Talent Alliance hires new CFO

 Talent Alliance Announces New CFO
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 14, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Talent Alliance, Inc. (Pink Sheets:TLAN) announced today that the Company has hired Steve Sefcik as its Chief Financial Officer.”The addition of Steve Sefcik to our team is invaluable as he has extensive experience in creating financial operations for fast growing companies,” said Brian Davis, CEO of Talent Alliance. “Steve’s ability to institute control systems and develop a team of professional financial service administrators will be a key component of our growth strategy.”

Mr. Sefcik has over 30 years of experience in business and has worked in the banking, consulting and public accounting industries. Most recently Mr. Sefcik served as the Chief Financial Officer at Drilling Info from April 2006 until May 2008. In addition to his responsibilities at headquarters he provided financial and administrative oversight for its production subsidiary in Matamoros, Mexico. He was also recently active in private consulting after forming Stephen G. Sefcik, PLLC, providing management consulting to early stage companies in the areas of strategy, finance, accounting and operations management.

Mr. Sefcik has also held positions in the CPA firm of Montemayor & Associates where he served on the audit staff, and as the Vice President and Manager of E-Commerce at H.F. Ahmanson. At Ahmanson, his principle activities were strategy development and project management for the newly emerging internet and e-commerce fields. Prior to public accounting and consulting, he enjoyed a successful career in commercial banking, and has worked at State Street Bank and Trust Company, Security Pacific Bank, Bank of America and Mellon Financial Corporation.

“I am thrilled to be part of such a vibrant organization with dynamic plans for future growth,” said Sefcik. “I am especially excited about working with such a talented leadership team that shares in a unified global vision.”

Mr. Sefcik received his BS degree in Economics and Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from the University of Southern California. He also holds a Professional Designation in International Trade and Commerce from UCLA and is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). Steve is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the Association of Financial Professionals.

For more information please visit www.TalentAllianceIntl.com.

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SOAR Increases Field Sales Presence

Soar Consulting has increased its field sales presence by 58% with the completion of its Rapid Deployment Sales Training class for new Account Executives. The new recruiting class has already begun to positively impact revenue generation for the Company.

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SOAR Completes Merger with Talent Alliance

Talent Alliance, Inc., a global provider of talent acquisition and talent management solutions, announced today that the company has completed a merger with Soar Consulting, Inc., a leading provider of military transition recruiting.

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SOAR Radio Interview on Veteran’s Day

Recently, Steven Celeste, an Account Executive for SOAR, was interviewed by WDBO Radio in Orlando, FL to talk about our service to transitioning veterans. Click the link below to listen…

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Phone Interviews

Initial impressions are a major factor in the interview process.  The transition into Corporate America is much different than the initial transition into the Military.  As a job seeker you are being thrown into a world where individuality is common place.  Potential employers are searching for someone that can manage their job requirements as well as there personal lives with a certain degree of professionalism.

For most candidates the initial contact from a potential employer will be via telephone.  This initial impression will either be positive or negative and could possibly make or break the remainder of the interview process.  An upbeat and enthusiastic phone presence will relay interest and in turn build excitement within the potential employer. 

Phone interviews give both the candidate and employer a chance to conduct an initial assessment.  Therefore answers should be kept to a minimum with a focus on the key points and facts that surround the question.  The focus of this interview is to be invited to meet face to face.  It is at the face to face where the opportunity won, however the opportunity can be lost at any step along the way.

With phone messaging taking on a variety of different features many individuals have ring back tones and other out of the ordinary messages that are very trendy but unprofessional while searching for a career.  The voicemail message should be clear and simple stating your full name and a cordial greeting.  “Hello this is Joe Smith; I am unable to answer my phone.  Please leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.”  Employers don’t want to hear Justin Timberlake or 50 Cent whenever they put a call in to a potential employee.  Ring back tones should also reflect a typical pulse tone when someone is attempting to contact you.

Always remember that the phone interview is the first step toward a new career and it should be approached with as much preparation as any other stage of the interview process. 

SOAR featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal

SOAR Consulting’s Bryan Dunn was recently pictured and quoted in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

You can read the article by visiting our News and Press page (http://www.soarcareers.com/pubs/399/News__Press.cfm)

SOAR Video

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