30 June 2015
Author: The ExecuSearch Group
This is part of a series of testimonials from candidates who have successfully been placed by The Execu|Search Group. This testimonial comes from Christine Wren; you can find our past testimonials here. Christine Wren came to The Execu|Search Group with an interest in continuing her career as an administrative professional in finance. She worked exclusively through our firm to find her next opportunity, and since she first started working with us in 2013, she has been placed at two major financial services firms. Most recently, Christine has worked with Executive Recruiter Lindsey Thompson out of our New York City office. Christine had a positive experience and was happy to speak with us about what it was like working with The Execu|Search Group. She had the following to say: On her background… I received my B.S. in Sports Management with a Minor in Marketing from St. John Fisher College in 2004, where I was a Captain of the Women’s Volleyball team. My intention was to follow a path into sports marketing, but I needed a bigger challenge. So I decided to take the ultimate challenge by moving to New York City and entering a completely different field: the finance industry. I have had the opportunity to work in many unique and often challenging environments, e.g. family-owned businesses and big corporations, and as they say, the rest is history. On what she was looking for… I was looking for a work environment that included genuine and professional staff. More specifically, I was looking for a company that would allow me to showcase my skillset and build upon my knowledge. I wanted to find a place that I could call home and enjoyed going to work every day. On how TESG worked to meet her needs… Lindsey was extremely professional and personable, and I enjoyed working with her very much. She listened to what I was looking for in a new company and presented new opportunities she thought would interest me and fit my skillset. She worked with me to ensure that the position I accepted was the right choice for me, and helped me negotiate a great salary and benefits package. I would work with her again, without a doubt. On preparing for the interview… Before my interview, Lindsey prepped me with potential questions I would be asked by the interviewer. We discussed interview presentation and she helped make sure I was well prepared. “Christine is exceptionally polished, sharp, and well-spoken,” says Lindsey. “She understands the sense of urgency we deal with when filling positions, and whenever I contacted her to meet with an employer, she had a very quick turnaround time. Furthermore, she was receptive to any suggestions I had during our prep phone call. I felt like we had a great partnership throughout our search together.”
30 June 2015
On June 29th, as part of our dd:TALENT partnership with Digital DUMBO, The Execu|Search Group was a co-host of their most recent workshop, Breaking & Entering: Landing a Top Design Job. At the event, attendees had the opportunity to hear from hiring professionals from across the digital sector about the best ways to get their foot in the door as a designer at leading agencies and start-ups. After the presentation, attendees were able to meet one-on-one with members of the panel and get personalized feedback on their portfolios, resumes, and job search tactics, while networking with their peers. “In today’s market, there are many opportunities available to design talent,” says Heather Cianchetti, Managing Director of The Execu|Search Group’s Creative & Digital division, who helped organize and also presented at the event. “However, in order to truly take advantage of this hiring trend, it’s important to understand how to navigate all levels of the hiring process and get your portfolio in front of the right people. Since this is a major challenge that many designers face, we felt it was important to build a workshop around this topic.” As one of the fastest growing digital organizations in the world, Digital DUMBO produces live events, conferences, content, and custom experiences that connect companies and brands with digital tastemakers, talent, and executives. Digital DUMBO was founded in 2009 as a local, monthly gathering and today, is a global platform and initiative with over 16,000 members. The Execu|Search Group has partnered with Digital DUMBO to launch their new initiative dd: TALENT – a program that aims to connect talent from both in and outside of the Digital DUMBO community with some of the best companies in the area.