Noelle Johnson is the CEO of My Interview Buddy, an online platform to help professionals transition into fulfilling careers. Noelle is passionate about workplace diversity, interviewing and is an action movie aficionado. You can read more about My Interview Buddy at myinterviewbuddy.com or connect with Noelle on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/noellecjohnson
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