Paula Santonocito, GCDF brings an extensive business background to her work as a journalist and editor covering employment issues. She previously served as vice president for a Fortune 500 corporation, and has management experience in a variety of work environments. In her role as an executive, she faced many of the same issues management professionals face today.

A lifelong love of writing led her to make the transition to writing full time. After contributing to journals, magazines, and newspapers for several years, she became intrigued by a new medium called the Internet. She connected with a startup company called AIRS and became its lead feature article writer, providing content that helped launch the company and the online recruitment industry. Her early AIRS articles were widely syndicated and appeared at career sites worldwide. Later, she continued her relationship with AIRS, serving as AIRS News editor for seven years.

She was also managing editor of Recruiting Trends for three years; U.S. features editor of Onrec Magazine (formerly Online Recruitment Magazine) for five years; a contributing editor to TalentManagementTech (TMT), when it was owned by UK publisher Tarsus; a contributing editor to HRInsider.ca; and a regular contributor to Thomson Reuters’ HRWire for 10 years. In addition, she was career editor of SingleMindedWomen.com for four years, during which time she created an extensive library of career content for single women and others.

Paula Santonocito has been a guest on radio programs in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle, where she discussed career issues. She has also been quoted in articles that have appeared at Forbes, CNN.com, MSN, NBC, and in numerous newspapers.

She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a member of the Professional Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA), a member of the Human Capital Institute (HCI), a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), and a member of the National Press Club.

Paula Santonocito holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Norwich University, a Workforce Career Coach Facilitator (WCCF) certificate from Thomas Edison State College, and has been awarded the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) designation from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).