The Launching Pad Gets College Grads Off the Coach and Into the Workforce By Telling the Truth About the Job-Hunting Process

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Flexible Resources, Inc., a staffing and consulting firm that has, for the past 20 years, helped moms land top jobs in Fortune 500 companies, has launched “The Launching Pad,” providing expert guidance and training to help college grads navigate and demystify the job-hunting process.

We will help them prepare their “30-second commercial” about themselves.

Nadine Mockler, a Flexible Resources founder, and Barbara Rittner, Flexible’s senior vice president, have launched The Launching Pad, going beyond mere career counseling by providing today's college grads with a completely practical, hands-on, behind-the-scenes approach to launching their careers.

“We will teach them the skills they need to land that first job,” says Ms. Rittner. We give our clients the inside scoop, the stuff you aren’t going to get from a college career counselor. Everything we teach will be practical, hands-on knowledge, such as:

How to find and use contacts, How to research a company, How to handle the ‘tell me about yourself’ question, How body language is interpreted, How to write a cover letter, How to navigate social media for jobs, How to negotiate, and How to nail the first five minutes of the interview so they get invited back.

We will help them prepare their “30-second commercial” about themselves. We know from working with hiring managers and HR professionals for more than two decades that the interviewer decides in the first five minutes of the interview if they will hire you or not. The rest of the interview is slanted to support that decision.

“The key is we are in the trenches every day working with recruiters and hiring managers and we know what it takes to get the job,” said Ms. Rittner.

The Launching Pad charges $1500 which includes four two-hour sessions that will take the candidate through everything from information gathering, to targeting effective job-hunting strategies, to how to approach the market, interviewing skills, and closing the deal. The key is that after the sessions are ended, The Launching Pad will be there to counsel through the job-hunting process.

“Helicopter parenting is a part of this. There is a greater level of dependency than with previous generations, but we are also dealing with a very tough job market. We want to give them the start they need in their careers by getting them off the launching pad,” says Ms. Mockler.

Contact Nadine or Barbara at 203-351-1180 and check us out on Facebook. Media contact: Redbird Communications, 203-968-0786.


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