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Do I have to pay to use your recruiting services?
May. 1, 2012 by Olivia, NY
Hi Olivia! No, you do not have to pay to use JBCStyle as a recruiting firm. All of our services are complimentary, including resume review and interview prep. To check out many of our open jobs and to apply directly, please visit us at http://www.jbcstyle.com/career.

Do you work with people looking for Divisional Merchandising Management positions?
May. 5, 2012 by suzanne, il
Hi Suzanne,
Yes, we work with a variety of roles. DMM's being one of them. We currently have a few openings for DMM's that you can review via http://www.maxhire.net/cp/?EC5C6D361D43515B7D501E297755186F&L=EN and at jbcstyle.com/career. You may apply directly to the recruiter if you see a job posting that interests you or you may forward your resume to fashion@jbcstyle.com to be connected with a recruiter. We look forward to hearing from you.

Hi! I'm pursuing a career in fashion merchandising and am targeting Product Coordinator roles/Assistant Buyer roles in the Greater Seattle area. I don't have a fashion merch degree but I do have a background in retail, expereince with buying/planning, and most recently have been recruiting for Assistant Buyer roles for a local ecommerce company. What kind of roles should I be targeting/do you think would be the best place for me to begin? What can I do to better position myself for the roles I want? Thanks in advance for your help!
May. 25, 2012
There are very different hiring practices within the merchant space depending on the companies you are targeting. Having worked with a number of the companies in the Seattle market I would say that the transition will take some planning and patience. There may be a few steps involved to get from where you are, to where you want to be.
I would consider;
1. Going back to school to complete a merchandising degree program
2. Targeting the companies of interest and applying to work on the sales floor. Nordstrom for example, does maintain their “hire from within” practice, and the retail floor experience is critical to being successful within their buying office.
Sounds like you are on the right path looking at Product Coordinator and Assistant Buyer roles. However, do keep in mind that some companies will still require that floor experience, and if that is the case you could be farther along in your experience and be faced with the possibility of having to go back in order to move forward.
We hope you have found this helpful!

I love to write about fashion. Where can I get more information about contributing to the InsiderStyle blog?
May. 2, 2012 by Tiffany, CA
Hi Tiffany! We are always looking for fashion-loving blog contributors! Please forward samples of your writing (these could be links) to fashion@jbcstyle.com and we will reach out to you with more details.

Where can I send my resume if I haven't reached out to a recruiter yet?
May. 1, 2012 by Samantha, NY
Hi Samantha! Please send your resume to fashion@jbcstyle.com and we will reach out to you directly. Also, you may check out our job portal at http://www.jbcstyle.com/career and let us know if you see an opportunity that interests you.

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