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Coffee & Careers: Identifying Your Job Search Non-Negotiables

A Conversation with Anne Laguzza, CEO of The Works Consulting

Tips for job seekers to avoid making compromises in a tough job market

What do you want in a company and what do you not want? You know, the stuff that’s important to you like a flexible work schedule, career advancement and growth opportunities, ping pong tables in the office (or not). Whatever that is for you, having a clear idea about what you want from an employer or workplace culture can make all the difference in your job search—and ensure you’re not back on the hunt as soon as you start.

This week Cindi talks with guest Anne Laguzza, CEO of The Works Consulting, about the non-negotiables everyone should identify—and stick to—to find the best-matched job for their life and career trajectory.



Anne Laguzza is the CEO of The Works Consulting. As a seasoned business executive with human resources management, leadership development, and performance coaching experience, Anne works with clients from a variety of industries to develop better systems, maximize employee productivity, and enable management to focus on business growth.

Prior to founding The Works Consulting, Anne served as the Regional Human Resources Director for a Fortune 500 distribution company. There she led a merger transition team and was responsible for strategic planning, implementing new policies and procedures, workforce restructuring, compensation structures, and integrating the work cultures for over 600 employees.

In addition, Anne was formerly the Human Resources and Training Director for a start-up entertainment company. At this company, Anne was responsible for organizing and implementing a company-wide program that involved new company direction and strategic planning. Prior to her work in the entertainment industry, Anne served as the Regional Training Manager for a nationwide retailer. As part of a corporate expansion project, she developed and launched a multi-state training program for human resources managers.

Anne earned her Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Antioch University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management, and is the Board Chair for Harbor Interfaith Services and a Board Manager for the YMCA, Los Altos. Anne has taught human resources and management courses at Long Beach City College and California State University, Dominguez Hills, and volunteers at non-profit organizations teaching interviewing skills to adults seeking re-entry into the workforce.



Coffee & Careers, hosted by Cindi Boudreaux, is a FREE bimonthly series designed to provide job seekers and marketing professionals looking to advance their careers with insights into today’s job market, helpful resources and expert career tips.

Who is Cindi BoudreauxCindi is a Senior Account Manager at Clearpoint where she places technology, communications and marketing professionals in contract, contract-to-permanent, and permanent positions at Fortune 500 companies in Houston and elsewhere in the U.S. She has a background in marketing and business development and a passion for helping professionals build their dream career and succeed in the marketplace.

Get excited for knowledgeable guests and experts from all industries ready to dish out the wisdom.