Seth Godin has revolutionized marketing with his innovative approach to communication and community. He is the founder of Squidoo, a former vice president of direct marketing for Yahoo!, and currently authors one of the most popular marketing blogs in the world. Godin's books—many of them best-sellers—have done more for marketing than Genghis Khan did for nomad marketing. The most recent of Godin's books, Linchpin, explores how employees can make themselves indispensable to their company by tackling tasks with the same sort of emotional commitment that an artist brings to his or her work.
Through its network of over 12 million jobseekers and intuitive, easy-to-use job posting services, CareerBuilder.com sets up clients with gainful employment and helps growing businesses fill their ranks with a talented workforce. The company draws from a long history of streamlining and simplifying the job application process, tracing its roots as an online staffing center all the way back to 1995, when the Internet merely consisted of pneumatic mail tubes and Party of Five message boards. Today, CareerBuilder.com's networking wizards and social media gurus assist applicants with fine-tuning their resumes for their specific industry. They also help small businesses grow by placing highly qualified candidates in exactly the right places. Additionally, searchable databases of potential employees and job recommendation emails meet the needs of talent-hungry recruiters and applicants with a win-win business model.
NCSA Athletic Recruiting's staffers really know what it takes to be a college athlete. In fact, nearly all 330 of them were college athletes themselves, and some were head coaches at NCAA and NAIA schools. They draw on their expertise and network of contacts in the college sports world to help high-schoolers compete for scholarships.
In addition to offering student athletes one-on-one access to its scouts seven days a week, NCSA helps them build a custom profile complete with athletic and academic highlights, stats, and a skills video. An NCSA recruiting coach then identifies which schools are good matches.
The Image Consulting Company’s style gurus apply their years of fashion experience to help women and men refine their outward appearance and self-image. Through seminars, consultations, and computer programs, they share the secrets of putting together outfits that flatter body types and face shapes. While a computer program assesses clothing styles and color based on clients’ measurements and other information, students can soak up tips in classes covering dress codes and looking younger without surgery.
A highly personalized process, The Callback Experts use a structured program to help with not only r?sum?s, but also general career progression. The team critiques application materials, like r?sum?s and cover letters, and coaches clients on how to showcase their best selves in interviews through the thorough and introspective process. A philanthropic spirit informs the Experts' efforts; a portion of proceeds goes to charities the business feels strongly about.
Calling upon Life Branders for help with job or school applications can mean one-on-one meetings, r?sum? and essay edits, or any combination thereof. The application experts also design self-guided, online curricula that help clients get their own applications in shape. Whatever the service, Life Branders Job Studio has only one goal in mind?helping their clients achieve their dreams whether its getting into grad school or finding a new job.