Blaine and Associates

Blaine and Associates

Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Job Listings!


Entertainment executive is looking for a full charge bookkeeper part time (25 hours per week, 3 days per week). you must have previous bookkeeping experience, solid QuickBooks, worked with multiple charts of accounts, different businesses and residences. You can pick your days and times. This position will never go full-time and has no upward mobility. Perfect position for someone on the backside of their career.


This headquarter's office is looking for an Executive Assistant to work for in the "C" Suite for the Sen VP of Leasing. High energy and the ability to learn quickly a must. The position has the usual administrative duties, including heavy travel and meeting coordination A retail background would be a plus, and of course if you have worked in a support capacity to a sales/leasing executive that would be a plus as well. You needs to be able to travel occasionally if needed (for example, to our branch offices or other locales to facilitate leasing meetings or to Las Vegas for ICSC Convention (work at the exhibit with an internal team of assistants, coordinating the Reception, appointment schedules, other administrative support while on-site). MSW, Excel, PowerPoint, Oracle and Outlook needed.


This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college grad with 2+ years experience to get their feet in the door at a creative entertainment firm. You will work for the CEO and CFO. You will be the gate keeper for them, answer phones, emails and requests for appointments. you will deal with studios and advertising agencies to establish timelines, make sure deadlines have been met, attend meetings and take minutes. You will also book travel, schedule appointments, assist with special event planning, order breakfast, lunch and dinner for meetings, keep special supplies stocked, work on special projects as assigned and run personal errands when requested. You must be smart. you must be able to anticipate executives' needs and be extremely detail oriented and fast on your feet. It is a great job but not an easy one. Be prepared to learn and grow. MSW and Outlook required.


Expanding west side investment bank is looking for two Portfolio Accountants. You will prepare valuations, statements of cash flows and IRR returns for all Funds, review financial statements, plan and execute capital calls and distributions, weekly updates for Portfolio team on cash balances, manage audit and tax engagements, K-1s for auditors, prepare IPRC materials, and work on special projects as requested. You should have a minimum of 3-5+ years of related experience in asset management/ fund accounting,
· a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, strong MS Office skills, detail-oriented with the ability to synthesize multiple sources of information, strong analysis and decision-making skills, strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, strong ability to prioritize, organize, and managing time, ability to manage multiple projects and work well under pressure, independent, self-starter with strong organizational skills, ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Job Search Trends

Four New Job-Search Trends
by Brigitte Yuille

Traditional resumes just aren't cutting it these days. Find out the new methods available to job seekers.

Job seekers may have noticed that job boards and the traditional résumé just aren't cutting it these days. Recruiters and employers are choosing to post jobs online at sites such as LinkedIn and Craigslist. The online option has become a cheaper alternative to the job boards because they are free.

Recruiters and employers have also become more tech-savvy and whizzes at social networking. The traditional résumé is no longer the first impression. By the time a recruiter or employer sees it they may have already Googled the job seeker's name and/or looked them up on LinkedIn and Facebook in search of their online profile.

Social-Networking Sites Most likely, this impromptu background check occurred on their mobile phone. Welcome to the digital age. Here's a look at four of the latest job searching trends and ways you can leverage your search.

If you don't have a profile on a social-networking site, you will need one. The sites have been the new hunting ground for job candidates.

Job seekers can use social-networking sites to showcase their skills. For instance, LinkedIn, a professional networking site, allows users to build an online profile that includes resumes, a recommendation and references. It also provides applications. Facebook has "Professional Profile" which allows you to upload your résumé or import your LinkedIn profile and recommendations. Job seekers on Facebook can also set up an advertising page to sell their skills.

The sites can help you learn about a company and stay current with its activities by following updates on Twitter and Facebook. They also enhance your ability to make connections. Since employers and recruiters are slowly moving away from job boards, the boards can be used as a resource. Author Dan Schawbel of "Personal Branding Blog" advises job seekers to find the job of interest on the board and then go to the social-networking site to locate a hiring manager or a person who may work at the company.

Smart Phones
No longer do you have to sit behind a computer scouring job boards. The job search has now become mobile. Smart phones, such as Palm Pre, Google ( GOOG - news - people ) Nexus One, the iPhone and the BlackBerry have made it easier to access the Web while running errands and receive e-mails from job prospects, and either conduct a search or follow your company of interest on a social-networking site. Most importantly, these phones provide apps. Apps, such as and Craigster on the iPhone, streamline your job search by helping to track job listings and they create or enhance networking opportunities.

No time for an Internet search? Another option is podcasts. The audio file can be downloaded to your computer or onto your mobile. Recruiters are using these for audio presentations on topics such as preparing a résumé and interviewing tips. Employers are "jobcasting." They are using podcasts to advertise positions at the company and are offering interviews from current employees.

Job seekers can use podcast to help build their personal brand. They can include their 30-second elevator pitch. They can also further expand upon their accomplishments and skills by describing projects that they would like to work on and what they can add to the project, projects they are currently working on and projects that have been successfully completed.