Category Archives: JBC Spotlight

JBCSpotlight: Meet Kalyn

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Posted on December 16, 2013 by

KalynKalyn

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive

Location: Los Angeles

Recruiting specialty: Retail

I became a recruiter because… Fashion recruiting is the culmination of my industry knowledge, my people skills and my desire to succeed!

Favorite designer/artist: In terms of artists, I’m a huge fan of old school fashion photographer Richard Avedon. In terms of designers, I love me some YSL. But really, who doesn’t?

Celebrity crush: Javier Bardem

Favorite place in {LOS ANGELES}: The Bungalow. Yes, it’s a bar and yes, it’s fabulous.

Interview horror story: I think I’ll share a screening horror story just because I have so many. I called my candidate via Skype and guess who answered? Her shirtless husband. I was terrified. She popped out from behind him three seconds later but needless to say, the call was off to an awkward start. (more…)

JBCSpotlight: Meet Claudia

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Posted on November 7, 2013 by

Claudia FordClaudia Ford

Title: National Director of Sales

Location: NYC

Favorite designer/artist: DVF and Willem de Kooning

Celebrity crush: Bradley Cooper

Favorite place in NYC: Central Park in the very early morning. Dogs are allowed to run free, off leash. Their sheer joy is extraordinary.

Interview horror story: My own? Probably having to use the lady’s room and not finding a comfortable break in the conversation to excuse myself. I continued the meeting for an addt’l two hours, dying inside!

Best interview tip: Remain engaged/energized throughout your meeting, mirror body language whenever possible, be gracious and send a hand written thank you note…a dying art!!! (more…)

JBC Employee of the Month

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Posted on October 15, 2013 by

Employee of the Month – September

Emily Schwartz

Congratulations, Emily!

Get to know our September Employee of the Month:

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Recruiting specialty: Designers

I became a recruiter because … I’m crazy.  No, really because it merges my love for fashion with my love to constantly meet new people.

Favorite designer/artist: Martin Margiela and Maria Cornejo

Celebrity crush: Aaron Paul

Favorite place in Los Angeles: Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway

Interview horror story: A candidate went to an interview and while waiting to meet with the client they turned the office lights off on her and locked up. YAY! (more…)

JBCSpotlight: Meet Antonietta

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Posted on October 14, 2013 by

Antonietta G. Name: Antonietta Gaudio

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive

Location: Pomona, New York

Recruiting specialty: Luxury & Contemporary Retail

I became a recruiter
because… I enjoy connecting with new people and helping the candidate find the perfect position for them to succeed.

Favorite designer/artist: DVF, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs…

Celebrity crush: Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy)

Favorite place in New York: New York City at Christmas Time.

Interview horror story: I haven’t had one yet…I hope I didn’t jinx it.

Best interview tip: Be yourself. Always let your natural personality come through, but always be professional. (more…)

JBC Employee of the Month

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Posted on September 9, 2013 by

Employee of the Month – August

Marissa: Employee of the Month

Congratulations, Marissa!

Get to know our August Employee of the Month:

Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location: New York

Recruiting specialty: All corporate roles.

I became a recruiter because … It’s a great way to tie in the business and fashion world and help people along the way.

Favorite designer/artist: Chanel (more…)

JBCSpotlight: Meet Erika C.

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Posted on April 10, 2013 by

ErikaName:  Erika Colon

Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location: New York City!

Recruiting specialties:  Creative, Marketing & Advertising

I became a recruiter because … I fell in love with the thought of lending a helping hand.  Leaving the office at the end of the day knowing that I have helped someone and made them happy is absolutely heartwarming.

Favorite designer: Prada

Celebrity crush: Young John Stamos & John Travolta

Favorite place in NYC: All of NYC. When I arrive off that train in the morning my heart melts knowing I am in NYC.

Interview horror story:  Let’s just say it was quite eventful..

Best interview tip: Break the ice! Always make someone feel comfortable before you start asking questions. (more…)

JBCSpotlight: Meet Haley A.

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Posted on April 2, 2013 by

Name: Haley Appelbaum

Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location: The Big Apple

Recruiting specialty: Anything in the Active Lifestyle world

I became a recruiter because … it’s a great way to interact with people who have similar interests.

Favorite designer: Tom Ford

Celebrity crush: Paul Rudd

Favorite place in NYC: Central Park – nothing more refreshing than escaping the street noise.

Interview horror story:  Thankfully, I have not had one yet, but I’m sure this answer will change as I continue to grow as a Recruiter.

Best interview tip: Be honest – just make sure it’s done in a professional manner.  Be conscious of what you say and how you say it, but give us enough to understand what your current concerns or frustrations are in your current role, or a role presented to you. (more…)

Meet Jordan S.

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Posted on March 6, 2013 by

Name: Jordan Strauss

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive

Location: New York

Recruiting specialty: Planning and Public Relations

I became a recruiter because… I am extremely persistent, good with people, organized, extremely neurotic and have an eye for talent

Favorite designer/brand: Theory

Celebrity crush: Jordana Brewster

Favorite place in {New York}: Jordan left this blank, so we’ll assume his favorite place is the JBCStyle office!

Interview horror story: A candidate of mine showed up for an interview and saw her current boss in the lobby at the same company interviewing for a different position.

Best interview tip: Always have good energy. Selling is a transfer of emotion and you need to sell yourself in an interview.

Favorite accessory: Wallet

If I could be an animal I would be… a puppy

Dream vacation: N/A

Sweet or salty: Salty

In my spare time I like to… go to nice restaurants, hang out with friends, play video games and watch all sports.

Fashion or Beauty Tip: Take a shower

Favorite item in my closet: My James Perse hoodie

Restaurant I would recommend: Kotobuki—best sushi on Long island and opened on 11th and 3rd in Manhattan

Favorite music artist/band: I like all music, but mostly club music and R &B

Favorite quote: “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will.  But the will must be stronger than the skill.” ― Muhammad Ali

Meet Mike P.

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Posted on February 4, 2013 by

Name: Mike Pine

Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location: NYC

Recruiting specialty: Creative/ UX

I became a recruiter because … I love meeting new people and finding them jobs.

Favorite designer: Whoever designs the Knicks’ Jersey’s

Celebrity crush: Natalie Portman

Favorite place in NYC: Museum of Natural History

Interview horror story:  Showed up late….the rest is history

Best interview tip: Be Prepared/Dress for the Job you want/arrive 15 minutes early

Favorite accessory: My Watch

If I could be an animal I would be … Black Mamba

Dream vacation: Anywhere with Sun, Golf, and Gambling – Atlantis Paradise Island (Bahamas)

Sweet or salty: Salty, but sweet isn’t bad.

In my spare time I … Follow sports and cook.

Fashion or Beauty Tip: Ask one of the JBCStyle girls.

Favorite item in my closet: Belt, without it I am nothing

Restaurant I would recommend: Peter Lugers

Favorite music artist/band: The Beatles

Favorite quote: “Nothing in this world worth having comes easy.”