Fred Coon, Chairman, CEO, JCTC, CRW, LEA. Fred started SC&C as an Executive Search firm and grew the company into five divisions offering a broad array of Human Capital Strategies to both corporations and individuals around the globe. Fred works with client companies in finding and placing key senior talent through the Retained Executive and Technical Search Division. He is quoted in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Success Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other major national publications, and appears on affiliates of ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on the job and employment market and the recruiting industry.
His Workplace Strategies Series has thousands of monthly subscribers, worldwide.
Fred was on the senior team of two different companies, in two different industries, achieving multiple listings in Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest growing companies in America. One of those companies, Certified Collateral Corporation, was in the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States. CCC was number 31 on the 1986 Inc. Magazine 100 List and number 54 on the 1987 Inc. Magazine 100 List, as well as first in profitability among all of the listed companies in both years.
He is a Licensed Employment Agent, a Nationally Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, a Behavioral Consultant and a Certified Disc Administrator. Mr. Coon is a member of the Arizona Technology Council – Policy Advisory Committee, the Workforce Business Intelligence Board, and The Forbes Coaching Council .
He is also a founding member of the Arizona Corporate Council on Veterans Employment. This collaboration of Arizona companies is focused on maximizing career opportunities for all service members, veterans and their family members, statewide. The corporate council works in partnership with the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and other key stakeholders in support of the Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment.
He is author of multiple best-selling career books. His first, Ready Aim Hired, was used as one of the textbooks for the Strategic Career Management course at the Daniels College of Business Graduate School, University of Denver. He was also the first appointed Virtual Executive Mentor for Graduate and Undergraduate students at Daniels, as well.
His best-selling book, Leveraging LinkedIn For Job Search Success has over 46,000 copies in the marketplace and the 2018 version has just been released.
Fred is a contributing author to the book, Business Model You, by Tim Clark, which is currently printed in seven languages. His latest book, Hire The EQ, Not The IQ, focuses on hiring the right “fit” for any given job using behavioral interviewing tactics that he and his co-author, Ron Venckus, spent 10 years researching and developed unique behavioral questions that help HR managers and corporate leadership hire the right "fit" for any given job.
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Where to buy in print
Leveraging LinkedIn for Job Search Success 2015
by Fred Coon & Susan Barens
Job seekers must construct a perfect LinkedIn profile to be found by recruiters. This book shares all the tricks on how to do this. What must your summary contain? How do you structure job history to create value? How do you get linked to the right people? This book shows all the LinkedIn secrets, visible and hidden, to help anyone who wishes to have a great LinkedIn profile.
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