March 17, 2006 12:20 ET

The Career Elevator™ Assures Jobseekers a Competitive Edge

Highlights Personal Strengths, Provides Customized, One-on-One Job Counseling

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2006 -- In the fourth quarter of 2005, 200,000 workers lost their jobs in 1,299 mass layoffs, per the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Millions of new college graduates will soon be vying for jobs in a marketplace where individuals change jobs an average of nine times before they reach age 32. In this competitive environment, landing a desirable job will require more than a college degree and a nice smile. Every applicant needs help in getting the job that's right for him or her, which prompted Chicago-based CPO, Inc. (The Career Path Organization) to develop The Career Elevator™.

"Finding a new job can be a frightening and stressful experience," stated CPO's John Berger, founder of The Career Elevator™. "I've been there myself and know how it feels. We created The Career Elevator™ to give people the tools they need to gain self-confidence and career direction."

The Career Elevator™ is a one-stop program designed to help individuals navigate the job search process. Starting with strength assessment and progressing through prospect identification, résumé-writing, interview preparation, and compensation negotiation, the program promises to enable every user to seek the right job and be well equipped to win it with a 100% money back guarantee.

Suzanne Coonan, Director of Human Resources of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, states, "The Career Elevator™ is a comprehensive package filled with a wide variety of high quality information, tools and resources that are current, relevant, and tailored to a job seeker. I firmly believe that if job seekers were to take advantage of this comprehensive toolkit, they would definitely secure multiple interviews, job offers, and ultimately an exceptional position that is a great fit for them and the organization."

The Career Elevator™ consists of four DVDs with instruction and advice, a companion workbook with over 100 tips and facts, step-by-step instructions and 20 exercises; a CD-ROM with sample résumés and cover letters; two mini books; and an online "Strengths-Assessment and Communication Style Profile." The program users are also entitled to free telephone access to career counselors certified by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches. The Career Elevator™ readies job seekers to do more than send letters to employers or résumés to Internet "black holes."

"The Career Elevator™ is well suited for recent college graduates," adds Mr. Berger. "Most graduates search for jobs for six months or more after graduation, thinking they don't need help. The graduate may soon discover that the job search process is frustrating, confusing and at times scary. Hopefully they will use The Career Elevator™ and personal career counselors to get the help they need to succeed."

Wayne Ziegler, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, confirms, "I have so much more clarity now about my strengths and how to look for the job I really want. I couldn't have done it without The Career Elevator™. I really feel like I'm one step ahead of the competition."

Contact Information

  • Contact Info:

    Karen Ko
    1165 Coast Village rd. Suite M
    Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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