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Don’t F#@k up the Feng Shui   standard

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging physical objects to attract positive energy. Most working Americans spend on average 49hrs per week working. Practicing proper Feng Shui in your work space will not only increase your productivity but also enhance your happiness in the process. Here’s a few tips on how NOT to F#@k up the Feng Shui. To attract wealth and prosperity think green! On the left corner of your work space is the perfect place for a plant. A plant is living, growing and helps you breath. You are sure to come to life with a healthy green plant close by.   If it’s loving that you seek, on the right corner of your work space ...

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Work & Vacay – Best of Both Worlds! standard

All work and no fun?  Time for a vacation, but still need to work?  Here’s how to balance and get the best of both worlds! As Americans we work hard and we work a lot.  According to CNN Money, Americans work longer work-weeks than any other industrialized nation.  We also have less vacation time to take.  CNN states that “U.S. workers got about 15 days off in the past year and took 14 days, according to a 2014 Expedia.com survey. Europeans are given an average of 28 days, while workers in the Asia-Pacific receive 19.” http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/09/news/economy/americans-work-bush/ So why not get the best of both worlds?  Why not combine a work week with vacation? I recently did just that and here ...

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Thoughts on Diversity and Inclusion in New York City standard

This morning we had the opportunity to attend an excellent event hosted by City and State Publication on Diversity and Inclusion in the public sector within New York City and New York State.  Listening to Hakeem Jeffries, Alphonso David, and Melissa Mark-Viverito, among many others, discuss topics relating to economic, employment, and social inequality among minorities and women was a motivational reminder to continue the work Prospect Placement strives for every day.  Utilizing recruitment tactics designed to reduce unconscious bias throughout the interview process and working with our clients to create meaningful, inclusive professional environments for their employees are a fundamental basic of Prospect Placement.   Thank you for a great event today and we look forward to many more!

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“How to lose your job in 30seconds” (office party edition) standard

“How to lose your job in 30seconds”…(office party edition) Sick of being gainfully employed? Tired of having reliable medical and dental benefits plus paid vacation? If you can no longer stomach having a promising career in your desired field…here’s a few ways to lose your job in 30seconds (office party edition).   Always had a thing for your hot co-worker? Well what better time to make that painfully obvious than your office holiday party. Inappropriate comments and excessive touching are a great way to transform yourself from the friendly co-worker to the office creep. You’ve worked tirelessly to develop a hard-working and professional office persona, but who are you to deny your co-workers the opportunity to get formally acquainted with ...

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Attention all job seekers standard

ATTENTION ALL JOB SEEKERS!!!!!!! Who says searching for a new job should feel like a job? Not Prospect Placement! We have created a new website platform specifically for job seekers. One of our many new website features worth noting is our “Job Seekers” page. Registering one time gives you the ability to visit our website and apply for any open job without having to reenter your information. Yep, That simple! Step one in your job search just got a lot easier

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The Language of Business….Babbel On! standard

To advance in today’s global market, one must view business through a global lens. For those of us who have attempted to communicate outside of our native tongue it’s not long before you come to the frustrating realization that some words just can’t be translated. As more and more businesses expand into global markets, being multilingual is increasingly essential. Having trouble deciding which language will be the most useful for your career? Well don’t fret, Prospect Placement has taken the liberty of narrowing it down to 5 we think will make you fluent in the language of business.   1. Spanish The U.S. alone has over 35 million Spanish speakers and worldwide 425 million2. Portuguese With Brazil positioning itself as ...

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It’s an Interview, Impress them! standard

What is one thing everyone loves to write about on the internet? No, not about cats or grandmas, its lists! Everyone on the internet loves writing lists! Shamelessly, without further ado here’s one more! Pay heed to this one though because unlike your Grandma rapping, this one could actually make you some money. Top 5 ways to impress your interviewer: 1. Don’t cancel last minute. If you have to, then be proactive. If your interviewer is like me, then he/she interviews many people a week. Which means that they have already heard all of your stories and don’t want you to cancel. Ask yourself this, how would you feel at home all dressed to go, then the interviewer email’s you ...

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Jamie Espérance Joins Prospect Placement! standard

We are proud to welcome Jamie Espérance to Prospect Placement! Jamie has been recruiting passionate and hardworking creative candidates in the fashion, entertainment, technology and media fields since studying business and human resources at Virginia State University. Jamie is a smart, resourceful, and dedicated recruiter who takes great pride in finding the most talented candidates for his clients. Jamie is an accomplished track and field athlete whose competitive nature sharpened him to excel in the business world. We are proud and fortunate to have him on our team! To start a conversation with Jamie today, email him at jesperance@prospectplacement.com

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Real Talk: Interview Life Hacks standard

Back in the day, I use to joke that I’ve never interviewed for a job I didn’t get, which was true, but I also was interviewing for odd jobs here, a summer job there or helping out my father with one of his businesses. As you can imagine the job market for a career position is a bit more difficult. Don’t fret, Prospect Placement has you covered!  We’re not just telling you what you already know, but giving it to you straight.  Think you can get away with the tiny stain on your shirt?  You can’t.  Think they won’t notice if you’re three minutes late?  They will.  Ever walk out of an interview and realize you forgot to tell them ...

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Meek Mill, Prospect’s got you standard

Jobs Meek Mill Could Do Next Robert Rahmeek Williams better known as Meek Mill began his career as a battle rapper in the streets of Philadelphia. At that time one would think twice before engaging into a war of words with Meek Mill as he won rap battle after rap battle. Which makes the present scenario he is in that much more puzzling. At the height of his career and after beginning a relationship with none other than Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill went on a twitter tirade calling out none other than hip hop heavyweight Drake. Meek Mill accused Drake of using a ghostwriter which is a big no-no in the Hip Hop community. Drake and or his ghostwriter then ...

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