Laurie Petersen edits AOL Jobs and is a long-time veteran of the working world. Follow her @lauriepete
Mariya Pylayev is a multimedia journalist who specializes in web and video production. She graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has contributed to CNNMoney, CUNY TV’s 219West and WNYC. Her work has also been featured in L Magazine, Feet in 2 Worlds and The Independent Media Channel. Follow her on Twitter: @mariyapy
George Anders is a contributing writer at Forbes, and the author of four business books, including “The Rare Find,” a management/leadership book that spells out a new framework for finding talent. He is based in California.
Donna Ballman’s book, Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards, was the Winner of the Law Category of the 2012 USA Best Books Awards and is currently available for purchase.Donna is the award-winning author of The Writer’s Guide to the Courtroom: Let’s Quill All the Lawyers, a book geared toward informing novelists and screenwriters about the ins and outs of the civil justice system. She’s been representing executives, physicians and employees in Florida, including negotiating severance agreements and litigating discrimination, sexual harassment, noncompete agreements, and other employment law issues since 1986. Her blog on employee-side employment law issues, Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home, was named one of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 ABA Blawg 100 best legal blogs, Paralegal 411’s Top 25 Labor and Employment law Blogs of 2013 and the 2011 Lexis/Nexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs.
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Rhona Bronson has spent more than 30 years in various marketing and communications positions with well-known consumer product and media brands. After being laid off as a Senior VP of Marketing in 2009, she started her own business marketing consulting company in North Jersey. She hung up her entrepreneurial hat after being recruited to lead a marketing group for a well-known regional newspaper in South Jersey. Laid off again in 2013, she conducted a focused job search resulting in her newest position as Director of Marketing for the Delaware River and Bay Authority.
Sarah Browne is a consumer insights strategist, writer, and expert advisor on trends, innovation and emerging cultural change, especially in the workplace. A serial entrepreneur and specialist in angel investing, she loves to be in-the-trenches, taking seed stage products from concept to commercialization.
Bill Hartnett is a digital, marketing and social media consultant with extensive cable, broadcast and digital experience. He began his career in Seattle and worked at NBC News, Current TV, WNBC, WWOR-TV and more. He has spent the last few years learning how to navigate the treacherous waters of job search so you don't have to.
John R. Fugazzie is the Founder and President of Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA Inc., a free, volunteer-led job search support and networking group targeted to adults who are actively looking for work. So far 360 people have returned to work thanks to the group. Both John and the 1200+ member group have received local, state, and national attention from media outlets such as MSNBC, CBS, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and New York Times for their efforts and accomplishments. John is earnest, hard-working, and a dynamic thinker whose vision guides his passion to help others and make the world a better place. He has the keen ability to uncover opportunities, make strong network connections, and encourage others to do the same. He’s a job search leader, jobs advocate, motivational speaker, marketing expert, mentor and Networkpreneur..John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University and his MBA from Rutgers University Newark – Graduate School of Business Administration. Follow him on Twitter @JohnRFugazzie
Jay Kilberg is an information services executive with more than 18 years experience leading and building global businesses in the information/internet space. He's held senior leadership roles in financial and business information, data and analytics, financial services, publishing, e-learning, media and consulting. Most recently, Jay served as President and COO of an e-learning start-up. Prior to that, he was Managing Director at Interactive Data Corporation with responsibility for its Real-Time Services division. Before IDC, Jay had a 15-year tenure at The McGraw-Hill Companies serving in various key leadership roles across numerous businesses for the global information services provider in financial services, media and education. He began his career with Deloitte as a consultant and CPA. Jay earned an MBA in Marketing and International Business from the Columbia Business School and a BBA in Accounting from Emory University.
Carol Kopp is a veteran producer, developer, writer and editor for Internet news sites. She was formerly a senior news producer for CBSNews.com. She has created personal finance features for CNBC, developed a travel database for a national business consortium, and writes features about the business of consumer technology for Minyanville.com. She was senior news manager of the pioneering Prodigy online news service.
J.T. O'Donnell is a career and workplace expert who founded the top-ranked career advice site, CAREEREALISM.com. In 2009, she launched CareerHMO, the first on-line career care membership site which specializes in curing chronic career pain.
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David Rheins writes, takes pictures, makes art, and runs a number of blogs. Founder and CEO of MJBA Publishing, LLC, and former Senior Media Executive with AOL, Time Warner, Rolling Stone and Spin magazines.
Aaron is the cofounder of livecube.co, the worlds most engaging event app used by many Fortune 1000 companies. He's also the founder of the award-winning NJ Tech Meetup, NJ's largest tech community. With an early entrepreneurial drive sparked when awarded a patent in high school, he went on to found deliverU, effordables, and weCraft. He lives in Hoboken with his wife and their two proudest startups, their two daughters.
Miriam Salpeter is a job search and social media consultant, career coach, author, speaker, resume writer and owner of Keppie Careers. She is author of Social Networking for Business Success, Social Networking for Career Success and 100 Conversations for Career Success. Miriam teaches job seekers and entrepreneurs how to incorporate social media tools along with traditional strategies to empower their success. Get her free white paper: 5 Mistakes Job Seekers Make and How to Avoid Them.
Erik Sherman is a widely published writer and editor who also does select ghosting and corporate work. Follow him on Twitter at @ErikSherman
Tom Siebert is a former award-winning journalist, ad man and PR guy, who also ran his family's fresh cut flower wholesale business for seven years and taught high school English for two. He has lived in New York, Paris, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Savannah, Baltimore and four different suburbs and exurbs of New Jersey. He recently launched his own San Diego-based consultancy, Wolfgang Solo: Strategic Communications & Benevolent Propaganda. @Wolfgang_Solo
Jack Silbert is a humor writer, journalist, children's author, editor, movie reviewer, weekly internet-radio DJ, and frequent master of ceremonies. His writing has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, New York Press, Weird New Jersey, New Jersey Monthly, Nickelodeon, Glamour, Parent and Child and a wide variety of websites including Gawker and Media Darlings. During his lengthy tenure as editor with Scholastic Classroom Magazines, he proudly accepted the AEP's Golden Lamp Award for best periodical, 2009. Jack lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, and is rather fond of independent music, baseball, and sandwiches.