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, NBC, CBS Moneywatch, CareerBuilder, Christian Science Monitor,, NPR, and The Associated Press. Connie and Caroline write career columns for Executive Careers and and are both assistant adjunct professors of Professional Development at Columbia University.

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

by SixFigureStart  |  March 10, 2010

Today's openings include two positions for lawyers in Washington, DC, a Tech Consulting Sales Director in Illinois, and a Strategic Account coordinator in San Ramon, CA. Click the job titles to view the full ad and application details for each position.International Transactional Partner, Company Confidential, Washington, DC" Practice may be inbound or outbound with a geographic orientation directed to a major economic center of Europe, Asia or Latin America. Expertise in the language and... Read More >

The Census is Still Hiring (2nd update)

by SixFigureStart  |  March 09, 2010

Having focused recently on the fact that the Census Bureau is still hiring-and the reasons why it's a pretty attractive short-term gig-I fully expected all the positions to be filled within a day or two of the blog going up. As it turns out, though, I'm not nearly as big an influencer on nationwide hiring as I might have assumed. (Who'd have guessed?) Which means one thing: the Census Bureau is still hiring. All across the country.Make no mistake about it: there will be no other opportunity... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area -- 3/9/2010

by SixFigureStart  |  March 09, 2010

Today's positions run the gamut from interactive project management, to tech sales and even a call for an algorithmic trading developer. Click the job titles to view the full ad and application details for each position.Manager, Interactive Project Management, Digitas, Philadelphia, PA"JOB SUMMARY:Follows an interactive, video, or fixed-media project from award to completion, assuming responsibility for customer satisfaction and day-to-day management of the engagement. These... Read More >

NYC Job Fairs and Events -- Mar 8 - 14, 2010

by SixFigureStart  |  March 08, 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 or on Twitter. Friday, March 12: Big East Job FairLocation: Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza. Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.To register and learn more, go to, March 13: National Minority Careers in Education Job FairLocation: New York... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area -- 03/08/2010

by SixFigureStart  |  March 08, 2010

There are positions for all experience levels-from interns to seasoned pros-in today's roundup. And with job functions ranging from marketing manager to IT specialists, if there's not quite something for everyone, there's at least a reasonable chance of being something for you. Click the job titles to view the full ad and application details for each position. Manager, Marketing, Digitas, Philadelphia, PAResponsibilities include:"Essential Job Functions":Program management and... Read More >

Temporary Workers: The Census Bureau is (Still) Hiring

by SixFigureStart  |  March 05, 2010

You might not be aware of it yet, but the US Census began March 1. Beyond filling out and mailing a form at some point in the near future, most of us won't give it a second thought-and won't have to worry about it for another decade. If you're looking for work, however, it might be something that's worth considering a little longer: the surveys that don't get mailed back have to be tracked down and recorded by real, live people. And, despite the fact that it's already underway, there... Read More >

CFOs Not Planning Hiring Binge in 2010

by SixFigureStart  |  March 04, 2010

Want to get an idea of your chances of getting hired this year? Who better to ask than the people who control a company's purse strings-the CFO's. That's exactly what the folks at Duke University and CFO Magazine did, and the results aren't particularly encouraging-at least for 2010.According to the Duke/CFO Magazine survey-which is based on responses from 620 CFOs across the country-payrolls are likely to climb a mere 0.2 percent over the next 12 months. Bad news... Read More >

Why We Should Ignore the Unemployment Number -- Whatever It

by SixFigureStart  |  March 03, 2010

The monthly unemployment figures are out Friday, and if I'm any judge of government statements, it's likely to be a higher figure than we saw in January (a surprising dip to 9.7 percent). The reason I'm so sure: White House economic advisor Larry Summers has already started a damage-control exercise, suggesting that the winter weather will take its toll on the number."Who knows what the next number is going to be," he told CNBC, "The blizzards that affected much of the country during the... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area -- 03/03/10

by SixFigureStart  |  March 03, 2010

For the second time this week, the majority of our openings are in the tech field, underscoring the constant demand for people with specific tech skill sets. Click the job titles to view the full ad and application details for each position.Technology Solutions Architect - Storage - Data Center , Next Step Systems, San Ramon, CA"The Technology Solutions Architect will provide sales support of consulting services at new and existing customers, working closely with the Sales Team and the... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area -- 1/3/10

by SixFigureStart  |  March 01, 2010

It's a good day to be looking for a tech job: three of our featured positions are software engineers/developers. The other? Well, consulting giant Oliver Wyman has an open position in its automotive practice. Click the job titles to view the full ad and application details for each position.Storage Engineer II -- Next Step Systems, Thornton, COResponsibilities include:"-Develop and install cost effective, operationally supportable solutions that meet complex customer requirements and... Read More >

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