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Coffee & Careers | Successfully Landing a Job During an Economic Crisis

A Conversation with Shannon Carlson, Senior Marketing Consultant

About the Job Seeker Series

Coffee & Careers, hosted by Cindi Boudreaux, is a bimonthly series designed to provide Job Seekers with insights into today’s job market, helpful resources and expert career tips.

Cindi 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 candidates find their next venture.

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


A conversation with Shannon Carlson about how she successfully landed a job in the midst of COVID-19

A job search is no easy task on its own, but throw in an oil & gas downturn and global pandemic and it’s near impossible. 

We’re sitting down with Shannon Carlson, who was laid off in mid-March and searched for 3 months to find her next career. Shannon never gave up. She utilized multiple avenues to successfully land a job. What are those? She can’t wait to tell you. 

If you’re currently in a similar position or just want to prepare for if that day may come, tune in to our new Coffee & Careers Job Seeker Series to learn from Shannon and Cindi.


About Our Guest

Shannon Carlson is a native Houstonian with a passion for people and B2B marketing. She is known as a social media expert who successfully increases brand exposure, followership and engagement. Recently, she landed a job as Senior Marketing Consultant for BlueByrd Strategic Sales and Marketing in Houston, TX.

She started her career in B2C marketing working with brands such as Chick-fil-A and Salata in multiple markets all over the country. She enjoyed managing sponsorships with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Houston Astros, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and more.

Since then, she's worked in multiple B2B industries including healthcare, oil & gas, industrial, and environmental. While at Nova Medical Centers she developed an internship program where she led over 20 interns in her time there. She continued that program at CARBO Ceramics Inc. When she's not working or spending time with her family, she's volunteering as a board member for ANA Business Marketing Houston.