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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Winner of ResuWe Ipod Contest


After hours of deliberation and numerous re-counts we have decided the winner of our ResuWe Ipod Contest. Congratulations to Michelle Bernstein of Los Angeles, CA! Michelle sent us a photo of herself and a friend wearing their ResuWe T-Shirts at the U2 Concert at the Rose Bowl. Enjoy your Ipod Michelle and thanks for showing over 95,000 U2 fans your support for ResuWe.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free Expert Job Search Assistance - ResuWe

ResuWe is dedicated to fighting unemployment. ResuWe was founded by experienced agency recruiters who want to help job seekers secure their next job. For the next week we will be offering a Free Employment Assistance Program providing job seekers with expert help on how to gain momentum in their job search.

Here's how it works:

1. Go to ResuWe.com and set up a profile and upload your resume.

2. Email me directly (Dan@LagunaSource.com) with questions you have about your job search. Please put in the subject line ResuWe user job search question (or something similar).

3. I will personally answer your question or help in any way possible.

Here are a few examples of what we can help on:

1. How to get your resume noticed.
2. Providing direct hiring manager contacts (email) within specific companies.
3. Anything job related.

So go to ResuWe.com and register today. Email me your questions and let's fight unemployment one job at a time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Here's Who's Hiring in New York City




In today's Here's Who's Hiring I had to look no further than the shirt I was wearing. So I went to ResuWe.com and used the job search feature typing in What: Marketing, Ralph Lauren and Where: New York, NY. I want to help Ralph Lauren by giving them qualified candidates and fighting unemployment by giving you the direct hiring manager's email.

Their website states, "Polo Ralph Lauren is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than thirty years, our reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets." Sounds like a pretty good place to work.

Here are a few steps to assist you on getting your foot in the door at Ralph Lauren:

1. Revise your resume at ResuWe.com.

2. Send your resume through the Ralph Lauren website for a job which fits your background.

http://about.ralphlauren.com/careers/employment.asp

3. In addition, send your resume directly to the possible hiring manager below.

Write in the subject line your name, the title of the job you are applying and job code. It's also a good idea to write a few sentences about why you are a good fit for the job explaining recent relevant experiences which match the job. Mention in your email that you submitted your resume through the Ralph Lauren career link, but would very much like to be considered for the job.

The email format at Ralph Lauren appears to be firstname.lastname@ralphlauren.com. If you find this information needs improvement please let me know.

1. Associate Product Manager - Polo Ralph Lauren - New York, NY
Paul Choi, Senior Director, Polo Ralph Lauren - paul.choi@ralphlauren.com

2. Account Planner, Lauren - Polo - New York, NY

Lauren McDonnell Haughs, Planning Manager at Polo Ralph Lauren - lauren.hughes@ralphlauren.com

Betsy Thiffault, Director of Planning at Polo Ralph Lauren - betsy.thiffault@ralphlauren.com

3. Product Design Development Manager - Polo Ralph Lauren - New York, NY

Lisa Britz, Senior Design Development Manager at Polo Ralph Lauren - Lisa.britz@ralphlauren.com

Melissa Cohen, Senior Director, Product Development at Polo Ralph Lauren - melissa.cohen@ralphlauren.com

4. ASSOCIATE BUYER - Ralph Lauren - New York, NY

Armando Salcido, Manager of Operations - armando.salcido@ralphlauren.com

5. SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST - Ralph Lauren Media Llc - New York, NY

Don Valencia, Manager, Business Process Management at Polo Ralph Lauren - don.valencia@ralphlauren.com

6. Director, Sales - Polo - New York, NY

Marco Marin, Vice President Sales at Ralph Lauren - marco.marin@ralphlauren.com

Chip Thompson, VP of Sales and Operations at Polo Ralph Lauren - chip.thompson@ralphlauren.com

7. Director, Interactive Development - Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation - New York, NY

Amy Jaffe, VP, Marketing Development at Polo Ralph Lauren - amy.jaffe@ralphlauren.com

8. Associate Technical Designer - Polo Ralph Lauren - New York, NY

Sohee Kim, Director of product development in Women's at Polo Ralph Lauren - sohee.kim@ralphlauren.com

9. Associate Technical Designer - Polo Ralph Lauren - New York, NY

Loann Davis, Sr. Director of Product Development at Polo Ralph Lauren - loann.davis@ralphlauren.com

10. Planning Manager - Polo - New York, NY

11. Associate Planner - Polo - New York, NY

Colleen VanHise, Director, Planning & Retail Analysis at Polo Ralph Lauren - colleen.vanhise@ralphlauren.com

John Caruso, Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Forecasting at Ralph Lauren - john.caruso@ralphlauren.com

Patty Song, Director of Merchandising at Polo Ralph Lauren - patty.song@ralphlauren.com

All I ask is if this blog post helps you get a job please give me your discount. ResuWe.com. FightUnemployment.com.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Be sure to discuss relocation with your family prior to pursuing out of town positions

Opening your job search to include out of town and out of state locations is a great way to increase your chances of finding the best positions available - especially in today's tough and uncertain job market. Many companies are open to filling positions with out of town applicants and in many cases will offer comprehensive relocation packages.

It is easy to apply to all suitable jobs nationwide and say yes to recruiters who may present out of state positions. Unfortunately many job seekers do not consider what locations are suitable for themselves or their family until it is too late in an interview process. It is unfair to a potential employer to realize prior to an interview, after receiving an offer, or even worse, after accepting an offer that the location of their position is not suitable for your family. It's even more unfair to your family members to figure this out after engaging interest in a position and not discussing the position's location beforehand.

If you are open to considering out of state opportunities, be sure to have an open discussion with your spouse or family members to determine a list of acceptable and unacceptable geographic locations. Factors to consider include career opportunities for family members, housing prices, recreational activities, weather, schools, and friends & family in the area. Go to sites like Monster.com, Indeed.com, or ResuWe.com to get a feel for what positions are available for family members. Search real estate sites such as Realtor.com, Trulia.com, and Zillow.com to get a feel for actual home prices. This is a much better way to get a feel for the primary factor of the region's cost of living and a more accurate snapshot than a "cost of living" calculator.

If you are beginning or in the middle of a job search and open to relocation, simply make a Yes/No list of desirable and undesirable geographic locations prior to submitting your resume to any positions or companies in these areas. Doing so beforehand will save you a tremendous amount of headache and inconvenience.
 
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