The Backbone Of Our Business: Meet Alicia Emmert

What a lot of organizations miss, which is absolutely detrimental to their scalability and long-term growth, is a powerhouse recruiting/human resources executive. There is nothing hinders the growth of business quicker than poor talent or no talent being onboarded into the company. Thankfully, due to the experience of Human Resources Recruiter Alicia Emmert, our company is blessed in that department and has experienced tremendous growth since her introduction to Clear Vision Communications!

Born in Erial, NJ, close to Philadelphia, Alicia was raised as the middle child of a really active family. Whether playing with her older brother or younger sister or excelling in soccer, dance, and cheerleading, she, from a young age, always went in with an open mind and gave things her best effort.

Fascinated by people, their behaviors, and their mindsets, Alicia chose a Psychology major while studying at Kutvtwon University,  which explains why she excels in the field of Human Resources. When asked what she enjoys most about her role, she replied, “I love seeing that it’s not someone’s educational experience or work background that determines if they’ll be successful, it’s who THEY are. Seeing people from all backgrounds thrive at Clear Vision Communications brings me a lot of joy. Being in human resources and recruitment has taught me to be even more open-minded to people and never judge a book by its cover. People will surprise you, and I love that.”

For the last 4+ years working in our industry, Alicia has helped clients and campaigns stretching from New Jersey, Rhode Island, Florida, Utah, California, and Pennsylvania, all the way to us here at Clear Vision Communications in Ohio! Her favorite thing about the team is how motivated and energetic everyone is, and that if you work for CVC, you’re GOING to learn something and gain GREAT skills, whether you’re employed for a month or a decade! She cites Stephen, Clear Vision Communication’s Founder, as a great leader and motivator himself, always keeping her in the loop of office happenings despite her position being remote!

Virtual work, though, has nothing on Alicia. She’s an expert at building relationships internally with our team and every potential job prospect she speaks with, even from a distance. Her systematic nature allows her to excel in such a self-regulated position,  so when asked, she offered some advice to those just transitioning to it: “Stick with a schedule and create a designated workspace that’s not your couch!”

When she’s not working and building an empire, you can find Alicia spending time with her French Bulldog, Beans, hiking, taking walks, learning from her Mom, playing Nintendo, or crafting. Regardless of distance, especially as we all evolve to the current #COVID19 times, Alicia remains a beacon of fellowship, leaving every person with her warmth & positive energy.


From Katy Perry’s Stage to Our Office: Meet Monet

Summer is here, and our team is feeling the warmth. Clear Vision Communications wants to take a moment to highlight Monet Alexander, a Senior Lead Solution Provider on our team. Alexander, who was born and raised in Ohio, joined our team in November of 2018. Want to know how she danced her way into our office? We’ll let her tell you.

How has your lifelong dancing career shaped your business mindset?

“Growing up being a competitive dancer from the ages of 2-18 years old traveling all across the US and internationally had the most influence over me. I was involved in dance, track, theatre, and cheerleading. Being involved with dance taught me that if you’re not winning, you’re losing. I learned to always bet on myself.”

What was your childhood dream job?

“I wanted to become a professional dancer, which I became when I cheered professionally with the Cincinnati Bengals and also dancing for the Cleveland Cavalier Girls. I had no idea I would end up in this field, but it has taught me so much personally and professionally. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without this career.”

Tell us about your college experience.

“I went to THE Ohio State University, where I received my BFA in Dance. I was a member of the UADT and was involved in fashion shows and charity events within the campus for all four years. Before joining the Clear Vision Communications team, I was the University of Akron’s dance team coach.”

What is one life experience that has shaped you?

“Being invited and selected to perform at the Prague Theatre in Europe. I grew up watching the greats perform and being invited to dance internationally was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I never thought that would be me. I was never the frontline girl.”

What is something we might not know just by looking at you?

“I have back up danced with Katy Perry, Ludicrous, 2 Chainz, Lil Jon’ and many more!”

What is your greatest skill?

“My greatest asset has always been my ability to maintain a positive attitude. I’m a very positive person in all aspects of life.”

What drew you towards the company?

“I loved the idea of betting on myself to reach my own success. We’re a BIG Family! I genuinely care about all of my colleagues and have so much respect for all of them. When I think of my coworkers I think of the saying “A team that hangs together, wins together.” That’s definitely us!”

What have you learned through your work that you didn’t know before?

“I learned how to be aware of others feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. People are so fascinating and we’re all so different, but I’ve learned to relate and understand all walks of life. I would say I’m universal. Every day, if I’m not leading and developing, I’m being developed myself, and I consistently share all knowledge given to me. I thrive on being better and sharing that with the ones I care for most.”

Where do you see yourself in five years?

“I see myself being a wife, a mother, and able to give back to local charities in my neighborhood. I want to move around the country. “I’ve gotta go paint the town!”

As for her success, Monet Alexander thanks her mother, who has been a strong example of leadership and strength in her life. When she is not in the office, Monet can be found at the movies or exploring new restaurants in the area.


Interviewing 101 with Clear Vision Communications

Whether you are searching for your very first job, getting back into the workforce, or changing careers, beginning the interview process can be a bit overwhelming. The good news is: you are not alone! We’ve all been in your shoes, and Clear Vision Communications has decided to share its best tips to ease the anxiety while preparing for that next interview!

First, take a deep breath and BE YOURSELF.

Nothing is more important than remembering that you got yourself this interview and we want to get to know the real you! Know your strengths, don’t shy away from what you want to improve on, be confidentrelax and SMILE! Remember, you got this!


It’s always good to show that you put time and effort into learning about the company you are interviewing with. At Clear Vision Communications, we are always impressed when interviewees take the time to familiarize themselves with what we do. When the basics are already known, it leaves more time to go into specific details to ensure you are a good fit for the company and vice versa.

In addition to doing your research, you’ll want to PREPARE QUESTIONS for the person you are meeting with.

If you know specifically who you will be meeting with beforehand, impress them by knowing a bit about their story within the company – how they got there, how did they overcome challenges to get into the role they have now, what advice do they have for someone interviewing for this specific position, etc. More than likely, you won’t have all your questions answered through your online research. So write those lingering questions down to be answered during the interview. You will generally be given the chance to ask questions at the end, so take advantage of this!

Coming in fourth on Clear Vision Communications’ interview tips list is to DRESS THE PART!

Our best advice is to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. First impressions are crucial so a little extra prep time when choosing your interview attire will go a long way. Keep in mind that you don’t have to break the bank to look sharp. Also, don’t forget to iron your clothing!


College is an adventure that prepares you for a variety of different life experiences. And the job market is no different. It’s versatile, it’s tough, and it’s looking for the best of the best. They are looking for YOU! While it may seem odd to start off your career in a different industry than the one you just spent 4 years studying to be in, but it’s very common in today’s workforce. With the exception of a few industries, most companies have an employee roster of diverse backgrounds and educational fields. Use the skills specific to your degree to advance yourself in whichever industry you decide to work in!

If you keep these five tips in mind when preparing for your next interview, Clear Vision Communications is confident that you will be less stressed, more confident, and ace the interview! For more business insider information and job opportunities, check us out on LinkedIn!

Cheering on Casey 📣📣

Since our inception here at Clear Vision Communications in 2007 and subsequent move to Cleveland, there’s 2 things we’ve done incredibly well: 1) hire incredible talent, and 2) develop and aid in their professional growth & development. Each member of our team is extremely proud of the work we do for our clients and our clients are just as proud and appreciative of the work we do for them. With the only limits in our company being ones people place on themselves, we’ve been able to foster an environment where budding Clevelanders can flourish.

As the newest addition to our Human Resources Department and a perfect example of the talent we hire, we wanted to sit down with Casey and officially welcome her to the team by learning more about her life story and start here at Clear Vision Communications.

Casey, it’s been a great first 3 months. How are you adjusting to our outgoing team?!

I love it! I instantly clicked with the upbeat atmosphere and ambitious coworkers and by learning the company’s mission and goals and seeing how my development was intertwined with those, I was bought in from the start.

Tell us about yourself! Where were you born & raised?

I’m Cleveland born and Cleveland raised – diehard too! Growing up in West Lake, my heart bleeds for the city, all of its sports teams, and what “Believeland” stands for; we remain optimistic and hopeful no matter what. I grew up really athletic, playing everything from soccer to volleyball, track, basketball, and softball. My dad wanted a boy but got 3 girls, so I like to think he made me into a pretty sporty, well-rounded individual. Sports taught me how to work with others, to be a part of a cohesive unit, and channel my competitive edge to work. I went to Edinboro University in Pennsylvania on an athletic scholarship and played soccer there for the next 4 years!

What did your work experience look like before working at Clear Vision Communications?

Well, my first job all throughout high school and college was a local pizza parlor. Though I didn’t realize it, I started in sales even as a teenager. I love interacting with new people on a daily basis and after graduating in December 2013 with a Sports Management degree, I knew I wanted that job responsibility to continue. I started working at a Rec Department as an Office Manager & Program Director, which quickly led to employment at the YMCA of Greater Cleveland! As the Youth Program Director, I was responsible for dozens of summer camps, leagues, and interactions with patrons. Again, I was working with people, which I loved, but didn’t have the rapid growth I was looking for. My final spot before finding Clear Vision Communications was at Enterprise, where I participated in their Management Training Program. I was with them for a year and a half and received 2 promotions during my time there. Still realizing that I was not in full control of my growth, I set out to find somewhere my advancement was based solely on merit.
Now that you’ve made a name for yourself in the company, where are you taking us?!
The goal of the company is to be present in 10 locations by the end of the year and I am all about helping us achieve that. In order to do that, I’m focused heavily on recruiting the strongest sales talent in Cleveland and helping each new asset to our company develop themselves personally and professionally. I’m really motivated by seeing our team hit their goals, knowing that along the way I’ll hit mine as well!
What are you doing outside of the office when you’re not hard at work? 
I LOVE reality tv! It’s such a fun escape and keeps me entertained. If I’m not catching up on my favorite show, I’m spending time with my sisters and parents or hanging out with the Clear Vision team. Not sure if you knew, but we like to eat and are pretty competitive, so we’re always finding new restaurants or parks to play volleyball or dodgeball at.
Casey, your energy is contagious, and there’s a reason you’re thriving here at Clear Vision Communications. Keep up the tremendous work and know how appreciated you are by our entire team!