New job opportunities from the hidden job market continue to be streamed to members. Many of these come from members who are working, and some come from members who have found a job that is not for them.

HAPPENlink is now in its ninth year and has been almost free of trouble. All messages are read by the moderators after they are posted. Very rarely a member's machine becomes invested with a Trojan virus which sends out unwanted messages. This is promptly addressed, with messages from that member being held until the problem is fixed.

Please let me know directly if you notice a message that seems inconsistent with the rules of HAPPENlink. These are sent to every member on the first day of each month.

Ross Macpherson has helped many members with their resume preparation and is one of HAPPEN's Approved Service Providers. We look to Ross for his renowned expertise with the layout and preparation of Resumes. Your resume will generate an invitation to come in for an interview.

The presentation in Burlington on Wednesday this week by Ross will cover the challenging questions including panel interviews and other regular challenges.

The improving weather will tempt the gardeners amongst to disrupt their job search routine. We know that weeding is a long awaited pleasure but it can be done in the evening and weekends.
Please remember to participate in the poll that Jim Geraghty has arranged on HAPPENlink. Cut- off date for your input is Monday 23 May. This toll will allow Steve Prentice to focus on the areas of Social Media that most members wish to hear about.

Old friends are expecting to see you this week, come and tell us what is working for you

Robin Wright,
Executive Director

Vancouver Meeting - Tuesday, 24 May

"Empower Yourself, Speak with Confidence and get Results"

Leslee Richardson, Rich Impressions www.richimpressions.com

Leslee is experienced as Employment and Career Consultant / Coach and Workshop Facilitator

17 years + of administrative experience working with different organizations through contracts and Small Business Administrative Set Up or Re-structuring. 30 years + experience as a Image Consultant .

Leslee has a passion to help people bring out the best in themselves and in the work they do, whether it is through their image, achieving career /employment directives, or assisting small business to get organized.

Services include

Career Matching & Development
Employment Consulting / Coaching
Job Mapping and Resume Targeting/Writing
Interview Preparation
Coach; Personal & Professional Presentation
Hair design, cut & styling, wardrobe coordinator

Location: Summit Search Group, Suite200-1311 Howe St., Vancouver

Mississauga - Tuesday, 24 May

"Communicating for results in the Interview and the workplace."

Debbie Matters, Your Communication Matters Inc. www.ycmatters.com

DEBBIE MATTERS is a communication expert, author and managing director of Your Communication Matters Inc., a training and development company based in Toronto, Ontario. She designs, customizes and delivers influential communication training programs. Debbie excels at guiding clients to get positive results through communication while respecting the needs of individuals, teams and organizations.

Debbie is a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, graduate of the Advanced Facilitation program at Facilitation First and member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. As a former teacher, marketing manager in the financial industry and education liaison in the pharmaceutical industry, Debbie is versatile and adaptable to varied cultures, dynamics and challenges.

Debbie has completed numerous marathons including the Boston Marathon and triathlons including Ironman Canada. She has the determination, passion and conviction for getting the job done right while optimizing the experience and development of participants.

Location: Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga,

Burlington Meeting - Wednesday, 25 May

"Awsome Interviews"

Ross Macpherson, Career Quest www.yourcareer quest.com

Ross Macpherson is the President of Career Quest, a Certified Professional Resume Writer, a Certified Interview Coach, a Personal Branding Strategist, a Career Success Coach, and is ranked as the #1 resume writer in Canada.

As an expert in marketing yourself throughout your career, Ross is known for helping senior and executive professionals stand out from their competition and accelerate their careers in even the toughest economies. His clients include top professionals and corporate executives across all industries in Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Ross is an old friend at HAPPEN. He also speaks at major career events and conferences across North America and his work is featured in 18 leading "how to" career books, including Expert Resumes, Resumes that Knock 'Em Dead, Gallery of Best Resumes, and Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters.

Location: Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington.