Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
It’s been ages since an interview. Algebra seems like forever ago. Excel and statistics look like a foreign language. And, the résumé needs work; but, it’s impossible to know where to start. Yes, trying to change careers or going back to grad school is more than a little daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be. The individualized academic help, job training, interview skills, and résumé editing that The Stimulus Effect’s Road to the Corner Office will offer—beginning July 1, 2012—will do more than take the sting out of a frustrating job search or grueling graduate program; it also grants professionals the confidence they need to take control of their careers and education.
“Daunted. Frustrated. Okay, scared,” Fiona, a Philadelphia-based senior case technician for the Social Security Administration, said as she was reflecting on beginning her MPA studies. “It just seemed impossible with a full-time job…But, the tutor from The Stimulus Effect really helped to make the process manageable, and even enriching. Her tips made the thesis defense almost a breeze [she said with a coy smile]. Now, some leading managerial jobs at Philadelphia and New York non-profits seem within reach. That confidence from the tutor made all the difference.”
The “Road to the Corner Office” program will help professionals develop the knowledge bases and skills to translate their classroom accomplishment into practical success. These will be the program’s key features:
In addition, the program will be truly customized, designed to help professionals quickly overcome skill gaps, and develop the competencies needed to stand out from the crowd.
Fiona is just one among dozens of clients The Stimulus Effect has already helped to gain critical skills and credentials. In 2012 alone, the company has guided its adult students—more than 45% of its client base—to earn As in finance and statistics courses, pass licensing and certification exams, and ultimately obtain coveted positions. Sharon, a former Stimulus Effect client in Virginia, remembers how her tutor helped her pass the challenging CMBA exam, and earn a promotion at the Pentagon. “The promotion seemed so close yet so far…The test is notorious for being rigorous, and with significant ‘math challenges’ it seemed impossible. It wasn’t always easy; but, the tutor never gave up on making concepts concrete and simple. Seeing that passing grade, and getting the promotion, were the best moments of the last 5 years.” Xian--a systems analyst in San Jose, CA--also benefitted from The Stimulus Effect’s services. “As a new immigrant from China, the interview process was really nerve wracking. I thought I was just [going] to get some English help, but it was better. After some interview and conversation exercises--and follow-up tips--I had three job offers.” The Stimulus Effect is continuing to help other professionals fulfill their ambitious goals; one client is being considered for a senior procurement position at the Department of Defense and another is in talks with investors to launch a new restaurant in Denver. It seems that The Stimulus Effect is arming professionals with the skills that can realize professional dreams, and perhaps get the economy back on track.
“The educational needs of children are critically important; however, especially when considering the persistently sluggish economy, enabling adults to improve their skills and parlay that knowledge to professional success is just as crucial,” said Arziki Phenyo, The Stimulus Effect’s founder. “Each day the company proves to individuals in their 30s, 40s, and even 50s that success is not about defining where one can end up; it’s really about discovering how far one can go.” Before, for many of The Stimulus Effect’s clients just acing the interview seemed out of reach. Now, the executive suite seems only a few steps away.