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New York City Job Market Update

Newsletter for LHH New York City office (Go to: February 26, 2009

In This Issue FLASH! The next “JMC Live” is Wednesday, March 4. Don’t miss the
• Job Market Intel latest info on the current NYC employment marketplace. Our featured
• Career Events guest will be the MetLife. Come out and get all of your questions
answered regarding employment opportunities and networking…
• Networking Events
(Remember seating is limited so don’t forget to register)…
• JMC Job Search Tips
FLARE!! The Winter Career Event at LHH - Tuesday, March 10 in
the Park Ave Conf Room from 9A-1P. Stay tuned for the list of
Also Included
• Useful Web Sites participating employers. Registration is required as hourly access to

• Media Resources
the event will be scheduled…
• Blue Steps
• Network of Experts Job Market Intel
• Job Lead Sampler
Executive Recruiters Expect Hiring Recovery In Second Half Of 2009
• Just Thinking…
While the overall outlook of executive search consultants for 2009 is down markedly,
member firms of the Association of Executive Search Consultants believe the global
executive job market will rebound in the second half of the year.
Get Your Copy
NYC Job Market Update Despite their concern for the broader global economy, the recruiters expect several
available online at: market sectors will strengthen in the coming months. Search consultants anticipate the
most management-level hiring growth in these markets:
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submit, contact Rod
Williams at The AESC survey findings reveal that search consultants expect to see the greatest or scarcity of talent in finance and accounting positions, as well as in executive
212.455.8583. Thanks in management/board positions and engineering posts. Globally, China is expected to see
advance! the greatest need for executive talent in 2009 (66 percent), followed by India (43
percent) and Eastern Europe (30 percent).

CRN SpotLight "Despite the current state of the global economy, our members still see several bright
spots for executive hiring in 2009. Other sectors will begin to step up their executive
hiring as the current uncertainty dissipates and greater optimism begins to work its way
Check out the approximately
into boardrooms," offers AESC president Peter Felix.
150,000 jobs on LeadLink
and don’t forget to keep your
"Typically, executive search is an early indicator of renewed strength in the economy as
resume updated on Resume organizations either upgrade or begin to invest in new executive talent. Given the
Reserve. New employers extreme talent shortage which was being experienced in many sectors globally until the
and recruiters are added and end of the third quarter last year, our members are optimistic that strategic recruiting
are searching daily. will pick up in the near future, but certainly by the second half of the year."

Access both on the web at: Industries Recruiters Expect Will
ExecuNet Exclusive: Executive Lead Executive Hiring Growth In 2009
Recruiters Rank Top Current Ranking January 2008 Ranking
Other Job Market
Industry Markets For 2009
Connection Highlights… Environmental services and so- 1. Environmental Services/Clean Technology (7)
called 'clean technology' lead the 2. Healthcare (1)
Career Events list of industries executive 3. Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals (3)
recruiters expect to generate the 4. Energy (5)
greatest growth in executive-level 5. High Tech (4)
Employer of the Day
hiring in 2009, according to
Source: ExecuNet Recruiter Confidence Poll
ExecuNet research. The move by a
“JMC Live” growing number of executive search firms to establish clean tech recruiting practices
and increasing venture capital interest in the space help to explain how the sector
Networking Groups moved from seventh on ExecuNet's list of top growth industries for executive hiring
almost 12 months ago to number one, ahead of healthcare.

Recruiter Panels
The New IT? Clean Tech Executive Roles Among Hot 2009 Management
Special Topic Speakers Functions
Companies have shifted from volume hiring to strategic hiring against the backdrop of
stark economic data, but opportunities still exist for organizations and talented
NYS Dept of Labor individuals with innovative ideas. Remember the dot-com-era demand for IT talent?
Many of those ideas will power what author Tom Friedman has dubbed "ET" or "energy
Additionally we serve as technology," which may represent "the next great industrial revolution," according to CT
the local venue for Partners, which highlights its view of the hottest executive job titles.
several external Pointing out that "the presidential campaigns made energy a foreign policy, national
professional networking security and economic priority" and that nearly 30 states "have state mandates
groups including TENG requiring that a certain percentage of power comes from renewable sources," the search
(Tech Exec. Networking firm affirms that alternative energy will drive new jobs and new private equity
Group), MENG investment.
(Marketing Exec.
"Strategic as well as hands-on green collar roles will be created," the firm says in a
Networking Group), and
statement. "New jobs will be related to solar, wind and other renewable sources — and
FENG (Financial Exec. a new class of executives on the management team. A strong push to retrofit
Networking Group) commercial buildings will make them energy efficient across industries from retailing,
manufacturing, aerospace and pharma to automotive, semiconductor and hospitality —
those companies that need big buildings with lots of employees."

The in-demand executive job titles in the clean tech space this year, the firm predicts,
Blue Steps will include:

We have negotiated a 20%  Head of Facilities Management

discounted rate for LHH clients  Chief Energy Officer
with Blue Steps the executive  Corporate VP, Environmental Affairs
search web site owned and  EVP, Government Relations
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
Just Thinking…
your consultant for details. There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to
AESC has around 200 live.
member search firms, with
-- James Truslow Adams
around 4000 consultants
around the world.

JMC Job Search Tips (Simple Things pt 92…)
Our history has taught that we are nothing if not resilient but what does that mean. It means we get
knocked down but we don’t stay down. So how did we get that way? It begins with our attitude or
predisposition. Everyone who came or comes to this country is optimistic about the possibilities
here. And that type of thinking is contagious especially when you look around and see the evidence
of what can be achieved by those who believe. Every story that I’ve ever read about the
accomplishments of visionaries as well as the great forward strides of this country has been
preceded by dark and sometimes tragic times. But because we have been unwilling to succumb to
failure and to despair, we’ve continued to get up, dust ourselves off, and try again and again until we
meet with success. That’s what resilience is all about and hopefully you’ll keep that in mind as your
search continues…

Local Job Fairs

New York Career Fair

Thursday, March 12, 2009
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Radisson Martinique On Broadway Hotel
New York, NY 10001

New York City Career Fair

• Date:

Thursday, April 2, 2009

• Location:

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street
New York City, NY 10011

• Time:

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

Tuesday – April 7, 2009
Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY 11747
(631)423-1600 Phone
(631)423-1790 Fax

New York job fair

Time: April 16, 2009 from 10am to 3pm

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion
Street: 125 west 18th Street
City/Town: New York, NY 10011
Website or Map: http://www.metropolitaneven...
Contact Info: 954 6781807

Thursday – April 23, 2009

Affinia Manhattan Hotel
371 Seventh Ave
New York, NY 1001

WHERE —The New Yorker Hotel • 481 Eighth Ave. • Manhattan

WHEN — Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Networking Events (free/low cost events that may interest you)

NYC Senior Executive Roundtable

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Where: 11 Penn Plaza
Seventh Avenue
5th Floor, Conference Room
New York City, NY

Cost: Execunet Members – $35.00

Guests – $40.00
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

NYC Business Networking- Manhattan

Speed Networking for Business Professionals
Tues, March 10th @ 5:30 PM
(Speed Networking starts at 6:00 PM)

Venue: TD Bank (Times Square)- 42nd and 9th

Cost: $35.75 on/before 3/6--$25.75 with discount code
$40.75 from 3/7-3/10--$30.75 with discount code
*Discount code not valid if registered on 3/10

Long Island Business Networking- Melville

Speed Networking for Business Professionals
Tues, March 24th @ 5:30 PM
(Speed Networking starts at 6:00 PM)

Venue: Four- Melville- Rt 110

Cost: $35.75 on/before 3/19--$30.75 with discount code
$40.75 from 3/20-3/23--$35.75 with discount code
*Discount code not valid if registered on 3/24

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:, 718/263-3501

Networking Events (continued)

Date / Time

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
50 New Street Between Beaver & Exchange (Wall Street area)
New York, NY

Additional Information
Telephone: 516-749-6159


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Useful Web Sites

These could prove helpful (forward others to me at

***New business networking alternatives and competition to LinkedIn:

Naymz Maximize your professional opportunities by promoting your good
name in our Reputation Community.

Plaxo Pulse 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: 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 bills itself as a portal for entry-level or a mid-management
positions. 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. a site for those seeking opportunities in publishing, licensing, children’s &
family media, entertainment, interactive media, and related areas 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. bills itself as the leading financial services online job board bank jobs, finance jobs, recruitment in the financial markets,
accounting and investment banking 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. 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. Recruiting Trends reports that, 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 Community," also offers employers resume keyword
searches, and job seekers the ability to search for high tech jobs on 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! 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 a terrific informational resource for job seekers NY Labor Bureau site for IT employment (thanks Jay Colan) bills itself as “ 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.” 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

Free web sites continued…

7 great search site that uses Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, About, Look Smart,
Overture, and FindWhat (talk about powerful!) the name says it all. links to job postings:11 NJ newspapers incl. the Star-Ledger a site for Senior Executives lists executive Jobs lists non-profit executive level jobs lists non-profit executive level jobs lists Big Five Jobs 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 1-,, American Jobs, Infoworks USA, America's Employers, JobBank USA,
America's Job Bank, Job Pilot USA, Bakos Group,, Career Avenue,, Best Jobs USA, NationJob Network, Career Builder,, Career Mosaic,
Perot Systems,,, Career Magazine, Recruiters Online Network, Career
Web, Select,,,, The Job
Resource,, Top Echelon,,, Employment 911, US Careers
Resource Center,, Westech Virtual Job Fair. (Pay services not necessary). more tech jobs site helps you
find IT, creative, business and office/admin projects all on one website! &
us=164&AID=6944408&PID=1225587 2 sites for posting resumes and searching jobs
Fee Based Sites: Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) resume database.
LHH has a discounted rate (See your consultant) Based in New York City,, 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 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, operates TheLadders for Recruiters, enabling them to easily post and manage job
openings. lists executive jobs lists executive jobs lists executive jobs lists executive technical jobs a resume posting site
Entrepreneurial Sites: employment employment lists tech ventures and employment online version of magazine funding for entrepreneurs venture capital info

Non-Profit Sites: non-profit info and employment

8 non-profit info higher education info and employment national database of non profits
Executive Job Listings in the Not-for-Profit Sector Advertised openings: lists non-profit executive level jobs lists non-profit executive level jobs
Search firm listed openings:

Media Resources
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 &
 -- Media Bistro: media industry networking and informational site.
Includes, news, advice, events listings, job boards, and discussion groups.
– daily round up of media and industry news; extensive links to
other, related publications and sites.
– Jim Romenesko’s media news: news, trends, extensive
links to other news and media related sites.
 -- Media Channel: global media news, issue guides,
educational aides.
 -- Media Week: online media news magazine.
 -- The Guardian online specialized media site.
– eWeek online version: media and new media news and resources
– Media news site, segmented by industry.
– Internews: promoting free and open media on a global scale.
– Broadband Week online version.
– career resources, etc.
 CATV Cyberlab: news, resources for cable, broadband, and new media;
extensive list of links.
– cable news, resources, extensive links.
– Electronic Media online version.
– DM News: online direct marketing news.
 comprehensive news site: news, extensive links
– Broadcasting Cable
online: news for broadcast and cable industries.
– Cableworld online version: cable and broadband news
—Min magazine: media business resources
 focus on "the economics of content"
 - interactive focus
 for designers and art directors
 - daily briefing for broadcasting and cable, with job postings for NY and LA
 Digital Music News (site/publication?)
 Inside Radio (site/publication?)
 Advertising Age site
 - Web Tips – tracks U.S. TV
 – v.c. focus?
 Variety - entertainment focus –including job links
 This Week in Technology
 British Academy of Film and Television Artists
 - digital music forum
 Int’l News on programming /content that inevitably includes notes on
many NY companies
 technology news with many notes on content deployments
 – conference listings are searchable to obtain contact info for speakers
 Multi-Channel News – publication?/site?
 – mobile media including wireless, IPTV and mobile media
 BillBoard – music publication

 Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing: library,
research, job bank, etc.
– National Cable & Telecommunications Association: industry
news, legislative information, career resources, etc.
– Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources
Association: job opportunities and career related links
– American Association of Advertising Agencies:
related industry links.
– New York New Media Association:
– Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau: news, research, links,
career information.
– Cable Television Public Affairs Association
– Women in Cable & Telecommunications: resources and links
dedicated to improving the standing of women in the cable industry.
 -- Association for Interactive Marketing: research, education,
events, networking.
 – association of business media companies
 – National Association of Minority Media Executives
 Magazine Publishers Association (MPA)
 Online Publishers Association (ironically I don’t have the URL)

theory and scholarship:

– CTheory: current scholarship on cultural, media, and critical theory

– media and social/cultural theory focusing on pop culture
– quick resources to major
leaders in mass communication studies
 – Esther Dyson publication on v.c. and new technologies
 Edventures – same on Ester Dyson

other resources:
 - 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
 – resource on NPR?
 www.voice123 – voiceovers
 One World? – cable advertising?
 Promo magazine and Events Marketer for event marketing people


Job Lead Sampler (For many more check LeadLink)

Financial Svcs Rep, MetLife
Web Developer,
IT Security Officer, China Construction Bank
Information Security Officer, China Construction Bank
IT Support, China Construction Bank
CFO, NYC Company-Organizational Development Consultants
Director of Advertising Sales, Big Jump Media
Executive VP, Parsippany & Plainsboro, NJ, MH Associates
HR Generalist, Preston, Inc
Registered Sales Asistant, Stamford, CT, UBS
Various Positions-National, Saks Fifth Ave
Director Corp Development, ACA Financial Guaranty Corp
Sr VP Marketing, Markham, Ontario , Canada, Premiere Salons
CFO, Corp for Supportive Housing
Sr. Institutional Business Development, Investment Mgmt. Firm
Sr Director HR, Int'l. Rescue Committee, $100-115K
Executive Director, NYC Workforce Investment Board, $80 - 90K
Meeting/Event Planner, Church Pension Group
Manager Labor Relations, NYC Hospital
Sr HR Manager, Northern NJ, Gatti & Associates, $125-140K + 15%
Chief Financial Officer, Phoenix, AZ, Marix Servicing LLC
VP Product Marketing & CRM, KGB
CTO Product Mgmt/Marketing, Huntington Group, $200K + Bonus
Director Evaluations, Interactive Data
Senior Evaluator, Interactive Data
Director, Project Mgmt, Interactive Data
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Interactive Data
Custom Website Sales, Register. COM
Web Developer, Register. COM
Sr Director HR, Int'l. Rescue Committee, $100-115K
Executive Director, NYC Workforce Investment Board, $80 - 90K
Meeting/Event Planner, Church Pension Group
Manager Labor Relations, NYC Hospital
Sr HR Manager, Northern NJ, Gatti & Associates, $125-140K + 15%
Chief Financial Officer, Phoenix, AZ, Marix Servicing LLC
VP Product Marketing & CRM, KGB
CTO Product Mgmt/Marketing, Huntington Group, $200K + Bonus
Director Evaluations, Interactive Data
Senior Evaluator, Interactive Data
Director, Project Mgmt, Interactive Data
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Interactive Data
Custom Website Sales, Register. COM
Web Developer, Register. COM