Before founding CareerOyster, Coach Howard Cattie had more than 30 years of experience in Career Coaching, Recruiting, Sales and Sales Management. While he was a hiring manager for most of that time, his real passion has always been helping individuals identify their longer-term goals and positioning themselves to get there. He has extensive experience in coaching job-seekers and recruiters in effective career planning, resume writing, interview coaching and negotiation strategies.
Howard has trained over 400 recruiters and thousands of candidates in job search techniques with a true specialty in candidate interview preparation.
Howard was a Senior Career Coach for Hallie Crawford and the Frontier Group. He also founded and managed Custom Recruiting Services, which specialized in recruiting talent for technology and sales and marketing roles. Howard was also a Senior Executive in three national Recruiting organizations, Source Services, Romac International (now Kforce) and Norrell (now Spherion). His technical background includes software sales experience with IBM and Resumix, as well as, 7 years of computer hardware design.
Howard was a certified member of Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) where he provided Executive, Sales and Career Coaching to Management Clients.
He received an MBA from Temple University and a
MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan
CareerOyster provides “Specialist” Coaches for your Career! Specialized coaches to help executives and professionals direct their careers throughout their working lives. Services include one on one coaching combined with multi-media products to deliver "life long skills " for career planning, resume help, assessments, interviewing help, job leads and focused coaching. The theme of the company is simple:
"The world is your Oyster... be the pearl."