After 14 years of working in corporate and being part of corporate recruitment, it’s clear:
Some candidates are being packaged and prepared to be hired and promoted.
And other candidates are NOT.
And we’re here to level the playing field.
At a certain point, basic career advice will only get you so far...
Let me tell you a story…
I had spent years helping others get their professional polish while climbing my own corporate ladder, and had reached a point in my career where I was helping with recruiting and influencing hiring decisions.
This meant representing my company at job fairs and meeting hundreds of job seekers hungry for the next step of their future to fall into place.
Now, most candidates had the basics down: workwear, cover letter, resume.
But consistently, I kept noticing the same thing:
Some candidates were really standing out! But others weren’t getting called back and couldn’t seem to figure out why.
It's time to hone your competitive edge. Your future depends on it.
Even at job fairs with Fortune 100 companies, I kept seeing the same mistakes in struggling candidates , from simple typos to not knowing exactly what to say.
And I get it.
Navigating your career, EVEN if you’re a seasoned professional, is hard. And for every call back you don’t get, it gets harder. Self-doubt creeps in.
But so many people follow basic career advice and get nowhere because without the insight of someone who’s been on the other side of the interview table, they have no idea what they’re up against. And how to really compete in today’s job market.
I started noticing what the standout candidates consistently had in common:
They knew what they wanted and had been positioned, packaged, and prepared for their next opportunity.
Many learned from having parents or mentors who were professionals. Their resumes sold their value. They seemed to know exactly what to say. It wasn’t uncommon for them to do the rare things that showed that they were willing to go the extra mile.
It was exactly the kind of training that wasn’t always readily available in my community or people who looked like me.
That's why I founded Rock Career Development.
To increase Black and POC leadership in the workplace by giving them the competitive edge they need to succeed.
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No matter where you are in your career, we offer sliding-scale packages to give you the career mentorship that’s been missing
by getting you positioned, packaged, and prepped for your next opportunity.