Blaine and Associates

Blaine and Associates

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Job Openings!

International hospitality firm seeking very specialized Director to report to Senior VP. BS. in Marine Engineering, Environmental Management or related field preferred plus 10-15 years experience in the commercial marine industry, or at least three stripes on commercial ship and five years shore side marine experience. Certified Internal Auditor for ISM and ISO 14001 audits a must. MS Office and Adobe Acrobat a plus.

Are you an early bird? Then this 4:30am-2:30pm position might be perfect! Minimum 2 years secretarial/administrative support experience preferably with an investment background. Must be detailed, organized, a quick learner and have the ability to multi-task. College degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or Communications a must. MS Office proficient. Full benefits from Day One!

And... Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fancy Job Listing - Research Assistant in the Bay Area

This is a new one, both literally and figuratively. A major international non-profit initiative headquartered in the Bay Area is seeking a Research Assistant with at least 1-3 years experience in the biomedical field, preferably with an emphasis on virology/infectious diseases. This position is part hands on research, part departmental support and requires heavy interfacing with institutions, governmental agencies and university departments. Windows and Mac OS proficient, MS Office, SAS, SPSS and other statistical packages a plus. Salary is $50K + DOE. A once in a lifetime job opportunity for the right background!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Who's Hiring?

Hot question. On the surface, it doesn't seem like anyone is still hiring these days, as any of you who have done the countless job fairs and resume workshops can attest. However, there are still jobs to be had in this new economic world of ours. I've been doing some research and come up with some tips on how to target companies that might be hot to hire!

1. Government Contracts are all the rage. In an effort to stimulate the economy, billions of dollars have been pumped into government programs and the companies lucky enough to get a contract for one of these projects are flush with hiring cash. Look for companies who specialize in defense contracting, scientific research and road/infrastructure planning and construction.

2. Top-Tier IT Firms. With the smaller, less stable competition folding, the big guns in the IT industry are stronger than ever. A few of them (names withheld to protect the innocent) never implemented the hiring freezes that have been almost standard across the country in the last year. In addition those the heavy hitters, companies that specialize in social networking, cell phone entertainment and applications, and data transfer and storage companies are stronger than ever.

3. Mid-Range Retailers. Again, I'm not dropping any names, but the larger, "family-priced" clothing retailers are still recording profits across the board. Corporate headquarters for one prominent corporation (in the Bay Area, hint hint) have pages of career openings on their website...

4. Utility Companies have always been hot here in California, the country's most populous state, where providing heat, water and natural gas to our 37 million residents is a constant challenge. With the current trend towards "green" efficiency, companies are starting to pump big dollars into revamping their processes now in order to save money later.

5. Sad to say, but the foreclosure crisis has led to an upswing for Rental and Storage Companies. As families move out of their homes into (hopefully) temporary apartments, the bulk of the "stuff" needs to go into storage. And as people move all across the country following jobs and family, do-it-yourself moving solutions from rental trucks to POD transportation have noticed a sharp increase in 2009.

6. Companies that help you save money. No-brainer, right? Only what are these companies? Primarily web-based (and free to use), there's been a massive increase in sites dedicated to balancing your budget, cutting household costs and helping you find the best deal. Advertising dollars are pouring in as user registration hits an all-time high.

These are just of the few of the industries that came up in my research. If you haven't reached out to any of them, I suggest you make sure your resume lands on a desk sometime soon!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Legal Jobs Now Available!

We have two brand new job listings with a prestigious West LA law firm. If you have at least 3 years similar experience, these positions might be perfect for you!

Flexible hours and excellent benefits are just two of the perks of this position. Would be working with the senior litigator at the firm as his right-hand assistant.

Tough, fast, multi-talented assistant for one of the busiest desks at the firm. Solid WordPerfect and Time Matters software skills a plus. Excellent benefits.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fluent in Japanese?

We are searching for fluent English-Japanese bilinguals for a several day assignment starting late next week. Pay is $13/hour. Downtown location doing registration data entry. Call or email ASAP! (310) 785-9670.