About CRN


Empowering Career Seekers & Advancing Career Development


Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month,

9:45 am until Noon at:

Westside Oregon Food Bank

1870 NW 173rd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006

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COST: $5.00 Career Transition  |  $10.00 currently employed

For over three years, The Career Resources Network (CRN) has been hosting bi-weekly events attended by 20 – 35 business professionals and executive-level new Career Seekers. Founded by Doug Goodrum in 2011, CRN’s Executive Director and resident sales professional, CRN’s mission is to foster an empowering environment with result-oriented networking opportunities for career seekers as well as those seeking to advance their current careers (and be better prepared for the next Career Transition opportunity). In the short time that CRN has been active, it has helped over 700 business professionals either by enhancing their current career path or encouraging success while in transition, and provided over 2100 career improvement experiences.


Mission Statement:

To provide an empowering environment that focuses on networking, building on these relationships, and the ongoing improvement in new career-seeking skills or the advancement of current career development.

Goals & Objectives:

  • The sharing of time, energy and personal resources to gain new or current career advancement
  • Results oriented business relationships that empower our networks to their definition of success
  • A dedicated and energetic approach building actionable trust in each other’s abilities and results.

IMG_6221Gathering the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, meetings feature dynamic and results oriented networking time as well as presentations by some of Portland’s most notable business consultants and advisors who cover a myriad of career-enhancing topics, from interviewing and interpersonal skills to social media and how to read a job description between the lines. Participants also have an opportunity to introduce themselves with their elevator pitch. “Our goal is to have our participants build results-oriented business relationships as well as hone their career seeking/career changing skills. This has been a challenging job market and we believe everyone can benefit from the personal growth our organization offers,” said Goodrum.

Many Human Resources professionals have taken notice: “Barde Career Solutions is proud to be involved with the CRN. The group is extremely organized and professional, geared toward helping career professionals connect and reconnect to the job market successfully,” said Barbara Barde, owner of Barde Career Solutions.



CRN participants

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Empowering Career Seekers and Advancing Career Development since 2011