Among other accomplishments, Mr. O’Connor is also a Certified Career Coach. With a unique fiction writing pedigree with fiction publications as well, he obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University. With over 19 years experience in professional outplacement, career transition, resume writing and career coaching, O’Connor applies his considerable job market expertise to career transitioners nationally.

He has been featured multiple times in the Raleigh News & Observer; he has published many articles on human resources, recruitment and many peer related issues for Yahoo! HotJobs, CNN Money,, The Ladders, Resume Writers Digest, The Gladiator, ExecuNet, Career Masters Institute Monthly Newsletter, and Monster Career News. Other sample books and national publications such as JIST select his work. Additionally his diversified experience includes serving as a college professor and as a US Army officer.

Certified Federal Job Search Trainer (NC’s First)
Credentialed Career Master (NC’s First)
Certified Federal Resume Writer
Certified Resume Writer
Certified Electronic Career Coach
Certified Career Transition and Assessments Coach

Society of Human Resources Professionals (SHRM) and 2006 Workforce Readiness Director for Raleigh-Raleigh-Wake Human Resources Association (
Member of Association of Job Search Trainers
Career Management Alliance
Career Directors International

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