Katherine Burik

Katherine Burik is an energetic and creative leader with a service focus to human resources. She has specific expertise in strategic planning and coaching leadership teams to improve performance and results.

Katherine coaches candidates looking for jobs and companies interested in improving their HR and talent processes. She speaks frequently to groups about career development and successful job search techniques.

Katherine has published white papers and three books on job search as part of The Job Seeker Manifesto, including The Job Search Marketing Plan: Declare to the World How You Will Find Your Next Job, Resumes 3.0: Tools to find your next job, and Tell Me About Yourself: Secrets to Successful Job Interviews. A fourth book, Talent Search Marketing Plan, is in the works.

In her previous life as Vice President or Director of Human Resources at several businesses in Chicago and Northeast Ohio, Katherine reported to the President and CEO, responsible for the entire array of human resource functions.

Katherine is a member of the Society of Human Resource Managers, the Association for Talent Development, the International Coach Federation, and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches.

She earned her BA in History from Northwestern University and MS in Industrial Relations from Loyola University of Chicago. She has been certified as a Senior HR Professional by the Society of Human Resource Managers and is certified as a Registered Corporate Coach.

Katherine Burik

Kathrine consults and trains on the following topics.

Human Resource Consulting Expertise:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Onboarding
  • Talent Assessment
  • HR Compliance
  • Succession Planning
  • Employee Engagement and Retention
  • Sexual Harassment, FLSA, EEO
  • Team Building
  • LinkedIn
  • Strategic HR To Support Business Growth
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Talent Development
  • Coaching For Performance
  • Performance Improvement


  • Proactive Job Search
  • Using Social Media in Job Search
  • Behavioral Interviewing
  • Interview Skills for Hiring Managers
  • LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs
  • Candidate Experience Makes a Difference
  • Hiring – a tale of fear and Loathing
  • Moving Mountains – Hold People Accountable
  • Build Job Search Around Competencies