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

3 thoughts on “About CRN”

  1. I attended my first CRN meeting today and thought it was well worth the time and $5. The discussions on how to improve our ability to sell ourselves and meeting others was of value. I am interested in volunteering

  2. Here is an introduction video to tomorrow’s CRN speaker, Bruce Hazen, President of Three Questions Consulting. He looks like he will provide some good information and inspiration about “The New Physics of Career Management.”
    BTW… The three questions are: Move Up? Move Out? Adapt Your Style? He also speaks about what he calls, Tornado Thinking, which many or all of us can get caught up in from time to time as we think about our careers. This swirls valuable information around, which needs to be recognized, defined, and used more effectively. Of course, as usual on each 2nd and 4th Wednesday, this will be from 7:30am until 9:30am at:
    The University of Phoenix, 5th Floor, Room 509,
    13221 SW 68th Parkway, Tigard, OR 97223
    Admission is $5.00 if currently in new Career Transition, $10.00 if currently employed

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Empowering Career Seekers and Advancing Career Development since 2011