Work History

Work History
Feb 2006 - Present

President & Chief Career Coach

LaunchPad Careers, Inc.

As Co-Founder and President & CEO of a start-up company that specializes in finding, developing, and placing "High-Performing A-Players," I find people jobs. I am guided by the belief that there is a job out there for everyone, and my goal is to help job seekers find and secure positions that are a good match for their qualifications.

Candidate-Centric

A candidate-centric firm, LaunchPad Careers works closely with candidates to understand their career goals, analyze their qualifications, build their careers, and excel at top companies. Our success can be attributed to our emphasis on candidate training and professional career development. Our candidates go through a proven process of evaluation and career coaching, ensuring real world results in a competitive job market.

Our Success

Over a three-year period, LaunchPad Careers, Inc. has worked with hundreds of high-performing A-Players, placing them in a wide range of career-launching opportunities. We pride ourselves on being a high-touch rather than a high-volume recruiting, staffing, and career coaching firm. We have worked with clients such as Pacifica Group, Edwards Lifesciences, and CareMore Health Plan.

Our Future

LaunchPad Careers was built on the vision of revolutionizing the recruiting and staffing industry by cultivating superior talent, delivering personalized training and development, and providing innovative services and resources. In 2008, we introduced our Career Coaching Boot Camp training program, based on an eight-module system for successful career development. LaunchPad's "How to Find a Job" podcast offers helpful career tips and our new website provides a wealth of free resources dedicated to career coaching and development.

2001 - Present

Staffing Specialist

Remedy Intelligent Staffing

Responsible for recruiting, developing, and placing qualified job seekers in new career opportunities. Advised and coached job seekers on interviewing, resume writing, presentation skills. Worked with diverse group from the recently laid-off to stay-at-home parents re-entering the work force. Placed over 100 employees in a six-month period.

Sep 2008 - Nov 2008

Co-Deputy Field Director

Obama for America

Increased volunteer turnout by approximately 600%, managed over 1,000 volunteers, and made over 5 million calls to key battleground states, helping Obama win every swing state called with the exception of Missouri.

Jul 2008 - Sep 2008

Director of Constituency Outreach

Obama for America

Established relationships with African-American, Latino, Asian, Senior, Inter-Faith, and academic community organizations. Led efforts to increase bipartisan support by working with Republican, Democratic, and Independent leaders to increase voter turnout and civic engagement. Organized five volunteer trips to Nevada with over 1,500 volunteers, contributing to significant voter turnout in battleground state. Spoke at numerous public campaign events to inform voters about the political process and the importance of civic engagement.

Oct 2007 - Jul 2008

Regional Field Organizer

Obama for America

Worked with team of volunteers during the California Primary, developing strategies for community organizing and optimizing voter turnout. Assisted in opening of Orange County campaign office, training and motivating volunteers, and providing leadership on campaign activities.

2004 - 2006

Regional Branch Manager of Talent Magnet Division

Remedy Intelligent Staffing

Helped launch Remedy Temps' new "Candidate-Centric" Talent Magnet Division as one of the first regional branch managers. Over two-year period, Talent Magnet became a national brand. My region was the company's top performer, providing high-touch staffing and career coaching services for active and passive job seekers. Refined the APC (A-Player Candidate) model of developing high-performing candidates and actively marketed them to prospective employers.

2002 - 2004

Sales Representative

Remedy Intelligent Staffing

Leveraged expertise in recruiting, interviewing, and career coaching to promote RemedyTemp's brand and secure career opportunities for job seekers. Established and expanded relationships with companies such as Fidelity National Title, YMCA of Orange County, Takagi Industrial USA.

Honors and Awards

• Gala Award for Distinguished Contributions in Community Service & Government Relations, 100 Black Men of Orange County, 2009.• Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Award Nominee, Volunteer Center of Orange County, 2009. • Sales Representative of the Year, RemedyTemp, Inc., 2001.

Summary

About Abraham J. Jankans

An accomplished entrepreneur, recruiter, and career coach, I bring ten years of staffing industry and career coaching experience to the company. In 2005, I co-founded LaunchPad Careers, Inc., a 100% minority-owned recruiting, staffing, and career coaching firm. Over a three-year period, the company has seen an annual growth rate exceeding 250%.

Helping Job Seekers and Employers

Throughout my 13-year career, I have worked with hundreds of job seekers, helping them reach their full career potential by providing valuable career coaching and personal development advice and training. I have worked with entry-level high school and college graduates to senior-level executives, and placed them in a wide-range of fields from manufacturing and technology to finance and insurance.

Giving Back to the CommunityI am actively involved in the community, working with organizations such as the Community Action Partnership of Orange County to end poverty and hunger and Organizing for America to build better communities. In February 2009, I received the Gala Award for Distinguished Contributions in Community Service & Government Relations from the 100 Black Men of Orange County. I was also recently nominated for the Volunteer Center of Orange County's Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Award.

Education

Education
Jan 1996 - Present

Orange Coast College