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…)
Working in the fashion and finance industries can offer a number of enticing perks, along with one very prevalent downfall … it can be nearly impossible to meet someone of the opposite sex.
Enter Fashion Meets Finance, an event created for two of the highest profile, high-pressure industries in the city. What started as a simple idea discussed among fellow fashion colleagues has morphed into year-round events hosted at various venues throughout NYC.
The May 3 Spring Fling Turned Summer Love event is affiliated with The Partnership for the Homeless and a mere $10 donation gets you an RSVP. Drink specials by Voli light vodkas, along with the option of reserving a table with bottle service, are offered for a fun and flirty evening of social networking.
Be sure to stop by the JBCStyle table to meet our talented fashion recruiters and drop off your business card to enter our Social Networking Giveaway. Prizes include 4 Yankees tickets, a Swedish Massage at Dasha Wellness, and a $100 Amex gift card. The event is also being sponsored by Project Soulmate, MeetMoi, and FIJI Water, to name a few.
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Name: Cherry Wang
Job Title: Planning Analyst
Company: Denim Company
Start Date: January 2012
How did you find out about JBCStyle/JBCconnect? Through StyleCareers.com
Were you actively looking for a job or did we head hunt you? I was actively looking
Describe your experience with your recruiter and/or JBCStyle/JBCconnect: I loved working with Debra because she looked after my best interests. It was obvious that she worked hard to find the right job that I would love.
What has been your most rewarding or satisfying experience since starting your new role? My boss
What is your favorite thing about the company culture at your new job? My coworkers are incredibly intelligent and willing to share their knowledge with me.
What was the most beneficial thing you learned throughout the interview process with JBC and your recruiter? That fit truly is important. My boss and I get along so well. She’s not only my manager, but also my mentor.
What was your favorite part of working with JBC? Debra Harris!
Name: Malea O’Neill
Title: JBCStyle Active Lifestyle Recruiting Manager
Location: Portland, OR
Recruiting specialty: Active Lifestyles and Action Sports: Footwear Design, Apparel Design, PLM’s, PM’s, Marketing and Creative
I became a recruiter because … I worked in the Action Sports/Outdoor Industry for 13 years before being recruited … to recruit for the industry. I know it from the inside out, having been in the trenches. I have a passion for people at the end of the day and it feels good to make a difference in people’s lives, helping them find new career paths and in turn being a great partner for our clients as well.
Favorite designer: I’ll take anything Patagonia
Celebrity crush: I don’t get crushes honestly but David Beckham (soccer) is good looking for a dude and Gabrielle Reese (beach volleyball) or Malia Jones (surf) for a chick. Yes, I like the athletic type.
Favorite place in Portland: It’s a tie: on the Wildwood trail on a long, muddy run; or on top of Mt. Hood taking some turns.
Interview horror story: We’ll just wrap it up with … please show up with good dental hygene and don’t eat copious amounts of garlic before you have an in-person interview. Please and thank you.
Best interview tip: Do not appear to be over desperate in your words or body language. That’s a big turn off. Also, go in really knowing the company, the history, the current events and the culture you’re walking in to. Be your true self and be a very good listener.
Favorite accessory: My Nixon Watch (The 51-30 Tide) … it makes me a little teary-eyed
If I could be an animal I would be … My incredibly spoiled and adorable 6 year old Shih Tzu, Tula
Dream vacation: Coming up in September … beautiful Thailand
Sweet or salty: Sweet & Salty please … let’s go with dark chocolate w/almonds
In my spare time I … Trail-run, ski, cycle, drinks tons of good red wine, travel, bask in the sun when it comes out and laugh a lot with my best friend and partner, Kim.
Fashion or Beauty Tip: Accessories rock!
Favorite item in my closet: Toss up, my Frye 8” Harness Boots or my NAU jacket that I can wear with anything.
Restaurant I would recommend: Saburo’s … best damn sushi in Portland!
Favorite music artist/band: Lots of them! Citizen Cope, Thievery Corporation, Band of Horses, One Eskimo, Zero7, Coldplay, Brandi Carlile, Milosh, Matt Kearney, MJB, Rhianna; to name a few.
Favorite quote: “Carpe Diem” … seize the day
Job Title: Graphic Designer / Textile Designer
Company: Contemporary and Junior’s Apparel
Start Date: July 25, 2011
How did you find out about JBCStyle/JBCconnect? I was contacted by a recruiter
Were you actively looking for a job or did we head hunt you? I was head hunted
Describe your experience with your recruiter and/or JBCStyle/JBCconnect: Great, very attentive
Describe your new role and what an average day consists of: Creating Graphics, Textiles, and Brand Development
What has been your most rewarding or satisfying experience since starting your new role? Really developing my textile abilities
What is your favorite thing about the company culture at your new job? I have a great Art Director who really guides me
Who/what inspires you? My environment, other designers, and feedback
What are your passions and interests outside the workplace? Hiking, traveling, camping
What was your favorite part of working with JBC? They work fast
If you could suggest a song for JBC’s mixtape Friday what would it be? Anything Alabama Shakes
Job Title: Associate Designer
Company: Luxury Women’s Apparel
Start Date: September 6, 2011
How did you find out about JBCStyle/JBCconnect? StyleCareers
Were you actively looking for a job or did we head hunt you? I was actively looking for a job when I came across the posting on StyleCareers. A recruiter got back to me the morning after I submitted my resume and we had set up an interview within days!
Describe your experience with your recruiter and/or JBCStyle/JBCconnect: My experience working with JBCStyle was really great. I think this was the easiest job search/interviewing experience I have ever had because I had someone to go back to and talk about what the employer was looking for. I was able to have my voice heard and I felt that JBCStyle went above and beyond to get me the package I was looking for in a workplace.
Describe your new role and what an average day consists of: As the Associate Designer I am constantly going back and forth communicating with Italy on sample sweaters of the development of prints, approving patterns and designs as well as picking the color palette for the season to come. I am also always looking at blogs and magazines for what is going on in the industry and to see what people are wearing.
What has been your most rewarding or satisfying experience since starting your new role? It has been really rewarding to watch my ideas go from concept to reality and to get the feedback when styles are in the store that customers love the designs!
Who/what inspires you? I don’t think there isn’t a designer out there who isn’t inspired by Karl Lagerfeld and his genius. Other than that, travel and women’s lives inspire me. I love to see how we can create beautiful functional garments to enhance how women feel about themselves.
What are your passions and interests outside the workplace? Outside of the office I love to stay active and experience all that the city has to offer. There is so much art and culture to take in and it helps to recharge me and gives me new ideas to bring to work.
What was the most beneficial thing you learned throughout the interview process with JBC and your recruiter? My recruiter felt like an advocate for my needs and wants in a job. I felt I could candidly talk about what I was looking for and have someone do the negotiating for me. Working with a recruiter offers such a benefit compared to trying to job search alone; I always recommend JBCStyle to friends of mine. [Thanks!]
What was your favorite part of working with JBC? I loved how quickly and efficiently the process was, everything was streamlined by working with the JBC team.
If you could suggest a song for JBC’s mixtape Friday what would it be? Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, because really that’s what it is all about!
Job Title: Showroom Manager
Company: Multi-line company which includes handbags, footwear, accessories, and soon to launch ready to wear
Start Date: March 7th, 2012
How did you find out about JBCStyle/JBCconnect? Through a previous boss at my internship with Alice+Olivia.
Were you actively looking for a job or did we head hunt you? I was actively looking for a job and sent JBCStyle my resume. I was then contacted by them to come in and discuss the type of jobs I was looking for.
Describe your new role and what an average day consists of: Everyday seems to be different and surprising. For the most part I help keep the showroom set up and merchandised, help with any appointments, and assist in sending and receiving samples out for the public relations and sales teams.
What is your favorite thing about the company culture at your new job? I love the fact that it’s a young, fun, and trendy environment. It’s great to work with people that have the same goals and interests as you.
Who/what inspires you? Amazing friends and family, New York City, street style, strong and powerful females, and the endless possibilities that lay ahead of me.
What was your greatest accomplishment this past year? Landing two amazing internships on my own, working insanely hard, and in the end landing a great job in the fashion industry. All what I set out to do when I moved to the city.
What are your passions and interests outside the workplace? Art, good friends, good food, meeting new people, and discovering and enjoying New York City.
What was your favorite part of working with JBC? I loved working with JBC because it was such an easy process. I met with my recruiter Brett, she understood what I wanted, kept in contact with me, and in days I had found an amazing job.
If you could suggest a song for JBC’s mixtape Friday what would it be? The Naked and Famous – Punching In A Dream. Always brightens my day.
Name: Randy Heil
Title: VP JBCStyle Fashion Recruiters
Location: New York, NY
Recruiting specialty: Luxury
I became a recruiter because … I wanted to finally get paid for all those years of connecting companies and talent
Favorite designer: Paul Smith/Calvin Klein/Etro
Celebrity crush: Chris Meloni
Favorite place in NYC: My apartment
Interview horror story: Final interview, candidate opens with “who wears this stuff”?! And we’re done…
Best interview tip: In addition to email, always send your interviewer a thank you note via US Post – people love getting something other than junk, bills and bad news in the mail
Favorite accessory: Pocket squares/scarves/watches/shoes/LOVE accessories!
If I could be an animal I would be … Rylee (my boss’s dog) – what a life!
Dream vacation: Ibiza
Sweet or salty: Salty
In my spare time I … Should exercise, give back philanthropically, make the world a greener place, etc … instead I actually watch “Real Housewives of (fill in all cities except OC)”
Fashion or Beauty Tip: Quality not quantity
Favorite item in my closet: My Monogrammed Handmade Velvet Slippers
Restaurant I would recommend: The Odeon in Tribeca (especially for brunch or very late night Friday/Saturday)
Favorite music artist/band: A few favorites in alphabetical order – Adele/Annie Lennox/Cher/Cyndi Lauper/Debbie Harry/Grace Jones/K.D. Lang/Kylie/Lady Gaga/Madonna/Mary J. Blige/Sade/Stevie Nicks … you get the idea
Favorite quote: “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” - Oscar Wilde
Some say it’s impossible to find your soulmate in a place like New York City – but they haven’t met Lori Zaslow, New York’s most devoted matchmaker.
NYC is cut-throat and so is Zaslow. She tells it like it is as she hits the sleepless streets of Manhattan, searching tirelessly for love for her clients.
Co-founder of the boutique matchmaking service Project Soulmate, this Manhattan cupid knows what it takes to find true love and keep it sizzling. Zaslow caters to upscale, educated singles who are serious about love utilizing a blind date technique that she believes is the first step to relationship success.
Before she discovered her passion for matchmaking, Zaslow spent twelve years as an executive recruiter for the fashion industry in New York City and Los Angeles with husband and business partner Bryan Zaslow, President and CEO of JBCStyle, JBCconnect, JBCPlatform and Janou Pakter LLC.
Here’s a first look at the upcoming series: