My fellow C.W. Post alum, Erik Hansen is an Executive Recruiter at Ajilon Finance. These are his latest job listings. If any of these apply to you (or someone close to you), then apply by reaching out to Erik at erik(dot)hansen (at) ajilonfinance dotcom.
Sr. Financial Pricing Analyst – $75K plus bonus
-Prior experience in FP&A, pricing experience a plus
Chief Accounting Officer – $225K plus bonus, equity
MUST come from commercial mortgage industry
Manager of Internal Audit – $120K salary plus bonus and equity
Developing the audit function for a multi- billion dollar technology corporation
Senior Financial Analyst – $2 billion international distribution corporation – $75-80K plus bonus
-Budget/Forecast/Analysis role, 4+ years corporate experience required, great advancement opportunities.
Director of Internal Audit – $130K plus bonus
Need someone from an insurance field; P&C, Life preferred
Manager of International Tax – $130K plus bonus
Half billion dollar manufacturing corporation
For more details, reach out to Erik Hansen at erik(dot)hansen (at) ajilonfinance dotcom.
For the last few years, I have been a volunteer instructor at the Support Center for Non-Profit Management. My workshops are usually on the press release, even though I concentrate on tactics that go beyond the press release and into Publicity 2.0. Anyway, the place is a great resource for NY/NJ non profits. Check out their site.
One of their key staffers is leaving to pursue a Master’s Degree (good luck Andrea!) and her gig is open.
The job is entitled Program Associate
This position supports the Director of Professional Development in growing, marketing and managing our innovative professional development program at the Support Center. We are a leader in providing nonprofit workshops and panels based on adult learning. The Support Center staff team is small, flexible and values creativity.
Last May, I had the honor of speaking on a Jane Cranston conference call. Jane Cranston was a former VP in my BNI chapter. She is a well-respected Executive Coach. Every month, she calls on one of her many colleagues to give some words of wisdom and inspiration to her clients and listeners.
My call was entitled, “Are You Networking Or Not Working?” We discussed how to “work” a networking event, what to do after the meeting, how networking can help your job search/interviewing, as well as the pros and cons of social networking.
This 3 part segment deals with social networking, specifically LinkedIn. We talk about one success story and how to put this business tool to work.
A financial services pal of mine introduced me to Amita Tewari a few weeks ago. She was recently laid off from UBS. When she called me, I immediately invited her to my BNI Chapter. She came (from South Jersey) and didn’t complain of the 7am start time. She met a lot of people and was an instant hit. Folks like Amita really need to be back in the workforce sooner than later.
The networKING Q&A.
Q: What is your career and how long have you been in this field?
A: My career in financial services started in 1997 when I was hired by Deutsche Bank to run the Euro Programme across the Corporate Investment Bank. That was followed by a three-year assignment in London as Regional CIO in support of the Commodities/Derivatives trading business unit. Upon my return to the US, I performed a similar role for a couple of years.
My next major role was as COO for Americas Operations for UBS Securities LLC, where I was responsible for management of daily operational issues, planning and execution of strategic objections, regional financials and ensurance of operational risk and regulatory compliance.
Prior to financial services I worked in the pharma sector for almost seven years. I started as an intern in 1990 and moved on to do various roles.
Q: Why are you unemployed?
A: Due to the sub-prime crisis, our bank suffered huge write-downs leading to several rounds of lay-offs, firm wide.
Q: To be looking for another job in this economy is rough, what things are you doing or will do to get a foot in the door?
A: Needless to say in today’s environment one has to pretty much throw the traditional job search methods out the window. In the past, I had worked exclusively with executive/retained search firms, now they are no longer at the top of my list.
I have found networking to be most helpful. I have not only reached out to my immediate network of colleagues and friends but have made it a point to have them, in turn connect me to a few of their contacts, thereby extending my network of connections.
I’ve also been attending networking events hosted by member organizations that I belong to, in addition to attending several events/meetings as a guest of my contacts.
While I have not yet landed a job; as a result of networking I have had meetings with several senior hiring managers at various financial institutions, who now have a better understanding of what I have to offer them.
Lastly I’ve found LinkedIn to be of tremendous value – whether it is simply for me to connect with a former colleague or to make a new contact through introductions or to just browse online discussions and scout for jobs, it has been an immense help.
Please meet recent CW Post graduate (my alma mater) Antonia M. Green. I met her in April at Post’s “Networking Your Way To Career Advancement” event. I was surprised by her schmoozing skills. Much more advanced than mine at that age. I asked her if she was prepared for job hunting in this economy. I was impressed by her realistic answers and her upbeat manner. She knows the stakes, but is not daunted by it.
The networKING Q&A.
Q: What career would you like to have?
A: The type of career I would like to have is one of great success and something I will truly enjoy doing. I want to start out in production just to get my foot in the door. You know, basic production assistant work and entry level positions that will allow me to have hands-on experience and further my networking. Eventually I would like to become an On-Air personality in sports, entertainment, or documentary type specials. I feel like Sports would be a great field because it’s fast-paced, there’s never a dull moment, and the sports field is lacking women of color and I would like to embark on that market.
Q: What have you done to prepare for this career?
A: Since I graduated this past May from Long Island University C.W. Post, the job search has been pretty low, but I prepared myself in school by working with the campus television station, obtaining internships, and attending different networking events. I am a member of IRTS (International Radio and Television Society) and have attended their Minority Career Workshop (highly recommend) and some of their panel discussions. I have also attended a number of Career Fairs at school. My two internships were really great experiences and taught me a lot about working behind the scenes. I interned at ABC‘s Live with Regis and Kelly as a production intern and WPIX-11 in NY as a producer that created four PSA’s for the station. I have also kept in contact with a lot of great people in this industry and plan to continue networking. Informational Interviews have also been a big help to me.
Q: To be looking for your first job in this economy is rough, what things are you doing or will do to get a foot in the door?
A: I have requested informational interviews and I am signed up with a production company in NY as a freelance production assistant. I also have sent my resume to previous employers and individuals who I have met at networking events. I am also going to create a page with my work that I have done for the past four years and create business cards with links to this page. Keeping in touch with my career counselor from Post has also helped as she has sent me links to different websites to visit to send my resume and check out. I am signed up with LinkedIn and have also set up my resume on CareerBuilder.com, MediaBistro.com, and Mandy.com.
Antonia can be reached via antoniamgreen (at) gmail (dotcom), please network with her.
networKING, a weblog by Bryan R. Adams
Networking is a must for all entrepreneurs. If we don't get out there and shake hands, kiss babies, or join a group, it will be rough sailing. My goal is to inspire you to do as much schmoozing as you can. And there are some great new tools to help you do your job, do not be intimated by them. My stories and tips are simple...we all can and must do this.