November 05, 2007 08:30 ET

Winning Your Next Raise Is Topic for November's Experts Connection™ Monthly Teleseminar

McLean Group Founder Don Orlando Explains How to Make Your Case When It Comes Time for Your Next Job Review

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - The secret of negotiating a raise isn't getting more money, it's getting the recognition you deserve so you move ahead in the job, and with your career. In the next Experts Connection™ ( teleseminar, "Winning Your Next Raise: Going Beyond Just More Money," Don Orlando, founder of The McLean Group and a seasoned career coach and training and development expert, will offer concrete strategies to keep your accomplishments in front of management to land that raise. The Experts Connection teleseminar is sponsored by NETSHARE® ( and will be held Wednesday, November 28, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET (1:00 - 2:00 p.m. PT).

In today's business world, you keep score with your paycheck, and top business performers need a better salary to stay ahead. But as corporations continue to tighten their belts, how can you demonstrate your worth in order to justify that raise? How can you continue to demonstrate you are worthy of promotion and stay ahead of your peers so your career doesn't stagnate?

In this session of Experts Connection, Orlando will show you how to promote yourself so you can reap the rewards of your efforts. This session will include strategies that can put money in your pocket, including:

--  Understanding how to document your accomplishments to power salary
    increases, promotions, and advancement for a lifetime;
--  How to tailor your efforts to show management how invaluable you are
    to the organization and why you are a "must retain" professional;
--  How to make the most of a professional development program and turn it
    into tangible rewards;
--  How to leverage your contributions against weaknesses built into the
    performance review system; and
--  How to make your request for a raise turn into benefit for your boss.

"The secret of career success isn't landing the right job, it's knowing how to make the most of your current job once you land it," said Kathy Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection teleseminars. "Don understands the inner workings of corporations and how they assess personnel in light of shrinking budgets and other business challenges. His expertise will help attendees present themselves in the best corporate fashion -- never an easy task -- and show them how to lay the groundwork for a long and profitable career, no matter where they work."

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 Don Orlando

As founder and president of The McLean Group, Don Orlando helps rising and senior professionals achieve the careers they've always deserved, get paid what they are worth, and build a foundation for even greater success. His expertise extends to the international marketplace and he works with executives in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Drawing from his 26 years on active duty with the Air Force (he retired as a full colonel), Orlando is the provider of choice for the Air Force's Executive Transition Assistance Program at Air University. His work in academia and research also equip him to support senior educators and scientists. Orlando serves on the Board of Directors of Career Management Alliance and his work is reflected in 43 collections of best resumes in the last five years alone.


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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