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December 17th, 2010
04:01 AM ET

30 Second Pitch

Jake Reznikow has been out of work for about a year-and-a-half. He's had to move back in with his parents. He is looking for a job in the financial industry. Here's a look at his 30 Second Pitch. And you're interested in hiring Jake Reznikow email him at

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  1. Sue

    Never ever in the wildest of my thoughts did i think that I will be unemployed. I was 100% confident that I will never be part of the "unemployed statistics" Here are the reasons why;
    1. I am a person with high energy and high motivation,and very ambitious with a zeal to go extra MILES to get the job done.
    2. Strong soft skills with an stronger resume of education (Ph.D. + MBA in finance) and experience.

    Though I still can't come to terms , I AM unemployed with no unemployment benefits. Too ASHAMED to extended family or ex-collegaues that I am Unemployed.
    Ashamed and burdened with the $110K in student loan from my 2 years of MBA education!! which I did not need as I have a Ph.D.. But being the ambitious and hardworking and a passion for learning, went to school and my ROI is PAIN and SHAME!
    10h/day of job searching over the past 100 days has given me great netowrking opportunities and comments like "your resume is impressive" but not a job!

    December 24, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
  2. Leon


    I'm a cnn viewer who saw this 30 second pitch initiative for the first time on january 7th. Lots of people like to criticize major network for all sorts of reasons. I would like to congratulate this beautiful and very sensitive initiative on behalf of all people looking for work. When I saw this, I immediately got on my computer and wanted to participate by sending a donation to keep this initiative going and realize I'm presently unemployed. Therefore, my best contribution would be in a form of something more valuable than money: support and recognition of human kindness. Thank you all the way from Montreal and you definitively have my support and attention for years to come.

    Leon Yves Leroy

    January 7, 2011 at 11:13 am |