Friday, July 29, 2011

Hispanic Women’s Corporation

Welcome to the Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC)! We are excited to celebrate 26 years of the professional and leadership enhancement of Latina women throughout the United States with Institutes that will inspire! Educate! Elevate! The 2011 National Honorary Chair will be Tucson hero, Daniel Hernandez Jr.
The HWC Institutes at the Executive, Professional, and Youth components will effectively better serve the multitude of Latinas in different phases of their career endeavors. We are expanding out exhibit area to incorporate additional exhibitors based on previous year's high demand.
The HWC Youth Leadership institutes will concentrate on 500 junior high and high school students with focus on academic and career goal setting with a particular emphasis on financial literacy introduced at a younger age.
It is imperative that we jointly continue to financially support the undergraduate and graduate education of our 50 deserving scholars. HWC counts on your continued support to make these academic dreams come true. Donations at all levels toward our scholarship fund are always appreciated.
The HWC looks forward to your continued attendance and support of HWC! Register Now for Early Rates! Sponsor Now for this exciting event!

Linda Mazon Gutierrez
President & CEO
Hispanic Women's Corporation

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Job Opportunity - Public Relations Liaison for CareerWISE

Job Opportunity - Public Relations Liaison for CareerWISE


The CareerWISE website ( was developed through a grant with the NSF and is targeted to women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics graduate programs. It has been featured in articles in national media outlets that have generated substantial interest in the program.

Currently, we are looking for a student worker with strong organizational, writing, communication, and teamwork skills to work on marketing and distribution tasks for a newly launched personal resilience training website.

The person selected will be responsible for creating, editing and distributing marketing material to internal and external organizations and sites, establishing relationships with scientific associations for long-term marketing purposes, responding to and routing inquiries from users, organizations and media regarding the website, and other tasks relating to the dissemination of information about the site and its purpose.

Applicants with education and experience in marketing, public relations, or science writing preferred. The candidate may also be given the responsibility of creating and maintaining social media pages. Efforts will be coordinated with the Project Manager, Principal Investigator, and university media personnel.

The position will require 10-20 hours per week on site at the Tempe campus.

Hope you are interested! If so, please email your resume to Deadline Monday July 19th


Kerrie G. Wilkins, M.A.
University Bridge Faculty - UNI 194
CareerWISE Research Assistant
APAGS Campus Representative
PhD. Student, Counseling Psychology
Arizona State University

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Phoenix Area Career Opportunity: Senior Accountant II

If interested please contact Karina Rico at

Job Title: Senior Accountant II

Job ID: 12340

Location: Arizona

Full/Part Time:

Org Marketing Statement

We are currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join our Corporate Finance team in Phoenix.
This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in a career in accounting and wants
to join an organization that will provide opportunities for growth.


*Assist with the revenue recognition and pipeline tracking process by ensuring timely and accurate recognition of revenue
in compliance with contract terms, including coordination of document gathering.
* Ensure accounts receivable objectives and metrics are met, including coordination of invoices and collections .
* Coordinate accounts payable and serve as liaison with central processing center
* Produce and analyze variance reports and performance metrics for business operations management teams.
* Assist in the creation of the annual plan and quarterly forecasts for the business units.
* Produce and Analyze financial models and investment proformas
*Assist the controller in meeting finance and operation goals for the Phoenix market and any other ad hoc projects


Successful candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance with 2-3 years of experience (possess or be pursuing a CPA a plus).
The ideal candidate will have strong communication and analytical skills. Must be a self-starter with the ability to excel in a fast paced and
customer service oriented environment. Strong attention to detail is required. Prior PeopleSoft experience is a plus

Equal Employment Opportunity

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Scottsdale, AZ Career Opportunity at Baird

Client Relationship Specialist
Department Private Wealth Management
Req Type Exempt
Location AZ - Scottsdale
Job Description SUMMARY:
Works with a team of four Financial Advisors following an in-house portfolio management approach. Associate is responsible for driving the client service model for a base of 100 households, coordinating marketing events and touches, and relationship building/maintenance responsibilities for the team. Associate is also responsible for servicing clients to meet the needs of the team. Associate is Series 7/66 registered and may possess additional industry licenses. Demonstrates superior understanding of all client service functions and works with a high level of independence. Must be able to handle projects from start to finish. The position includes the possibility for incentive pay for referral generation

•Possesses an advanced understanding of the financial markets including an in-depth knowledge of all investment products, portfolio management operational procedures, compliance regulations and all computer programs and applications.
•Exemplary oral and written communication skills (including e-mail) – ability to adeptly exchange ideas and information. Superior telephone and customer service skills. Follows business protocol for telephone communication.
•Superior interpersonal skills--demonstrated ability to initiate and operate within a proactive, goal-focused team environment.
•Superior organizational skills--ability to prioritize workflow of Financial Advisors and self-enabling the meeting of production goals efficiently and consistently.
•Superior analytical skills that readily translate into numerical reports applying superior understanding and application of all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.
•Demonstrated ability to exercise sound business judgment on an unpredictable basis.
•Proven professional performance in a high-pressure, high-production, numbers-oriented environment.

•Must have a Bachelor’s degree with minimum of two years of industry experience.
•Series 7 /66 licenses required.
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to prioritize workload and to work autonomously on ongoing projects with accuracy and reliability.
•Strong work ethic, punctual, and self-confident. Shows initiative and eagerness to learn.
•Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are a must.

This position is posted on our website at . Client Relationship Specialist role (2182. Please go to our website, review the position and if you are interested please apply online.

Please contact me once you have applied to the position.

Archana Salvi
Corporate Recruiter
Human Capital
Robert W. Baird & Co.
(O) 414-298-1794 (F) 414.765.730

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Branch Manager (Charles Schwab) Miami, FL

Company: Charles Schwab
Position Title: Branch Manager
Location: Miami, FL/Coral Gables, FL

How to apply: Interested candidates should apply online at

Job Description:
Charles Schwab's purpose is to help everyone become financially fit. Through advocacy and innovation, Schwab has worked to make investing more affordable, more accessible and more understandable for all. For more than three decades, The Charles Schwab Corporation has been an advocate for individual investors and the independent advisors who serve them.
At Schwab, we respect the unique differences of our employees, our clients and the communities we serve - striving to create a consistent and rewarding employee experience. If you share our enthusiasm for helping others, building trusted relationships, possess high ethical standards, and have a desire to learn and grow, there's a place for you at Schwab!
Organization Objective/Purpose:
As a Branch Manager at Charles Schwab, you will coach and counsel a team of Financial Consultants as you work together to both grow and service the client base for your local market. You will establish strategies and plans designed to insure that asset, revenue, and service targets are met. Your general management skills and leadership competencies will be used to provide direction and deliver results.
Brief Description of Role:
Typical daily activities include client presentations with your sales team, performance management for your staff; sales coaching and sales process management; analysis of performance data for trends and actions; interviewing prospective employees; and performing the compliance and administrative tasks inherent in our industry.

Unlike no other job at Charles Schwab, the Branch Manager is the most critical role at the local market level, providing the service, advice, and leadership that have made us the force we are today.

We believe that our values have helped us to build both a successful business model and an outstanding work environment. We value teamwork, integrity, service, open communication, and perseverance. If you want to work at a firm that truly values your contributions, consider a career at Charles Schwab.
Technical/Functional Qualifications:
- A desire to lead, a passion for sales management, and a deep commitment to client service are absolutely required.
- Ideal candidates will have an undergraduate degree; a minimum of 5 years in the financial services industry with at least 4 years in a sales leadership capacity.
- Current and active Series 7, 9/10 and 63 licenses are required.
- Bi-lingual English and Spanish highly preferred.
- Excellent communication skills and a track record of proven success in sales, sales leadership and overall leadership is a requirement for this role.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Three Steps to a Better Career

Escaping the Boss From Hell: Three Steps to a Better Career

Nearly everyone has suffered this at least once in his career—the boss who makes each workday a living terror. You can find the Boss from Hell in any industry or occupation. Even the best companies slip up from time to time, allowing bullies to rise through the employment food chain to management.

If a national survey were taken to find out the reasons people change jobs, by far the number one reason for job dissatisfaction would be bad management. As a career coach, surprisingly, I’ve found that increased earning potential usually ranks far below the desire to leave a mean, unreasonable boss. If you wake up each day dreading the next eight to ten hours, your problem might be your supervisor.

You’re working for the Boss From Hell if:

He (or she) bullies you and your coworkers with threats and temper tantrums.

His unpredictable moods keeps the office environment constantly tense and second-guessing his next move.

He sets unrealistic and unattainable goals.

You live in constant fear of being fired.

Fear and intimidation never motivate employees to excel. Tyrannical supervisors create an atmosphere of distrust and isolation. If you work for someone like this, your confidence is probably not what it used to be. In fact, you are probably second-guessing your decisions on the job constantly. As long as you work for management that rules by fear, you’ll never reach your career and earning potential.

There are three steps to escape the Boss From Hell and move on to a happier, healthier work place.

Gain perspective to think rationally about your career options.

Fear in the workplace tends to leave people thinking they have no better options than to stick it out. Such thinking is a result of loss of confidence and the inability to see beyond the present distress. One way to gain perspective and see new options is to spend some time browsing job postings. The right direction might be within another department or division of your current employer, but away from your current boss. Or it might be somewhere else altogether. If you keep an open mind, you’ll see that there are many options for you outside of your current job.

One way to get the most out of this career reconnaissance is to search for job postings based on skills rather than job titles. Do a job-skills self-analysis to identify the tasks and activities you enjoy performing on your job. Use those skills as your search terms at online job boards. You may be surprised to see that you qualify for positions you had not thought of before.

2. Take inventory of your career accomplishments and contributions.

In order to get moving toward a new position you’ll need to regain your confidence. Think about, and then write down, situations of where you:

Came up with an idea for saving time

Helped your team reach a production goal

Identified cost savings opportunities

Solved a customer problem leading to increased customer satisfaction

As you think back on your accomplishments, you’ll begin to realize the value you have added to your company. Remember, other employers have similar problems to solve. They are looking for candidates who have experience in handling difficult situations. The more specific the examples of your accomplishments are, the more marketable you will be in the job market.

3. Update your resume.

Once you have your accomplishments listed, use them to update your resume. Think of your resume as your initial marketing tool; it should announce to potential employers your ability to help them reach their bottom-line corporate goals. For example, your resume should appeal to potential employers’ desire to increase efficiency, cut costs and improve productivity. When employers see what you can do for them, they’re sure to be impressed.

Your resume should also have a clear career focus. Updating your resume doesn’t mean simply adding your current work history to your old resume format. Without a careful resume strategy, your resume will begin to resemble an old house with too many tacked on additions. Make sure your resume presents a cohesive, well-thought out, professional front.

Additionally, if your career has taken several interesting turns, you’ll want to adjust your resume toward your current focus. Take the time to refocus your resume on your current job search. Highlight the items from your career that are relevant, and minimize the things that are no longer relevant.

Once you have invested the time to gain perspective on your career options, take inventory of your accomplishments, and update your resume, you’ll be mentally and emotionally ready to seek other employment opportunities, either within or outside your current company. You don’t have to remain in an unhappy job. You do have choices. Take the steps to help yourself—you’ll be glad you did!

Deborah Walker, Certified Career Management Coach
Read more career tips and see sample resumes at:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Receptionist Position

Jones Lang LaSalle is looking for a Receptionist to join its winning team of professionals in its Phoenix
office. This position will require 2-3 years of relevant experience. Duties performed may include a
broad range of complex tasks involving confidential or technical information. This position requires a
person who can be responsible for prioritizing projects in order to meet multiple deadlines in a fastpaced, team-oriented environment. and click on careers.

Also copy and paste the following link:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


The March of Dimes is looking to fill the position of Manager of Program Planning and Chapter Grants in its White Plains, NY office. This job supports all chapter-based grants programs and sets standards to ensure a relatively consistent process across the US. The Manager will support chapters and regional program directors with questions that arise about the chapter community grants process and will aid in the implementation of national office-based external grants that include the participation of chapters and chapter grantees. Qualified candidates will have 5-8 years of experience, including specialized experience in community health management, grants administration, program design and evaluation and understanding of statistics and epidemiology. For more information, go to

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Warning Signs of Career Disaster

The Warning Signs of Career Disaster

Many of us have recurring dreams. Mine is that I’m driving down the freeway and can’t read the road signs until I’ve missed an important exit. Fortunately, it’s just a dream. But many people have trouble reading signs—not road signs, but career warning signs.

A career warning sign is any change that indicates possible career disaster. While warning signs may vary according to employment situations, there are three basic warning signs to look for.

Warning Sign #1: Sales are down in your company.
While not everyone in an organization is involved with sales, all jobs are affected by sales levels. When revenues decrease, profits are held steady by cutting costs, which often means cutting jobs. Protect yourself by paying attention to your company’s sales.

While not all employees are privy to sales numbers, there are ways of finding pertinent financial information. Public companies must publish financial statements. And employees of non-public companies can also read the signs of declining sales, like:
• Work load decline
• Boss suddenly concerned about small costs, like pens and copy paper
• Sales manager was fired or sales department reorganized

Alert employees are sensitive to such indicators. They keep their resume updated at all times and cultivate a growing professional network for potential future job leads.

Warning Sign #2: Management changes.
Any management change has the potential to damage your corporate position. Be watchful during:
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Successive short-term management (e.g., three bosses in two years)
• Retirement or replacement of senior management

Wise employees listen closely to new-management rhetoric. Is he making dramatic promises? Does he have a reputation as a job cutter? The first announcement of new management is the time to prepare your resume and cautiously explore outside options.

Warning Sign #3: You’ve lost favor with your boss.
While “gut feelings” are often the first warning, some objective indicators are:
• A less-than-exemplary performance review
• No performance-based salary increase
• Smaller than expected year-end bonus
• Your input is not requested at planning meetings
• Your suggestions are ignored
If you sense your position on the corporate totem pole is falling, trust your gut. When jobs are at stake, yours will be one of the first sacrificed. Prepare your new career plan .

These warning signs may seem obvious, but they are often ignored by those who fear change. Rather than take action, they lean on false hope that loyalty to the employer will pay off in the end.

Those who practice career management never confuse company loyalty with aversion to change. When career warning signs appear on the horizon, read the signs clearly so that you’re ready for the next exit with a strong resume, career plan, and interview skills .


Deborah Walker, Certified Career Management Coach
Read more career tips and see sample resumes at:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Charles Schwab Career Opportunities in Phoenix

See below for Job Postings in Phoenix for the NSHMBA Schwab event on 03/03/11.

To RSVP go to:

Current Openings in Phoenix

Visit our website at

Position Title Position Title
Brokerage Operations/Customer Service Marketing
Associate - Operations Senior Product Manager
Banking Service Specialist Trading
Broker - Series 7 Licensed Registered Representative (Stock Plan Services)
Broker Trainee Program Team Manager, Institutional Trading - Schwab Advisor Services
Customer Reporting Services Associate Training
Margin Associate Managing Director - Training
New Account Operations Specialist Sr. Specialist - Training
Senior Team Manager, Corporate Actions IT - Communications/Networking
Senior Trust Operations Specialist Sr. Staff - Sr. Voice Systems Engineer
Service Specialist - Schwab Advisor Services, Trading & Operations IT - DBA
Specialist - Operations Oracle Technical Director
Sr. Specialist - Employee Services IT - Distributed and Web Development
Trade Specialsit - Schwab Advisor Services Lead Architect - Sr. Software Engineer
Business Development and Sales Managing Director - Software Application Engineering
Al Sales Specialist Sr. Staff - Clarity Software Application Engineer
Financial Consultant - National Branch Phoenix Sr. Staff - MIS
Move Money Dept Associate IT - Management/Technical Project Mgmt
Portfolio Consultant Senior Infrastructure Partner/Account Manager
Prospect Development Specialist IT - Software Quality Assurance (QA)
Senior Investment Professional for Advisor Services Midwestern Region Senior QA Automation Lead
Tecnology Consultant IT - Other Specialty Engineer
Corporate Staff .Net/C# Developer
Managing Director - Supervision and Controls Senior Software Application Developer - .Net/C#/Winforms
Human Resources Sr. Staff - CTI Reporting Engineer
Director, HR Call Center and Operations Sr. Staff - Data Center Systems Engineer
Talent Attraction & Sourcing Specialist Sr. Staff - Info Sec Analyst
Product Development Sr. Staff - Privileged Access Product Owner
CRM Product Manager Sr. Exchange & OCS Engineer
Senior Manager, Segment Development & Management, Family Office & Advisors Turning Independent Staff - Data Center Systems Engineer
Senior Product Manager, Managed Accounts IT - System Administration
Retirement Services Infrastructure Solutions Architect - Tech Director
Client Service Account Manager System Administrator
Retirement Plan Service Specialist Tier 2 Desktop System Administrator

Note: For regulatory and tracking purposes, candidates must apply online to be considered. Please visit to see postings and career information. When searching for open positions, you may use the position title noted above to find, and apply for, these specific openings. Postings may be pulled down from the active list at any time without notice.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Vanguard Career Opportunity

Advice Services Group (ASG) Line Manager, Advice Services Group
Job ID:
Location: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and Scottsdale, AZ
Full/Part Time:


Position Details
Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies and a recognized employer of choice, seeks an Advice Services Group line manager to develop, motivate, and guide a team of financial planners to accomplish primary business objectives.

Your primary duties and responsibilities will include:

-Managing staff; providing guidance, training, and motivation as necessary to develop staff; hiring, evaluating, and counseling staff; following corporate disciplinary procedures as per established Vanguard standards as required; setting performance standards, reviewing performance, providing feedback, and recommending wage increases in accordance with the applicable HR policies and procedures.
-Working collaboratively cross-site with other members of ASG management; developing and recommending changes to departmental policies and procedures to meet changing business needs; working closely with other members of management to develop and implement staffing and operational plans.
-Initiating and managing workflow changes to ensure a high level of efficiency in terms of quality and productivity; evaluating operational workflows to increase departmental efficiencies; participating in and leading Vanguard Unmatchable Excellence projects.
-Providing technical support to team and business in areas of financial planning; supporting financial planners in analyzing and resolving client issues and developing solutions.
-Developing close working relationships with all appropriate stakeholders within and outside of department to meet Vanguard business requirements.
-Responding quickly to industry and internal developments; assessing what should be communicated to the department in a timely, accurate and effective manner; determining the most appropriate method of communication given the nature of the content.
-Working periodically with clients in an advisory/planning role.
-Participating in special projects and performing other duties as assigned.

Only U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or others with the permanent right to work in the United States will be considered for this position. Employment is also contingent on a successful drug-screening result.

The ideal candidate should possess:

-An undergraduate degree, or equivalent combination of training and experience; advanced degree preferred.
-A minimum of five years' progressively responsible and related experience (including supervision of others).
-Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation preferred.
-Series 7, 24, and 65 licenses, or the ability to obtain them within 120 days.
-Extensive knowledge of investment methodology.
-Strong knowledge of the competitive environment preferred.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Strong leadership and staff development skills.
-Proven ability to identify opportunities and execute solutions both strategically and tactically.
-Proven ability to develop innovative solutions to complex client situations.
-Proven ability to develop strong working relationships.
-Ability to travel periodically to other Vanguard sites, conferences, and offsite training.

If interested, email

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Kahn Academy

Family & Friends,

Earlier this year, my brother Kevin introduced me to the Kahn Academy. Which is now the most used open course video library on the Internet. This website has been helping people around the world. From students in 3rd grade to college and even professionals that want to refresh basic concepts.

If you are a parent, mentor or tutor, this website has amazing tools to help you help your child or student. This has been a blessing for Lorena and myself as we are using this website to help our cousins in Houston in their math and science classes.

And it is absolutely, 100% FREE. The founder and CEO of this academy believes everyone in the world should have access to FREE world-class education. A mission we share and believe in.

Please take some time to visit the website: to learn more. And feel free to use the videos & tools with your family and/or friends.

Best regards,

Eric Rodriguez
VP of Education
Phoenix Chapter

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interested in Serving in the Obama Administration?

Interested in Serving in the Obama Administration?
On behalf of the Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association we Congratulate Senator Barack Obama, on his historic victory and congratulate the next President of the United States. To us it is specially significant that Technology continues to be at the forefront of this administration and extend our resources to the upcoming administration.
The new administration is preparing to bring a fresh new look to Washington D.C. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve our country please join us on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 4:30PM on a conference call for those interested in serving in the Obama administration.

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, composed of 26 national Latino organizations chaired by MALDEF and including the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (which LISTA is a member of), National Council of La Raza, ASPIRA, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and MANA, A National Latino Organization is promoting names to the Administration and helping Latino applicants for Cabinet, sub-Cabinet, and hundreds of other posts to advance through the appointment process.

To begin, we have scheduled a teleconference call on Monday, November 17, 2008 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time for all interested individuals.
The call in number is 1-800-377-8846, password 79167948#.
Please email to RSVP for the call.
The phone call will provide information from the Obama transition team and from NHLA organizations about political appointments, how to apply for them, and how to make your effort to be appointed more effective. During the phone call we will be accepting your questions via e-mail.
This is an historic time for Latinos and we must take up this opportunity to be included at all levels of government.
For more information, go to should be up soon). And again, please RSVP for the call so we can estimate the number of participants.

Jose A. Marquez-Leon
National CEO

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Top Interview Secret: Know the Right Questions To Ask

Top Interview Secret:
Know the Right Questions To Ask

Most interview preparation books are filled with sample questions that you’ll have to answer during an interview. While it’s certainly important to know how to answer tough interview questions, it’s equally important to know how to ASK questions in an interview. There are three good reasons to be prepared to ask great questions during interviews.

To uncover the interviewer’s hiring motives.
To demonstrate your interest and intelligence.
To uncover any unspoken concerns or “red flags.”

Let’s look at each of these points:

1. To uncover the interviewer’s hiring motives.

A big mistake candidates make going into a job interview is to assume that they know the hiring motives of the interviewer based solely on the job description. But the reality is that each person within an organization will have a slightly different idea of the perfect person for the job.

It’s up to you to find out the hiring motives of each person you interview within any one organization. Ask a simple question and you’ll know what your interviewer is looking for. Such as:

What do you see as the most significant challenges for this position?
What qualities do you look for to fill this position?

Then just listen closely. He/She will tell you just what you need to know in order to tailor your answers to his/her desires.

2. To demonstrate your interest and intelligence.

Nothing works better than a well thought out question to convince your interviewer of the sincerity and interest. Additionally, a good question is the simplest, yet most effective way of impressing them with your intelligence.

The main thing is that you want your question(s) to be specific to the organization you are interviewing with. Avoid generic questions such as “Where do you see your company going in five years?” The interviewer is going to realize you just asked the last five companies that same question. A more targeted and specific question will win you points in the interview, and may tip the scale in your favor when they’re discussing which candidate to hire.

To uncover any unspoken concerns or “red flags.”

Before you walk out of your interview, find out any concerns that may eliminate you as a candidate. This is your best chance to defend your candidacy. This is also your second chance to undo an interview error, or provide vital information. Ask a question something like:

“What concerns do you have that would prevent you from calling me back for the next interview?”

Spoken concerns can be answered with new information on how you’ve overcome challenges, learned new skills, or adjusted to new industries quickly. Remember, if you don’t ask, they will not tell you, and you’ll always wonder why they didn’t call you back.
When it comes to interviews, there is no such thing as over preparation. A resume will get your foot in the door, but the interview will seal the deal. Make sure you’re ready to win the job by asking the right interview questions.

Deborah Walker, Certified Career Management Coach
Read more career tips and see sample resumes at:

Sam's Club Scholarship

As a trustee of New Jersey City University (an HSI) and the CEO of DiversityInc, which collaborates with organizations such as NSHMBA, ALPFA and HACR, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Sam’s Club is sponsoring a $100,000 scholarship competition for students enrolled at an HACU-accredited HSI. Sam’s Club, the nation’s eighth-largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club, is a division of Walmart.

We are inviting any full-time sophomore or junior enrolled at an HACU-accredited HSI to participate individually or on a team of no more than three (3) to write a marketing plan that focuses on building the connection between Sam’s Club and the Latino communities it serves.

All submitted plans will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and the top five (5) plans submitted will receive $20,000 each: $15,000 for the student(s) and $5,000 for the college or university. The program will run from Jan. 3, 2011, to May 14, 2011. The winners will be announced during DiversityInc’s Gala Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 9, 2011, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

With the rising costs of education, we hope you will promote this opportunity to your friends and family. For more information, please visit or contact Carolynn Johnson at or 973-494-0539.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ORACLE Solution Sales Manager - TX

ORACLE Solution Sales Manager - TX

If interested, forward your resume to Sue Sarkesian at

Consulting - IT Consulting
Sales / Marketing

United States - Texas - Houston/Dallas/Austin

Very competitive base salary, and comp plan
The Ideal Candidate 7+ to 10 years of experience
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Detailed Position Summary:
-Should be able to plan and execute sales strategies/plans with in the territory

-Should be able to build the pipeline and close the opportunities by:
*Using his/her network and relationships in the region with local customer
*Using strong relationship with local SAP/Oracle Partner Sales Managers and
management team
*Planning and executing Bus Dev initiatives like workshops, webinars,
customer reference events etc
*effectively working with BDE's both US and Offshore resources
-Should be able to understand and articulate our vertical/horizontal market
focus and various solution offerings to prospects with SMB/SME focus
-At least 10+ years of solution selling experience in ORACLE
Applications/Technology areas: At least two areas - Strategic Consulting,
Implementation of ERP, CRM, BI, Integration, Portal & Content Management,
Licenses and/or Managed Services.
-Should be able to independently work and deliver the results within our strong
vertical / horizontal areas of expertise.

Job Requirements:
-At least 10+ years of proven solutions sales experience in Oracle Applications,
Technology areas or similar software sales.
-Working experience with/at at least one System Integrator / Solution Provider
and/or at one of major vendor like Oracle, SAP etc.
-Exceptional networking capabilities and existing executive management
relationships with in the territory.

-Good working relationships with SAP and/or Oracle sales teams to plan bus dev
activities and fill the pipeline.
-Good knowledge of industry direction and what is key for solution selling.
-Past experience working at ORACLE Corporation or SAP/BOBJ is preferred but not

Sue Sarkesian
The Resume Group

Friday, January 28, 2011

US Airways is searching for a Director, Diversity & Fairness.

US Airways is searching for a Director, Diversity & Fairness.
The position is based in Arizona.

Requisition #: 108519 Phoenix, AZ

POSITION TITLE: Director - Diversity Fairness

Responsible for managing US Airways' diversity and anti-discrimination efforts
throughout the system.

-Develops and implements diversity strategies, to ensure compliance with federal
regulations/legal requirements -Conduct review/analysis to
determine if stations and departments are in compliance with US Airways'
policies and procedures regarding diversity and non-discrimination
-Explore best practices in furthering the intent and purpose of US Airways'
policies and procedures regarding diversity and
non-discrimination and propose recommendations
-Work cooperatively with the NAACP specifically the Philadelphia Branch to
discuss concerns and provide updates on progress as it relates to diversity
-Investigate and resolve complaints of racial discrimination that have not been
resolved through appropriate investigation channels -Plans, organizes, and
implements various diversity outreach efforts and strategies, to increase the
diversity of our applicant pool

-Audits and analyzes employment data
-Utilizes data analysis to determine program effectiveness and compliance status
-Identifies patterns and systemic
problem areas which act against protected, through investigations and data

-Keeps abreast of developments in diversity and EEO legislation that may impact
corporate diversity/EEO strategies

-Acts as a resource for company management and other Human Resources personnel
regarding diversity/EEO issues -Designs effective internal communications to
educate our workforce about diversity and equal employment opportunity (EEO)
issues -Disseminates corporate policies related to EEO and non-discrimination in

-Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or
equivalent experience/training; Graduate degree in HR, Business, or
related field preferred
-At least 7 years experience in HR with an emphasis on Diversity and Compliance,
with a minimum of 3 years at the management level

-At least 2 years experience supervising and/or managing others -In-depth
knowledge of state and federal employment laws
-Experience dealing with internal investigations, discrimination and harassment
claims, and employee disputes

-In-depth knowledge of Department of Labor/EEOC regulations and laws
-Experience dealing with federal regulatory agencies
-Previous work experience with the administration of diversity/EEO programs and

-Previous work experience in employee relations
-Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels
within an organization

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Demonstrated professional presentation skills
-Strong analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to analyze data and make
sound recommendations

-Ability to manage several projects, events, and programs simultaneously
-Demonstrated superior leadership and management skills