2.CEO of ME, Inc. (The Mind-Set) Adopt the CEO of ME, Inc. mind-set to run your career as a business.

How Network Marketing Can Be Part of Your Career Plan

By Barbara Alexander
ETP member (2008)

How many of us have reached or are actively working toward Goal # 4 in our Career Management Plan - Generate Multiple Sources of Income?

When I joined the Empowering Today's Professionals (ETP) I placed primary emphasis on Goal # 1: Finding a Job I look forward to going to on Monday morning. I was seeking a new career

opportunity that would be more challenging and financially rewarding. I was also concerned about job security and felt a position with another company would afford me more stability. Through learning the ETP 7 Step Job Search methodology and networking with other professionals, I would be closer to reaching my goal and I could help others do the same.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - East Meets West To Level Playing Field In Global Job Market

Contact:  Phyllis Shelton, Public Relations Director
Empowering Today's Professionals
Tel: 646-201-6597

East Meets West To Level Playing Field In Global Job Market

Top United States career coach invited to train Indian students interested in studying abroad at United States colleges. No matter where a person lives in the world, this  proven universal job search methodology allows anyone to safely land a job.

Education Through Music - Children's Benefit Gala

Education Through Music is celebrating its Children's Benefit Gala on May 1, 2012. The Gala will be held at the Grand Hyatt in NYC and our honoree is Dr. Louis E. Bisogni. ETM brings music education programs to inner-city schools throughout NYC ( I am part of their Event Committee and I wanted to reach out to you to see if you could help us in making this a successful event. We are currently looking for:

Spring into Health/Matthews

The Stallings Elementary Health Committee is organizing the school third annual Health Fair on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 pm. The purpose of the Health Fair is to increase health awareness through education and prevention. The health and wellness related businesses and professionals will share, teach, and help visitors to become aware of the many health-related programs, services, and providers located in our surrounding community. Free health screening will be provided. Participants will enjoy a full compliment of health and wellness events including blood sugar screening, blood sugar screening, vision screenings, body mass analysis, stroke and heart attack prevention information, chiropractics, posture, and body mechanics screenings, healthy nutrition information, helmet safety information, chair massage, health and wellness information, and more. The event is open to public for free. Special activities will be organized for children such as health scavenger hunt, competitions, and sports demos. With questions E-mail

Tammy Levent- Coming To Charlotte, NC

Tammy Levent- Coming To Charlotte, NC

Tammy Levent: Entrepreneur, Travel Expert, Author and Renowned Speaker

Imagine that within six months you lost your business and your savings to a violent robbery, then lost your grandmother in a fatal car accident that left your two children, ages nine and two, in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Picture quitting the telemarketing job you took to keep your home so you could sit by your children’s bedsides and wonder if your daughter would ever be able to speak again and if your son would lose his sight. What you would say if a nurse came up to you in the ICU and asked “If it had nothing to do with money, what would you do?”

Tammy Levent didn’t have the energy to think of an intricate answer, so she said the first thing that came to her mind: “I would travel the world.” From that moment, she realized that was her passion and her goal. In 1995, with no assets, she leveraged strategic partnerships to build Elite Travel, which has since skyrocketed into one of the fastest growing, most trusted travel groups in the nation for corporate incentive, leisure, destination wedding and honeymoon travel. Elite Travel has the distinction of being named an American Express agency.

I WHIP IT with Tammy Levent----

Levent devotes herself to helping other women discover the power they have to change their lives, no matter what their circumstances. She sums up her mantra of success in the acronym “I WHIP IT” – meaning Incredible Women Have Infinite Power In Themselves. I WHIP IT was born when Tammy held her first whip while sitting at her desk training employees in sales at her telemarketing job. For the first time in years, she felt like she had control. She took that feeling and ran with it.

With her new web show I WHIP IT Out at and her day-long WHIPshops™ that “take the work out of it,” Tammy guides other women – whip in hand – to find their courage, declare their goals, and use strategic partnerships to make those goals happen. Unlike many speakers, Tammy doesn’t stop at motivation; she gives immediately usable step-by-step instruction on how to create a business and lifestyle around your passion. And, with Levent’s travel expertise, you won’t find yourself in a stuffy conference room at one of her retreats unless you get lost on the way to the resort penthouse.

Tammy Levent is the CEO of Elite Travel and single mother of Katie, 25 and Jordan, 20. She is the author of the bestselling book Women Who Mean Business, and lives in Tampa, Florida with her better half, Rob. She owns an impressive collection of whips. Tune in to her show on and to book her WHIPshop™ series register at

Tammy Levent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elite Travel’s Credentials include:
• 2012 Coming Soon featured in her first book – “Women Who Mean Business”
• 2011 Launch of her “Whip it now show” (Women have infinite Power in Themselves) including I whip it Workshops and Retreats – unleash your inner power!!
• Corporate Sub-committee of the Board for Ruth Eckerd Hall Foundation
• 2011 Featured in “The Crave” Book
• Advisory board for the Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Alliance at the University of South Florida
• 2011 Inducted and Honoree in the World’s Whos Who
• 2011 Speaker & Sponsor, 1st Tampa Bays Womens Conference
• 2011 Women Extraordinaire Award
NSA – National Speakers Association member
• Member: CLIA, IATAN, Tahiti Tiare Certified agency, Certified Destination Wedding Specialists
• Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant for El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels as well as Azul Hotels by Karisma Elite Award Winner “Top 10 Selling Agency for El Dorado Royal”
• Official Travel Sponsor, Tampa PWG show sponsors, Elite Events in Atlanta
• Publications: The Perfect Wedding Guide, Bride’s Magazine, Modern Bride, Florida Bride, For the Bride, The Robb Report, Conde Nast Traveler,
• Platinum Preferred Agency Couples Resorts 13 years in a row
Master Agent with AMResorts
• Travel Impressions/ American Express Vacations Global Award worldwide Best of the Best Agency 14 years in a row
• Best of the Best Sandals Agency
• 2005, 2006, 2007 Fast 50 top growing companies in Tampa Bay
• 2011 National Diversity Council -Finalist Glass Ceiling Award
• 2002 & 2008 Finalist Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year
• 2008 Finalist TBBJ Ultimate CEO of the Year
NBC Travel Show -Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Seminar presented by Tammy Levent
Featured on NBC’s Hollywood’s “Extra”

Tammy herself has been featured internationally, including:
  • The Perfect Wedding Guide
  • Bride's Magazine
  • Modern Bride
  • Florida Bride
  • For The Bride
  • The Robb Report
  • Conde Nast Traveler
  • Travel Weekly Spotlights
  • Tampa Bay Illustrated
  • Travel Agent Magazine
  • Choice Lifestyle
  • Panache Vue
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • Tampa Style Magazine
  • Pulse Magazine
  • Tampabay Parenting Magazine
  • Applause Magazine

What's Happening in Charlotte


Logistics company bringing 200 jobs to Queen City

A Michigan-based logistics company is opening a new North American operations center in Charlotte.

XPO Logistics joined N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue and leaders from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce to announce the 200 jobs that were coming to the Queen City over the next three years.
The jobs, announced Tuesday afternoon, will have an average annual salary of $56,000 plus benefits. The average annual wage in Mecklenburg County is $51,584.

"Globally competitive companies looking to expand or relocate operations know that North Carolina provides a knowledgeable and skilled workforce, thanks to our past investments in education," said Gov. Perdue.

"They also realize that our focus on infrastructure and transportation makes North Carolina a perfect location as businesses reach further around the globe."

XPO Logistics is a non-asset based, third-party logistics provider of freight transportation services that uses a network of relationships with ground, sea and air carriers to offer expedited services, freight forwarding and freight brokerage to customers in North America.

The Michigan-based company recently embarked on an aggressive plan for growth that will be supported by its new North American Operations Center in Charlotte. The facility will incorporate accounting and finance, human resources, IT, brokerage, carrier procurement and operations.
You can apply for the jobs at



4ALL Statewide Service Day Scheduled Friday, March 2