About Ken Rubin

My wife, Meryl, our three children and I have been residents of Cincinnati for 45 years.

I have spent my entire career in the retail management field with several national companies: Casual Corner, Starbucks, Petrie Stores, Sleep Number, Deck the Walls and T.J. Maxx. In addition, I have owned and operated two franchises, Deck the Walls and Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries. My full resume can be found here.

Amongst some of the skills I developed with the above companies were:

Recruiting, Interviewing, Relationship building, Coaching, Goal Setting, Training and Achieving Breakthrough results.

One of my main responsibilities, with all of the above companies, was to recruit, interview and hire people for all positions; from entry level to upper Management. I’ve interviewed over 1,000 job seekers and was amazed at how totally unprepared for their interview the vast majority of them were.

In addition, during my career, I also, on several occasions, found myself in the position of being a job seeker. I’ve learned, in business, the unexpected always happens and one must be prepared for it.

During the times I was in the position of a job seeker, knowing I was up against a lot of competition, I developed interviewing skills that increased, tremendously, the odds that I would be offered a job. I worked diligently on refining my skills in all areas of a job search; identifying companies that were hiring, getting my foot in the door for an interview, a very compelling cover letter, how to impress the interviewer with the answers to their questions, the impressive and critical questions to ask them and a timely follow-up with a well written thank-you note.

I knew that you only get one chance to make a first impression and that first impression is made within the first twenty seconds of the interview. I knew I had to stand out from all of my competition. I had to be different and interview more professionally than those before and after me.

For years I’ve recognized a need for coaching job seekers on how to get a job by greatly improving their interviewing skills. The schools don’t have the funding to do a thorough job in preparing their students for a successful job interview. Other companies who do specialize in teaching interviewing only scratch the surface and give their clients just the basics. I go much deeper than that.

I’ve always believed that “people are far greater than any job they ever get to do.” Through my job search, interview training session, and one on one role playing sessions I will bring out the best in my clients.

Whether or not the unemployment rate is low or high there will always be many unemployed or unhappy employed people who want a job or a job change. Regardless of whether or not you are a student or adult, I will teach you how to “DAZZLE” your interviewer/s and make you stand out above all of your competition.

The most important skill/quality one must possess in order to be successful in business and in life is that of being able to build relationships. If people like, trust, respect and believe in you, you can get them to do anything. The respect comes from your hard work ethic. The trust comes from your honesty and being a person of your word. Believing in you comes from your being for your clients, team members, friends and family. I live by this principle.

O.K. you’re now saying. I know about Ken’s business experience and what he believes in but who is he and what is he really like?

I love the outdoors,  playing  basketball, disc golf, reading suspense/thriller type books and most of all spending time with my 9 year old granddaughter and taking her to Sunday school. If you’re  looking  for a can’t put down suspense novel I highly recommend “I am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes.