College is the ultimate goal for many students, but the road to university life can contain an overwhelming amount of paperwork for admission applications and scholarships. The expert coaches at Scholarship Solutions tackle these issues, all while never breaking the chalk in their back pockets.
Actors and models have landed many a gig thanks to help from Press Talent Management & Development—everything from roles in independent films to spots in shows sponsored by L'oreal Redken and Paul Mitchell. The company's scouts have been at it for more than 12 years, and they can customize their services for established talent and first-timers alike. Said services include headshots, acting and modeling workshops, and a personalized webpage, where clients can market their skills and stay on top of the latest audition opportunities. Press Talent likewise keeps its talent abreast of local and worldwide casting calls for gigs such as TV programs, hair shows, and Grover Cleveland lookalike contests.
For job seekers, transportation aid such as bus passes and gas cards can be a vital means of getting to job interviews and job fairs and utilizing resources such as those offered by Goodwill’s workforce-development services. Because people are less likely to be able to afford transportation the longer they’re unemployed, most job seekers coming to Goodwill for help need transportation aid. In the past year, Goodwill has distributed 314 gas cards and 2,900 single and monthly bus passes to clients seeking jobs.
The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.
Denise N. Cook, MA, PHR, founder of THI Consulting, has spent more than a decade guiding people toward success in their careers and in their lives. She uses a holistic approach—and her master's degree—to determine her clients' goals and imbue them with the skills to distinguish themselves in the job market.
Her assistance can take the form of job-interview coaching, résumé creation, or wardrobe assistance. But her advice doesn't end with a client's job offer—she also specializes in contract negotiations, from annual salary to whether or not a 100 Grand candy bar should be part of a year-end bonus.