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Life Coach Gets $10,000 Grant To Help People Get Jobs


Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, Partner

  Interview Highlights

  • She is a career coach.
  • She was running staffing at Fortune 500 companies for about 25 years.
  • Her experience enables her to know exactly why some people are hired and others are not.
  • Her business provides this expertise.
  • She helps people navigate the job search space.
  • You have to have a plan.
  • They have a 6-step process whether you are a college student or a 25-year career professional.
    • Clear target.
    • Have to have a compelling marketing campaign.
    • Research.
    • Networking and Interviewing.
    • Trouble shooting your job search.
    • Negotiating and closing.
  • There is no magic bullet.
  • Easy wins make crummy stories.
  • 40-50% of clients are college students.
  • They do workshops and one-on-one coaching for students getting out of college.
  • She has a book coming out called from Flatworld Press on job success.
  • It is an e-textbook that will also be available on their website.
  • There is plenty of free help out there, too:
    • Career services at colleges.
    • Alumni services are good for people out of college.
    • There are websites that offer free help also like.
      3. Their blog at
  • Their service costs $750 for a 3-hour career coach package.
  • They offer 30 minutes of free consultation.
  • They received a $10,000 grant from Jones Manufacturing.
  • Her partner filled out the form online in about an hour with marketing materials that is on their website.
  • They used the money to put together a program for women over 40 to get better jobs.
  • The service was free to the women.
  • They were so surprised that it just took one hour and they got the grant.
  • The world is becoming very segmented. You can make a business selling pick socks.