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This Week at JBCStyle – Apply Today

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Posted on July 7, 2014 by

PR Manager

Category: PR/Marketing Location/City: New York, NY Apply

Global e-commerce fashion site seeks senior-level PR Manager. Ideal candidate will have 5-9 years experience.

Associate Buyer

Category: Buying Location/City: New York, NY Apply

Global footwear company seeks associate buyer based in NY. At least 3 years experience in buying for a vertical retailer is required.

Assistant Merchandiser, Accessories

Category: Merchandising Location/City: Los Angeles, CA Apply

Mass market/department store apparel manufacturer seeking an experienced merchandiser. Stuffed animals or toys experience is a plus.

Accounting Clerk

Category: Accounts Payable Location/City: Commerce, CA Apply

Apparel company is seeking an entry level accounting clerk. Must have at least one year of experience and knowledge of MAS90.

Sample Coordinator

Category: Operations Location/City: Los Angeles, CA Apply

Mass market/department store manufacturer of silk screen products. Must have 3-5 years experience managing sample garments.

Visit the JBCStyle job portal for a complete list of opportunities.

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JBCStyle/JBCconnect Talent Pro[files]

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Posted on July 4, 2014 by

At JBCStyle and JBCconnect, we’re in the business of meeting people. These talented individuals are the future of the companies in which they are employed. Each week, we’ll feature a candidate who has impressed us with their creativity, ambition, and professionalism. Get to know them and take a look at their work below.

Meet Gerardo – UX Designer and Branding Professional

1. What is your favorite part of your job?

Creating projects from scratch. My favorite part is when nothing is defined – everything is just a loose concept. This allows the creative juices to invent things and come up with solutions that are not yet defined.

2. Who/What inspires you?

I’m inspired by anyone who is willing to take risks – from an employee quitting his/her job to create or join a start-up to an owner or ceo of a large company who is willing to change old ways. However, my biggest inspiration of history was the decision by man to go to the moon. It’s a totally insane project if you take into consideration what was created with the technology in the sixties. Every time I start a new project that I think is too difficult, I compare it with this and I’m inspired.

3. How did you get into your current career?

I guess I was lucky enough to have parents that never discouraged my burning desire to keep drawing (non-stop). They kept feeding me with canvases and colors and later with computers and tablets; no one told me to stop, so I never did.  Nowadays, I draw with code and things just get more and more interesting. The best part is that I can make a living out of doing what I love. I guess I never considered any other career as an option, and I’m glad about it.

Some of Gerardo’s work:

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How to Achieve LinkedIn Profile Perfection [Infographic]

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Posted on July 2, 2014 by

LinkedIn houses the professional timelines of over 300,ooo,ooo people. How does one stand out when the selection is so vast? It starts with completing each part of your profile and connecting with other professionals who share common interests, career paths, goals, etc. Joining relevant groups allows you to continue to grow your network by participating in discussions and utilizing the many benefits of connecting with other users who you may not have been able to reach out to otherwise.

Link Humans created this infographic for LinkedIn users highlighting tips and advice for optimizing your profile to increase your chances of appearing in searches. (more…)

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Wake Up! How to Get Over the Mid-Afternoon Slump

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Posted on July 1, 2014 by

You can feel it coming over you – that tempting urge to shut your eyes and slip into what could possibly be the best nap ever. Unfortunately, you’re at work and it’s only 3 p.m., so laying your head down on your desk for a quick power nap isn’t quite acceptable. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, it happens to the best of us. It’s actually quite scientific in terms of our body’s biological clock that insists on claiming the hours between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. as prime sleep time. If only all bosses saw it that way!

Boredom makes us sleepy; switch up your workload to prevent those eyelids from getting too heavy to fight back. Find something to do that will keep you engaged long enough to get over the tiredness and take you into the last part of your work day. To combat the afternoon sleepies, try these tips that will help you power through your afternoon and maintain an acceptable level of productivity.

Play with the dogs! We’ve got an office full of dogs, so there’s always a furry friend around to help perk up our day. Dogs are proven to have a positive effect on humans. Rylee and Beatrix (see above) do a great job of keeping us entertained at all hours of the day! No dogs at work? Take a YouTube break and search for cute puppies, cute kittens, or cute anything, for that matter. We guarantee you’ll find something to lift your spirits. Just don’t get carried away – five to ten minutes should suffice. (more…)

This Week at JBCStyle – Apply Today

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Posted on June 30, 2014 by

Account Executive, Department Stores

Category: Account Executive Location/City: NY – New York Apply

Contemporary women’s collection is seeking a full time Account Executive for department stores in NYC.

Planning & Forecasting Assistant

Category: Planning Location/City: NY – New York Apply

Seeking Assistant Planner for luxury RTW, intimates, and swim brand in NYC.

Store Director

Category: Retail Location/City: CA – Santa Barbara Apply

Iconic Luxury Brand seeks Store Director for their Santa Barbara Boutique.

Women’s Technical Designer

Category: Technical Design Location/City: NY – New York Apply

High-level women’s technical designer needed for a elevated contemporary brand.  Will manage fit, construction and all aspects of garments from development to production.

Store Manager

Category: Retail Location/City: NY – New York Apply

Contribute to the successful financial growth of the company by ensuring customer service exceeds beyond expectations.

Visit the JBCStyle job portal for a complete list of opportunities.

3 Networking Events Where You Can Really Network

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Posted on June 12, 2014 by

Network. Network. Network. The term is drilled into our brains from the moment we’re old enough to judge whether or not it’s okay to talk to strangers. Still, we all know how awkward networking can be when it feels forced or when intentions don’t seem genuine. Most people don’t want to meet strangers who seek them out for specific reasons. To be successful at networking, one must master the art of approaching a stranger without an obvious end game or motive behind your friendly conversation (don’t be needy). Any savvy professional will see right through your attempts to connect and your emails and calls will go unanswered.

Networking with like-minded individuals is a great place to start as you have common interests and a conversation won’t feel forced. If you’re a networking newbie, don’t be afraid to jump in and start building your list of industry contacts by attending events that focus on your field or industry. Arrive with a plan and be sure to bring copies of your resume, business cards, and anything else that will help to make you more memorable post-event.

We selected the events below because they cater to job seekers and offer opportunities to connect with industry professionals who know why you are in attendance. (more…)

What’s New and Fun in the Wearable Tech World

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Posted on June 3, 2014 by

All this talk about wearable tech can become chaotic and too much to consume at times, but every now and then we come across a product that piques our interest. Today, two items caught our attention as we prowled our news feeds – mostly because we’re suckers for a good collaboration and we’re equally obsessed with photography.

As wearable technology persistently searches for its place in mainstream fashion, attempts are often foiled by the lack of connection between style and function. Customers are lured in by the novelty of what wearables are capable of; but they are put off by bulky, obvious and unattractive hardware that they refuse to wear in public. Talk about not getting your cost per wear, Google Glass comes with a $1,700 price tag!

The industry is getting closer to identifying market needs as they learn from the mistakes of fellow innovators as well as their own. In our two examples, Lulu Guinness incorporated her signature design aesthetic with the functions of a camera and Google has the money in the bank to once again partner with Diane von Furstenberg to add some style to Glass.

A look from the Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2015 collection featuring DVF Made for Glass

A look from the Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2015 collection featuring DVF Made for Glass

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Top 10 Best Bottomless Brunches In NYC – 2014

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Posted on May 21, 2014 by

The summer is quickly approaching and rooftop bars and weekend brunches beckon us to soak in the sun (and a few drinks) until winter is just a distant memory. Due to the popularity of our brunch spots from 2012 post, we’ve decided to update the list for 2014 with some new boozy destinations. A few of our tried and true favorites made the list again for their consistency in providing New Yorkers with a place to call their own on the weekends (if only for an hour and a half). Make the most of the warm weather, enjoy endless drinks and good food with great company, and let us know what you think of our list!

Photo via Poco NYC

Photo via Poco NYC

Read on to see who made the list… (more…)

New Graduates: March Off That Stage and Into the Proverbial Door

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Posted on May 16, 2014 by

For college seniors, the month of May usually symbolizes liberation from the papers, reports, projects and deadlines that consume the life of a student. After graduation, college life will come to an end, and for many, the job search will begin (or continue for those who got an early start). Of all the life lessons one can learn as an undergrad, how to navigate the job market as an entry-level candidate isn’t usually one of them.

Now that higher education is checked off the list, many eager graduates enter the process of job searching with the expectation that results will be immediate. This includes reaching out to your network, completing internships, and crafting a stellar resume. Still, many will find it difficult to get accustomed to the full-time job that applying can become.

Getting your foot in the door will take time and a commitment to doing everything in your power to make your talents known. Go the extra mile and be confident that you’ve taken every action possible (without being a stalker) to land your dream job.

Read below for some helpful information and let us know how it goes!

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