Attendee Testimonials

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From: Adam Copeland Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 8:35 PM

 I used CRN almost weekly while out of work and active networking for about eight weeks until I found work.

 I found nothing lacking in CRN’s format and cannot think of anything to improve upon it.

 Meeting people at CRN eventually, through several degrees of connectedness, led to a job. It also put me in the proper “mindset” for successful job hunting. 

From: Dawn Z. Montefusco Sent: Monday, April 6, 2015 7:21 PM To: Doug GoodrumDoug, I appreciate all that you do and I’ve been telling people that your networking group is awesome. 




From: M.L. “Matt” Buchman Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:21 PM

Doing well out here on the Coast, the jump to full-time writing is going splendidly…and is so much fun! It looks as if it is going to work as a long-term career which is exciting beyond words.

Thanks again for all you give, it really helped during a hard time.

All the best…truly! From the heart,


From: lala yerom Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:01 PM      To: Doug Goodrum and the Career Resources Network

Hello Doug,

Thank you so much for your email and the invitation. I would like to inform you that I have got a job. As a result, I won’t be able to attend the events for now. 

You are doing a great job helping people go through the difficult process of getting employed. Good luck with that…

Thanks again, Lala Yerem 


From: Kenneth Kelley Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:31 PM To: ‘Doug Goodrum’

Doug, You and the team have a great thing going at CRN . . . AWESOME & EXTRODINARY Support for Portland Job Seekers and Career Motivated People! I would attend more events and invite others! Please keep up the good work,


Best Regards,

Ken Kelley

Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:19PM

Dear Douglas, 
Thank you for the email. I do appreciate you sending me the check list. As a speaker, that truly does make things easier for me. 
I do look forward to sharing with your group.
Ely Delaney
Automated Marketing Architect

Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2014 4:28 PM

Hi Doug,

As you know I recently started a new job at Aequitas Capital Management. I want to thank you and CRN for helping me during my transition. It was a long journey (1 year) but being part of CRN and its leadership team truly helped.

As a team oriented individual, I definitely felt out of sorts during my job search since I was no longer employed and part of a team. Volunteering to be on the CRN Leadership Team turned out to be just what I needed. I was given specific responsibilities on the Programs team and was able to collaborate with Kari, you, Ron and the rest of the group on helping to make the CRN experience great for everyone. We sat in meetings, mapped out processes and made things happen. This activity helped me keep my skills sharp and also made me feel like I was part of something that was helping the lives of others. Giving back is very satisfying.

As we all know being a job seeker can be lonely as we spend time on our computers and many times, alone with our thoughts. CRN gave me the opportunity to be more than that…to be part of a team that always appreciated the work that I did. Thanks for being so welcoming and for be a strong leader that keeps everyone focused on what needs to be done. I hope to stay active with CRN as it’s not just about job seeking but also career advancement.

Finally know that because of you I chose Happiness Every Day during my journey! (Well most days anyway.) That simple mantra that you always espouse made a big difference in my life as I began everyday thinking…”I’m choosing happiness today!”

Thanks again Doug…for everything! Give my best to the Leadership Team and the rest of the gang at CRN.



Sent: April 4, 2014 RE: Pictures, Best Networking


Greetings Doug!

… I feel I made the best use of my time as an attendee, talking to company people and asking questions.
We made some creative conversations talking about business opportunities and new ideas.
Best, John Beech

Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 7:46 PM


Hi Everyone – I want to let everyone know that I got a job today, I also want to let you all know how much your encouragement, prayers, willingness to help, support when I needed it most, etc., etc., have meant to me. I don’t think I’ve ever before met a group of people this supportive and informative; it really has meant and continues to mean the world to me!… I really appreciate all the support and information I received at CRN! If/when I get down to a 40-hour week, I may be back!

Judy Anderson

Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:36 AM


Hi Doug, yesterday at CRN was really helpful hearing everyone else’s pitches-I got lots of feedback in under five minutes just by listening. I’ll be sure to be a regular.

– Nicholas (Aleksei)

Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 5:39 PM


Thanks for the invite. Some good news , I am working at Lam Research now. Working a lot and learning a lot. Thanks for your help and all the great things you’re doing with. CRN!

Best Regards,


Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:07 PM

Really enjoyed attending the CRN meeting today.  Very worthwhile and informative.  The guest speaker, Steve Fulmer was excellent and inspiring.  I liked the exercises he put us through. Anyway, thanks for the invite and I’ll definitely plan on coming to more meetings. 

CRN in action

Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2013 3:53 PM

Hi Doug~
I appreciate all you have done & are still doing to help everyone put their best foot forward in their job search.


Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:41 AM

Keep up the great work of encouraging and offering career development tools to the professionals from varied industries. 


Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:52 AM
Subject: You can take me off your email list–I’m employed:)

Thanks so much for the support in the few meetings I was able to attend.  You are doing a wonderful thing for others.


Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:17 PM

I just wanted to also comment that the synergy of CRN is off the charts. You have created a great organization with great power and message.


Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9:45 AM

… we appreciated the professional presentation…from a new and practical perspective. We also enjoyed Doug Goodrum’s energy and enthusiasm, I encourage others interested in a career network group to check it out.  Jan   


Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:18 PM


First time in the door CRN and impressed with the fast paced infectious motivation you bring. Almost want to start looking for a job again and skip the early retirement.


Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 6:05 PM

Thanks for all your hard work and service to us poor, wretched  unemployed, huddled masses….


Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 3:30 PM

… what you do is wonderful. Aside from the good knowledge and speakers, the positive belief is a mitzvah.


Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 4:14 PM

I’m one of the new members along with a few others. What a great event that was.  I’m excited about attending more sessions in the future.  I think your group is definitely something I need right now to help me stay focused and positive.


Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 6:57 PM

I want to thank you for your pioneering spirit and keeping the CRN meetings engaging.


Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:07 PM

As you may recall, I was lucky enough to get a job last June…You provide a wonderful, hopeful and valuable service.  I hope I never need to use it again, but if I do, I’ll definitely be back.