PAT CROSS, MA Ed

Chief Career Expert & Career Coach
 
SPECIALITIES: Early Career | Mid Career | Director & Executives

Pat Cross, MA Ed, is an experienced career coach with over 15 years experience working with job seekers at levels from individual contributors to executive level staff.  In addition to one-on-one coaching, she is also an experienced trainer and facilitator in the areas of job search, emotional intelligence, leadership development, management skills, presentation effectiveness, and customer service.

Pat also created content for the mobile application “Interview Prep” for Android phones which has sold worldwide on five continents. Additional apps include “Telephone Screen” and “Interview Prep for Retail”.

Since her first career as a Registered Nurse practicing in hospital environments, her career has crossed both different functions and different industries including healthcare, building trades, manufacturing, education, public utilities and high tech.  Prior to becoming an independent consultant, she was Vice President of Career Management at Right Management, a division of Manpower. In this role, she worked individually with clients in job search, conducted workshops, designed unique new workshops, and facilitated senior level “success teams”, providing support and focus for senior level executives in transition. Prior to Right Management, she managed the education and training function for Komag, a high tech manufacturing organization in California.

Pat has a RN, a BA in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College, New York, a MA Ed from Washington University, St. Louis, and is certified in the Birkman Assessment and Achieve Global.  She is also certified in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) from University of California, Santa Cruz Extension.

When not engaged in work, Pat enjoys performing in local theater and working towards reaching her goal of traveling to 100 countries.

Webinars by Pat Cross
A resume is a critical part of the ‘marketing collateral’ showing the skills and experience of an experienced mid-career job seeker.  While a well-written effective resume can create recruiter’s or employer’s interests that leads to interviews, a badly written one that does not customize for a specific job can simply eliminate a job seeker from consideration.  In this online and on-demand webinar, Expert Career Coach Pat Cross teaches the resume format that works best, the critical components to include, and what to leave out in a mid-career job seeker resume.  She provides guidelines for mid-career job seekers on  how to create and customize the important profile and accomplishment statements using key words aligned to a specific job description.
Preparation is critical to successful job interviews.  In this on-demand streaming webinar,  Career Expert Pat Cross provides detailed guidance to college students and Early Career job seekers on how to prepare for on-campus interviews, telephone and video interviews, round robin face-to-face in person interviews, lunch interviews and panel interviews.  In addition, Cross discusses the strategies for answering 10 most common behavior based interview questions and asking 5 insightful questions to learn more about the job and the company.  Furthermore, Cross teaches the importance of following up post job interview with effective correspondence content to maximize job interview successes.
Networking is the Number 1 way professionals and executives find their next job opportunities and advance their careers.  However many job seekers don’t network successfully and feel awkward asking for help.   Experienced Career Coach Pat Cross, who has landed every job throughout her career by networking, teaches in this webinar what networking really is, the difference between the ‘visible’ and the ‘hidden’ job market, 5 things you need to network effectively, developing an ‘elevator pitch’ and how to network with and what to say to people you know and people you don’t know at meetings, online and by referral.

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