Paul Iacobazzi has been a salesperson and a sales manager since 1978. He's worked in a variety of industries, and eventually made his professional home in the automotive industry. Over the years, Paul won numerous awards for his auto-selling skills. At The Auto Trainer, he and fellow experts—including the man who first trained Paul back in the day—share their secrets with people who want to add sales to their arsenal of career tools. Classes and workshops focus on salesmanship, but also include interview training and career counseling.
Signature service: Crisis Management Coaching
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: The Freedom Exercise
Pro Tip: We are focused on efficiency and results.
As she moved up the ranks from copywriter to editor to executive recruiter for numerous Fortune 500 companies, JC R?sum?s founder J. Melissa Cooper wrote millions of words and refined hundreds of r?sum?s. Today, she uses that experience to lead a band of staffing- and recruiting-savvy wordsmiths, who craft new r?sum? from scratch, tune up existing ones, and draft cover letters infused with interview-attracting pheromones. Without the use of templates, these professional r?sum? writers compose custom documents for a variety of workforce ranks?from tenderfoot to VP?and federal specialists focus on r?sum?s for government agencies. The company maintains a 99.4% client-satisfaction rate, and the founder and her proofing team diligently review drafts for quality control.
Smashing Resumes treats the job search as a sales process, envisioning the job seeker as a product, the resume as a sales sheet, and the prospective employer as a consumer. The staff of certified writers has used this approach to compose more than 15,000 resumes for employees new to the work force, experienced professionals, and CEO-level candidates. Unlike an overseas corporation specializing in uncompleted memoirs, all the writing is done by an in-house team that's well versed in pointed turns of phrase to effectively convey your message.
The team is also familiar with the human-resources industry, and to take the intimidation out of getting started, the staff demonstrate creative ways to showcase your experience. In addition to composing resumes from scratch, Smashing’s wordsmiths trim down existing works. They shape them into clean, effective summaries in an attractive format while pointing out areas lacking in information, prompting clients to provide specific information with questions such as "How many genies did you put in lamps?" Representatives can be reached by phone or through chat and live web sessions to address any lingering concerns, and also assist with the job-hunting process via online webinars.
Some of the most successful business ideas are born at kitchen tables, inside home offices, or in the car. Nurturing these nascent plans, however, can be a bit more challenging. Housework, kids, and long commutes to big-city office spaces pry fledgling CEOs away from their work, and these one-person corporations can lack a key element for success: collaboration.
SwitchCube aims to fill this void. The business fosters a community of independent entrepreneurs, contractors, and other professionals who work together within a shared space, either collaborating on projects or simply lending each other advice. In addition to ideas, the group also shares professional amenities, including printers, coffee, and ample oxygen. Members can also rent out a boardroom for important meetings and access designated rooms for long phone calls. With several plans available, they can make use of the space for a single day, a few days a month, or full time.