Archive for December, 2014

Hired: Danielle Brown

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Another LEAD candidate has landed! Danielle came through the LEAD program several months ago and quickly landed by Oncor Electric Delivery as a Senior Benefits Analyst. Read what she contributes to her landing success in addition to her strong skill set and drive to succeed.

11c2a5aDANIELLE BROWN

Senior Analyst, Benefits
Oncor Electric Delivery

“North Texas LEAD has provided me the advantage of networking with fellow professionals and seek employment opportunities that I would never have access to without the organization. Because of their efforts in resume writing and interviewing skills, I was able to set myself apart from the rest of the competition and prove to employers that I was the best candidate. I greatly appreciate their commitment to keeping me informed of positions that were in my field and always giving valuable feedback when requested. Thanks to North Texas LEAD, I have now found employment with a wonderful company that will allow me the chance to grow further within my career. Joining the LEAD organization will definitely change your life as it has changed mine!”

You can make a difference to candidates in career transition like Danielle by donating to North Texas Leaders and Executives Advocating Diversity (LEAD) in honor of #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a movement dedicated to giving back. This global initiative asks you to give what you saved on the deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday to your favorite charity. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, and communities around the world will come together for one common purpose: to give and celebrate generosity. Please consider a gift to North Texas LEAD 501(c)3 by visiting http://northtexaslead.org/donate/.

You can learn more about Giving Tuesday at http://www.givingtuesday.org/.

Why LEAD Matters: Robert Horton #givingtuesday

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Giving Tuesday

Robert’s story is special to us at North Texas LEAD. He is one of the many highly qualified and talented people we get to work with on a daily basis. When he found himself in job transition, he was referred to North Texas LEAD and our staff quickly grew to know Robert as someone who could greatly impact one of our partner employers.

After becoming an endorsed candidate, he found a posted opportunity with the airport that was his “dream job.” After a year long selection process, he has made that dream come true. He believes LEAD is what made led him to his current role.

Robert Horton

ROBERT HORTON

VP, Environmental Affairs

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

“Without a doubt, my decision to apply to North Texas LEAD was the best decision of my professional career.  Although I had the work experience and education documented in a nice looking resume, it was not sufficient to advance to the next level.  The most beneficial lessons learned came from studying the STAR interviewing technique, listening to advice on presenting myself in an authentic manner, and learning how to develop an effective networking technique. With the prayer, guidance and support from Gyna, Stephanie, Stephen, and the rest of their support network, I was able to successfully navigate a very rigorous interview process in order to land my dream job at DFW Airport.”

You can make a difference to our candidates in career transition by donating to North Texas Leaders and Executives Advocating Diversity (LEAD) in honor of #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a movement dedicated to giving back. This global initiative asks you to give what you saved on the deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday to your favorite charity. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, and communities around the world will come together for one common purpose: to give and celebrate generosity. Please consider a gift to North Texas LEAD 501(c)3 by visiting http://northtexaslead.org/donate/.

Learn more about Giving Tuesday by visiting http://www.givingtuesday.org/.