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. alps2pointo@gmail.com 
  • CafeNet – Meets 2x /month in OC and San Diego. Founded by CindyMPickens@aol.com 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. mkasperowicz@digitalazimuth.com 
  • ExecuNet – Meetings in OC and San Diego. Hosted by Mark James. mjames@hireconsultant.com 
  • Laguna Niguel Connectors (LNC) – Monthly Wednesday evening mixer. Source of many job postings. www.lagunaniguelconnectors.com
  • 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 http://mbsearch.com/
  • RGP Leaders in Transition – Terry Goldfarb-Lee hosts this meeting at RGP monthly. Individuals attend once. Diana.Hall@rgp.com 

SPECIALTY NETWORKING GROUPS & EVENTS 

JOB SEARCH TRAINING & NETWORKING 

  • Bootcamp for Executives in Transition –– Hosted by career coaches Kimberly Roush and Tenny Poole. Held at Platinum Resource Group (RGP). www.resourcesglobal.com
  • Power Connections – Branding Bootcamp led by Brett Olinger of Power Connections. brett@powerconnections.com
  • 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. 

EXECUTIVE JOB RESOURCES 

INTERIM JOB RESOURCES 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT / VOLUNTEERING

  • OneOC.org – Serves Orange County (OC) non-profits, offers non-profits board training and connections. https://www.oneoc.org

EXECUTIVE RESOURCES AND CONNECTIONS 

BOOKS / PUBLICATIONS

  • 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. http://chiefexecutive.net/ & http://www.theceomagazine.com/
  • 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) – http://www.ocbj.com/
  • 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