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January 12, 2012


Written by:  Peggy Sparrow

Mary Beth Barrett-Newman Brings Coaching and Mentoring Expertise to Clients

Lake Forest — The Career Resource Center, Inc. (CRC) announced today that Mary Beth Barrett-Newman, founder and president of 2nd Career Consulting, has joined its group of professional advisors who assist those seeking jobs.  “Having changed careers herself from financial services to career consulting, Mary Beth brings an in-depth understanding of the process that occurs,” said Jan Leahy, Executive Director of CRC.  “Her expertise in this area is a huge asset for our clients who are making a career transition and need guidance.”

Barrett-Newman joins a dedicated group of accomplished advisors who have varied backgrounds and a commitment to helping those seeking jobs.  CRC advisors average 25 years of management experience with companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries, including out-placement agencies and executive search firms.  Barrett-Newman’s expertise will bring significant value to CRC’s mission of assisting the unemployed.

Barrett-Newman will focus on the unique needs of each client she works with at CRC.  Her expertise includes guiding people who know what career they want to pursue, as well as guiding people who are exploring their options.  She can assist clients with all phases of the process, from exploring options, writing resumes, honing interview skills, as well as teaching how to network and use social media effectively.

Career Resource Center is a non-profit, career transition center that serves approximately 1,000 job seekers from throughout Metropolitan Chicago each year.  CRC volunteers energize and empower clients with education, training, and mentoring in a compassionate, supportive environment.  For a modest fee, client services include: confidential advisory sessions, educational programs and workshops, networking sessions, interview practice, a computer lab with internet access, and use of office equipment and extensive reference materials. For more information please call 847.295.5626 or visit our website at  CRC is located on the Grove Cultural Campus at 40 East Old Mill Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.


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