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Newsletter for LHH New York City office (Go to: http://www.esnips.com/web/LHHNYCJMC)
November 24, 2008
In This Issue
• Job Market Intel • Career Events • Networking Events • JMC Job Search Tips
FLASH! The “Fall Career Event” takes place on Tuesday, November 25 from 9A-12N in the Park Avenue Conference Room. Confirmed companies include: Dow Jones, MetLife, CA, Link Global Solutions, Gerson Lehrman Group, Adecco, Guardian Life, Virtual Management Solutions, & Cartridge World and more... Don’t forget to register… FLARE! Announcing The 1st Annual LHH NYC Creative Networking Contest!!! Take advantage of the absolute best time of year to network. (Ex. Workout networking group, shopping network) The rules: 1.One (1) entry per Candidate 2.100 words or less 3. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org 4.LHH Senior management and the JMC will be the judges 5.Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place 6.Presentations will take place at the Candidate Holiday Party on Thursday, December 18 @ 2PM in the Park Ave
• Useful Web Sites • Media Resources • Blue Steps • Network of Experts • Job Lead Sampler • Just Thinking…
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Job Market Intel
Special Holiday Job Search Supplement Jack Stillwaggon – Sr. VP, Operations NE Region – LHH
Break Away from the Pack by keeping your job search in high gear during the holidays. Don’t listen to conventional wisdom that says that nothing’s going to happen in the job market until January. The job market will continue to be challenging for many months to come. Waiting a short while to get started will accomplish nothing. “Nothing will happen” only if you take yourself out of the search. Let others drop out. You will have less competition for those all-important networking meetings and interviews in the next few weeks. Recruiters are telling you to drop back in touch with them in January because “nothing’s happening”. Well, for search firms, that is correct. They are not receiving orders. At the same time, LHH clients are landing. Within the last 5 weeks 40 clients landed new positions. Nineteen of these landed within financial services firms. Organizations need talent to grow their way out of the problems they find themselves in. Yes, they will try to impress the analysts and market with large layoffs to show they are taking action but, if you can solve a problem they have, don’t rule them out as a potential employer. I won’t kid you. Searching for a new position now is more difficult than it was a year or two ago. You know something? If you were searching a year ago, it still would have been a challenging project for you and something that you would rather not have to do. I like to say that finding your next job is like finding a needle in a haystack. Sometimes the haystacks get bigger but the needle is always there.
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During these times, it will take you more calls to set up more meetings to get more interviews to get one job. Avoiding that tiresome process is postponing the inevitable. Waiting until January or March or June is just putting off today what you can do tomorrow and wastes valuable time. You might want to work with your Consultant on developing a strategy to change industries. How can you leverage your skill set in a new environment? What is the “bridge” to the new industry? Can you convince those hiring managers that you can be successful in helping them meet their goals as you did in your previous industry? Where have others gone who have successfully left your industry? Can they offer advice to you or put you in touch with hiring managers? Even in a great job market, it is risky to trust your fate to recruiting firms alone or to job boards. Now, it would be very foolish. When the market is good, recruiters might count for 15% of all jobs. Most people land new positions by means of networking. Calling colleagues who know your reputation and can vouch for you at their new company is the most productive activity you can use to land well. To speak effectively with those old friends and associates you need to have a focused ‘pitch’ or value proposition about who you are and what you can do for the organization you are trying to meet with. You have to convincingly present yourself as a solution to a problem or a way to take advantage of an opportunity to get the jobs that are out there. There is a job for you right now out in the marketplace. The frustrating issue at hand is trying to find it. Like a detective, you have to speak with a lot of people, follow leads into dead ends, learn new information, get new leads and so forth until you solve the case. Don’t shy away from the task just because the end is uncertain. Others are landing and you will too. We’re here to help. Let us know what we can do.
Other Job Market Connection Highlights… New Feature: “Hannibal’s Takes” Job Fairs Employer of the Day “JMC Live” Entertainment & Media Networking Group Recruiter Panels Special Topic Speakers Additionally we serve as the venue for several external professional networking groups including TENG (Tech Exec. Networking Group), MENG (Marketing Exec. Networking Group), and FENG (Financial Exec. Networking Group)
Holiday Job Search
1. The holidays are a great time to network. It is a time to participate in the many activities of the season, including family, social, and community events as well as functions of religious organizations, professional and trade associations. Your networking can lighten up from some of the self-conscience outreach that sometimes can characterize networking to a more natural reconnecting with people who you have known over the years. The December meetings of most professional associations are generally more social than meetings in other months where the focus is a panel or speaker. The November and December meetings have more of a "glad to see you" commaderie. The events of the past few years have made us even more sensitive to the appreciation of our ties, affiliations and communities. The holidays are a time to participate in the general warmth with which people have been greeting people you have not seen for a while. TIP: Many charities have fund raisers and events during the holidays. The boards of many charities are populated by corporate leaders. These events can be pricey, so choose them wisely. You can readily get the names of those on the board of directors of charities by obtaining the annual report from the organization or by going to nccs.urban.org, then click on "databases". 2. The budget planning that goes on in the fall can overlap with your holiday networking. The networking that happens in November and December could result in a line being created for you for when the company is ready to hire you, which could be in the next fiscal year. There are also situations where a project needs to be completed before the end of the fiscal year by someone on a project basis, even if there is a head count freeze. A manager might want to fill a line before the end of the fiscal year to rationalize the need to continue that line that following year. 3. Holiday cards (with return addresses) are always appropriate ways of staying in touch with people you have not had contact with for a while. This is the time for Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and New Year's - so many traditions are commemorated in November and December- all the more reason to send a non-denominational card with a winter scene. No need to write about being out of work - just "Happy Holidays, Best Wishes for the New Year". People use the holidays to contact people they have not been in touch with for a long time. Just a simple card can rekindle a friendship. In addition to family and friends, former colleagues, classmates, vendors and clients (where appropriate) as well as recruiters are people to write to at this time of the year. In fact some people and some firms, just to avoid the mid-December crunch of mail, send out Thanksgiving cards. Send the cards early in December to avoid your cards getting lost in the rush of cards later in the month and to possibly result in the person contacting you to get together during the holidays or to invite you to holiday festivities. Cards easily reflect the sentiment, "We've been out of touch, let's get
We have negotiated a 20% discounted rate for LHH clients with Blue Steps the executive search web site owned and operated by the AESC (Association of Executive Search Consultants) which is their professional organization made up of over 200 of the top executive search firms. See your consultant for details.
AESC has around 200 member search firms, with around 4000 consultants around the world.
together in the new year!" TIP: Since this form of outreach is so highly personalized, make sure the cards are hand-signed and the envelopes are hand-stamped. 4. Volunteering has always been a good way to structure time for people in job search, to meet other professionals and to do purposeful activity that could be especially meaningful. Such activity is even more poignant during the holidays. Two hours of volunteering each week could be a good outlet and would be appreciated by charities at this time. Thanks to colleague Joe Quinn who helped shape the language and format of this document. Jay Colan Senior Vice-President/Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison
(free/low cost events that may interest you) NYC Senior Executive Roundtable
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Where: 11 Penn Plaza Seventh Avenue 5th Floor, Conference Room New York City, NY Cost: ExecuNet Members – $35.00 Guests – $40.00 Meeting Title: SENIOR EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The "C" Network "Surviving Corporate America"; Tuesdays, 1 p.m.; people of various professions are brought together to debate how to break through the elements for finding work; paid pre-registration required; call for locations and further information. Fees: $12 100 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017 Sponsor information The "C" Network Contact: TheCnetwrk@aol.com, 718/263-3501
JMC Job Search Tips
(Simple Things pt 88…)
Top 10 Holiday Networking Tips…
Keeping with the theme of this special issue, here’s my annual list of ways to take advantage of seasonal networking opportunities:
1. Attend as many holiday and seasonal gatherings as you can. 2. Be prepared with a short sweet answer to “Tell me about yourself”. 3. Know what you’re interested in doing as a next job. 4. Keep your resume up to date and available. 5. Don’t be afraid to talk about your job needs but keep it positive. 6. Host an inexpensive gathering of contacts: friends, relatives, and colleagues. 7. Call, visit, email or write lost-touch friends and family members. 8. Use your seasonal and/or holiday card list as a great networking tool. 9. Volunteer to help the less fortunate. 10. Visit the LHH office often for networking…
The bottom line is always about networking and this time of year represents the most receptive attitude of people everywhere so take full advantage of that fact and don’t forget to help someone else along the way. You just never know how it will be paid forward… Happy Holidays!
Useful Web Sites
These could prove helpful (forward others to me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
***New business networking alternatives and competition to LinkedIn: Naymz http://www.naymz.com/ Maximize your professional opportunities by promoting your good name in our Reputation Community. Plaxo Pulse http://www.plaxo.com/ The easiest way to stay connected is now also the easiest way to share just about anything. Pulse now brings you "people feeds" from all over the web: www.worldwit.org. It's a new design, new navigation and a ton of new content. But most excitingly for us, our site now includes something that so many of our members have asked for: a careers site! Our careers area, WorldWIT's Hire Ground, is the first online recruiting site that reaches women 'at the intersection of work and life' with job alerts in the daily WorldWIT email digests. Jobs are also posted on the searchable WorldWIT's Hire Ground website http://newyorkcity.employmentguide.com/ bills itself as a portal for entry-level or a mid-management positions. EmploymentGuide.com has got you covered. With our FastAPP feature we have made searching for jobs faster and easier than ever. Simply complete an application and we’ll send it to matching employers in your area. http://www.janplace.com/ a site for those seeking opportunities in publishing, licensing, children’s & family media, entertainment, interactive media, and related areas http://www.gadball.com an excellent site that provides Free Job Search - over 100,000 Active Jobs! Free Resume Distribution, Free GadBall Discussion Forums, Free Career Email Address, Free Personal Email Address features links to For Sale Listings and many other types of information portals from television/movie listings to the weather. It also has an online calendaring tool, news, games, and entertainment links. http://www.JobsOnWallStreet.com bills itself as the leading financial services online job board http://www.efinancialcareers.com/ bank jobs, finance jobs, recruitment in the financial markets, accounting and investment banking http://newyork.craigslist.org/ another site that’s pretty cool. It bills itself as the following: craigslist is about: giving each other a break, getting the word out about everyday, real-world stuff. restoring the human voice to the Internet, in a humane, non-commercial environment. keeping things simple, common-sense, down-to-earth, honest, very real. providing an alternative to impersonal, big-media sites. being inclusive, giving a voice to the disenfranchised, democratizing ... being a collection of communities with similar spirit, not a single monolithic entity. http://www.worklife.com/ Worklife.com provides industry specific career channels with a wealth of information tailored to your career goals. Select a career channel to research industry information, search jobs and build your portfolio. www.ComputerJobs.com Recruiting Trends reports that ComputerJobs.com, an employment website for Information Technology (IT) professionals and those who employ them, has launched a new web site where IT professionals can discuss their careers, technology, current events, and more. The new community called "The ComputerJobs.com Community," also offers employers resume keyword searches, and job seekers the ability to search for high tech jobs on www.ComputerJobs.com. http://www.teamworkonline.com/ a listing site that focuses on jobs in professional sports with teams, offices, and connected entities (sports management, sporting goods, etc.). Here’s what they say about themselves: 71% of the jobs posted here were filled by online candidates! www.WomenSportsJobs.com currently has over 1,000 jobs posted in the following fields: Sports Marketing, Sales, Advertising & Promotions, Public Relations, Sports Media, Broadcasting, Facilities, Sports Events & Operations, Recreation, Health & Fitness, Website, Technology & Computers http://www.job-hunt.org/ a terrific informational resource for job seekers http://www.hightechny.com/ NY Labor Bureau site for IT employment (thanks Jay Colan) http://www.ithotjobs.com/ bills itself as “ITHotJobs.com launched in 2001 to assist BIG 4, Top Tier, Software 500, Fortune 1000 IT job seekers most impacted during the downturn has grown to
286,000 members and is utilized by over 9,775 IT specific recruiters.” http://www.jobcircle.com/ JobCircle.com currently operates in CT, DC, DE, OH, MD, NY, NJ, PA, VA, and WV , and provides a totally regional job search experience using our unique Latitude/Longitude functionality.
Free web sites continued…
http://www.dogpile.com great search site that uses Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, About, Look Smart, Overture, and FindWhat (talk about powerful!) http://www.allretailjobs.com/ the name says it all. http://www.nj.com/jobs/quicksearch/ links to job postings:11 NJ newspapers incl. the Star-Ledger http://www.chiefmonster.com a Monster.com site for Senior Executives http://www.6figurejobs.com lists executive Jobs http://www.ceoupdate.com lists non-profit executive level jobs http://www.execsearches.com lists non-profit executive level jobs http://www.bigfivetalent.com lists Big Five Jobs http://www.employment911.com/asp/index.asp claims currently over 3,000,000 jobs posted by companies that use them and searched from over 300 major career sites along with jobs including 1Jobs.com, Hotjobs.com, American Jobs, Infoworks USA, America's Employers, JobBank USA, America's Job Bank, Job Pilot USA, Bakos Group, MarketingJobs.com, Career Avenue, Monster.com, Best Jobs USA, NationJob Network, Career Builder, Net-Temps.com, Career Mosaic, Perot Systems, Career.com, Prohire.com, Career Magazine, Recruiters Online Network, Career Web, Select Jobs.com, Computerjobs.com, Softwarejobs.com, Computerwork.com, The Job Resource, Crosswalk.com, Top Echelon, Dice.com, TopStartups.com, Employment 911, US Careers Resource Center, Headhunter.net, Westech Virtual Job Fair. (Pay services not necessary). http://seeker.dice.com/profman/searchEngineMarketing.jsp?rel_code=100 more tech jobs http://www.guru.com/pro/professionals.cfm?tc=20010&kw=job%20search%20web%20 site helps you find IT, creative, business and office/admin projects all on one website! http://www.e-careercenter.com/ & http://www.job.com/index.cfm? us=164&AID=6944408&PID=1225587 2 sites for posting resumes and searching jobs Fee Based Sites: http://www.bluesteps.com Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) resume database. LHH has a discounted rate (See your consultant) www.theladders.com Based in New York City, TheLadders.com, Inc. is a privately held company offering premier online job search destinations and content for the $100k+ sector of the employment market. The company operates its primary consumer destination at www.theladders.com as well as specialized job search Web sites for Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Technology, Operations and all other $100k+ fields. For corporate and executive recruiters, TheLadders.com operates TheLadders for Recruiters, enabling them to easily post and manage job openings. http://www.executivesonly.com lists executive jobs http://www.netshare.com lists executive jobs http://www.execunet.com lists executive jobs http://www.executive.computerjobs.com lists executive technical jobs http://www.vicepresidentjobs.com a resume posting site Entrepreneurial Sites: http://www.startupzone.com employment http://www.topstartups.com employment http://www.garage.com lists tech ventures and employment http://www.fastcompany.com online version of magazine http://www.vfinance.com funding for entrepreneurs
http://www.vcbuzz.com venture capital info
Non-Profit Sites: http://www.philanthropy.com non-profit info and employment http://www.nonprofits.org/ non-profit info http://www.chronicle.com higher education info and employment http://www.guidestar.org/ national database of non profits Executive Job Listings in the Not-for-Profit Sector Advertised openings: http://www.ceoupdate.com lists non-profit executive level jobs http://www.execsearches.com lists non-profit executive level jobs www.fdncenter.org/pnd/jobs www.idealist.org Search firm listed openings: www.howe-lewis.com www.drgnyc.com www.pogsearch.com www.imsearch.com www.auerbach-assc.com www.slesingermanagement.com www.explorecompany.com
Provided by Jay Colan and the generous, spirited people participating in the NY Media and Entertainment networking group. Please update by sending additional resources/corrections to email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.mediabistro.com/ -- Media Bistro: media industry networking and informational site.
Includes, news, advice, events listings, job boards, and discussion groups.
http://www.iwantmedia.com/– daily round up of media and industry news; extensive links to
other, related publications and sites.
http://www.poynter.org/medianews– Jim Romenesko’s media news: news, trends, extensive
links to other news and media related sites.
http://www.mediachannel.org/ -- Media Channel:
global media news, issue guides,
http://www.mediaweek.com/ -- Media Week: online media news magazine. http://www.insidemedia.com/ http://www.media.guardian.co.uk/ -- The Guardian online specialized media site. http://www.eweek.com/– eWeek online version: media and new media news and resources http://www.media-news.com/– Media news site, segmented by industry. http://www.internews.org/– Internews: promoting free and open media on a global scale. http://www.broadbandweek.com/– Broadband Week online version. http://www.telecomcareers.net/– TelecomCareers.net: career resources, etc. http://www.catv.org/-- CATV Cyberlab: news, resources for cable, broadband, and new media;
extensive list of links.
http://www.cabletoday.com/index.html– Bigpipe.com: cable news, resources, extensive links. http://www.emonline.com/index.html– Electronic Media online version. 6
http://www.dmnews.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi– DM News: online direct marketing news. http://www.headlinespot.com/-- comprehensive news site: news, extensive links http://www.tvinsite.com/broadcastingcable/index.asp?layout=webzine– Broadcasting Cable
online: news for broadcast and cable industries.
http://www.cableworld.com/– Cableworld online version: cable and broadband news http://www.minonline.com/index.html—Min magazine: media business resources www.paidcontent.org focus on "the economics of content" http://www.212nyc.org/ - interactive focus www.mediapost.com www.inanet.com for designers and art directors www.cynopsis.com - daily briefing for broadcasting and cable, with job postings for NY and LA Digital Music News (site/publication?) www.nyctechwire.com Inside Radio (site/publication?) www.adage.com Advertising Age site http://www.poynter.org/ - Web Tips – tracks U.S. TV www.entertainmentcareers.net www.rightmedia.com www.venturewire.com – v.c. focus? www.variety.com Variety - entertainment focus –including job links This Week in Technology British Academy of Film and Television Artists http://www.digitalmusic2006.com/ - digital music forum www.worldscreen.com Int’l News on programming /content that inevitably includes notes on
many NY companies
www.lightreading.com technology news with many notes on content deployments www.digitalmedia.com – conference listings are searchable to obtain contact info for speakers Multi-Channel News – publication?/site? www.fierce.com – mobile media including wireless, IPTV and mobile media BillBoard – music publication www.journalismjobs.com
http://www.catm.com/-- Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing: library,
research, job bank, etc.
http://www.ncta.com/index.cfm– National Cable & Telecommunications Association:
news, legislative information, career resources, etc. Association: job opportunities and career related links
http://www.cthra.com/indopps.html– Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources http://www.aaaa.org/news/related_assoc.html– American Association of Advertising Agencies:
related industry links.
http://www.nynma.org/– New York New Media Association: http://www.cabletvadbureau.com/– Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau: news, research, links,
http://www.ctpaa.org/– Cable Television Public Affairs Association http://www.wict.org/main.cfm– Women in Cable & Telecommunications:
dedicated to improving the standing of women in the cable industry. events, networking.
resources and links
http://www.interactivehq.org/ -- Association for Interactive Marketing: research, education, www.americanbusinessmedia.com – association of business media companies 7
www.namme.org – National Association of Minority Media Executives Magazine Publishers Association (MPA) Online Publishers Association (ironically I don’t have the URL)
theory and scholarship:
http://www.ctheory.com/– CTheory: current scholarship on cultural, media, and critical theory http://www.theory.org.uk/– media and social/cultural theory focusing on pop culture http://www.utexas.edu/coc/journalism/SOURCE/j363/keywords.html– quick resources to major
leaders in mass communication studies
www.release1.0.com – Esther Dyson publication on v.c. and new technologies Edventures – same on Ester Dyson
http://www.hbscny.org/upcoming_events.htm - Harvard Business School Club of Greater NY –
Look for the Media Guru breakfasts
Media Staffing Professionals - Chicago based with jobs throughout the country "The Soul of the New Consumer" - book on thinking for marketers and product developers www.current.org – resource on NPR? www.voice123 – voiceovers One World? – cable advertising? Promo magazine and Events Marketer for event marketing people
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