About Us

Pounding Pavement 101 was created based on years of experience of talking to people and hearing that they have no plan as they go job hunting or how to prepare for an interview. We felt there was information that needed to get out there from the eyes of the Recruiter/Employer/Interviewer to make the experience a little less painful than it needs to be.

Our goal at Pounding Pavement 101 at the end of the day is to build confidence. We work with you privately, in a group session or in a lecture situation to bring your project into focus. This can be achieved by developing a plan, writing materials, preparing for an interview, and following up on leads.

Pounding Pavement services can include:

  • Motivational speaking engagements
  • Small group sessions
  • Private, personal meetings. These can be in person or via skype.

Ilene Rein

Founder of Pounding Pavement 101

Recruiter, Instructor, Creative Director, Marketing Director, Mentor, Parent

Recruiter, marketing professional, graphic designer, consultant and teacher, Ilene Rein guides you through the job hunting process. Combining her background in a combination of marketing and recruiting, she gives a unique perspective of looking at job hunting through a Recruiter’s eye and easily guides you through the process.

Ilene is currently a Partner at Marketing & Sales Resources, Inc. an Executive Search firm for Marketing and Sales professionals in the industrial products, B2B channels. She continues to mentor Pascack Valley Regional High School FIRST Robotics Team 1676.

Throughout Ilene's career, she was a Mentor, Instructor and Trainer. She was hired to teach special courses to companies such as ExxonMobil, Aventis, and Schering Plough. She has also been brought in to educational institutions such as colleges and technical centers to teach teachers. An advocate for the community at large, Ilene is always involved in community events and charities.

Ilene recognizes that these skills do not come naturally to everyone. A parent of an introverted child with ADHD, Ilene understands the issues that are involved for young adults with issues entering the workforce and getting through the interviewing process. The same holds true for the survival of college interviews as well.

A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, she has worked as a Creative Director/Designer for Purple Communications, Brilliant Image, Varityper, Avenue Magazine and PC Magazine. Ilene lives in NJ with her husband and 2 children.