PR NEWSWIRE: FACET Expands Talent Division To Entertainment

HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — FACET, known since 1981 as an HR-based Consulting Firm providing Career Consulting, Executive Coaching and Retained Search, has found a new pool of talent in need of its services – Entertainment. The official launch is slated for January 2017 with focus on Music, Media and Sports. FACET’s home base is Houston, Texas, but the company’s Entertainment Division will reside in the Entertainment capital of the world – Las Vegas. Marc Brattin, veteran rock musician and entrepreneur, will spearhead the division.

Marc has provided FACET with marketing, advertising and media development for the past 12 years. Drawing from his entertainment and music business experience, the new division is expanding the company’s business model of over 30 years to incorporate a collaborative team of high-level executives, artists, media and public relations experts and industry insiders to provide a one-of-a-kind experience. Most importantly, the Division provides Artist development programs with customized regimens for artists and managers to develop the skills they need to step into new roles, advance their careers and enhance their overall performance and live their dream.

C. L. Greco, President and CEO of FACET states that “We are very pleased to add this Division to our company and include talent search, artist development, coaching and management.”

Musicians and athletes interested in career services are asked to inquire at

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CareerBuilder Reveals Hot Industries for Job Growth Over the Next Five Years

CHICAGO – June 4, 2015 – Looking to find a new job, make a career change or declare a major? CareerBuilder released a new list of industries that are expected to add jobs at an accelerated pace from 2014 to 2019. The study is based on data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI), CareerBuilder’s labor market analysis arm that pulls data from over 90 national and state employment resources.

The U.S. is projected to create roughly 8 million jobs from 2014 to 2019 – a 5 percent increase – though a significant number of industries will likely experience a greater percentage gain during this period.

“Around one third of all U.S. industries are expected to outperform the national average for employment growth over the next five years,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “While it’s not surprising that technology and health care made the list, the accumulation of new jobs will take place within a diverse mix of industries requiring a broad range of skills and experience.”

The following industries are among those that are projected to add at least 10,000 jobs and experience at least 15 percent growth in employment over the next five years:


2014 Jobs

2019 Jobs

Job Added 2014 – 2019

2014 – 2019  % Change

Translation and Interpretation Services





Specialty Hospitals (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse)





Residential Remodelers





Home Health Care Services





Wine and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers





Electronic Shopping





Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations





Continuing Care Retirement Communities





Marketing Consulting Services





Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists





Computer Systems Design Services





Portfolio Management





Solid Waste Collection





Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals





Exam Preparation and Tutoring





Nail Salons





Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers





Medical Laboratories





Pet Care Services (except Veterinary)





Sports and Recreation Instruction





About CareerBuilder®

CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site,®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors and 1 million jobs. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing everything from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment solutions. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit

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FACET Lafayette Helps Louisiana Employees In Transition

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 ext. 18
Carolyn Greco
FACET Lafayette Helps Louisiana Employees In Transition

(Lafayette, La.) – Due to the downturn in the economy, many local and state companies have the challenge of cutting operating budgets.   In an effort to do so, many companies opted to avoid layoffs by utilizing the services of FACET, a career management consulting firm located in Lafayette, Louisiana with offices across the country and in global markets around the world.

FACET provides a unique and legendary brand of classic, proactive and personal support to both individuals and groups through outplacement, career transition and coaching services. From the executive suite to the non-exempt frontline, FACET has helped employees change careers, find the ‘right’ job and improve performance.

One such effort was with a Louisiana university. In November of last year, Carolyn Greco, President and CEO of FACET, was contacted to provide a campus-wide career center to assist the institution’s cost-cutting initiative by reducing university operating expenses through a voluntary separation offering to university staff.

Working in collaboration with university officials, FACET set up an on-site Career Center and created customized programs for those staff members considering early retirement, moving to another full- or part-time position outside of the university, or considering starting start a business. These programs allowed university employees to remain in control of their careers as well as coaching for those who wanted to remain in their current positions. The goal of FACET and the university was to help employees understand and weigh their career options and prepare to move into implementing their decision.

Many companies, however, handle voluntary separations internally and contact FACET to provide the actual outplacement benefit which is part of the exiting employee’s severance package. FACET has provided outplacement services for state and local companies such as The Bristow Group, CenturyLink, PHI, Schumacher Clinical Partners and Stone Energy. National corporations and organizations include Adidas, Caesars Entertainment, CVS Health, Novartis, Talbot’s and United Blood Services.

“The FACET Team and I are very proud to be providing this valuable service for over 30 years. We are honored to have the challenging responsibility of coaching and motivating clients to take the tools that we provide and move forward in their careers,” said Greco.

Ms. Greco has over 30 years of comprehensive experience in workplace consulting, career development, and leadership training in a variety of applied settings. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education with honors from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in 1970 and a Master of Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1976. In 1990, she received the Governor’s Small Business Award from the State of Louisiana for her company. Ms. Greco has also served on the Board of Governors for the Alumni Association at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as well as on the Board of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. She is a Founding Partner of the Global Outplacement Alliance.


5 ways to push your resume past the 10-second scan

infographic-on-hiring-processWant to know why employers will only skim your leadership resume – with a mere 10-to-30 second glance?

If you’ve ever leafed through stacks of resumes, looking for critical skills, you’ll realize just how fast a hiring manager must make an interviewing decision.

It’s no secret that the top half of an executive resume is prime real estate. Key details and credentials must leap off the page in order to be noticed.

Instead of fighting this trend, embrace it – and take steps to make your leadership resume pop, right from the beginning:

1 – Tell employers what’s new or relevant.

Just earned your MBA? Fluent in more than one language? Able to relocate wherever you’re needed?

These are details that are meant to be put up front in your executive resume, as they quickly distinguish you from candidates who are less willing to move, or have a more limited repertoire.

As an example, “Cornell graduate pursuing Executive Leadership certificate at Northwestern” helps demonstrate a commitment to education. “Canadian citizen; no sponsorship needed” is another example of how to answer an employer’s critical questions (before they begin).

2 – Show leadership career progression.

If you’ve consistently been promoted, worked at a string of prominent companies, or quickly transitioned into jobs that showcase your unique competencies, consider adding a short Career Progression section right up front in your resume.

For executive candidates, this may mean showing “Board of Directors,” “Committee Chairman,” “CEO,” and “Senior Vice President” in a Leadership Career History listing on the first page (as shown in this sample COO resume).

A rising star in banking could also list “VP, Strategic Programs at Citibank” and “Management Associate at HSBC Bank” in a resume summary, helping explain why you’re qualified to move to the next step.

3 – Give your executive resume a title.

Instead of launching right into Professional Profile or Qualifications Summary (yawn), consider cutting to the chase with a title that spells out your executive career goal.

Don’t protest; you’ll need to make your ultimate job target obvious to employers, or they WILL pass you by.

You can, of course, straddle the line between career levels with a general title such as “Business Development / Account Executive,” or try going for broke with specifics (“Director, Cloud Services & Managed Hosting Alliances”).

Either way, a bold title tells employers where to categorize your skills (as obvious in this sample CMO resume), and points them to seek out the reasons you’re uniquely qualified—by reading further, of course.

ResumeAnalysisGraph54 – Try a branding headline.

Also referred to as a tagline, a branding headline does exactly what it should: frame your peak value-add to employers.

Placed front and center on your leadership resume, the branding statement can be as dynamic or conservative as you believe it needs to be, based on the audience for your skills. Keywords or references to your desired career level will help employers hone in on what you offer.

As an example, if you’re pursuing a new position in a highly regulated field such as the audit industry, an appropriate tagline could be “Municipal Audit Leader Behind Large-Scale Cost Recovery & Compliance.”

An EVP of Sales, on the other hand, might try a headline with more energy, such as “Aggressive Retail Sales Strategist Leading Teams to Multimillion-Dollar Deals.”

5 – Present your ROI right away.

There’s no law of executive resume writing that says you must hide the good stuff until later in the document. In fact, you can start off with a bang by describing achievements within the first few lines of your leadership resume.

“$400M+ growth with launch of Cloud Partner offering in Q3 2012, leading to $800M forecasted 2013 results” says more about your ability to get results than a list of sales skills.

In short, don’t settle for writing your resume the same way, while hoping for different results!

Recruiters and hiring managers are crazy-busy looking for the perfect executive candidate, with little time to read your resume and absorb every detail. The top part of your resume can be as important as the remainder of the document – all put together.

Make it easier for them to spot key qualifications by trumpeting core facts front and center, where they’re much more likely to land you a coveted executive interview.


Soma SvayFACET is pleased to announce the addition of Soma Svay, Search Division Director, as the newest member of the Facet Team!

Soma Svay has over 25 years of expertise in recruiting, search and staffing in both exclusive, retained search and multiple projects for all levels. She has an impressive track record of achievement in Operations, Sales/Marketing professional experienced in Human Capital, Financial Services, and Staffing.

Prior to joining FACET, Soma’s professional experience includes over 14 years as Director of Promotions with an investment firm, 8 years as Director of Operations at a global outplacement and consulting company, 3 years as a Recruiting Consultant at a boutique recruiting firm, and 4 years at an insurance office as the Director of Operations and Independent Life Insurance Consultant.

Soma attended the University of Houston majoring in Business Administration. She is also a Licensed Life Insurance Agent providing consulting services in the final expense market.

Soma’s affiliations include Houston Networking News, Asian Pacific American Heritage Association, Greater Houston Partnership, and HR Houston, the Houston affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Please Connect with Soma and welcome her to Facet!

Happy NEW YEAR from the FACET Team!

Have questions? Call us at 888-868-8973




HOUSTON, TX − Few events are as devastating to a company, and its people, than the need to reduce its workforce.  This type of crisis requires immediate action to ensure business continuity and forward movement for the affected employees.

Enter Carolyn Greco, who has been tagged by crisis management services agency Firestorm to serve on its expert council for Corporate Outplacement, Executive and Management Rescue and Pre-Employment/Background Screening.

Firestorm, whose expert council includes such dignitaries at Russel Honoré, C. Everett Koop, MD and David Satcher, MD, PhD.,  assists companies in preparing for the worst and managing the decision required in an immediate crisis. Firestorm was most famously called in following the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Greco is CEO of FACET (, a Career Management Consulting firm based in Houston and Lafayette, LA. Her organization helps companies through the reduction in force (RIF) process, serving to manage the crisis by minimizing the risk for management, HR and both the affected and remaining employees. Her “Rescue Programs” coach executives and managers in the skills they need to step into new roles, thus advancing their careers and enhancing the company’s overall performance.

FACET and Firestorm agree that ‘every crisis is a human crisis,’ and that absolutely defines the situation when a company is forced to reduce its workforce. The key to minimizing the fallout for all involved is pre-planning and swift action once a RIF is announced,” said Greco. “No company wants to be in this position, but when they have no other options, making a choice to bring in outplacement and crisis management professionals will ultimately ensure the best possible outcome for everyone,” she added.

Once the crisis has passed and the process of rehiring begins, Greco is onboard to provide the necessary pre-employment and background screening of job candidates.  FACET subsidiary Compliance Background Screening Services, a global employment screening company, pre-qualifies candidates using the most accurate and up-to-date information available from direct sources.

“Our goal at FACET is always to help companies maintain their flow of business while managing their human resource needs,” Greco explained.

About Firestorm

Firestorm believes that a culture of preparedness is the foundation of success. Such a culture centers your organization on sound governance principles of responsibility and accountability. It enables and guides your organization should you face hostile conditions or if your business environment is compromised.

Disaster readiness and enterprise value go hand-in-hand. Both are dynamic, forward-looking and expectations-based. The ability of management to plan for unexpected business-compromising situations, and be effective in turning them around, is more important in driving business recovery than the direct financial consequences of the disaster. Promoting and enforcing a culture of readiness protects a company’s assets. Firestorm’s Disaster Due Diligence process does just that.

For additional information on Firestorm Press, please contact:
Mike Pennetti
Phone: (770) 643-1114

About Facet

FACET is a Career Management consulting firm specializing in the four facets of the Talent Management Cycle: Attracting, Retaining, Developing and Transitioning of an organization’s human resources.

FACET’s practice specifically addresses facilitation of smooth career/life transitions for individuals leaving organizations as well as career management, leadership training and coaching for employees whose assignments within organizations are impacted by change or other organizational needs.

By application of several directions of pursuit, the corporation accomplishes a single goal: maximum utilization of human resource potential and productivity through efficient hiring, training and career development.

Headquartered in Houston, TX, FACET was founded in 1981 in Louisiana and now has service offices throughout the United States and affiliate offices worldwide. As a founding member of Global Outplacement Alliance (GOA) – the World’s Local Outplacement ExpertsSM, FACET shares a parallel philosophy of the highest quality and standards with other owner invested firms worldwide. To address organizational needs outlined by its clients, FACET offers a comprehensive package of workplace consulting services, focusing on providing high quality, creative programs which favorably impact the bottom line.

For additional information on Facet contact:

The Facet Group
200 South Audubon Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503
Ph. 337-233-8973 Fax# 337-593-0828
Toll# 1-888-868-8973