Internal Retirement Consultant – $120k all in / A base around $80-95k Global Asset Management Company Midtown NY

The Internal Retirement Consultant’s primary role is to drive sales and build relationships with retirement focused financial advisors / consultants within a geographic territory. The Internal Retirement Consultant is responsible for making proactive outbound calls to financial advisors to share sales ideas, provide product information, and offer sales support. The Internal Retirement Consultant also works closely with an external partner to support administrative needs and assist in the development and implementation of a business plan and sales strategy. Additional duties include responding to inbound product and sales calls, scheduling wholesaler visits, and following up with client requests in a timely manner.

•Provide product information and sales support to financial advisors
•Work closely with External Retirement Consultants to set up sales meetings and offer overall support and follow up
•Partner with External Retirement Consultant to develop sales ideas and strategies
•Promote investment products, retirement related resources and tools
•Manage and build financial advisor relationships
•Proactively follow up with clients and prospective clients in a timely manner
•Maintain and manage CRM system
•Occasional travel with External Retirement Consultant

•Bachelor’s degree
•Series 7 and 66 licensed
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
•Must possess strong inter-personal and organizational skills
•Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task
•Must be able and willing to work in a team oriented environment

Litigation/Jury Consultant Chicago/NY/Philly $30-$35/hr

Perform all tasks associated with Jury related litigation consulting. (demographic profiling, facilitation/moderation of research panels, reporting, statistical analysis) and other related litigation consulting products. Such as: online jury research, shadow juries, jury selection, community attitude surveys, witness prep, voir dire and jury selection.

Jury Consultant Skills
Jury consultants must possess a keen insight into human behavior, motivation and decision-making abilities. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, as well as exceptional writing, speaking and presentation skills, are essential. Research is integral to the job, so candidates should have exceptional abilities in data analysis, as well as proficiency with statistical software. Knowledge of social science research methodology is important.

Pretrial Duties
Jury consultants are integral to the legal process even before a trial begins. They research the jurors’ backgrounds, create juror profiles and assist with jury selection and voir dire — the questioning of prospective jurors. Jury consultants may conduct focus groups and mock trials. They also conduct pretrial research, gather and analyze demographic data, perform statistical analyses and draft analytic reports.

Trial Duties
Developing trial strategies to help shape juror perceptions is one of the most important responsibilities of a jury consultant because it can lead to a favorable outcome. The consultant will provide insight into jurors’ body language and behavior at trial, as well as coach witnesses for the best possible presentation of facts under questioning. He may help lawyers identify arguments and develop strategies. Some jury consultants create courtroom graphics and multi-media presentations to help the attorney weave a compelling and persuasive story for the jury.

Educational and experience
Bachelor’s degree at minimum, a JD, master’s degree or Ph.D. in behavioral science, sociology, political science, criminology, psychology or another social science is preferred. Senior litigation consultant requires 5 plus years’ experience in the field. Junior level associate 2-3 years experience in the field.

Although a law degree isn’t required, a jury consultant should at least possess a firm understanding of legal procedures and terminology. Client development skills are also helpful in acquiring a strong and lucrative client base.

Technical Skills
Microsoft Office Suite, Analytical software (such as SPSS), general understanding of presentation technology.

Sales Support Houston, Texas International Company 49k

a)Servicing account and arranging delivery by contracting logistics such as barges, trucks and rails out from our inventory, and coordinate scheduling to deliver the materials to customer’s sites.
b)Inventory management by communicating close with sales manager as well as logistics specialist/manager. Month end reconciliation.
c)Billing, collecting, accounting input associated with the account.
d)Monitoring and controlling credit exposure of each customer with commercial managers.
e)Good Customer Service to satisfy their needs on top of regular delivery service, by working closely and jointly with sales person in charge.
f)Tracing locations of 150+ railcars, manage to juggle its movements to stably and efficiently use the cars, and collecting and managing the data of its locations for required filing against relevant authority.
g)Managing billing/payment of freight, demurrage, repair of rail cars and trucks.
h)Controlling inventory in both shore and inland storage locations.
i)Export and Import regulatory compliance managements and processing.

•Computer skills including Excel and other Microsoft applications
•Knowledge on SAP input as well as company regulations especially for internal control requirement
•Accuracy and Efficiency of conducting job.
•Job organization skills for not making mistake/overlook of work necessity.
•Reporting skill to share the information with sales and logistics staffs.
•Ability to be proactive/flexible (think a few steps ahead) and make changes in order to prevent and solve the troubles.
•Communication skill to give good customer service for customers.

HR/Administrative Assistant Temp-Perm Global Investment Company Midtown NY $35-$38 (Perm 80k plus OT)

MUST have background in HR or want to work within one.

1. Travel Coordination and Preparation
• Work with managers to coordinate frequent international and domestic travel arrangements to multiple destinations, through our onsite AMEX travel agency according to the Travel and Entertainment Policy
• Arrange ground transportation, book hotels and manage all logistics
• Create final travel itinerary and directions along with meeting and research materials

2. Expense Reports and Approvals
• Process extremely detailed and complex expense reports through the Concur system on time
• Obtain required expense allocation approval from department heads
• Monitor and track managers’ expense reports until reimbursement
• Reconcile monthly expenses with credit card statements

3. Coordinate Client Meetings/Calendaring
• Coordinate clients meetings for managers and handle the scheduling, materials, meals/refreshments and logistics
• Confirm the final agenda schedule with all presenters
• Ensure meetings are setup as expected and without any incidents

4. Phone Coverage/Client Servicing
• Manage heavy telephone calls and respond to requests
• Create follow up correspondence

5. Project Management
• Participate in special projects
•Manage onboarding of new employees and consultants
•Find your niche and become the expert within the assistant group

Position Requirements
• 2 – 5 years of previous administrative experience supporting multiple executives preferred
• Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required
• Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including exceptional telephone management and the ability to write emails
• Must be able to adapt to changing situations with minimal notice and guidance
• Two–year college degree is preferred but not required
• Soft skills: Self-starter, action oriented, quick learner, able to multitask, highly organized, excellent attention to detail, customer focused, problem solver, good follow up skills, strong relating skills, able to prioritize, team player

Administrative Assistant Global Investment Company AUSTIN, TEXAS $30hr-$35/hr temp-perm

We encourage and appreciate taking the initiative, bringing forth creative ideas, and taking ownership. Candidates will also be in a team oriented group who are challenged with a diverse and high volume work load.

The following key activities are included in the role:

1. Travel Coordination and Preparation
• Work with managers to coordinate frequent international and domestic travel arrangements to multiple destinations, through our onsite AMEX travel agency according to the Travel and Entertainment Policy
• Arrange ground transportation, book hotels and manage all logistics
• Create final travel itinerary and directions along with meeting and research materials

2. Expense Reports and Approvals
• Process extremely detailed and complex expense reports through the Concur system on time
• Obtain required expense allocation approval from department heads
• Monitor and track managers’ expense reports until reimbursement
• Reconcile monthly expenses with credit card statements

3. Coordinate Client Meetings/Calendaring
• Coordinate clients meetings for managers and handle the scheduling, materials, meals/refreshments and logistics
• Confirm the final agenda schedule with all presenters
• Ensure meetings are setup as expected and without any incidents

4. Phone Coverage/Client Servicing
• Manage heavy telephone calls and respond to requests
• Create follow up correspondence

5. Project Management
• Participate in special projects
•Manage onboarding of new employees and consultants
•Find your niche and become the expert within the assistant group

Position Requirements
• 2 – 5 years of previous administrative experience supporting multiple executives preferred
• Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required
• Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including exceptional telephone management and the ability to write emails
• Must be able to adapt to changing situations with minimal notice and guidance
• Two–year college degree is preferred but not required
• Soft skills: Self-starter, action oriented, quick learner, able to multitask, highly organized, excellent attention to detail, customer focused, problem solver, good follow up skills, strong relating skills, able to prioritize, team player

Administrative Assistant Global Investment Company Temp-Perm Midtown NY $30-$35/hr

We encourage and appreciate taking the initiative, bringing forth creative ideas, and taking ownership. Candidates will also be in a team oriented group who are challenged with a diverse and high volume work load.

The following key activities are included in the role:

1. Travel Coordination and Preparation
• Work with managers to coordinate frequent international and domestic travel arrangements to multiple destinations, through our onsite AMEX travel agency according to the Travel and Entertainment Policy
• Arrange ground transportation, book hotels and manage all logistics
• Create final travel itinerary and directions along with meeting and research materials

2. Expense Reports and Approvals
• Process extremely detailed and complex expense reports through the Concur system on time
• Obtain required expense allocation approval from department heads
• Monitor and track managers’ expense reports until reimbursement
• Reconcile monthly expenses with credit card statements

3. Coordinate Client Meetings/Calendaring
• Coordinate clients meetings for managers and handle the scheduling, materials, meals/refreshments and logistics
• Confirm the final agenda schedule with all presenters
• Ensure meetings are setup as expected and without any incidents

4. Phone Coverage/Client Servicing
• Manage heavy telephone calls and respond to requests
• Create follow up correspondence

5. Project Management
• Participate in special projects
•Manage onboarding of new employees and consultants
•Find your niche and become the expert within the assistant group

Position Requirements
• 2 – 5 years of previous administrative experience supporting multiple executives preferred
• Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required
• Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including exceptional telephone management and the ability to write emails
• Must be able to adapt to changing situations with minimal notice and guidance
• Two–year college degree is preferred but not required
• Soft skills: Self-starter, action oriented, quick learner, able to multitask, highly organized, excellent attention to detail, customer focused, problem solver, good follow up skills, strong relating skills, able to prioritize, team player

Quarterly Production Designer $30-$40/hr Midtown NY

Looking for someone to work from July 9th until August 3rd . The candidate can be called back for the next batch of dates for further production design if they would like to.
This candidate will be on a temp basis and must be able to work within a fast paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities
• Update our marketing collateral with new information and data that is distributed to us for the quarter
• Design thought leadership and other marketing collateral leveraging templates and brand guidelines.
• Responsible for prepping and sending all final files to print
• Work closely with Studio and Production Manager to keep all projects on track

Job Requirements
• Possess solid listening and communication skills
• Work quickly and efficiently in a fast pace environment
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and execute multiple projects at one time and great attention to detail
• Work well independently as well as part of team
• Work with and source content from data heavy excel files
• Produce assets for the digital space
• Strong understanding of working within brand guidelines

Liability Adjuster 55k-60k Downtown NY

Handle General Liability premises claims
Review and analyze coverage, apply policy conditions, provisions, exclusions and endorsements
Compose coverage declination letters, tenders, reservation of rights and other routine and complex correspondence
Provide excellent customer service
Fulfill specific client requirements including claim reporting and analysis
Investigate facts to establish negligence, determine liability
Negotiate claim settlements within authority limits
Document and attach all correspondence in client claim system
Effectively manage diary
Maintain Adjuster’s license
3 to 5yrs experience with liability claims

6 month contract assignment paying $20-$25/hr. Working Downtown NY

They are looking for someone who is bright and adaptable. They need someone who has experience with CAD and is comfortable inputting data and analyzing data also.
They have several internal proprietary systems.
The position is somewhat project driven.
They need someone who can pick up things in general, be adaptable, team player and flexible to handle the changing priorities as they come about.

Data / Analyst
•Assisted Network engineers in the maintenance of FNT database and assist in working on inputting floor plans
•Designed networks into our FNT database to facilitate easy network troubleshooting.
•Transferred data from Patch Manager into FNT
•Updating DIA cases in FNT. (adding new cases or upgrades or removal of termination cases)
•Checks if power assignments done on the field match with what is on the work order and make sure it’s in Aperture.
•Remove terminated customer circuits from Aperture database.

I have some swamp land in Georgia to sell you for residential housing development

Don’t believe everything anyone tells you. Well, I mean, have SOME trust in people or you’ll end up a miserable, friendless old cynic. What I’m referring to are reviews on the Internet, possibly biased friends, potential future colleagues, company websites ….expounding on jobs, companies, salaries…

Company websites: I may be stating the obvious here (never stopped me before) but companies want to portray themselves in the best light, for future business, public relations, attracting the best staff. Even if it’s on the whole pretty good, and in fact can be excellent when the CEO remembers to take his medication, these are not particularly powerful selling statements. Websites emphasize the positive – the awards they won, the revenue they produce, the awe-inspiring education of the hedge fund management team. They don’t mention the high turnover rate of staff; they can’t even really say anything like, “And our staff turnover is much less than the competition.”
What’s your point, Margaret?
It’s a few pieces of the jigsaw puzzle, but it isn’t enough by itself to tell whether it’s going to become a seascape or skyscape. At the moment, it’s just a few nice blue jigsaw pieces.

Review websites. Shouldn’t really mention any by name, one of the best starts with a letter near the end of the alphabet. These reviews are unfiltered, Doris Lessing-like stream of consciousness and should be taken for what they are. Sometimes true, and accurate, either praising or criticizing the service they were given, sometimes horrendously off kilter. Who knows what the motivation is:
For the 5 stars out of 5 reviews:
a) It really was a 5 out of 5 service and the world just has to be told.
b) They are related to the owner of the establishment.
c) They were somehow paid to write a good review (“Want a free dinner?”).
d) Their standards are low (“It was the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever had. And I didn’t see a single cockroach all evening”).
e) They want to see their name in print.
f) They want to make their names as blog writers.

For the 0-stars-and-big-raspberry out of 5 star reviews. Let’s say X has criticized a staffing service. In fact I’m going to make it X and Y, because I’d have to keep writing he or she to keep it grammatical and I’d go nuts trying to re-word it not to do that.
a) They came in with unrealistic expectations about what sort of jobs they wanted. A million reasons, no point in enumerating them, the poor souls were just unrealistic. The agency couldn’t find anything. Not the agency’s fault. If they can place and earn a fee, they’ll do it. So X and Y take to the Internet about how useless the agency was. Or even “I’ve been to several and none of them gets back to me. What’s their problem?” Now, class, join up the dots here….. what’s the common factor in not being sent out for interview by several agencies? That’s right – X and Y. But they don’t listen to well-meaning advice about their resume, wearing their gang beads under, not over, their T-shirts, or refusing to brush up on their computer skills. Many agencies, Merit of course being one, can give you free tutorials for you to practice MSOffice at home. Take us up on our kind offer, don’t look at us as though we have two heads: we’re trying to help.
b) The economy has been, how shall I phrase this without using profanity, not good for several years now. It’s getting better, but it’s still problematic, and the job landscape in New York has changed, so it’s more of an uphill struggle that it was. If we get the jobs, we’ll ask our clients to consider you, but please don’t be writing on blogs/websites that the staffing services were useless.
c) No-one’s there to say, “That’s rubbish”, explain to you why your review is indeed rubbish and get you to take your comment down. So it stays there forever, giving people the wrong impression.
d) Gosh, sometimes the comments are valid. But how can you separate out the gold from the fool’s gold (who remembers from chemistry class that’s iron pyrite?)
e) and f) above still apply.

So read everything on the Internet with a pinch of salt. Even Wikipedia gets it wrong quite a bit because it’s written by people like you and me, and they don’t employ enough editors to fact check (Note to self: Maybe I should send them that three bucks they keep requesting). Use your judgment, ask people you KNOW who have had direct contact with the agency. I suppose since this is a blog I’m putting up on the Internet, I’m including myself in all this. Oh gawwwwwd. If you do disagree with my blogs, then write and tell ME and I’ll listen. Of course, if you love them, write and tell me and I’ll listen with a smile on my face.