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Coffee & Careers: Telling the Story of Your Success

How to incorporate success stories into touch points with a hiring manager

Presented by Anne Laguzza, CEO of The Works Consulting

Let me tell you a story. Bet that caught your attention! The power of storytelling works when building relationships, it works in advertising, and it works when looking for a job. But do you know how to tell the story of your career successes to a hiring manager? This is a learned skill that begins with your resume and continues through to the interview process. Even natural born storytellers need to know a few simple tips to ensure their job search has a happy ending.

This week Cindi interviews Anne Laguzza, CEO The Works Consulting, about how to incorporate stories into your touch points with an employer—and how to leverage them to address a hiring manager’s pain points during an interview.

Speaker Bio

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, 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


About Coffee & Careers

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