I spoke at Georgian College a week or so ago, and I offered the students the chance to learn the art of effective networking. I suggested that I could “bridge the gap” between who they were, and where they wanted to go. Sarah Anne Boland, took me up on the challenge and the words below show exactly how she was able to connect with my colleague, recruiter Lee Koren.
My name is Sarah Anne Boland. I had the good fortune of recently connecting with the incredible Donna Messer at Georgian College. During her informative session, she expertly drew my attention to a very important professional connection – she led me to the senior recruiter, Lee Koren. Today, I would like to share with you thepositive experience I had with Lee Koren.
I was always one of those careful resume writers, not letting too much in, not letting too much out. I knew I had some really strong points to offer, but, like most, I wasn’t sure how to convey my true strengths. Now, let me be frank: I’m after a Law Clerk position, and, anybody who’s anybody knows just how much the details matter, especially in the legal field. I didn’t have a problem about editing the resume; no, my conundrum was how to express the details of my activities so that others would know the lengths to which I would go to achieve professional excellence.So, I was faced not only with the task of creating an outstanding resume, but the extra responsibility of ensuring that the details of my activities were on that resume, front and centre. Since the resume is my selling point, everything had to be arranged just so.
Enter the knowledgeable Lee Koren. As a fantastic communicator and an expert adviser, Lee had the wherewithal to guide my resume to a new level. The one element of Lee’s advice that was invaluable to me was the career specific guidance. My goals of entering the legal profession as a Law Clerk are so strong, however, I had overlooked numerous factors on my resume – the one document required to gain industry entry! Lee, with her natural precision and professional demeanour, carefully turned my attention toward the subtle nuanceunderlining a professionally crafted resume. In my experience with Lee, I really admired her sound, concise, and insightful analysis.
The best thing about the experience was the feedback from Lee. It truly wasmy pleasure to have received comments from an individual as talented as Lee Koren. I would highly recommend this individual, and should my future employment needs rise again, I know to whom I would go.
As I draw to a close, I write, with utmost honesty, of my deep appreciation for the power of networking.
Thank you, Donna Messer.
Donna, you have given me so much, and I need to share how great you are.
Andto Lee Koren, my sincere thanks.
Lee, thank you for your expert advice; I won’t hesitate to spread the word of the great work you do.
Alas, I can only hope that I have done justice to the two individuals I was blessed to have met; two individuals who deserve many more words of praise.
Sarah Anne Boland