From our inception, we were different from other search firms.
We began as a career school. And that educational orientation resonates through everything we do to this day.
George Lazarus conveyed the significance of what we were doing in an article published in the Chicago Tribune, November 15, 1975:
At the top of a four-floor 55-step brownstone walkup in the Village here, there’s an outsized Virginia Slims post, which proclaims, “You’ve come a long way, baby.”
’I’ve made that trip many times but never without feeling all out of breath,” confides Kathleen Aaronson, national advertising manager of Fairchild Publications’ highly-successful “W” newspaper.
And hundreds of career-minded young ladies, who have made that climb, will undoubtedly concur—and also agree it was well worth it.
They (THE WOMEN) know that when they’ve made it to the fourth floor, they’ve made it to the top or are about to in business,” smiles David King, who runs a sales-marketing training school and recruitment firm bearing the not-so-unlikely banner of Careers for Women, Inc. there.
King’s contention is that women are much better salespersons than men—if females are given the opportunity—and his business has been a standout one since it opened two years ago last March.
King says he trained 500 women at his free-of charge school and placed 150 of them in jobs ‘better and more lucrative than what they had before coming here.”
David has placed a dozen women with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., and each has survived that broker’s program to become full-fledged account executives, he asserts. Included is the first black female account executive hired by Merrill Lynch.
In recent months, Careers for Women has placed (all placements here are at the client company’s expense) the first sales women with People, Gentleman’s Quarterly, and Hollywood Reporter, three unrelated publications.
King’s expertise and work has not gone unnoticed in business or government. His client list numbers close to 100 firms. And his company is the only source of saleswomen recommended by the federal government.
With so much being written about continuing challenges for women in the workplace, particularly in the tech sector, we find it important to speak out on the topic and engage in the public discourse. Thus we are planning various initiatives to serve this community and cause. Contact us for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best Way in the World for a Woman to Make Money
Our founder, David W. King wrote a book that woke up the world to an overlooked economic force: women and their ability to sell and succeed in the male dominated world of high level sales. In the book's dedication, he wrote:
"To my grandmother, Marie Louise Arthur, a prominent suffragette who cared about her convictions more than that she be remembered for them. May she also be remembered.
To my mother, Helen P. Doiron, whose life is a reflection of fairness and courage, and who never once said to anyone, “I don’t care” or “I won’t help.”
And to my daughter, Ashley, for whom every word is written, and for whom every word is spoken, because she made me care about millions of strangers whom I would otherwise never want to meet and never want to know." — David King, 1979
Kudos For The Best Way In The World For A Woman To Make Money
"Any woman who needs or just wants money—not a little, but a whole lot of the filthy stuff—should read David King's book about the best way in the world to make it. He knows how and tells it superbly! You'd need your own printing press and a bona fide set of Treasury bank note plates to do better."
— Jo Foxworth
President, Job Foxworth Agency & Author of "Boss Lady: An Executive Woman Talks About Making it"
"Here, at last, is the 'missing link' in career guides for women—a book that exposes the pipeline to upper management and leads women unerringly toward its entrance...David King may well be the mentor that so many ambitious women are looking for.
— Betty Lehan Harrigan
Author of "Games Mother Never Taught You"
"Women can get the job done—and make big money. David King not only proves it in this book written with Karen Levine, he tells us why women are naturally good at selling and gives the nitty-gritty you need to become successful and well-paid: how to write a resume...find a job, close a deal. Practical, clear, specific."
— Kate Rand Lloyd
Editor in Chief, Working Woman
"This refreshing and down-to-earth book is a sharp contrast with some of the current formulae for success...David King's book is a sane, realistic, and constructive guide for women in business."
— Rena Bartos
Senior Vice President, J. Walter Thompson Company