Women Presidents’ Organization 2016 International Conference

Women Presidents’ Organization pic
Women Presidents’ Organization
Image: womenpresidentsorg.com

J. Melissa Cooper is co-founder and managing partner of HirePerfect, which offers human resource connections and recruiting methodologies for biotech companies. Dedicated to helping women achieve success in life, J. Melissa Cooper is active with the Women Presidents’ Organization


(WPO) chapter in Miami, Florida.

A nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies, WPO seeks to improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs. Many of its members participate in peer advisory groups designed to help members accelerate the growth of their businesses. WPO also cultivates professional connections, offers continuing education opportunities, and promotes the accomplishments of its members.

One of the ways members can network with others is through the WPO annual conference. The 2016 international conference will be held April 7-9 in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. During this three-day conference, attendees can participate in interactive seminars, listen to keynote speakers, and hone industry tactics. In addition, potential members have an opportunity to experience firsthand the professional and personal impact of the organization on the lives of women business owners.


Elements of an Effective Resume

HirePerfect pic
Image: hireperfect.com

J. Melissa Cooper cofounded the resume writing firm HirePerfect in 2009. She continues to serve the company as managing partner. J. Melissa Cooper has prior experience with Talent Inc. and RezBiz LLC.

Composing a resume can be a difficult task. While a professional resume writing firm can assist in the creation of an effective resume, individuals should understand a few of the most important characteristics.

Most importantly, job seekers should never forget that a resume is essentially a marketing tool used to sell their skill set and experience. With this in mind, a resume should place the most valuable pieces of information up front while providing all relevant work experience and education in a neat, concise manner.

Secondly, job seekers must work tirelessly to perfect their resume down to the smallest details, such as spelling, grammar, and aspects of basic formatting. Any potential employer who comes across a typo or spelling mistake will likely assume the writer plans to put forth the same amount of effort in their work.

Finally, a resume should demonstrate aesthetic appeal. Fonts and colors should be easily readable, and resume writers should use distinct headings so that a reader can move effortlessly between sections such as employment history and education.

Stretches for Tennis Players

Stretches for Tennis Players pic
Stretches for Tennis Players
Image: stretchcoach.com

J. Melissa Cooper has served as a managing partner at HirePerfect since cofounding the resume writing firm six years ago. Beyond her professional activities, J. Melissa Cooper enjoys staying active by playing tennis.

As is the case with any physical activity, individuals must remember to properly stretch before a tennis match to help avoid an injury. The rotating wrist stretch is one of the most important stretches, as the wrist is used virtually every time a player’s racket contacts the ball. To stretch the wrist, a player should extend one arm straight in front of the body. To complete the rotating wrist stretch, players can move the wrist down, out, and back up while using the other hand to maximize the rotation.

The kneeling heel-down Achilles stretch, meanwhile, is a good way to avoid undue stress on the ankles and frequent ankle rolls. To begin the stretch, players should kneel on one knee while placing the weight of their body over the other. The stretch is completed by keeping the kneeling heel flat across the floor while leaning forward over the bent knee.