For seventeen years Hudson Job Search has benefited from having the Mark Zwolinski (known as MarkZ) as one of our most active Advisors. Mark has helped countless job seekers (we call “clients”) to navigate through the job search process with his advise and support. We take this month to feature MarkZ and spotlight his experience as a volunteer Advisor with Hudson Job Search.
Mark Zwolinski retired in 2022 after a successful career as a Quality Assurance professional. Over many years of QMS implementation successes and accomplishments Mark worked in the medical electronic manufacturing industry and others. Mark was the Director of Quality Assurance for several companies including CO-AX Technologies, Valtronic, Techtron Systems, Automated Packaging Systems, Weatherchem Corporation and Frantz Medical.
Q: What inspired you to become an Advisor with Hudson Job Search?
A: Following my own job search in 2006, I was left with a sense of the great benefit it can be to have an advisor as a coach during the process to get seasoned advice.
Q: How long have you been an Advisor with Hudson Job Search?
A: Since 2006.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about your role as an Advisor with the organization?
A: It is the living example of having a “lighted candle light another candle” and the win-win approach where the job seeker finds a good fitting job and the advisor becomes ever more experienced and able to provide useful productive guidance.
Q: What’s your favorite Hudson Job Search story?
A Hudson Job Search client (job seeker) was able to land a job in Hawaii and several years later while visiting Hawaii we were able to meet and catch-up finding out that he had met another Ohioan there and was married.
Q: What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming a Hudson Job Search Advisor?
A:The satisfaction of facilitating a jobseeker in identifying and securing a new position is comparable to “teaching someone to fish instead of giving them a fish” to survive. You have the satisfaction of knowing that this person will be much better equipped in the future regardless of what career issues they encounter.
Q: How did you learn how to advise Job Seekers?
A: Many similar workplace supervisory responsibility situations in my career such as facilitating networking and reaching out to people whom you’ve never met, provided a great foundation for helping someone overcome their fear of the unknown in many work-life-situations similar to job searching.
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: The need for a universal networking system not unlike Linked-In but with the dedicated person-to-person connection focused on putting the person in need in the best job opportunity in a efficient prompt fashion.
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