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Newsletter for LHH New York City office (Go to: http://www.esnips.com/web/LHHNYCJMC) March 31, 2009
In This Issue
• Job Market Intel • Career Events • Networking Events • JMC Job Search Tips
Job Market Intel
Strangers Lend a Hand to Job Seekers
By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Once you've tapped out your network and run out of recruiters to contact, where do you go to get help finding a job these days? For a growing group of job hunters, total strangers have become the answer. In late January, Jason C. Blais began following JobAngels, a group on the social-networking site Twitter.com that is dedicated to helping people find jobs. Mr. Blais saw a message posted by a laidoff technology professional asking for support and he volunteered to take the woman under his wing. Mr. Blais suggested improvements to her résumé. He then sent a copy to a hiring manager at a teaching hospital he knew was seeking candidates for a position matching the job hunter's qualifications and interests. A week later, the woman was invited to interview for the job. She is still waiting to hear back. Alarmed by the nation's rising unemployment rate, many working Americans are going out of their way to help their laid-off counterparts -- often complete strangers -- secure new positions. They're sharing job leads, leveraging their networks and making referrals and often putting their own reputations on the line. "Adversity often brings out a generosity and compassion," says Tim Irwin, an organizational psychologist in Atlanta. Career experts agree that the majority of the best jobs are found on the basis of networking or a relationship. "The power of a referral is tremendous," says Mr. Irwin, author of "Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled." "When I lend my name to a person's résumé, they benefit from the influence that I have with that individual. Their résumé is going to get different attention. That's just a reality." Mr. Blais, business-development director at JobsInTheUS.com, says he developed a strong desire in recent months to help laid-off workers find new positions due to the increasing competitiveness of the job market. "A lot of good people are not even getting their résumé seen because employers aren't digging that deep into the pile," he says. "This is just one small way I could help somebody that's a good candidate." Getting Professional Help—For Free Many career experts are also doing pro bono work to help laid-off workers land new positions. In January, Chris Gould created Rope With Hope, a group of search-firm recruiters and corporate hiring managers who provide free job-search coaching. Its roughly 400 volunteers commit to conducting at least two one-hour sessions a month by phone with members of job-search support groups in 10 U.S. cities. Mr. Gould, talent-acquisition leader at Hewitt Associates Inc., says he came with the concept for Rope With Hope after attendance tripled at a jobless support group in Overland Park, Kan., where he's a frequent guest speaker. The club's facilitators said they were no longer able to give job hunters personalized attention. Executive recruiter J. Larry Tyler is taking a similar initiative on his own. He's been getting more requests than he can handle lately for free help, so he's volunteered to host free weekly seminars on job hunting next month for students at the American College of Healthcare Executives in Chicago, where he is a fellow. He'll cover topics such as working with recruiters, networking and negotiating job offers, he says.
• Useful Web Sites • Media Resources • Blue Steps • Network of Experts • Job Lead Sampler • Just Thinking…
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And last month, Philadelphia-based career coach Mindy Thomas joined around two dozen of her peers at a New York job fair to critique attendees' resumes for free. More than 5,000 job hunters showed up. "My head was down for five hours straight," says Ms. Thomas, also a former recruiter specializing in the legal industry. Mr. Blais, who lives outside Springfield, Mass., is now mentoring two more job hunters he met through JobAngels. He says his efforts also will likely have a positive effect on his career. "My reputation can only be elevated, as more people see that I'm just one more person trying to make a difference," he says. Others are taking a different tack. Recently, J.T. O'Donnell, a career strategist and workplace consultant in North Hampton, N.H., signed on to help a stranger who contacted her on LinkedIn. "This isn't something I would normally do," says Ms. O'Donnell. But the woman, who was looking for a senior-level art-design position in the San Francisco Bay Area, impressed Ms. O'Donnell with her intelligence and ability to communicate. When a job came up at a firm where Ms. O'Donnell knew the human-resources director, she referred the woman. She didn't land the position, but Ms. O'Donnell is still helping her, and the experience led Ms. O'Donnell to launch a Twitter effort to get career coaches to answer job-seeker questions free of charge. Giving back was part of what prompted Mark Stelzner, a management consultant in Washington, D.C., to start JobAngels early this year. That morning, he says, he wondered to himself, "What if each of the folks who followed me on Twitter helped one person find a job?" At the time, Mr. Stelzner had about 650 followers, mostly clients and associates of his firm, Inflexion Advisors LLC, which works with executives in the human-resources industry. He posted a message -- or "tweet" -describing his idea and within hours received several replies from people saying they'd be willing to participate. Mr. Stelzner opened a separate Twitter account for JobAngels, a name he says he came up with off the cuff, and created JobAngels groups on LinkedIn and Facebook. He posted a message on each offering to help people with their job searches and encouraged others to do the same. JobAngels has 3,894 followers to date on Twitter and nearly 1,200 group members on Facebook. Among the first to seek help was Mary White-Cornell, a Seattle marketing professional who was laid off in September from a restaurant franchise company. Mr. Stelzner agreed to edit her résumé and any cover letters she wanted to send to employers. He also emailed 10 people in his network asking to contact Ms. White-Cornell if they knew of any jobs matching her background and interests. Several quickly responded. "I was amazed by how many people would take time out of their day to help a virtual stranger find a job," she says. "I got goose bumps." Recently, one woman even emailed Ms. White-Cornell to say that her husband worked in sales at a Seattle-based firm and offered to make sure he passed on her résumé to one of its hiring managers. "Coincidentally, this was a company I had targeted," says the 50-year-old. Ms. White-Cornell says the company isn't currently hiring in marketing, but she feels like the personal recommendation will get her résumé noticed when they do. As she continues her job search, Ms. White-Cornell is looking to help to others in her situation by making introductions and forwarding links to employment ads. "It feels good to give back," she says. "And it's the right thing to do." Of course, there are potential downsides to offering support to strangers. "There are those who will take advantage of the kindness of others," says Mr. Stelzner. "You don't want to represent someone who's lied about their background." Paula Marks, a career coach in New York and executive recruiter, recommends do-gooders prescreen potential mentees to get a sense of whether they are serious about finding a job. Mr. Blais says he takes several steps to ensure he's helping people he can trust. "I try to get a feel for what kind of work they're after and gain some insight through what is essentially a phone screening," he says. "I also make it clear to employers that this is an altruistic initiative." Of course, those seeking help should do their own due diligence. A referral from someone who isn't in good standing in the field or who has a less-than-stellar reputation can harm your job search. "You may not know their career history and you don't know if they're viewed as credible," says Ms. O'Donnell, who advises job seekers to do some Internet research on their would-be mentor and take a little time to build a relationship before you accept a referral from a stranger. .
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.
JMC Job Search Tips
A Moment in Time…
(Simple Things pt 94…)
These are obviously very trying days for our economy and our nation but there have been others and there will always be others. Each of these moments in time serves to remind us of who we really are. America has always risen to the challenge but the question is will you? We all measure our lives in moments – some good and some not-so-good but it’s how we remember things based on these pivotal moments. This is an exceptional point in our history that will no doubt be studied for years to come but that should just make you just that much more determined to see it through, and one day you can remember how you made it through the recession of 2008-9…
Local Job Fairs 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 http://network.nshp.org/events/new-york-job-fair
Thursday – April 23, 2009 Affinia Manhattan Hotel 371 Seventh Ave New York, NY 1001 (212)563-1800
(free/low cost events that may interest you)
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
Participate in a Unique Part-Time Consulting Opportunity The Network of Experts is looking for experienced professionals and subject matter experts across a wide range of industries. We are a research firm serving the asset management and private equity communities, and we rely on the experts in our network to educate our clients. We offer unique benefits for people who are employed full-time, retired, or in transition: * You earn consulting fees at the hourly rate you set yourself for short assignments that occur via telephone or through surveys and email exchanges. * You get to interact with influential money managers and to broaden your personal network. * You have engaging conversations on relevant and current topics in your industry. * You participate in a simple and straightforward program that never charges you any fees, protects your privacy, and works around your busy schedule. Learn more and fill out a simple application at our website. www.networkofexperts.com
When you take a risk and step out of the norm, you run the risk and sometimes you fail. But you only fail if you give up. -- J Peterman
Useful Web Sites
These could prove helpful (forward others to me at email@example.com) ***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
Financial Services Opportunities
(For many more check LeadLink)
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