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Our Mission

conferences CandidCareer.com is changing the way we approach career exploration. Whether you are just beginning to explore career options, preparing for a job interview, or looking to change careers, CandidCareer.com can help. We are the premier provider of thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website. Our notion is that we can all learn from the experiences of others. Our site is dedicated to providing the inside scoop on careers so our viewers will be informed and ready for what lies ahead. Find your passion today at CandidCareer.com!

Our Products

CandidCareer.com - Standard Access Website

Gain access to the career advice of industry professionals, and see it all on Video! CandidCareer.com features informational interviews to help you discover and explore your many career options. Search by Industry, Career Title, College Major or Keywords. Gain honest and valuable insight from the men and women working in a particular field.

Alumni Branded Version

Give your students the chance to learn from alumni, and alumni the chance to give back to the school that meant so much to them! With your very own “Alumni Branded” site, your students will gain career knowledge from a full video library of alumni informational interviews. In addition, students can connect with alums for follow-up questions and further guidance. This product comes branded with your school colors and logo, and includes access to CandidCareer.com at no additional charge.

Company Profile Pages

Tired of spending time and money on recruiting and not getting the candidates you want? Tired of traveling to career fairs only to have a low number of students attend? Well now you can catch them where they live…on video-based websites. With a Candid Career “Company Profile Page” you can save both time and money while capturing the attention of the students you want. With this product, you can feature employee video interviews and profiles, job description videos, news videos/clips, internship information, job openings, and more. Be there with your best foot forward when our student users are beginning their company search!

Why CandidCareer.com?

VARIETY

testimonialWe have thousands of video interviews from professionals in a wide variety of careers. There is something for everyone!

PERSONAL NATURE

The experiences of those currently working in a given profession are shared...you cannot get any closer to the truth!

ADVICE

The interviewees give practical advice such as ways to prepare and/or degrees to consider if attending college.

CONVENIENCE

Easy navigation and robust search capabilities allow users to quickly find informative career interviews that match their interests!

Benefits of CandidCareer.com

A fun and efficient way to explore careers! Similar in nature to YouTube.

Discover career fields you did not even know existed and learn what it takes to get there.

Save your favorites to help guide your college and/ or career discussions with your parents and/or school educators.

Use the advice to further educate yourself on your favorite careers, complete pre-requisites, and pursue job openings.

Who Are the People In The Videos?

The interviewees are individuals who agreed to share their thoughts and experiences for the benefit of our candidcareer.com users. They are not actors!! These are real professionals from a wide array of career fields in various states across the country.

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Our Story

The CandidCareer.com StoryThe idea for CandidCareer.com was born out of my personal quest to figure out what to do with my life. After earning an Economics degree from The University of Virginia, I went to work for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in Chicago, the family insurance business that my grandfather had built into the 4th largest brokerage firm in the world. That was what my grandfather wanted for me for as long as I can remember. However, it turned out not to be a profession that I had a passion for. After much reflection, I found that “What do you want to with your life?” is an impossible question to answer when you know nothing about your options. That is when I realized that I really wanted to do something to ease the path for others. Only a few years removed, it was easy to put myself inside the mind of a high school or college student to envision a platform that would be appealing and interesting for them to use to begin their career search. VIDEO! On-line video that is quick, honest, informative and always accessible.

Bill Glading - Founder, CandidCareer.com

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Our Founders

Bill GladingBill Glading

Born and raised in Bethesda, MD, Bill attended The University of Virginia and graduated in 2003 with a BA in Economics. Bill spent four years working as a commercial insurance broker in Chicago and Washington DC and one year in equity sales for an investment bank based in Virginia. Seeing a need for, and value in, a different kind of career education website, Bill partnered with Neilye Garrity to create CandidCareer.com. Boasting a library of over 2,000 videos and growing, CandidCareer.com is "the" place to see real people speaking openly about their jobs, and a perfect place for teenagers and adults alike to begin their own career search.

In addition to running Candid Career, Bill remains very involved in his other two passions, music and sports. Musically, Bill has co-written on albums for bands such as Miles Midnight and Gaiser. Athletically, Bill played professional lacrosse for the MLL and now coaches youth lacrosse.

Neilye GarrityNeilye Garrity

Born and raised in Lancaster, PA, Neilye attended The Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 2004 with a degree in Information Sciences and Technology. Neilye worked as an Information Technology Consultant for IBM in the Washington DC area from 2004 to 2010. Neilye's knowledge of designing websites and her passion for education made the decision to start CandidCareer.com easy. Neilye partnered with Bill to achieve their mission of providing a more enjoyable career website to assist young adults in answering one of the most difficult questions..."What do I do with my life?"

In addition to running Candid Career, Neilye coaches youth field hockey and is an active tri-athlete. Neilye completed the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Ironman in 2010.

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Recent Press

Candid Career Co-Founder Neilye Garrity featured on College Smart Radio Candid Career Co-Founder Neilye Garrity featured on College Smart Radio

Blog Post on: The Importance of Early Career Exploration






College Funding Resource Candid Career Founder, Billy Glading featured on PodCast
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Washington Business Tonight Show (News Channel 8) Candid Career Founder, Billy Glading interviews with Washington Business Tonight Show


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Schools using CandidCareer.com


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Testimonials

“Candid Career’s School Branded Version allows us to expand the ways that students and alumni learn about careers. The videos not only inform about careers but also model effective interviewing for information in manner that connects with current students and recent graduates. The staff and students who have used this tool have given us positive feedback. The Candid Career staff have been professional and easy to work with in the development of this product that enhances our services.  We look forward to our continued partnership with Candid Career.” –Cheryl Bonner, Director of Penn State Alumni Career Services


"CandidCareer has been a helpful tool for NYU students, and a nice complement to our other career exploration programs. Students like the narrative nature of the professionals' advice - and that each video is concise but informative. It is an invaluable option for students who lack the confidence or initiative to pursue in-person informational interviews." –Diana Gruverman, Director of Employer Services at New York University


" We have been using CandidCareer.com with all our college planning clients for nearly a year, and have found it to be an excellent resource. Students and parents are able to actively research potential careers with real-world information from people in that particular field. With a variety of search options to maximize results, CandidCareer.com allows our clients the flexibility to quickly and easily hone in on the desired material. I would strongly recommend CandidCareer.com for anyone looking to guide students to a great future.” -Judy S. Bennington, Ph.D, Director of Educational Services at College Planning Advisors


"Candid Career is a popular and useful resource for our students. There is a wide variety of videos available which are engaging and informative. We enjoy partnering with Candid Career, appreciate the good customer service, and look forward to continuing to offer this resource to our students." -Barbara Thomson, Senior Project Coordinator at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Career & Interview Center


“The team at CandidCareer.com has been terrific, from initial inquiry to implementation. After utilizing the product for a year now, we are pleased with our student's utilization of the resource. We particularly appreciate how easy it is to view the usage data.” -Tracy Joinson, Coordinator Career Center at Palm Beach State College


“Candid Career has been an excellent career exploration tool for students at The University of Georgia. The career profile interviews are diverse, informative, and easy to search, while providing valuable insight into a variety of career areas.” -Scott T. Williams, Executive Director of The University of Georgia Career Center


“Candid Career was able to immediately differentiate itself from its competitors based on the high quality of its content and video production. College students are a tough audience to reach--to grab their attention you have to provide the information they're looking for and package it in a way that makes them want to check it out. When it comes to careers, that's no small feat. ” –Shawn Graham, Author, Former Director of MBA Career Services at University of Pittsburgh


“I love the product and think it's incredibly user-friendly. The majority of my appointments with students include the suggestion and explanation of informational interviews and this product not only provides an easy to follow format for conducting interviews, but also is chock full of real and informative data." –Amy Fraser, Assistant Director of Career Services at Armstrong Atlantic State University


“The idea of showing students video clips of professionals in various career fields is a great way to expose them to new options and students have been very excited about the site when our counselors tell them about it.” –Laurie Davis, Director of Career Development Center at Yeshiva University


"I think this is a very helpful resource for students. It would help when exploring careers and when preparing for an interview. It would also be very useful for coaching undecided students" – Alison (Vanderbilt University)


"I love it! Wish I had something like this 5 years ago!" - Annelise (Penn State Alum)


"Candid Career has been a vital resource on my job search. It has given me exposure to real professionals that have helped me decide the right career track for me." - Dina (Johns Hopkins University)

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CandidCareer.com hosts career advice videos to help students and career changers. We conduct informational interviews with working professionals in a wide variety of careers.

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