Blaine and Associates

Blaine and Associates

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hot Off the Job Order Press!

National real estate conglomerate seeks highly experienced business manager for greater Los Angeles area. Must have at least 8 years as Project Manager or Business Analyst, B.S. in Computer Sciences, Engineering or a related field. MBA preferred. This is an opportunity to get in with one of the fastest growing companies in Southern California. If you have the right background, this could be your dream job!

Brand new opportunity with prestigious Century City financial firm. Must have at least 2 years experience in a receptionist/administrative support role, preferable within a financial firm. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to juggle busy phones, meeting and greeting clients and visitors, and a wide array of administrative tasks - everything from setting up the conference room for presentations to filing, ordering office supplies and typing correspondence. Personality is key for this position: a warm smile and a great attitude could land you the job!

A-List entertainment company in need of executive assistant with a marketing background to support key player. This is not merely a support position - you must be an idea person, able to come up with new marketing ideas to present to the company as well as execute a variety of administrative tasks. If you can be a jack-of-all-trades, this might be the perfect company for you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

To Temp or Not To Temp

That IS the question. Or more accurately, what I've been hearing a lot on the phone recently: What is temping?

Good question!

Temp work is a lot of things. A temporary way to fill an office position while the company searches for a full-time employee, a substitute for vacation time and sick days, a new position for a short-term project where hiring a full-time employee isn't feasible or practical. Usually, assignments are full days, regular business hours, and can last anywhere from a day to several weeks or months. Heck, we even have some temps who have been on assignments for years!

Why would anyone want to stay on a temp job for months or longer?

Everyone has their own reasons for temping. Some people are looking for cash flow while they search for a full-time position, others are happy to have a "day job" while they follow other pursuits and enjoy feeling that their time away from their job is their own.

Who temps?

Who doesn't? We have actors and actresses who like the flexibility of short term assignments because they can turn down a job if it conflicts with an audition or acting gig. We have temps who are new to the work force - just out of school and looking for experience in a difficult job market. We have people who are looking for a career change who need to develop skills in a new field. We have people who have "regular" job and do night and weekend special event and convention work with us for extra cash. See? Who doesn't temp?

But do I need to have any special skills to be a temp with Blaine and Associates, Inc?

Not particularly. We are looking for applicants with all levels of experience, education and computer skills. Administrative positions - as well as specialized legal, IT and accounting positions - require MS Word and Excel as well as typing proficiency, but we also staff receptionists, office assistants and registration staff that don't require anything more than a professional appearance and a great attitude.

Um, okay. So I'm ready to temp. What do I do?

Give us a call (310.785.0560) or shoot us an email. Ask for Gretchen who does all our appointment scheduling and she will set you up. Yes, it is that easy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Even More Job Listings! - Administrative Assistant Edition

High-profile investment firm looking for an assistant to support three executives. Average day would entail special projects, correspondence, coordinating meetings and PowerPoint presentations as needed. You must be able to keep up with the frenetic pace of this office where the ability to switch gears and multi-task are worth their weight in gold. 3-5 years similar experience. Financial or investment background a plus. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. College degree preferred.

Busy Westwood real estate office seeks administrative support. College degree, 2+ years commercial real estate experience, high energy, team player, love client interaction. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Over the top benefits and fun work environment.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Job Listings!

They are coming fast and furious now!

High-profile client seeking experienced personal chef with a background in organic and sustainable produce with a southern cooking background. Duties include menu planning, budgeting, shopping, in addition to MS Word and Outlook skills.

International trade and tourism agency seeking an experienced assistant for its North American director. Must have 15+ years similar experience, shorthand or fast notes and be familiar with the travel or transportation industries. This is a position for the consummate professional: the ability to multi-task and see projects through to completion are integral to the job.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Job Openings!

Recession? What recession? :)

Regional Marketing Manager - $150K-$200K DOE

East coast-based law firm seeks region marketing manager for their Century City office to partner with attorneys locally and across the firm to develop and execute targeted marketing and business development initiatives. Minimum three years marketing management experience. A fantastic opportunity to contribute to the overall success of the firm.

Part-Time Administrative Assistant - $15/hour
Work for two very successful real estate deal makers who have just branched out on their own. They are looking for an articulate, smart, computer savvy assistant. You will answer phones, type correspondence, keep business calendars and design presentations on PowerPoint. Hours are flexible. Good position for college student. Looking for 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. There will be overtime, but not often. This position is immediate and interviews start tomorrow.

Personal Secretary - $40K-$43K

Private, in-home secretary for Beverly Hills professional. Must have an excellent eye for detail and be able to anticipate client's needs. Social and business correspondence, calendaring, domestic and international travel arrangements, interact with household staff and vendors, light bookkeeping and other personal tasks as needed. Ideal candidate has 15+ years secretary experience and a stable work history.