Fran Kelley is a Careers Industry and Human Resources Professional with expertise in resume writing and career and job search coaching. Ms. Kelley has an exceptional knowledge of the end-to-end corporate staffing process and designs products and services tailored to modern professionals who are looking for a comprehensive presentation of their achievements both traditionally and digitally.
Fran’s career has included positions in corporate Human Resources as a Senior HR Business Partner and Executive Coach. Fran founded and directs a successful consulting practice specializing in professional résumé writing and career coaching. In addition, she is a Managing Consultant with LHH in Paramus, NJ.
Fran Kelley holds the following credentials: Master of Arts in English, Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Job & Career Transition Coach, Society of Human Resources Management – Senior Certified Professional and Certified Digital Career Strategist.
- America’s Top Résumés for America’s Top Jobs - Professional Résumés for Executives, Managers & Other Administrators
- Expert Résumés for Teachers and Educators - Gallery of Best Résumés - Second Edition - Expert Résumés for Computer and Web Jobs - Professional Résumés for Accounting, Tax, Finance & Law - Professional Résumés for Tax & Accounting Occupations
Society of Human Resource Management
Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches
National Résumé Writers' Association
Fran Kelley, MA, CPRW, SPHR, JCTC, SHRM - SCP, CDCS
The Résumé Works, LLC e-mail: FranKelley@optimum.net
The Sophisticated Networker: 3 Best Practices
Ever know someone who seems to know everyone? These individuals have made a consistent practice of networking throughout their day. It is not hard but takes practice and a commitment to follow through. You can do it too if you just follow some simple suggestions.
1) Make every interaction a networking opportunity: picking clothes up at the drycleaners, grocery shopping or waiting for your take-out order. Whenever you have a chance to speak to someone – do it. Just casual conversation can end up with a great payoff. If nothing comes of it, it does not matter. You have added another person to your orbit.
2) What about in the virtual world? Is it possible to network without meeting someone face to face? Of course, you can and these days, it is preferable. What if you see someone looking at your LinkedIn profile? Reach out to them and find a way to connect. Look for commonalities in their profile – same school, same company, interesting background photo and strike up a conversation. That is all it takes.
3) What if you get an introduction to someone you really want to meet? That is really striking gold! First off, thank the contact profusely – these gems are hard to come by. Make the contact and then, this is vitally important, go back to the individual who introduced you and tell them what happened. Most people do not do this, and they miss an opportunity.
After a while, you do not even need to think about it. It becomes second nature and before you know it, you will be a sophisticated networker too!