Print 12 careers later, woman puts job change expertise to work
Written by Jeff Wood   
Friday, 11 May 2012 16:00

Linda Swanson knows a lot about getting a job.

Linda Swanson, a professional career transition consultant talks May 1 about the ways a job seeker can stand out from the pack during an interview. Swanson suggested applicants should find out the real needs of a company and present their unique abilities to meet those needs.In 42 years, she’s had 13 separate careers. In one of those careers — which lasted 13 years — she held 10 different jobs.

She’s worked as vice president of an insurance company, as department head at a health management organization, and as sales consultant for time shares.

Currently, she’s putting her job experience to use as a career transition consultant, helping people retiring from the military find jobs in the private sector.

Swanson gives seminars to job seekers across the country, but she also has a wealth of information for job seekers in the Verde Valley.

One of her top tips: Internet job searches are “a complete waste of time.”

For the full story, see the Wednesday, May 9, edition of The Camp Verde Journal or the Cottonwood Journal Extra.