Networking In Orange County

Compilation of Multiple Sources (including Mark Kasperowicz & Cynthia Abbott) by MJ Shores as of May 2017  NETWORKING GROUPS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN TRANSTION (BY REFERRAL OR APPLICATION) 
  • ALPs Networking Meeting – Founded by Don Baddorf. Version 2.0 continued by Sue Thornton.
  • CafeNet – Meets 2x /month in OC and San Diego. Founded by or
  • Ethos Networking Group – Meets 4th Saturday of the month at Citrus Café in Tustin. Founded by Dr. Bob Adamik. Now run by Mark Kasperowicz and Jean Latu.
  • ExecuNet – Meetings in OC and San Diego. Hosted by Mark James.
  • Laguna Niguel Connectors (LNC) – Monthly Wednesday evening mixer. Source of many job postings.
  • McDermott & Bull (M&B) Executive Search – Membership by application, based on title and salary. Offers ongoing networking opportunities for Executives targeting varied functions or industries. http://www.mbexec.netor
  • RGP Leaders in Transition – Terry Goldfarb-Lee hosts this meeting at RGP monthly. Individuals attend once.
  • Bootcamp for Executives in Transition –– Hosted by career coaches Kimberly Roush and Tenny Poole. Held at Platinum Resource Group (RGP).
  • Power Connections – Branding Bootcamp led by Brett Olinger of Power Connections.
  • Saddleback Church Career Coaching & Counseling Ministry – Offers broad training in interviewing resume writing, branding, job search, introductory and advanced LinkedIn training, etc. Open to individuals of all career levels. Church affiliation not required. www.svccministry.vision4work.Org
  • Saints Simon & Jude Career Renewal – Offers training and networking opportunities similar to Saddle Church.
  • – Serves Orange County (OC) non-profits, offers non-profits board training and connections.
  • Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets: A Corporate Recruiter Hands You the Keys to Your Job Search Success, by Abby Kohut
  • Chief Executive Magazine – Offers CEO job posting. Subscription includes a digital newsletter and copy of the magazine. &
  • Never Apply for a Job Again!: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, “Never Apply, by Darrel Gurney and Ivan Misner
  • Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) (and Book of Lists or OC businesses) –
  • Purple Squirrel: Stand Out, Land Interviews, and Master the Modern Job Market, by Michael B. Junge
  • Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million+: Your Insider’s Lifetime Guide to Executive Job- changing and Faster Career Progress in the 21st Century, by John Lucht
  • Small Message, Big Impact: The Elevator Speech Effect, by Terri L. Sjodin

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