Phone: 234-380-6808
Phone: 234-380-6808
Jody Feldman, Featured Advisor for Hudson Job Search

Hudson Job Search and the job seeker community has benefited from the volunteer work of Jody Feldman for 21 years. As a Hudson Job Search Advisor Jody has been working one-on-one to coach job seekers in the community and collaborate with other advisors as they advocate for job seekers as well as innovate to improve how we deliver assistance to the job seeking community.  We take this month to feature Jody and spotlight his history with this interview:

Professional Background

Jody Feldman recently retired as Chief Financial Officer at Anderson International Corp, a manufacturing company in Stow, OH. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting and Finance and has his MBA from Rivier University (NH). Jody is a Certified Public Accountant (OH)and has been a Hudson resident for 28 years.  

Q: What inspired you to become an Advisor with Hudson Job Search?

A: I utilized the services of Hudson Job Search in the early 2000’s – once from the sale of my employer and then shortly after 9/11 when my start-up employer could not sustain the business and closed its doors. My Hudson Job Search advisors were most helpful. Their efforts encouraged me to join as an advisor.

Q: How long have you been an Advisor with Hudson Job Search?

A: 21 years.

Q: What do you enjoy the most about your role as an Advisor with the organization?

A: I like meeting with job seekers and helping them focus on their job search. I encourage them to stay positive, follow the Hudson Job Search program and continue networking. I also enjoy working with my fellow advisors.

Q: What’s your favorite Hudson Job Search story?
(to understand Jody’s response to this question it is important to know that at Hudson Job Search, even though all our services are free, Advisors refer to the job seekers they are partnered-up with as their clients)

One particular client of mine was about to receive a job offer. I offered some guidance on salary negotiation but felt I needed some additional assistance for my client. I reached out to some fellow advisors who talked with my client and offered some excellent counsel. My client was able to negotiate a better offer than we had expected.

Q: What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming a Hudson Job Search Advisor?

A: Hudson Job Search is a great organization supported by local churches and local community organizations. It is a great way to assist others during a stressful time of their lives. Helping individuals get their next job provides a great deal of personal satisfaction.

Q: How did you learn how to advise Job Seekers?

A:  I followed the initial actions of my own advisors. Hudson Job Search has a very structured program utilizing workbooks and timelines. Listening to reports from other advisors, bi-monthly speakers and semi-annual training sessions all help. Most importantly, clients all have different needs and different backgrounds. As advisors, we need to listen to the client and develop a plan that will best work for them.

Q: If Hudson Job Search could do anything, with limitless donations, what would you like to see the organization accomplish in the next 5 years?

A: Technology and social media have changed the job search process. The HJS organization needs to stay abreast of these advances and keep both their advisors and clients educated.


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