While searching for that job of your dreams - one that brings an increase in salary, better benefits, and opportunities for career advancement – you, of course, began with a resume.  But, did you know that 75 out of every 100 resumes sent to a job posting get rejected?  Knowing how to work with recruiters and understanding what they are really looking for when they review resumes will be explored in a new two-week Expert Speaker Series being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on October 16 and continuing through October 23, 9:00-10:30 am, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  This Expert Speaker Series will focus on “How to” build positive relations with recruiters while providing insights into how recruiters read resumes. 

Attendance at this Expert Speaker Series is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

The lineup for the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Fall 2019 Expert Speaker Series A is:

OCTOBER 16, 2019

Topic:              Building Positive Relations with Recruiters 

Speakers:        Paula Calise, Principal, Linked Executive Search

                         Daniel Cady, Director of Talent Acquisition, Solis Mammography


Forbes lists Linked Executive Search in Dallas as the #1 recruiting firm in Texas and the 20th overall in its list of the US Best Recruiting Firms for 2019.  Ms. Calise specializes in filling hard to fill positions, completing numerous searches in many industries and professions since founding Linked Executive Search in 2008.  A frequent speaker and instructor, Ms. Calise gives presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses on the topic of personal branding for professionals.  Ms. Calise earned an undergraduate degree in Human Resources from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Houston.  Ms. Calise’s website:  Ms. Calise’s LinkedIn profile:


Mr. Cady is an accomplished senior leader with broad Human Resource experience and industry knowledge crossing borders, lines of business and job titles.  He specializes in the healthcare industry, engineering, defense, and military.  Throughout his career, Mr. Cady has demonstrated a strategic agility in partnering and collaborating with clients to address critical business needs, including organizational building, talent acquisition, process improvement and team building.  He strives to provide a best fit for the right world-class enterprise.  Mr. Cady is committed to excellence in transformational leadership, human resources strategy, tactical execution, and operation.  Mr. Cady earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and General Management from Columbia Southern University.  He is a United States Air Force veteran with more than 16 years of service. Mr. Cady’s LinkedIn profile:


October 23, 2019

Topic:              What Do Recruiters Really Look for When They Look at Resumes?

Speaker:         Locke Alderson, Senior Career Consultant, Alderson & Associates 

With extensive knowledge and 18 years of experience in the field of career transition, Mr. Locke is a seasoned recruiter resource for candidates seeking their next employment opportunity.  Mr. Locke’s 41 years of professional recruiting and Human Resources experience (Siebel, Oracle, Raytheon) has given him a unique skill set to help those looking for their next job.  He is a sought-after workshop speaker on several strategic topics:

  • Re-Kindling Your Job Search
  • Avoiding the Resume “Black Hole”
  • Winning Resumes
  • Power Interviewing
  • Negotiating Your Salary
  • Dressing for Interview Success

Mr. Locke has earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, and an MBA in Industrial Relations from the University of California at Berkeley.  Mr. Locke’s LinkedIn profile:

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome! 


St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.


In addition to speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.


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