New York City Job Market Update

Newsletter for LHH New York City office (Go to: May 4, 2009

In This Issue
• Job Market Intel • Career Events • Networking Events • JMC Job Search Tips

Flash! The Next “JMC Live” will be on Wednesday, May 13, in
the Park Ave Conf room featuring the latest employment market info and our very special guest, Vincent Scilla, who’s not only the founder of Virtual Management Solutions, the leading online financial services consulting firm, but also a former LHH Client! Don’t forget to register and mark your calendars…

Also Included
• Useful Web Sites • Media Resources • Blue Steps • Network of Experts • Job Lead Sampler • Just Thinking…

Update: The NYC office held its first Diversity Brown Bag

Lunch on April 30, 2009 co-facilitated by Kari Chachkes, Jay Colan, Lisa Tomlin-Houston and Rod Williams. Participants discussed the role of diversity in today's job search process including assessing opportunities; resume and interviewing tips; and networking through diversity professional organizations. The next DBBL will feature speakers from the not-for-profit world so stay tuned for more info…

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Job Market Intel

Access the latest and back editions. Copies are also available in the common areas and from your consultants… If you have information to submit, contact Rod Williams at or 212.455.8583. Thanks in advance!

State Bars Offer Lawyers Help With the Recession
Karen Sloan 05-01-2009 Internet-based seminars about interviewing skills. Lunchtime strategy sessions for out-of-work attorneys. CLE courses that focus on broadening skills and staying profitable in tough economic times. State bar associations are broadening their programming and launching initiatives to help attorneys manage through the down economy. Their efforts touch on everything from assisting attorneys who have been laid off to helping attorneys market their services and manage flagging practices. Some of the programs are entirely new and are a direct response to the struggles attorneys face because of the economy. Others -- such as additional job listings and dues waivers for unemployed attorneys -are expanded versions of resources that state bar associations offered members before the downturn. Some bar associations have simply taken existing resources and packaged them online as one-stop shops. The State Bar of Texas has a "Resources for Tough Times" page on its Web site that offers information about career issues, professional development, stress management and practice management, among other things. "We pulled it all together on one page when the economy started to go bad," said Texas Bar spokeswoman Kim Davey. "You want to make things as easy as you can for people right now." Earlier this year, the American Bar Association surveyed state and local bar associations to find out how the recession has affected their operations and what they were doing to help members cope. Most respondents -- 72 percent -- reported that they now had dues waivers and payment plans for

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members facing financial hardship, while 34 percent offered career counseling and 21 percent offered personal counseling. "There is such a need out there, and I feel a responsibility to help," said Lauren Wachtler, a partner in the New York office of Los Angeles-based Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp and chairwoman of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Lawyers in Transition. "I also feel like bar associations have a responsibility to help out." The New York Bar's program was originally intended to assist attorneys who have left the profession voluntarily, but now it focuses more on those who have been laid off. Last month, the committee launched a five-part series of free webcasts dealing with issues such as answering difficult interview questions, developing a networking game plan and selling oneself during an interview. The first webcast in late April remains available to watch at any time online Wachtler said. "I had 50 people in my office in person for it, and another 350 registered to watch it online," Wachtler said. "There was a lot of interest." The State Bar of Georgia recently debuted a free luncheon on the fourth Wednesday of each month to provide out-of-work attorneys with career guidance and tips on job seeking, as well as in dealing with the strains of unemployment. Georgia Bar spokeswoman Sarah Coole said that each session is limited to 40 participants, and that nearly that many people showed up for the first lunch on April 22. The first session focused on how attorneys can use the programs offered by the Georgia Bar to assist in their job search. Still other state bar associations are offering educational sessions that address the changing climate and how attorneys can overcome the obstacles it presents. According to the ABA's survey of state and local bar associations, 49 percent of respondents said they were offering CLE sessions focused on fee collection, efficiency in law firm management, bankruptcy, financial planning and foreclosure law, among other things. For example, the State Bar of California plans a CLE program in May entitled "IP in Troubled Times," with sessions that include "Doing Business in Tough Times" and "Opportunities & Exploitation in Troubled Times and in Bankruptcy." A Web seminar will be called "Law Firm Management & Marketing for Tough Economic Times." The Massachusetts Bar Association has added a number of programs to address the economy, one of which was a 12-week "Critical Skills" series, said Marc A. D'Antonio, the organization's senior program manager. Geared toward general practitioners, each week the seminar series tackled a different recession-related topic, including bankruptcy and employment law. The series was so popular that it spawned six spin-off sessions. "Anything we can do proactively to address the needs of our members, that's our role," D'Antonio said. "We should be giving them the resources they need to keep the doors open, whether that's networking opportunities or through education."

Other Job Market Connection Highlights… 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)

Blue Steps
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.

Office Brokers, Banks Facing Market Woes
By JEFF D. OPDYKE Regulators currently performing stress tests on the country's largest banks are looking at commercial real estate as a possible source of concern. But brokers who lease and sell these properties wouldn't need a secretive stress test to offer an assessment. Those businesses have been miserable lately. That much will be evident when Jones Lang LaSalle reports first-quarter earnings after the market closes Tuesday and CB Richard Ellis Group reports Wednesday afternoon. The companies are among the nation's largest commercial real-estate brokers and services firms. The GM Building is one of many New York office buildings managed by Jones Lang LaSalle, according to the firm's Web site. With unemployment rising, more office space is the last thing most companies need, leaving leasing in the doldrums. As for those who might want to buy, financing is practically nonexistent. The losses both companies are expected to report should come as little surprise to investors. At this point, Wall Street's focus is less on current brutal market conditions than hope for what is ahead this year. The stocks of these companies have rebounded off their 52-week lows in recent months largely in anticipation that buildings will start selling again, as banks and other lenders start dumping properties taken back in foreclosures. It will be discounted deal activity, but activity nonetheless. The big issue for banks is at what price. The mere presence of sales wouldn't necessarily mean the market is back to health. In fact, it is at that point that some of the most-intense pain will be felt by banks, which will have to take losses on loans as part of many sales. That could bring on a whole


new wave of woe for the broader economy.

Just Thinking…
We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic. -- E. Merrill Root

Local Job Fairs
Diversity / Professional Job Fair in New York, NY Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Event runs from 10am to 3pm Affinia Manhattan 371 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001 212-563-1800

Networking Events
Where: 11 Penn Plaza Seventh Avenue 5th Floor, Conference Room New York City, NY Cost: Execunet Members – $35.00 Guests – $40.00

(free/low cost events that may interest you) NYC Senior Executive Roundtable
Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 8:30 - 11:00 AM

Meeting Title: MAKING NETWORKING CONNECTIONS Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 ============================================================================ 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

JMC Job Search Tips
How Memorable Are You…

(Simple Things pt 96…)

“You only get one chance to make a first impression.” We all know that old saw but how many of us take it for granted that the impression that we make is what we hope it to be and not what we want it to be. Have you surveyed your most honest and objective friends, relatives, and other Contacts to be sure that you’re being seen in the right light? With the amount of competition out there, even if


you are accustomed to making a good first take, it’s probably time to up the ante and do what you need to do to add the “Wow” factor. After checking in on the feedback that you receive, then the question is, “Am I making a good enough impression and is good enough, good enough?

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 functionality.

Free web sites continued… 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,, 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

5 online version of magazine funding for entrepreneurs venture capital info

Non-Profit Sites: non-profit info and employment 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:
educational aides.

global media news, issue guides,

 -- 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. 6

 CATV Cyberlab:
extensive list of links.

news, resources for cable, broadband, and new media;

– 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:
news, legislative information, career resources, etc. Association: job opportunities and career related links


– Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources – 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:
dedicated to improving the standing of women in the cable industry.

resources and links


 -- 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

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