Barbara is founder of The Career Stager, helping mid-careerists put their best face forward.

She acts as a sounding board for clients to help identify their talents, craft words to deliver their message, and then assists in negotiating the offer, using a total rewards strategy. Barbara also acts as a cheerleader to the more seasoned workers, demonstrating how the wisdom they acquired over a career can shift the perception of age from a liability to an asset.

As a former human resources executive who spent a career focused on workforce planning and talent acquisition for high growth, entrepreneurial organizations, Barbara shares perspectives on what happens on the “other side of the desk,” demystifying the HR selection process. Her recent consulting experience as a Recruiter enables her to share current search skills needed for the current job market intensive use of social platforms.

Barbara holds a degree in Human Resources from Lewis University, Romeoville, IL and is a member of Society for Human Resources (SHRM).

Barbara is a contributing writer for: Executive Career Brand, Thrive Global, Executive Vine, SHRM and Human Resources Management of Chicago (HRMAC). As a professional resume writer, she is a Member of The National Résumé Writers’ Association.

Paying it forward by helping others find meaningful employment is personal for her. She is a past member of the Board of Directors and current Director Emeritus, Career and Networking Center, a not-for-profit organization located in Naperville, IL.

Barbara offers career counseling, and conducts workshops and webinars on every aspect of the search. At the Center, she is also Co-Facilitator of a Job Search Work Team (JSWT), an accountability group for job seekers.

Connect with Barbara via her website at: Career-Stager.com or on LinkedIn.

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