Archive for January, 2011
Our thoughts on this, first and foremost, are doing our job to our best potential by asking the right questions before sending your resume to the hiring manager, our client.
- Salary requirements
- Desired title
- Company size
- And, of course, get to know you better!
With this information and some more added detail we can discern whether or not to submit you for a position – in turn getting a job offer that you CANNOT REFUSE – the job you have always wanted. If there is a job that is open that doesn’t match your qualifications or career desires – we will not waste your or the hiring company’s time.
In addition to answering our questions you also have to be sure that you are ready and willing to accept the job if offered.
If you are interested in the below, working with a recruiter may not be the best option while you search:
- Interviewing for a counter offer
- Dodge reference checks
- Shopping the competition
While we can understand the above when job seekers are going through the motions of finding a job – working with a recruiter is an efficient and detailed process. We want to find you the perfect job – one that matches all your requirements as well as our client’s needs.
The turnaround is quick, these jobs are in high demand, and with the right answers, commitment, and responsive candidates we can help get you the job offer you want.
Work with us…because we are working for you!
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After a very successful 2010, Pyramid Consulting Group is continuing to grow exponentially! If you’re interested in joining a team of fun, professional, and outgoing individuals and have the experience mentioned below, we want to meet you! Here are the areas currently hiring:
- Business Development
Our business development team is looking for more out-going, resourceful individuals to help build our large base of clients ranging from Luxury Retail Brands to Fortune 500 companies. If you have experience in sales and a great track record of bringing on new business, this is a great opportunity for you.
- Finance and Accounting Recruiters
The Finance and Accounting Group is looking to hire recruiters with solid knowledge of the accounting and finance world. This is a wonderful opportunity for an accountant or someone in a similar role, who is looking for a career change while leveraging their skills into helping us recruit top-notch candidates for our Finance and Accounting Division.
- Senior HR Recruiters
To be applicable for this position you must have a strong background working in a Human Resources department as an HR professional. It’s important that you have an in-depth knowledge of the following:
- Strong Networking Skills
- Generalist Skills
Pyramid Consulting Group is a multi-divisional recruiting firm based in New York. Our main priorities consist of finding our candidates the job of their dreams while fulfilling the requests and demands of our clients. The relationships built at PCG are strong, valuable, and catered to on a personal one-on-one basis.
We look forward to meeting with you – Have a great weekend!
*Please send all resumes and cover letters to jobs (at) pyramidcg (dot) com.
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Our client is a luxury retail brand looking to add a Human Resources Coordinator to their team.
- Facilitate HR administration, including initiatives based on changes in compliance regulations
- Assist in the recruitment process; maintain recruiting spreadsheet, place job postings, phone screen potential candidates, coordinate interviews with hiring managers, send out rejection letters
- Partner with HR Manager in working with internal departments to resolve complex HR issues
- Assist HR Manager in managing the Internship Program
- Create and maintain accurate job descriptions for every position
- Maintain resume database and follow up accordingly
- Complete employment verifications and letters of employment
- Provide reception coverage during Receptionist’s lunch and breaks
- Other duties, research, and special projects as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or Psychology
- At least 1 year of experience in a Human Resources
- Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and maintain strong attention to detail
- Strong relationship-building and customer service skills
- Proficient with MS Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint
Submit your resume or refer a friend – resumes (at) pyramidcg (dot) com. Thank you for your application!
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This morning we read the news that John Stone, a car salesman in Chicago, got fired from Webb Chevrolet because he wore a Green Bay Packers tie the day after the Chicago Bears lost the NFC Championship.
After two warnings to take off the tie due to poor sportsmanship, from his boss, Jerry Roberts, Stone refused to obey and was fired.
Over the month that Stone was working at Webb Chevorlet he sold 14 cars! His performance was so great that after he was let go he was offered three jobs – including an offer from the company that let him go – the nerve!
Roberts has received a ton of leads through the publicity that his “fire” accumulated – it’s too bad Stone took a job at another dealership.
Relay your craziest “I’ve Been Fired” story in the comment section and enter to win a free RESUME MAKEOVER!
|Print article||This entry was posted by pyramid-admin on January 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm, and is filed under On The Job, Right Your Resume. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.|
Job seekers everywhere should be attending job fairs, not only to gain knowledge of open jobs and new companies, who are hiring, but to practice interviewing and continue to build strong introduction skills.
Search the web and local magazines for career fairs taking place in your area. When you attend a career fair it’s important to be prepared. You should have an abundance of resumes, contact/business cards, and availability (just in case the employer asks to schedule an interview on the spot.)
Here are some key points in preparing for success at a career fair:
• Bring a daily planner with open dates and times to schedule interviews or meetings with potential employers
• Be on time. Depending on the popularity of the fair you may want to get there early to:
-Scout out the companies
-Make a detailed plan about who you are going to approach and for what sort of position
-Make a great first impression and try and stop by the company before you leave to say, “Thank you for meeting with me earlier, I look forward to being in touch.”
• Update your resume and know all the information verbatim! This is so you can avoid answering a question with date overlaps. For instance, if you hand an employer a resume and then they ask you when you worked at X Company and you say a different date than what’s listed on your resume, that won’t reflect on you very well.
• Do some research on the companies that will be attending. There is nothing more attractive to an employer than making small talk about events or news that is going on within that company.
• If you “hit it off” with a company and leave extremely interested, send a follow up email, thank you card, or phone call. DON’T FORGET TO GET BUSINESS CARDS!
Apply these tips before attending your next career fair and we guarantee you will not leave empty handed!
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As recruiters, some of our busiest months are during the holidays. This is when most of our clients need additional support. The holiday season has come to an end and so have our candidates holiday season assigments.
If you are a temp or a seasonal employee there are ways you can turn your temp work into a permanent position in just five easy steps.
1. Make New Friends
• Befriend all managers and co-workers and always be positive and friendly. You never know when a full time spot will open up. You want to be the first on their mind!
2. Own It
• Be confident, dress the part, and act like it’s already yours.
3. Service With A Smile
• Patience is a virtue. Show that you can handle all the stresses, responsibility, and demands of your temp job. Be the best you can be.
4. Be Available
• If there is an emergency be the first person your manger thinks of to call for back up. Drop what you’re doing and run to the rescue!
5. Want It
• Make sure you’re temping at a place where, if offered a full time spot, you would excitedly accept.
These are only a few suggestions on how to make your favorite temp position a full time gig! Good luck and have a great weekend.
|Print article||This entry was posted by pyramid-admin on January 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm, and is filed under On The Job. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.|
First impressions are important in any relationship, whether it’s with a new friend, co-worker, or potential employer.
Your resume, although it’s only a piece of paper, should represent the professional YOU. It is a brief and concise overview of your relevant experience transcribed onto a clean, detailed, bulleted document (Word document to be exact.)
We want to help you present and compile your best resume possible. Please see below for a list of resume DO’s and DON’Ts.
• Be consistent – all fonts, date formatting, and margin alignment should remain consistent throughout your entire resume
• Include all months and years of time worked at each company listed under “Experience”
• Bullet all job descriptions and duties on your resume. Long and arduous paragraphs are discouraging and encourage “resume” scanning
• List experience in chronological order – Be sure to put your most current experience first
• Include your home address
• Misspell any words – this is unacceptable
• Include a head shot or picture of yourself unless this step is required in the application process
• Leave out education information. Be sure to include when you graduated, what you majored in, and the university you attended
• Include a weak object or overview. If this is something you’d like to include make it strong, short, and to the point. Don’t mention obvious points – ie. “I would be perfect for this position.”
• Speak in the past tense about a position you are currently holding
• Exceed one page. Unless you are extremely experienced or at an executive level applying for jobs like – Director, Manager, Executives
• Generalize your experience. Some resumes group together experience and list the companies afterwards. Be more specific and list job descriptions under the actual company accompanied with job title
If you have any other questions regarding your resume please leave a comment! Good luck in your job search.
|Print article||This entry was posted by pyramid-admin on January 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm, and is filed under Right Your Resume. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.|
Interviewing is a hard skill to master. When you go into an interview you must look your absolute best in hopes a job will be offered. Now, companies are utilizing the Internet to interview.
If you’re not familiar with Skype– this software application allows users to interact over the Internet via web-cam. This is an ideal service for anyone looking to interview for a job where they must relocate, if the candidate has a demanding job and can’t seem to breakaway for interviews and for recruiters who staff internationally – LIKE US!
When interviewing through Skype it’s important to prepare accordingly -
- Make sure you have the job description and resume handy
- Just like an in person interview, be sure to dress the part
- Be aware of your surroundings – Set up your web-cam in a quiet environment
- There should be nothing distracting – paintings, sculptures, ect – in the background
Treat this interview process the same way you would in an in person interview. Since you will be lacking the advantage of a firm handshake (which is extremely important) make it a priority to lock eyes with the interviewer, smile, and do not get distracted!
|Print article||This entry was posted by pyramid-admin on January 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm, and is filed under Office Observations, On The Job, To Do Before You Interview. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.|
Happy Friday job seekers!
We are looking for a Director Of Sales for a luxury fashion brand for their South Florida locations. Please see job description below, apply if qualified, and refer your friends!
Our client is a luxury fashion brand looking for a Director of Sales – Florida to add to their team.
• Open new and manage existing accounts to consistently achieve revenue goals
• Commitment to selling and building client relationships through personal interaction and development of your own client base
• Serve as a role model and assist the selling team on Professional Selling and Service techniques, building and developing relationships with Clients and New Account Acquisition
• Analyze competitive product offerings in terms of seasonal and regional trends as well as comparative pricing
• Educate team on store events and promotions to drive business results and maximize sales
• Drive sales volume by reacting to trends and selling reports
• Develop and cultivate a strong business partnership with store executives
• Recognize and celebrate positive performance
• Prior background in retail or a service industry preferred
• Enjoy meeting and interacting with customers, demonstrates an energetic and positive attitude
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to motivate and provide feedback to sales team
• Ability to work collaboratively across functional areas to achieve results
Please send your resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. While we appreciate all candidates only those qualified will be contacted.
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One of the many questions that the unemployed and career changers are asking is
How can I increase my chances of getting the job I want in 2011?
The longer and more detailed version of this list can be found at Computer World’s “11 Hot Skills For 2011.” Some skills include:
- Programming and Application Development
- Data Center
- Web 2.0
- Business Intelligence
We like this site because it provides a plethora of links (in short) from around the web, insider news, and you have the ability to connect to other job seekers. This community of people share information, answer each other’s questions and NETWORK!
The Co-Founders are
…jobless humans who want to make the best of a demeaning and scary situation. We know things could be worse and would like to build a community of people who want not only to succeed, but to share coping skills and memories. These times may not seem happy now, but someday you’ll be proud of how well you coped, kept your sanity, and fought the pro-corporate villains who want to keep you down!
Visit the site and interact today…
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