Friday, July 02, 2010

Recruiting Update

Greetings!

It's been a while since I have updated my blog as it was quite hectic these past few weeks with new activity, orders and getting to know new and old candidates. The recent crash at the NY stock market, further strengthening of the yen and decrease in the number of jobs for this year's new grads shouldn't keep up us awake at night but certainly make us wake up early in the morning. These are just one of the indicators that legions of analysts and economists are now writing about and all eyes are focusing on Europe, China and the disappointing US jobs report.

One thing is for sure is that international firms are starting to hire again but remain cautious and the time to complete a typical search/placement has been extended. Jobseekers with IT skills, finance/accounting experience, good track records and advanced language abilities are also having a challenging time but have shorter periods in between jobs. At the moment, IT, pharma/medical and consumer clients are showing increased demand for specialists which explains the new surge we are experiencing.

So, feel free to contact us and let us know how you are doing, it would be great to hear from you.

Have a great weekend.

Al


Monday, April 05, 2010

New Job Listings


Greetings from Advance!

This is my first posting for 2010 as it's been really busy since I returned from Los Angeles in January. It's beginning to look like the Tokyo job market is starting to pick up and we're receiving more orders since late March. At the moment, we're focusing our recruiting efforts on senior level positions with long-term clients as well as keeping our candidate''s best interest in mind for the right positions.

Now that we have a new database and IT system, we are better equipped to handle more volume as well as increasing our efficiency. However, despite the new fancy tools we're still on the phones and like talking to people.

Feel free to call and let us know if you have any questions regarding our open job listing or wanting to catch up.

Have a great and productive week!

Al Isago Parvez
CEO
Advance Inc.