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Relationships Matter: Harris Allied Offers Streetwise Job-Hunting Tips


NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

With bonus season winding down, spring typically sees more job-search activity than at other times of the year. Employees who were disappointed by their year-end bonuses or who have been considering a job change look for opportunities with firms offering a better career path and compensation package. This is especially true in the financial services and high tech sectors where competition for tech talent is especially dynamic in the first and second quarters of the year, say experts at Harris Allied, a Manhattan-based executive search firm.

“How you conduct your job search today can mean the difference between just getting a job and finding a position that you really thrive in. Although much of the job-search process is automated today by job boards and applicant-tracking systems, today’s job seekers need to do more than post their resumes online and wait for the phone to ring. The ‘streetwise’ job seeker knows that getting the right job now is largely contingent on relationships and their professional networks,” says Kathy Harris, managing director of Harris Allied. “This is especially true with jobs at the highest levels of an organization.”

Harris offers job seekers a few suggestions for a “streetwise” job search:


Make a wish list. Take the time to think about what you really want from a job and company. Think about the size of the firm or department that you ideally want, as well as the culture, business exposure and professional development opportunities. Use this as a guideline to start your search. Research companies you’re interested in and might want to work for. Review job descriptions you find on career pages and identify specific roles that interest you. If you know someone who works at one of your target companies, schedule lunch or coffee to find out about the reality of working for the firm.
Align with people that can help you. Take a good look at your network. Who works at one of your target firms? Who knows people that work at that company? Do you socialize or workout with any of these people or are you connected on LinkedIn? Do you know the recruiters that work in that company’s industry?
LinkedIn may be one of your most valuable tools. Research your target company on LinkedIn and keep current with company news, including job postings. Consider joining and actively participating on industry trade group pages that include employees from your target company. Make sure your profile is up to date and includes keywords that recruiters would use to find someone with your skills.
Create a brand new resume. Don’t revise an existing resume. Write a new one with your new desired position or company in mind. Resumes are not a one-size-fits-all document. Use keywords and bullets to draw attention to key points and make the resume searchable online.
Make friends with recruiters. Create a short list of recruiters whom you know and want to work with. Job seekers can also find recruiters online and through professional networking groups. Ask your contacts for referrals to new recruiters within your industry. Ask to meet them in person and review their websites and LinkedIn profiles in advance. Make sure they are professional, have relationships at your level, and specialize in your market. Ask for feedback on your interview style and discuss recommended changes to your resume. Also keep in mind that recruiters will be able to tell you about jobs that are not posted online and searches that are confidential. Many high profile searches are never made public until the candidate has been hired.
Stay anonymous when you need to be. Be smart about how far and wide you network, especially if you are currently employed and your employer does not know you are looking. Have conversations with people in your inner circle that you trust, but ask them to be discreet. Also, be careful when you go on an interview if you think you already know anyone at that company. You don’t want to blow your current job before you find the next one.
“A streetwise job seeker will also get creative and go above and beyond to land the position that they really want. I know a candidate recently that was intent on working for a specific company. She offered to come in for a two-day working interview for free to show the prospective employer what she could do. She said, ‘If I am a fit, then hire me.’ And they did,” notes Harris.

About Harris Allied

Headquartered in New York City, Harris Allied provides premier executive search, technology and quant analyst placement services to the financial services, professional services, consumer goods, digital media and tech industries. The firm represents clients that are at a variety of growth stages: from tech start-ups to established industry leaders. Harris Allied’s unique understanding of the technical recruiting process and its nuances ensures that professionals properly brand themselves and prepare for successful interviews and that hiring managers achieve exceptional results. Harris Allied Research conducts industry research and shares data that helps their clients develop informed hiring strategies and efficiently attract and retain top talent. For more information, visit http://www.harrisallied.com.







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Leading Sex Experts to Deliver Crash Course on Modern Sexual Relationships and Intimacy


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2015

Tinseltown will become exceptionally sexier when the groundbreaking, upscale event, Sexual Health Expo (SHE), makes its debut on Jan. 17-18 at the chic Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Declared by Cosmopolitan magazine as #10 of the “50 Things To Do This Month” in January and presented by luxury sex toy brand Jimmyjane, SHE will take a fresh, stylish approach to revealing the numerous benefits of a healthy sex life. Kicking off with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 17, SHE will feature exclusive workshops hosted by top sexual wellness experts, also known as “sexperts,” including Dr. Ava Cadell, Sunny Megatron, Ducky Doolittle, Jaiya, and Charlie Glickman, among others. SHE’s speaker lineup will end on Sunday, Jan. 18, with a special keynote by Dr. Emily Morse, celebrity sex expert and official SHE 2015 spokesperson.

“Sexual Health Expo is a can’t-miss event for every adult in America. For the first time, sexual health advocates will gather to meet face-to-face with the general public for two days of life-enhancing events,” stated Dr. Emily Morse. “Sexual Health Expo is one of the most progressive events that exists and I look forward to seeing everyone there!” 

Sexperts will lead risqué workshops which discuss topics such as intimate self-care, ménage à trois, orgasms and discovering ultimate pleasure, diets and the libido, keeping a happy sex life, and being a sexy, active mom. Complementing SHE’s two-track informational schedule will be an exhibition hall showcasing the very best sexual health products from cutting-edge manufacturers, including We-Vibe, Crave, Liberator, Sybian, Pjur, Kama Sutra, among others.

Attendees will have numerous opportunities to mingle with SHE’s special guest sexperts throughout the convention, including during the “Mix & Meet” networking social hour, as well as at the “Sex In The City” gala where the first-ever 2015 SHE Awards will be presented. In addition, guests will receive exclusive giveaways from the Fifty Shades of Grey official pleasure collection courtesy of Lovehoney.

Coinciding with the event will be the debut of “SHE” magazine, a high-end consumer publication which features exclusive sex and intimacy tips from today’s leading sex experts.

Admission is open to the public and tickets can be purchased for $ 25 at http://www.SexualHealthExpo.com.

About Sexual Health Expo

An informative and entertaining convention, Sexual Health Expo (SHE) is a two-day event that puts a stylish touch on sexuality. Anchored by engaging workshops designed to educate and enchant, SHE gathers the most sought-after experts to present lively discussions that both teach and titillate, as well as showcase the best from the world of sexual wellness with top experts as guides. SHE provides a forum where people can immerse themselves in the exploration of today’s top intimacy products with fun product demos and exclusive events alongside like-minded singles and couples of all genders and sexual orientations. For more information, visit http://www.SexualHealthExpo.com.

About Dr. Emily Morse

Dr. Emily Morse is a sex expert and host of the top downloaded sex and relationship advice podcast, “Sex with Emily.” Having been voted the #1 dating and sex expert by DatingAdvice.com and the #1 dating and sex expert to follow on Twitter, Dr. Morse has helped millions of people have the sex and relationships they want but could not figure out how to get. She launched the “Sex with Emily” radio show and podcast in 2005 and later became a television personality on Bravo TV’s “Miss Advised.” In addition, Dr. Morse is dedicated to educating men and women about Kegel Exercises via her iPhone app, Kegel Camp, and is the author of the popular book, “Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight.” Currently, she is a weekly guest co-host on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Loveline,” with Dr. Drew Pinsky and is one-half of Emily & Tony, an intimate, natural based skin care line that fuses a holistic experience with the expertise of Dr. Morse and Anthony Sosnick, founder and CEO of Anthony Brands. For more information, visit http://sexwithemily.com/. ​