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This Week at JBCStyle – Apply Today

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Posted on July 21, 2014 by

Freelance Design Assistant

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

Well-known, successful retailer is seeking a freelance design assistant for a 2-3 month assignment. Must be proficient in Illustrator and Excel.

Designer, Juniors

Category: Design Location/City: Commerce, CA Apply

Seeking an experienced, organized, creative and motivated juniors swim designer. Swim experience is not required. Experience working with tech packs, hand sketching, and Illustrator is a must.

Store Director

Category: Retail Location/City: Chestnut Hill, MA Apply

Iconic luxury brand is seeking a store director for their Chestnut Hill boutique. A minimum of 7-10 years of sales management experience is required.

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

This Week at JBCStyle – Apply Today

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Posted on July 14, 2014 by

Fashion Stylist

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

Contemporary brand is seeking a stylist with a strong knowledge of clienteling. Experience with high-end clients is a must.

Fine Jewelry Selling Manager

Category: Retail Location/City: Farmington, CT Apply

Seeking an experienced sales manager with a retail background to maximize profits through clienteling, managing store operations and effectively training a team of sales professionals. Jewelry experience a plus.

Director of Sales

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

Contemporary women’s apparel and swimwear company is seeking a Director of Sales. Must have relationships with Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, etc.

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

Working with JBCStyle: The Inside Scoop on Recruiting

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Posted on July 10, 2014 by

A day in the life a recruiter is as hectic as it is rewarding. We have the opportunity to directly impact the fashion industry from the retail to the corporate level by identifying talented candidates and introducing them to exciting opportunities with great companies. Below, a few insights on what goes on in the world of staffing:

How much do our services cost? As a candidate, JBCStyle’s services won’t cost you anything! If you’re ever asked to pay a recruiter – run! But how do recruiters get paid? We have separate agreements with our clients who are seeking talented individuals who can impact their business. Recruiters only get paid when they make a successful placement. Talk about motivation! Their rate isn’t included in your package, so you don’t have to worry about the recruiter taking a cut of your salary. That being said, it’s important to note that recruiters work for their clients, not for their candidates. If they don’t have a job for you, they probably won’t reach out. (more…)

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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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…)

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.

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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Is Your Résumé Effective? Stand Out With These Tips

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Posted on March 14, 2014 by

The résumé – a page or two of information highlighting your skills, qualifications, education… blah, blah, blah. Take a long, honest look at the document you’re sending out to recruiters and hiring managers and ask yourself one question: “Would I hire myself?”

Before you answer the question, consider the fact that the decision makers on the receiving end of your quest to get a foot in the door are inundated with résumés from the moment an opportunity hits the job boards. More than likely, they’ll decide whether or not to take a deeper look based on a first glance that lasts a few seconds. Furthermore, applicant tracking systems automatically filter résumés before they are even seen by a human (we’ll talk about keyword optimization in an upcoming blog post)!

So, how does the average job seeker stand out from the crowd and go from obscure to interviewed? The key is to strategically determine the characteristics your résumé needs to possess in order to differentiate yourself.

1. Read the job description. We’re all guilty of it – applying for a role based on the job title versus the job description. Before applying, look beyond the company name and the job title and thoroughly read through the entire posting. Do you meet the qualifications, possess the necessary skills and education, and see a culture fit? If so, you’re almost ready to toss your résumé into the hat.

2. Cater your résumé to your industry. This may require some cleverness and brainstorming as your challenge will be to find a balance between creativity and professionalism (gimmicks can be distracting and  take away from the overall purpose of a résumé). If you work in the fashion industry as a designer, a small detail such as a watermark of one of your sketches can add a personal touch while speaking to your skills. Perhaps you’re a graphic designer. Transforming your résumé into an infographic can help to visually demonstrate your abilities.

3. Cater your résumé to the position. You’re qualified for the job and you’ve figured out how to give your résumé an edge. Now you’re ready to get down to business. The bullet points you list under your current and previous job titles are crucial pieces of information. Ensure each bullet goes beyond listing what you do and focuses on how your actions have led to a particular outcome that benefits the company. For instance: Analyzed the design process to eliminate unnecessary steps and decrease production time.

4. Let it flow. Think of your résumé as a work of art – it should be just as informative as it is visually appealing. Keep font types and sizes uniform and list topics from most important to least important. An entry-level candidate may start with internships or education while a seasoned professional would list their most recent work experience towards the top.

Apply these four tips to your job seeking efforts to help elevate your résumé to the “set up an interview” stack.

Interview Attire: Elevate and Modernize a Basic Look

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Posted on November 27, 2013 by

One should never have to add any more stress to preparing for an interview than necessary. The least of your worries should be deciding what to wear. A timeless, classic look is fail-safe – all you need to do is add your personal touch and you’re ready to go.

Dress codes and expectations depend on the company (so do your research) and there is truth to the statement that the first impression is everything. For women, a blouse and pencil skirt combination is the go-to professional option, but how do you make it your own and stand out from the crowd? Let’s start from the bottom:

What to Wear

Color Palette: Black, White, Grey with Blush/Nude Tones

Footwear: Black shoes are versatile and professional. They must be clean and you have to be able to walk in them!

Left to right: Gianvito Rossi pointy-toe pumps / Yves Saint Laurent embellished pumps / Yves Saint Laurent high heel booties

Skirt: A grey or black pencil skirt that hits at the knee or five to seven inches below the knee. Anything shorter or longer is either too risky or too hipster, respectively.

Left to right: Proenza Schouler black skirt Victoria Beckham calf hair-paneled felt pencil skirt / Victoria Beckham pencil skirt / DKNYC black skirt

Blouse: Choose a blouse in white or black. Depending on the company, blush- and nude-toned blouses are an appropriate way to add a feminine touch. Be sure to test the fabric for sheerness before walking out the door.

Top to bottom: Michael Kors white blouse / Oscar de la Renta white blouse / H&M chiffon top / H&M chiffon blouse

Opportunity to elevate your look: We know, it’s hard to stand out in basics. Don’t be afraid to make it your own with accessories, but remember to keep it minimal.

Jewelry - An exceptional piece whether it’s classic diamond or pearl earrings, a bold cuff, or a statement necklace will do, but choose just one area in which to accentuate. Anything else must be simple and complementary.

Top to bottom: Reed Krakoff bracelet bangle / Coach bracelet / Stella & Dot cuff

Bag: A woman’s bag of choice says a lot – whether she wants it to speak for her or not. A structured, professional handbag allows for enough space to hide all of your belongings out of sight during the interview and holds its shape to complement your look versus take away from it.

Left to right: Givenchy black handbag / H&M black bag

From the JBC Recruiters: Résumé Tips for the Entry Level Candidate

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Posted on October 9, 2013 by

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.

Entry Level Resume

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.

The Obvious:

  • Objective – Not Necessary
  • Internship(s) – Listed
  • College Education – Required
  • Computer/Software Skills – Indicated
  • Relevant Affiliations – Noted (more…)