NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders, the most comprehensive job-matching service for career-driven professionals, in partnership with StreetWise Partners, launched its inaugural Career Boot Camp on Saturday in midtown Manhattan. The collaboration supported talent and economic growth in New York City for members of StreetWise Partners, which provides job-skills training and career mentoring for highly motivated candidates facing multiple employment barriers. The morning kicked off with opening remarks from Rahul Advani, chairman and one of StreetWise Partners' founders, and Marc Cenedella, CEO and founder of TheLadders.
The event featured a panel discussion with Alex Douzet, President and co-founder, TheLadders; Ware Sykes, Vice President of Sales and Services, TheLadders; and StreetWise Partners' board members Orlando Ashford, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies, and Singleton Beato, Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy of Talent Development, American Association of Advertising Agencies.
"We are proud to celebrate our partnership with StreetWise Partners by hosting a Career Boot Camp to promote career preparation and success," said Alex Douzet, President and co-founder of TheLadders, who co-presented with Cenedella a $10,000 donation to support StreetWise Partners. "Providing StreetWise Partners' trainees access to our resume-writing experts enabled them to receive hands-on advice, while boosting their confidence."
Following the panel, TheLadders' career advisors and resume writers conducted workshops to provide one-on-one advice to trainees and mentors. Topics included personal branding, effective networking and job applications.
"For the past two years, StreetWise Partners' close partnership with TheLadders has provided support to our trainees' efforts to build meaningful careers -- not just their next jobs," said Tracey Allard, Executive Director, StreetWise Partners. "This first-ever, collaborative Career Boot Camp gave trainees and alumni an opportunity to supplement their preparation with the best practices in career development and job-search techniques."
TheLadders has been committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. With a unique suite of personalized products and resume services, the career-focused service helps job seekers connect with employers and recruiters more effectively and efficiently. Given its heritage as the leader in the $100K+ job search, TheLadders is dedicated to the science behind the job search and optimally positioned to help all career-driven professionals in finding the right jobs. Opening services beyond $100K+ positions allows recruiters and employers more options when looking to hire professionals at other stages of their careers. TheLadders is headquartered in New York with offices in London. For more information, visit TheLadders Blog and theladders.com. Your career is our job.™
About StreetWise Partners
For 15 years, StreetWise Partners has worked with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, obtain better jobs and achieve economic self-sufficiency. We do this by creating deep mentoring relationships between trainees and volunteer business professionals who provide job-skills training, career coaching and job-search assistance.