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    September 10, 2004      File #
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Executive Recruiter Shares the Power of the Rolodex and More, Sept. 22

Executive recruiter Joe M. Pelayo brings stories of the power of the Rolodex to his lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Sonoma State University's Commons to students interested in high-powered networking techniques.

Pelayo is known to say often that the most successful people have the largest databases of personal and professional connections.

Pelayo is president of Joseph Michaels, Inc., one of the leading executivesearch firms on the West Coast, He founded the company in 1990 with $15,000 in savings and went on to build a multi-million dollar business. Author of the new best seller "Work Your Network!," Pelayo is rated one of the top 75 headhunters in the nation.

Pelayo speaks frequently on employment, career, interviewing, and lectures often to his own industry on how to become a better recruiter. He will share some of his techniques and tips with business students,

* The proper way to work a network for maximum career advancement by not just meeting people but motivating them to help
* How to set and reach career goals
* How to be the "early promote"
* How to get the job and how to get ahead in business
* How to "win friends and influence people"
* How to have your best year ever

Joseph Michaels has served clients for well known companies ranging from Cisco Systems, the Oakland As, Coca Cola to Lucas Films among others.

The event is being sponsored by the Business and Economics Department, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, The International Business Association, the Finance Club, the Economic Association, and the Marketing Club.

It is free to all Sonoma State students, alumni and staff. General admission is $5. The public is welcome to attend.


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