Our very own David Votano is joining the cause! Let’s help him raise men’s health awareness. David is a first-year Mo Bro and he’s trading in his usual clean-shaven look for 30 days to support programs directed by the Movember Foundation that will help combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.
Check out his Mo Space page for more information and to show him some support!
Follow David’s ‘stache journey below:
Motano Movember – Day 1
Title: National Director of Sales
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…)
Who says you can’t wear sweats to work? Our favorite designers are sending these comfy knits down the runway and if your office dress code allows, we say go for it.
The new sweatpant has a slightly more structured fit and serves as a comfortable alternative to denim or leggings. If styled correctly, sweatpants are totally work appropriate and a great way to mix things up in your fall/winter wardrobe.
Disclaimer: If your favorite pair of drawstring waist, elastic-ankle sweatpants from high school come to mind, we’re not on the same page. There’s a thin line between office casual and couch potato so let’s not get carried away. Rule of thumb: if your boyfriend would wear them or can fit into them, they are not work appropriate. See below:
Title: Director of Sales
Favorite designer/artist: Arnold Zimberg
Celebrity crush: Paz Vega
Favorite place in NYC: The Highline and the West Village
Interview horror story: All good, no stories to report. (more…)
It’s safe to assume that every professional on the planet isn’t happily trotting down their career paths. A large part of our business is to make sure this isn’t the case, but it can take some trial and error to find the right fit. Things don’t always work out as planned, and when you decide it’s time for a change, the decision to forge a new path may present itself as the best course of action.
Is a career change in your future? If you’re thinking about making a switch, unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as some of us tend to think. Be advised, changing careers isn’t the same as changing your major. The latter keeps you safe within the confines of university walls until graduation while the former can leave you bewildered and at the mercy of a shaky job market.
Passion isn’t enough, and the urge to do something different won’t be enough to convince hiring managers. At the end of the day, it comes down to experience. If you’re serious about making a change and you’re ready to take the necessary steps, switching it up isn’t impossible – it’s just not simple. The information below is from our team of recruiters who’ve advised numerous candidates in situations similar to yours. (more…)
It’s that time of the year again, that one day when it’s socially acceptable to dress up as someone/something else – Halloween. One of the best days of the year, in our opinion. The holiday is just around the corner and tons of spooky décor and costumes are on display in almost every storefront. Costume ideas get more creative each year and the pressure is on to go big or go home. At Team JBC, we go REALLY big and our annual Halloween Contest is taking place this Thursday across all of our offices.
So, where do you get your ghoulish gear? Some of our favorite places to go are labels that carry daring collections year-round and come Halloween, they need only push the envelope slightly further. Black Milk Clothing is a one-stop shop for polyester and spandex pieces to start your costume off right from the most inner layer with everything from skeleton bodysuits to an assortment of creepy-patterned leggings (blood-splattered is an office favorite). Jeffrey Campbell does a spiked-heel like no other and more than likely you already have a pair in your closet as glamorous-punk is their forte regardless of the season or holiday.
Not one to dress up or go all out on a costume? No worries. A few minor details may be enough to show some spirit. Check out Sephora’s Illamasqua Bat Lash Duo or Designer Nail Wraps by NCLA in Web Of Lies or Dracula’s Bride. Urban Outfitters has an entire page (The Halloween Shop) dedicated to Halloween costumes and accessories. Check out some of the treats we came across below:
Top Left: Katie Burley Millinery Midnight Flight Feather Headband / Left Middle: Sephora Illamasqua Bat Lash Duo /Bottom Left: Jeffrey Campbell Spike Platform Boot / Right Middle: NCLA Web Of Lies & Dracula’s Bride Designer Nail Wraps
Center: Black Milk Mechanical Bone Catsuit / Leg Avenue (eBay) Glow in Dark Bone Skeleton Tutu Dress
Employee of the Month – September
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…)
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…)
Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff reviewed the Double Robotics telepresence robot – and we want one. Now.
Full Review via Mashable.
Recently, our ceo had the opportunity to speak to freshmen in an Industry Exploration class at LIM College in New York City. Entering the job market can be daunting for new graduates so we were happy to offer some fashion industry insight and insider tips.
For any job applicant, at any level, it all starts with the résumé. For the recently graduated, creating a résumé is a unique challenge because of the lack of work history and experience. Completing your education is the first step, but certainly not the last.
We asked our recruiters for some real-world advice in regards to what companies are looking for – or expecting – on an entry level résumé. Consider these tips as you set out to craft the words on that document meant to remain in the hands of a hiring manager versus being tossed into the “no” or “unqualified” pile.
- Objective – Not Necessary
- Internship(s) – Listed
- College Education – Required
- Computer/Software Skills – Indicated
- Relevant Affiliations – Noted (more…)