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A little bit about Ilene...

Ilene is the Managing Partner and Executive Recruiter at Marketing & Sales Resources, an Executive Search firm for professionals in the engineering fields. 


After hearing many stories of difficulties in finding employment, Ilene developed the program Pounding Pavement 101.  In enrolling in the Foolproof, Job-Getting, Career-Building System and taking Ilene's advice and learning industry inside secrets, calls from companies started coming in, interviews scheduled and they became employed rapidly!


Ilene recognizes that job searching and interviewing skills do not come naturally to everyone. Some may have issues such as learning disabilities, anxiety, ADHD, Autism which prevent you from shining in the job marketplace. We will work with you to build confidence to make you shine!

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Ilene's Background

Ilene career has spanned many different roles - Creative Director, Marketing Director and Corporate Trainer. Her responsibilities always included overseeing the staffing of her teams. She then pivoted her career to executive recruiting. In seeing behind the curtains in how a Recruiter operates, she saw the inside secrets and said 'I wish I knew then what I know now' and decided to share these inside secrets to help job seekers become employed. 


A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Ilene has worked across many industries - Design, Publishing, Presentations, Video Relay, Defense, Corporate, Telecommunications, Training, Education, Robotics.


Throughout her career, Ilene has been a Mentor, Instructor, and Trainer. She was hired to teach special courses to companies such as ExxonMobil, Aventis, and Schering-Plough. She has taught at the high school and college levels and has also been brought in to educational institution technical centers to teach teachers. 


An advocate for the community at large, Ilene is always involved in community events and charities. She was a Mentor for FIRST Robotics Team 1676, The Pascack Pi-oneers and continues to work with FIRST as a Judge Advisor, Judge, Volunteer Coordinator, Planning Board Member, and Career Advisor.

Ilene lives in Florida with her husband and has two children (both of whom have gone through Pounding Pavement 101, landed their dream jobs, and are off the family payroll!) 

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