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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NYC Job Fairs and Events -- Mar 1 - 8, 2010

by SixFigureStart  |  March 01, 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. Tuesday, March 2: Real Estate Industry Networking EventLocation: 202 W. 49th St.Time: 6-8:30 p.m.To register: Contact or call 646-226-1277 Tuesday, March 2: Shakers and Stirrers NYC -- Networking for Professionals Business... Read More >

How The Job Search Is Like Dating

by SixFigureStart  |  March 01, 2010

Wouldn't it be pretty cool if a career fair was more like a singles bar; where you could cozy on up to a prospective employer late at night and make your move? You know how the saying goes - "Drink 'Til He/She's Hirable." Talk about an uncomfortable morning that would be when you showed up to work and your employer realized a mistake was made. Read More >

A Job for the Unemployed: How to Pay for Your Next Night Out

by SixFigureStart  |  February 26, 2010

Need to earn a few extra bucks with minimal time commitment? What about earning those dollars from your computer between updating your Twitter status and proofing your resume for an upcoming interview? I know this sounds like a spam email, but bear with me.On the flip side, are you willing to pay a few dollars (or just cents) to do all the little chores you don't have time to do? Upload the photos from last weekend's birthday party, comment on your blog post, proofread a cover letter? ... Read More >

Extension for Unemployment Benefits Unlikely This Month

by SixFigureStart  |  February 26, 2010

Wherever you look in the media today, you're never far from a report on unemployment benefits. If it's not a single Senator holding up a 30 day extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed-who number in the millions-it's a spike in the number of first-time claims, allegedly caused by the inclement weather.Of those, the most serious threat has to be the decision by Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning to block an extension to benefits for around 1.2 million people who have already been unable... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area – 2/26/10

by SixFigureStart  |  February 26, 2010

Don't expect nice, mild winters if you're applying for any of the positions in today's roundup: two are in Chicago, one in Boston, and the other in New York-all of which are currently suffering from the latest round of winter precipitation. As ever, click the job title to read the full description and application instructions.Financial Analyst, Panther Global, Inc, Chicago, IL."Primary job duties include creating financial models and preparing valuation analyses, drafting confidential... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area -- 2/24/10

by SixFigureStart  |  February 24, 2010

There's a lot on offer for the entry-level job seeker today: two internship positions, and one part-time job with the potential to develop into full-time work. Not that the experienced employee is left out altogether: although you will need to be experienced in M&A law for that particular position. Oh: and Mandarin as well. Click the job titles to view the full ad and application details for each position.Data Analyst, Channel Capital Group Inc., New York, NY"This part time entry-level... Read More >

The Senate Jobs Bill: Is it the Answer?

by SixFigureStart  |  February 24, 2010

The Senate just got around to passing a jobs bill that, if left unchanged by the House, will allocate some $13 billion to job creation. Well, at least we think it'll help create jobs: the funds, according to BusinessWeek, will "fight unemployment by offering companies a one-year holiday from paying a 6.2 percent Social Security payroll tax for each of the new workers they add who meet the 60-day unemployed criteria."All well and good, it would seem: what could go wrong with a plan that... Read More >

How to Avoid Job Scams in Your Search

by SixFigureStart  |  February 23, 2010

An article in today's Baltimore Sun touches on one of the dangers of becoming too desperate in the job search: the potential for falling victim to con artists. Which got us wondering here at Pink Slipped HQ: how exactly does a job scam work, and how can one tell the difference between a scam and a genuine opportunity?As a lead-off, consider this quote from the Sun article: " Beware of promotions that guarantee a job or promise an opportunity to make lots of money in a short time by working... Read More >

Today's Jobs in Your Area -- 2/23/10

by SixFigureStart  |  February 23, 2010

Today's positions are a pretty geographically diverse bunch: two in California, one in Boston, and one in Chicago. Click the job titles to view the full ad and application details for each position.Director of Business Development - Valuation Services, Gemini Partners, Los Angeles, CA"The candidate's primary focus will be on developing and closing new sales opportunities to drive growth within the FAS segment while maintaining existing relationships to ensure recurring business and/or drive... Read More >

A Personal Branding Roadmap That Just May Work

by SixFigureStart  |  February 22, 2010

We've been thinking a lot about "personal branding" here at Recessionwire. In an economy where there are more people looking than jobs-and it's expected to stay that way for years, if forever-we've all got to take things into our own hands a bit more. Do what we can to stand out, and create a roadmap and profile for the careers we want. "Personal branding" is a big part of that. [Read More]--Posted by Laura Rich, Five Reasons to Love the Olympics in a Recession Recession... Read More >

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