Archive for October, 2010
Happy Halloween everyone! Check out our creepy cupcakes…
In honor of this festive and fun holiday we are having another RESUME MAKEOVER CONTEST!
The best costume will win a resume makeover!
Please email all submissions to pyramidtemp (at) gmail (dot) com.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
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One of my favorite job blogs, Jobacle.com, has posted a great article sighting that temporary gigs are the new permanent spots.
Working at a recruiting firm gives me insight into how true this point truly is. Pyramid Consulting Group is always searching for candidates who are open to taking temporary positions. Whether it’s filling in for someone on maternity leave or a newly created position on trial – these positions have their benefits.
- Get your foot in the door and make some connections
- Gain experience in your field or new field of interest
- If you’re thinking about changing career paths temping is a great “taste test”
- Make some extra money while searching for a permanent position
- There is always the opportunity that the temp position will go permanent
According to the Wall Street Journal, referenced by The Jobable, the usage of temps has grown, citing that “temporary-help payrolls have risen for 11 of the past 12 months, with the sector adding 16.900 jobs in September.”
If you’re currently looking for temporary work and have open availability please let us know. Send your resume to email@example.com and we will be in touch if a temp position presents itself! Don’t forget to include “Temp” in the subject.
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Every time I start a new semester, new season, new job, New Year – I vow to be more organized, more patient, and less hard on myself (among a million other things.)
When starting a new job you want to be sure that you start off on the right foot. Making a good first impression is important. You want to gain the respect of your superiors, befriend all associates, and maintain patience when confronted with frustrating and stressful situations.
Career Treking listed “6 Keys to Success in the Workplace” that I would like to elaborate on. Here is my twist on their post -
1. Be positive!
Every industry has their “busy time” of year. During this time (and any other busy time) make yourself available to stay late, work weekends, and take on any extra tasks that may present themselves to you.
2. Small things come in big packages.
You may expect to be handed large projects with big responsibilities. Depending on the job this may come later or hit your desk the day you start. Either way, small projects and tasks should not be taken lightly. Get the job done perfectly so that when the larger tasks come they are delegated to you with confidence.
3. London Bridges…
Don’t burn bridges. Chances are there will be that one co-worker that seems to “not like you” or is intentionally making your life harder to make themselves look better. Don’t break! Earn the respect of those around by remaining happy with a good attitude. Don’t let them get you down.
4. If you build it…
Strong relationships, whether it’s with messengers or managers, are an integral part to being considered part of a team. Find a common hobby or interest. Personal relationships are very different than professional, so mind your manners and start building professional relationships today.
5. Easy Does It
We all have a lot on our plates at work and the moment you feel like you’re going to explode your boss throws another project on your table. It’s ok! Be easy and express how you totally got it covered.
6. Mind Your Words
Find out which mode of communication works best and is most effective in your office. Email, texting, passing notes? Be careful what you write. It only takes the press of one button to forward your email to the entire office.
With these six steps you are bound for success. Good luck at your new job!
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Jimmy Choo and UGG Australia are hosting a phenomenal event this Saturday and Sunday and you’re invited. You will be treated like a star and have the chance to win your very own pair of UGG & Jimmy Choo sheepskin shoes. Strike a pose in your UGG & Jimmy Choo look and you can be the lucky winner!
First announced in January, this long awaited collaboration couldn’t come at a better time. The air is chilly and snow is just around the corner. Surprise your tootsies with these limited edition sheepskin shoes. Get the Choo your feet crave with the cozy warmth of an UGG Boot.
We’ve got our eyes on these. For a sneak peek at some other options click here.
Don’t miss out on the launch of the capsule collection this weekend. We will be there, dressed in our best UGG and Choo look for a chance to win! Hope to see you there!
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I remember a time when my little brother took my mother’s lipstick and drew all over her white bedroom walls. While babysitting the little brat it was my responsibility to make sure he was well behaved and didn’t wreak havoc through the house.
Of course I didn’t take the lipstick and draw red scribbles all over the place but I was supposed to be watching him. My mother was furious and all I could say was
It’s not my fault!
Some people tend to use this excuse daily at work. You forgot to follow up? It’s not your fault you had a lot going on. You forgot to forward an important email? You swear you did. You thought you paid that invoice? Well you didn’t and there really isn’t anything to say except
I’m sorry. I will take care of that right now.
That is really the only exceptional answer when you’ve made a mistake at work. Correct it and move on.
Making excuses is inexcusable. Blaming an intern, assistant, or your absent mind is taking the easy way out. Take responsibility for your actions.
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If you are a fan of Pyramid Consulting Group and you aren’t aware of our fantastic “Retail Rescue” program we would like to introduce you to a retail superstar, *Sarah. (Names have been changed to protect the rescuer from further recruitment.)
PCG placed Sarah last year during the holiday season. We were swamped with job orders from our high-end and luxury retail clients throughout New York and Sarah was one of the hundreds of candidates we sent out on an assignment as a seasonal sales associate.
To gain a better knowledge of what “Retail Rescue” is all about please read on for a Q&A with Sarah.
PCG: Hi Sarah! Thank you for being part of The Job Pyramid! Can you tell us how you found out about “Retail Rescue” and why you applied?
Sarah: I saw an ad on Craigslist titled “Searching for Seasonal Sales Support.” I had experience at a high-end boutique as a cashier one summer between semesters. It was a great way for me to make extra money while school was out.
PCG: Was this your first time working with a recruiting firm?
Sarah: No. I was a little skeptical because I had worked with other recruiting firms before for temporary work. I usually never received a call in response to my follow ups and resume submissions. My PCG recruiter was great with getting back to me and always called me with jobs that matched my experience.
PCG: When you got in touch with us regarding these open seasonal support positions, what was your first step in meeting with us?
Sarah: First, I scheduled a meeting with my assigned recruiter. I was told to bring a hard copy of my resume and dress professionally. After meeting with my recruiter I was called back later the same day with an interview at the shop of my dreams!! My recruiter scheduled the interview and was sure to prep me with all information, how to present myself, and some key points of mention.
One of the best things about working with Pyramid was the information they provided me with about the hiring manager. Since they have relationships with the hiring managers they know their personality and what they’re looking for. I went in confidently and had all the right answers. I got the job.
PCG: We decided to interview you for this post because you are working with us again this holiday season. What are you looking forward to the most?
Sarah: I am looking forward to working with my fantastic recruiter again! Place me somewhere great – you know where I want to be!
Thank you Sarah, for your contribution. We look forward to making all your seasonal wishes come true!
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As a college graduate I remember a certain type of confidence that came with a diploma and brand new job straight out of cap and gown. I was on top of the world.
The minute I sat down on my first day of work I was shocked. Almost everything I did was wrong. The criticism, judgment, and break down of my abilities were fierce.
Have you encountered various situations where you felt completely broken down at work?
Like we’ve stated in previous posts, don’t take it personally. Take the criticism, apply it, and move on to the next project.
Being able to handle this disparagement is like answering “What are some of your weaknesses?” in an interview. Recognize that you are not perfect and your work, especially when you are new, is moldable and easily adjusted to fit into an original company standard.
As a creative myself it was hard for me, at first, to take corrections, edits, and suggestions. As I grew I realized that these comments were helping my work and allowed me to grow.
Your boss can tell if you cannot take these criticisms well and this is indicative of the following:
- You are not a team player
- You are close minded
- Have a negative attitude
- Are not serious about learning the company culture
Remember, a prideful worker does not make progress but an open-minded colleague will encounter success!
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The hardest thing for a dreamer to do is think about “the now.” Once I graduated from college I was constantly thinking about what my career would look like in 10 years instead of focusing on the steps I should be taking to actually get there.
Trying to recognize the present is something practiced by many. And like Yoga, it is definitely a practice. One day you’re strong and flexible and another you’re defeated and lacking. Being able to bring your mind back to accepting where you are, perfecting each task, and being the best you can be, will make you happy and successful.
I would like to quote one of my favorite authors, Candace Bushnell.
“I finally got a job on ‘Ladies Home Journal.’ The first thing I had to do every morning was sharpen pencils and my boss said I was the best pencil sharpener that they had ever had!”
Now, Bushnell, author of, “Sex and The City,” is a best-selling novelist and columnist.
The lesson here is to be the best you can be at what you are doing right now. Whether you’re answering phones, scooping ice cream, waiting tables, running garment bags, or scheduling calendar appointments, be the best! Smile, nod, and realize that you’re taking steps to get to where you want to be. One day you will be giving someone pencils to sharpen…
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Our clients are luxury retail brands looking to hire Executive Assistants. If you have experience assistanting top executives such as SVP, VP and all C Level positions this is a wonderful opportunity for you!
- Extensive calendar management and coordinating calendars with other senior management
- Monitor calendar ensuring all time-sensitive matters are addressed
- Travel coordination
- Expense report tracking and processing
- Budgetary monthly report preparation
- Experience with maintaining high level of confidentiality
- Assist in completion of special projects as required
- Minimum 3 years administrative experience, preferably at the executive assistant level
- Ability to interface well with all departments within the company in a professional manner
- Excellent verbal and written skills required
- Previous budgetary responsibilities
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Exceptional organizational skills required. Ability to adhere to and meet deadlines.
- Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and have ability to handle sensitive material concerning the organization.
- Advanced experience in Microsoft Office
Please email your resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Be sure to put Executive Assistant in the subject line. While we appreciate all candidates only those qualified will be contacted.
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