October 08, 2007 08:30 ET

Experts Connection™ Monthly Teleseminar Centers on Overcoming Obstacles to Promotion

Career Coach Susan Britton Whitcomb Offers Strategies to Make Yourself "Promotable"

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - Many frustrated executives start looking for a new job because they see themselves at an impasse with their current employer with no room to get ahead. In the next Experts Connection™ ( teleseminar, "Overcoming Obstacles to Promotion," recognized career and promotion coach Susan Britton Whitcomb will offer strategies to land a promotion with your current employer without fear of failure. The teleseminar, sponsored by NETSHARE® (, will be held Wednesday, October 24, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET, (1:00 - 2:00 p.m. PT).

Many professionals feel they "hit the wall" with their employers; they feel they are giving their all but their efforts aren't recognized by senior management, so they are continually passed over for promotion. People in this position don't necessarily want a career change, but they feel their only recourse is to start looking for a new job. Through her research, Whitcomb has uncovered a more strategic approach to make yourself "promotable." In this teleseminar, she will explore strategies to move up rather than out, including:

--  Driving factors executives look for in promotable people;
--  Common mistakes to avoid when seeking promotion;
--  The elements within your organization that can enhance or impede the
    likelihood of promotion;
--  The T.A.L.K. formula for proposing you are ready to move up;
--  Compensation strategies to make sure you get the right raise for the
    new job; and
--  Common roadblocks to promotion, such as being too valuable in your
    current role, internal politics, the perception of being too old, and
    strategies and workarounds to overcome these obstacles.

"Many of the NETSHARE members I talk to aren't anxious to undertake a job search, but they feel their only course to get ahead is to find a new company," said Kathy Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection teleseminars. "Susan understands that this is a myth, and many professionals can do better with their current employer, once they understand how to take control of their career path. She will help attendees rethink their promotion strategy, and provide tactics to help them get ahead, on their own terms."

The Experts Connection teleseminar series gives executives access to leading career experts. The cost of the seminar is $45, $35 for NETSHARE members, and access is provided via web and telephone. A CD of the teleseminar is also available at

About Susan Britton Whitcomb

Susan Britton Whitcomb is a prominent figure in the world of career management and coaching. She is founder and president of Career Coach Academy and Leadership Coach Academy and the author of six career books, including "30-Day Job Promotion," "Resume Magic," "Interview Magic" and the award-winning "Job Search Magic." In addition to her work as a speaker and trainer, she has been a careers columnist and featured guest for and American Online. As an industry expert, she has been cited in U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, Time Inc.'s Health, CBS, the Dow Jones' National Business Employment Weekly, and numerous syndicated careers columns. Susan is passionate about equipping people with the tools and tenacity to turn their passions into profit while making a difference in their work-world! You can download a free excerpt of Susan's latest book, "30-Day Job Promotion," at


NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership-based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

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