WHO IS ROCKIT
Not Your Typical "Career Coach"
Our mission at RockIt Career Consultation Services (RCCS) is to help you discover and cultivate your true strengths and confidence, launch the most rewarding and exciting career, and do so with affordability, velocity, and guaranteed success.
With our substantial experience as recruiters and hiring managers, we know what interviewers want to see and hear and what it takes for candidates to stand out from the crowd. We want to share those secrets with YOU! We provide the skill and attitude you need as fuel to launch your career with speed and confidence!
We Were Recruiters for 30 Years
RockIt Career Consultation Services was founded by Brian Young and Mitchell Mandel in July 2016, in Saint Louis, Missouri. Throughout our time as recruiters, we watched highly-qualified, passionate job seekers get passed over due to simple and avoidable mistakes.
Sometimes it was an issue with their resume. Other times mistakes happened during the interview. Even for those who got an offer, they failed to be confident enough to negotiate, leaving money and other added benefits on the table.
Most of these issues could’ve been overcome with some professional coaching and know-how. It became harder and harder to watch good people get turned away. That's when we realized we could make a big difference in people's lives!
Opportunity to Help Others
We saw an opportunity to help others by launching affordable career coaching services that get results. We know what employers are looking for and how to get through the process and come out with not just a job – but the job you want at the salary you deserve.
That's why our mission at RCCS is to get you excited about your career, offer you the right strategy that will ensure you are pursuing the right opportunity, and market your skills to your full potential. We will make you confident in your ability to take the next major step and launch your career in no time.
Even though we are located in St. Louis, our expertise extends beyond the borders of our region. We've helped clients across the United States.
Brian Young — Owner
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
"If you done it, it ain't bragging." - Will Rogers
Brian grew up on a small family farm in western Iowa and learned early in his life the value of hard work and the blood, sweat, and tears that go into earning an honest dollar.
After acquiring his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa (graduating cum laude) in 2000, he went on to earn his M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Emporia State University in 2006.
Brian worked as a Recruiter in the Saint Louis metro area for over 15 years in various fields and industries.
- He began by recruiting salespeople for The Mobile Solution, an authorized dealer of T-Mobile and AT&T.
- Later, he recruited for the financial services firm Edward Jones, assisting in the hiring of branch office staff in the western U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.
- He also recruited for Pinnacle Entertainment, the owner of numerous gaming and hospitality facilities throughout the United States. Here he was part of the ramp-up of River City Casino and Hotel, helping hire 1,200 employees and managers in the months leading up to its grand opening, and was then reassigned to Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels.
- His last Recruiter role was with Charter Spectrum, a powerhouse in cable and internet services, where he recruited Operations and IT personnel for the Spectrum Reach (ad sales) division of the company.
Having read tens of thousands of resumes and conducted thousands of interviews, Brian discovered that many people who are looking for work or trying to start their careers are being hindered by their struggle to market and sell themselves persuasively and confidently. Because of his experience and knowledge of the labor market, he is uniquely qualified to make his customers' jobs or career searches more satisfying and successful.
Mitchell Mandel — Owner
“Fail to plan. Plan to fail.” – Grandpa Huhn
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Mitchell had his first taste of hard work at the age of nine when he helped with his family's lawn and hauling business, which earned his family just enough to keep food on their table and a roof over their heads.
He attended Northeast Missouri State University and afterward began working in the multifamily housing industry. He climbed his way up the career ladder from a Seasonal Groundskeeper to the Assistant Manager and Bookkeeper due to his indomitable personality and positive outlook on life. During this early part of his career, he learned the art of the sale and how to stay motivated despite rejection.
Mitchell changed gears and started working in the furniture sales industry as an Area Sales Supervisor for Cort Furniture, motivating his salespeople to help each customer envision how the pieces they were selling could make their empty apartments and houses turn into their homes. Times were good and his career was booming, but he wanted to take on a new challenge, selling people on career opportunities instead of furniture. He became a Corporate Recruiter.
Mitchell has experience recruiting for a wide variety of fields in several industries. He recruited:
- Salespeople for mobile technology giants, The Mobile Solution and Helio Wireless
- Individuals in the credit industry for Crescent Processing Company
- Nurses for the Workforce Solution Group
Each job field and industry presented different challenges and different needs. By working with his hiring managers, he was able to match their needs to the candidate's background and personality. During this time, he gained an astute insight into the psyche of successful candidates and he wants to share the "secret recipe" with you in order to help you launch your career!
Free Career Consultation
Our mission is to help you discover and cultivate your true strengths and confidence, launch the most rewarding and exciting career, and do so with affordability, velocity, and guaranteed success.
We always offer a free initial consultation to new clients. It's easy to sign up online for a free one-to-one appointment. Get ready to start the countdown to success and a bright future with the best job you've ever had! 636-778-2419
Free Initial Consultation
In this initial individual career consultation, we'll get to know you, go over your resume, learn about your goals, and give you hope! Say goodbye pitiful me and say hello rock star!
We're so sure you'll love how we can ignite your career, you'll come back to learn how to effectively market yourself and be on your way to launching your career and living your dreams in no time! What are you waiting for? Sign up today!