Would it help your career if you knew more about what recruiters and hiring managers are thinking when they hire, apportion raises or approve promotions? If so, you need someone with insider knowledge.

We are Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio and Caroline Ceniza-Levine, the co-founders of SixFigureStart®. As former Fortune 500 recruiters, we have a combined 40 years of experience in line of business and HR roles for leading companies in financial services, management consulting, media, pharmaceuticals, and technology.

Having hired and managed the career development of thousands of people, we have found that career success improves dramatically when there in an understanding of how decisions are made and what employers really want.

We put our expertise and insider knowledge to work for individuals, companies, and universities, giving them a competitive edge they can’t get when going it alone.

  • Individuals work with us on job search, career change, career advancement and business-building. We help our clients find fulfilling and financially rewarding careers as traditional employees or entrepreneurs.
  • Corporations retain us for workshops and keynotes, executive coaching, HR consulting, and outplacement.
  • Universities hire us for workshops or 1:1 coaching of students and alumni on job search and professional development.

SixFigureStart® career advice and job market insights have been extensively quoted, including mentions in ABC News.com, NBC News.com, CBS and CBS Moneywatch, BusinessWeek, CareerBuilder, CNN Money, Forbes.com, Newsweek, NPR, Real Simple and Success Magazine.

Co-founders Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio and Caroline Ceniza-Levine have Conniebeen regular careerbloggers to Forbes.com, CNBC.com, Portfolio.com, and Vault.com and teach Professional Development and Negotiation courses at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

Connie and Caroline are co-authors of “Six Steps To Job Search Success” 2011, Flat World Knowledge. Caroline is also a regular contributor for Forbes.com, Money.com and Time.com and a co-author of “How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times”2010; Two Harbors Press.


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