• Working with Ilene Rein of Pounding Pavement 101 was not only a pleasure, but it was also an awakening experience.  As a recent graduate, I had a goal of gaining myself an entry-level job or internship in the fashion industry.  Ilene changed my outlook on how to achieve this goal from my initial mindset of “something will come to me” to “I need to bang on every door I can find until I get where I want to be.” 

    Ilene enhanced my motivation to be aggressive about getting out into the industry with specific learning and preparation methods.  Covering resume and cover letter templates, the correct way to reach out to a company, and one of the most useful, interview question reviews, were just several of the steps Ilene took with me to build my drive and achieve my goals.

    What I appreciate most about working with Ilene was her ability to give me the full motivation to getting my name out there, that I never knew I had.  After several weeks of working with her, I’ve received feed back from the companies I’ve reached out to, as well as gaining an internship.  Today, I am more than excited to reach out to companies with full confidence and a beautiful resume that showcases my design background.  I cannot thank Ilene enough for all of her help and guidance through this journey.

    — G.L., Client, Recent FIT Graduate

  • What a terrific company you have. Continue giving out all that good advice and providing honest feedback, which provides an excellent vehicle for finding that next job. Everyone's resume should be reviewed by you!

    — L.R., Client

  • Are you fresh out of college? Stuck with no direction on where to go? Have you gone to numerous interviews and constantly come up dry? Well then this is the perfect place for you! will give you the perfect tips to building your resume and discovering what career path would be perfect for you. Ilene rein is smart, encouraging and very patient when dealing with clients. My first meeting with her I was very nervous since I had no idea what to expect. The first moment I saw her, I immediately felt at ease. Her warm presence and friendly demeanor made me feel much more comfortable. They know the challenges today. So many college career counselors do not give their students the proper tips they need to improve their resume and feel more confident when going on a job interview. I myself have had many struggles with my current job search. Every place I look I seem to come up completely dry. I felt completely hopeless and had no idea what I was doing wrong. Meeting with Ilene gave me the confidence to improve my resume and go on more interviews that would be perfect for my career path.  If you are ever experiencing difficulties with your job search then I urge you to check out

    — M.K., Client, Recent College Graduate