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Our Story: JW Michaels & Co.

January 19th, 2019 Posted by Executive Search, Meet The Team 0 thoughts on “Our Story: JW Michaels & Co.”

Jason Wachtel and Justin Mandel share the unique story behind JW Michaels & Co. and the company’s growth grown to over a 120+ employees across six offices nationwide. Both Jason and Justin attribute their success to staying true to their mission and employing the best people to find the best people. Press play and enjoy!

🎬 Featured In this video:
Jason Wachtel, JW Michaels & Company Founder & Managing Partner
Justin Mandel, JW Michaels & Company Co-Founder & Partner

Executive Search Spotlight: Experienced Professionals of the Recruiting Industry

Experienced Professionals of the Recruiting Industry

November 21st, 2018 Posted by Executive Search, Meet The Team 0 thoughts on “Experienced Professionals of the Recruiting Industry”

What makes JW Michaels & Company so unique in a crowded recruiting industry? The diverse and collaborative culture of experienced professionals.

🎬 Featured In this video:
Peter Zeldin, VP of Business Development
Gina Zelko, Vice President
Richard Zakin, Managing Director

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On The Road To Success

October 26th, 2018 Posted by Executive Search, Meet The Team 0 thoughts on “On The Road To Success”

JW Michaels presents On The Road To Success. Julian DeZao, Cameron Pierce and Jessica Natbony offer a glimpse inside the company culture of JW Michaels.

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Common Reasons Employees Quit in Search of a New Job

October 11th, 2018 Posted by Executive Search 0 thoughts on “Common Reasons Employees Quit in Search of a New Job”

Life events will always come up that will cause employees to resign from their positions, such as moving out of state or deciding to stay home with children. However, in most cases, internal factors within the company are what causes employees to leave in search of a job at an organization that better suits their needs. Factors like stunted growth, strained relationships with co-workers or managers and lack of recognition all contribute to an employee’s decision to quit in search of a new job. Here are the common reasons for this to happen, which can serve as a warning to employers who want to retain their employees long-term.

Unchallenged

When employees use their unique skills and talents, they feel they’re contributing to the greater good of an organization. When those skills go unused in the workplace, employees start to feel unchallenged and bored in their everyday lives, which can lead to them starting to look around at other jobs that will challenge and fulfill them on a deeper level. Every good employee craves a sense of accomplishment, purpose, and room to grow.

Lack of Recognition

It can be frustrating when hard work goes unrecognized, and unsurprisingly, employees will get fed up with not receiving proper recognition in the workplace. Your best talent needs to know how much they’re valued, or they will start to question their role in organization.

Relationship with Boss

The employee-boss relationship is an important one, as it’s one of the most prevalent relationships in an employees’ everyday life. This relationship doesn’t need to be a close one, it just needs to be a healthy one. Having a poor relationship with a superior will cause an employee to want to change their environment, especially if they feel undermined or unappreciated.

Relationship with Co-Workers

The same goes for an employee’s relationship with their co-workers. These relationships need to be productive and positive, considering how much time is spent together each day. If there are toxic relationships between co-workers within the workplace, employers should expect turnover.

Trust in Organization

Employees who don’t have trust in their company and worry about its future are more likely to leave in search of a company who provides full disclosure when it comes to financials, layoffs or hiring freezes. To avoid losing good employees over lack of trust, employers should be transparent about any setbacks or challenges, and share steps the company plans to make to get on track for future success.

Influence in Overall Business Plan

Employees should feel like the work they’re doing each day is contributing to the bigger picture. With that said, managers should sit with their staff every so often and go over how the goals they’re meeting contributes to the overall business plan and future goals for growth. If employees don’t feel connected to the work they do, they will leave.

JW Michaels & Co. is an executive search firm dedicated to serving the specialized recruiting needs of top-tier financial services, legal, technology, and business institutions. Since our founding in 2010, we have grown to over a 120+ employees across six offices nationwide. We continue to grow because we stay true to our mission, employing the best people to find the best people. Fill out our form and one of our specialists will contact you as soon as possible.

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Excellence Meets Experience In Executive Search

September 29th, 2018 Posted by Executive Search 0 thoughts on “Excellence Meets Experience In Executive Search”

Identifying and attracting the best talent requires industry expertise, impeccable judgment, and commitment to leaving no stone unturned. That’s who we are and what we do at JW Michaels & Company.

Since our founding in 2010, we have grown from a single 300 SqFt office in Midtown Manhattan to a six-market diversified search and consulting firm with over a 120+ employees across six offices nationwide. With 6000+ total placements, 1100+ clients we’ve worked with and 175+ consultants currently on assignment, we continue to grow because we stay true to our mission, employing the best people to find the best people.

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How to Navigate Looking for a Job While Still Employed

August 3rd, 2018 Posted by Executive Search, Job Applicants 0 thoughts on “How to Navigate Looking for a Job While Still Employed”

Keeping up with the duties of your current job while undergoing a job search can be a juggling act, but it’s the best time to start a job search since your skills are up-to-date and your industry contacts are at your fingertips. Our executive search recruiters at JW Michaels work with employed job candidates often and have first-hand knowledge of the challenges that come with collecting a paycheck at your job while actively looking for another.

Employed candidates are more attractive to employers for many reasons, and industry experts recommend not quitting your job until a firm offer comes your way from a new company. In addition, there’s less pressure on you because there’s income still coming in, and you have more leverage in the negotiation process.

With that said, it’s common for job seekers to undergo the process of looking for a job while still employed. Below are some tips on how to navigate this process while maintaining productivity in your current position.

Update LinkedIn

Keep your skills, connections and employment history up-to-date on your LinkedIn profile so employers can see what you have to offer. The most important tip, however, is to turn off your notifications so your current employer can’t see you’re on the hunt for something new.

Don’t Tell Co-Workers

Keep your job search quiet. Confiding in one co-worker about your job search runs the risk of the whole office finding out. As soon as your boss knows you’re actively seeking another job, they might start actively seeking your replacement and you’re back to square one. Your best asset is your current employment.

Conduct Search Outside of Work Hours
Using company resources during your job search is a big no-no. During office hours, your focus should be the job you’re getting paid to do. Outside of work hours, you’re free to tirelessly search as much as you want. Inform your recruiter about the best hours to job search, and we can work with you to achieve your goals.

Use Previous Employers as References

The last thing you need is your employer being blindsided that you’re considering leaving the company by being contacted by a potential new employer. Use previous employers as references and notify your interviewer that you’d like to keep your job search discreet.

Bring Change of Clothes

If you have an interview scheduled for before or after work, don’t show up to the office in a suit when you usually wear casual office attire. Bring a change of clothes so that you’re not giving it away that you’re going on interviews.

Keep Doing Your Job Well

You don’t have the new job you’re eyeing yet, so continue to do your current job well. Burning bridges won’t get you very far in your desire to progress your career. Remember you’re still being paid for your time, and you want to keep a good relationship with your current employer. Don’t slack on your daily responsibilities and risk your reputation.

JW Michaels & Co. is an executive search firm dedicated to serving the specialized recruiting needs of top-tier financial services, legal, technology, and business institutions. Since our founding in 2010, we have grown to over a 120+ employees across six offices nationwide. We continue to grow because we stay true to our mission, employing the best people to find the best people. Request a consultation today.

Jason Wachtel Discusses What’s Next For Former FBI Director James Comey with The New York Times

December 21st, 2018 Posted by Executive Search 0 thoughts on “Jason Wachtel Discusses What’s Next For Former FBI Director James Comey with The New York Times”

In the recent NYTimes article titled What’s Next for Comey? Probably Not ‘a Normal Job’, by Matthew Goldstein and Alexandria Stevenson, Jason discussed what’s next for former FBI director James Comey. With a résumé that includes top federal prosecutor, chief lawyer for both the world’s largest defense contractor and the world’s biggest hedge fund, and most recently director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, would a position at a large financial firm, corporation or law firm be big enough for him? (more…)

4 Privacy Trends to Watch in 2018

March 28th, 2018 Posted by Compliance / Risk Management, Executive Search, Job Applicants 0 thoughts on “4 Privacy Trends to Watch in 2018”

We spoke with Stacey Brandenburg and Kandi Parsons, two Shareholders with ZwillGen who advise clients on privacy and security for technology-related matters. Stacey and Kandi shared their expertise with us on privacy trends that need our close attention this year.

What to Expect from the FTC

With the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) poised to receive a new chairman and three new commissioners, 2018 could be a year of heightened activity on privacy and security issues. While it is too early to know whether the new leadership will increase the Commission’s enforcement efforts, we can anticipate many issues to watch. Here are just a few:
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Research Finds 1 out of Every 6 Job Applicants Lie on Resumes

January 9th, 2018 Posted by Compliance / Risk Management, Executive Search 0 thoughts on “Research Finds 1 out of Every 6 Job Applicants Lie on Resumes”

Employers should keep their eyes peeled for resume fraud now more than ever in 2018, new research will support. The findings of a Trends and Insights Report by AuthBridge found one out of six job applicants lie on their resumes, a 50% increase from 2016.

The applicants were found to mostly lie about employment related information (12.14%), followed by address (6.67%), references (3.35%) and educational qualifications (1.56%). The report also found males were more likely to lie than females, with 15.71% male candidates found guilty of fake information on their resumes vs. 13.09% of women.

More evidence to support resume fraud comes from the findings of a poll on employees from staffing firm OfficeTeam.  Forty-six percent of employees said they know of applicants who have lied on their resume. The most common lies reported were once again embellishments about educational credentials, as well as stretching employment dates to cover up career gaps and exaggerating about skills.

Hiring managers should be proactive about this resume fraud epidemic, and the following are examples of how to catch applicants in resume lies:

  • Follow up with references
  • Ask for documents that support claims
  • Background checks
  • Use behavioral interview techniques

JW Michaels is a leading executive search firm committed to providing specific recruiting needs of top-tier financial services, accounting, legal, technology, and business institutions. Our clients consist of investment management firms, hedge funds, investment banks, law firms, and Fortune 500 companies in every industry. We help place compliance officers, general counsel, patent counsel, IT, legal, accounting, and risk management executives. We are dedicated to your executive search.

Essential Due Diligence for the Executive Job Search

December 8th, 2015 Posted by Executive Search 0 thoughts on “Essential Due Diligence for the Executive Job Search”

According to Forbes Magazine, 40% of executives fail in their first 18 months in a new job. Prudent due diligence throughout the application process can greatly reduce the risk of failure.

You are fortunate to find yourself torn between accepting or declining an exciting, new executive position. In all likelihood, you did a sufficient amount of research before your first interview. If this was not the case, you undoubtedly would not have made it to this point in the application process.

There’s a great deal of work involved in a search for the executive job seeker. Organized due diligence will help ensure your success.
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JW Michaels & Co. is an executive search firm dedicated to serving the specialized recruiting needs of top-tier financial services, legal, technology and business institutions.

Crain’s NY Business consistently ranks JW Michaels in the top 10 Executive Recruiting Firms – with good reason. We get results.

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JW Michaels is headquartered in New York City, with teams based in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Greenville, and Houston.

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