About

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SEAN McCARTHY is an executive recruiting and career consultant assisting all levels of job seekers. He focuses on the fundamentals of job search by using a specialized set of tools to match the candidate with the right employers.

EXPERIENCE
Sean has 16 years of outplacement experience working with Lee Hecht Harrison (formerly Drake Beam Morin), a national outplacement consulting firm. He assisted with the initial notification of laid-off employees, and then construct a strategy for them to conduct a successful self-directed job search.

LINKEDIN
Sean is a LinkedIn subject matter expert who can open up LinkedIn so you can use it to its full capacity. He will demonstrate how you can use LinkedIn to improve your free profile, which will provide a consistent and professional image. He’ll show you how to micro-target companies close to your home by using your free LinkedIn profile.

RESUME
Sean will collaborate with you on your resume. He can provide an outline but you must add all of the facts, dates, education and more. Remember to make a list of the technology and tools you use in doing your job. LinkedIn is a great organizational tool and so it is preferable for you to update your LinkedIn profile before writing your resume. Consistency between your resume and your LinkedIn profile is the objective.

INTERVIEW PREPARATION
Sean has been a recruiter for more than 20 years placing finance and accounting professionals throughout Southern California. Chief among his skills is candidate interview preparation. He will discuss, how you should present yourself, and how to answer tough questions, including what is your salary expectation’ and “what’s the next step?”. He will probe your weaknesses and come up with a strategy for dealing with them.

PERSONAL HISTORY
McCarthy is a life-long Angeleno. He is a Mayoral appointee to the Los Angeles Greek Theater Advisory Committee. He is a past board member of the West Valley Warner Center Chamber of Commerce and the United Chambers Of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley. Additionally, McCarthy is an elected member of the Woodland Hills / Warner Center Neighborhood Council.

He has been twice nominated for the Fernando Award, the San Fernando Valley’s highest honor for volunteerism and has been recognized by the City of Los Angeles for his work on the Los Angeles River.

Mr. McCarthy graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in Philosophy. He subsequently earned a law degree from the University of La Verne, College of Law.