SixFigureStart

SixFigureStart is a career coaching and consulting firm, comprised of former Fortune 500 professionals. Co-founders Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio and Caroline Ceniza-Levine have hired and developed the careers of thousands of people and now bring an insider's perspective about what employers really want.

Connie led recruiting groups for Citigroup, Pfizer and Merrill Lynch, in addition to entry level training. Caroline led recruiting groups for Time Inc. and has also recruited for Accenture, Booz Allen, Oliver Wyman, Disney ABC, TV Guide, and others.

SixFigureStart career advice and job market insights have been extensively quoted including mentions in BusinessWeek, ABC News.com, NBC News.com, CBS Moneywatch, CareerBuilder, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes.com, NPR, and The Associated Press. Connie and Caroline write career columns for CNBC.com Executive Careers and Vault.com and are both assistant adjunct professors of Professional Development at Columbia University.


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Tweet Gigs: Job Postings from Twitter -- 3/18/10

by SixFigureStart  |  March 18, 2010

Some people lose their jobs because of Twitter, but others can find jobs because of Twitter. Every day Vault brings you five jobs recently announced via tweet. And not only do we blog them, we retweet too! Follow Pink Slipped for the latest jobs and updates @VaultPinkSlip.From @itjobstweetus: Sr. Core Java Developer job in Charlotte, NC at COMSYS http://bit.ly/bVqt0bFrom @VolitionInc: New Job Opening: Senior Technical Designer - http://ow.ly/1nPhNFrom @tmj_usa_legal: SRA International:... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area -- 3/18/10

by SixFigureStart  |  March 18, 2010

Today's openings include a Washington, DC attorney position, a marketing consulting gig in Los Angeles, strategy consulting work in New York, and one for a technical engineer in Minneapolis, MN. Click the job titles to view the full ad and application details for each position.Corporate - Banking - Finance In-House Attorney, Phillips & Juarez Legal PlacementWashington, DC"This individual MUST bring 4 +/- years of experience that will ideally encompass: - General Corporate, including... Read More >

Why Job Happiness Still Matters -- Even in this Economy

by SixFigureStart  |  March 18, 2010

What's happiness got to do with finding a job? A fair question in an age where the career focus for many has shifted to the simple act of finding a salary, rather than a fulfilling position. But given the choice, most of us would choose to do something enriching rather than simply punch the clock in exchange for a paycheck, and it pays to keep higher ideals in mind when conducting any kind of search or career planning.Throughout 2009, the Happiness Project's Gretchen Rubin posted regular... Read More >

Recession Briefing: Is This Really Better than the 70s?

by SixFigureStart  |  March 17, 2010

Is the great recession really less miserable than '70s were? According to the "Misery Index," we're not faring as badly, but metrics like this are always fishy. (Christian Science Monitor)It is the Wall Street equivalent of a coroner's report - a 2,200-page document that lays out, in new and startling detail, how Lehman Brothers used accounting sleight of hand to conceal the bad investments that led to its undoing. (New York Times)U.S. traffic fatalities last year... Read More >

Tweet Gigs: Job Postings from Twitter - 3/17/10

by SixFigureStart  |  March 17, 2010

Some people lose their jobs because of Twitter, but others can find jobs because of Twitter. Every day Vault brings you five jobs recently announced via tweet. And not only do we blog them, we retweet too! Follow Pink Slipped for the latest jobs and updates @VaultPinkSlip.From @rbcjobs: Manager Technical Testing Services opening in Rocky Mount, NC. Previous management and testing exp. Apply here http://ow.ly/1nv7Z.From @rbcjobs: Technical Specialist opening. Strong XML, Java. Full job... Read More >

Good News for Job Seekers In Geithner's Statement--Really.

by SixFigureStart  |  March 17, 2010

Tim Geithner's recent statement on the economy contained at least one kernel of good news for job seekers: he expects the labor market to add 100,000 jobs per month until the end of 2010. That's somewhere between 900,000 and 1 million new jobs between now and 2011. The bad news, of course, is that the number of eligible workers in the country is growing at a faster rate than that, meaning we may actually see a rise in the unemployment rate-already dubbed "unacceptable by any metric"-before... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area -- 3/17/10

by SixFigureStart  |  March 17, 2010

Today's openings include a Boston, MA consulting position, IT jobs in Chicago and Atlanta, and one for a law associate in Detroit, MI. Click the job titles to view the full ad and application details for each position.Consultant, Vantage PartnersBoston, MA"Responsibilities: *Managing a variety of projects and interfacing with clients day-to-day*Analyzing complex qualitative data*Creating client deliverables such as a systematic process for negotiation, including supporting tools*Delivering... Read More >

NYC Job Fairs and Events -- March 15-21, 2010

by SixFigureStart  |  March 15, 2010

Here is this week's roundup of job fairs and events in the New York City area. All, of course, come via amNewYork, but if you happen to know of any others--either in NYC or elsewhere--drop us a line at pinkslipped@vault.com or on Twitter. Tuesday, March 16: NYC Hires Long Island Job Fair Location: Melville Marriott, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd. Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. To register: Visit nyc.localhires.com/events. Tuesday, March 16: 'No Pitch' Intro and Business Networking Reception Location: ... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area -- 3/15/10

by SixFigureStart  |  March 15, 2010

Today's positions include three in the tech field and one call for a financial analyst. As ever, click the job title to read the full description and application instructions. Automated Market Making Developer Sr- C++, Linux, UNIX, Next Step Systems, Los Gatos, CA "Responsibilities:-Be responsible for developing an automated market making trading system.-Be responsible for developing requirements, proposing solutions and delivering software into production environment in a timely and robust... Read More >

Six-Figure Government Jobs to Apply for Today

by SixFigureStart  |  March 11, 2010

Pop quiz: Name the nation's largest employer. Everyone knows that it's the government, right? And everyone also knows that they've been ramping up hiring ever since the 2008 election and the passage of the stimulus bill. And there's better news: according to Forbes, "Uncle Sam will hire 600,000 people over the next four years." And we're not just talking temporary census hiring either. Forbes were good enough to put together a list of positions you should apply for right now-and all of... Read More >

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