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Nicole Bassuk is currently growing her executive search/IT Staffing firm to achieve wider recognition for her ethical and genuine understanding of her field. Relationship building and maintaining have always been a key focus in her career as is with her company, MNJ Associates. Nicole has a deep and thorough understanding of Information Technology, market trends related to IT as well a strong background in Business with a Bachelors degree from NYU. Nicole is always targeting the big picture of how best to help others.
A seasoned and talented professional with over 25 years experience in the IT staffing, consulting and executive coaching nationwide. Nicole brings value in high quality assessment and presentation of selected candidate’s skills through proper processes. She offers in-depth knowledge of resume writing, interviewing and screening skills. She is a valuable asset within any growing staffing; consulting or career coaching environments. She brings excellent South Florida market knowledge and binding business relationships amongst small and Fortune companies. Nicole’s forte is in training, management and motivational methodology. She is a “results” driven professional that understands her business well and who has a passion for working with people.
MS Office 2007, MSWord, MSWorks, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Talent Hook, BOND Adapt, Lotus Notes, Outlook, Brain Mapping, TheBrain.com, PeopleSoft KnowledgeSphere, PCHunter, Bullhorn.com - WWW RECRUITING, LinkedIn (LION)
TEAM LEADER/PLAYER CLIENT RELATIONS EXPERT CLOSER ART OF NEGOTIATING
C-LEVEL CONNECTIONS B2B NETWORKING ABILITIES CREATIVE MARKETING PROBLEM SOLVING
DIPLOMACY MANAGEMENT/MENTORING REPUTATION BUILDING ART OF INTERVIEWING
SEGUE SEARCH INC. 07/09- 03/11
Regional Director Technology (Northeast & Southeast)
Responsible for rebuilding a dysfunctional technology division for a national “general” staffing firm, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rebuilding process includes signing new client contracts with accounts such as: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, BNP Paribas, Bank United, Tyco International, State of Florida, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, CBS, to name a few.
Through organized motivational management style of the technology departments; the results of our team efforts has doubled in profits since joining during a severe decrease in economy. Meetings and training sessions on better recruiting processes and selling techniques has improved team’s morale and retained good talent. Creation of daily goals and competitive contests are keeping the profits rising within a virtually unknown staffing company that is not known for an IT focus in any marketplace.
• Currently managing a team of five (5) recruiters and full life cycle recruiting effort
• Monitor and execute weekly, monthly and quartly reports to executive management based on activities and billings.
BASSUK CONSULTING LLC 01/08 –07/09
IT Career Coach/Mentor & Resume Expert
Developed business model to assist executive management level professionals in IT in career maintenance, resume writing and restructuring. Conducting and attending networking events such as Job Fairs, to reach out to Project Managers in need of career direction. The mission of BCL is to reach out and help professionals in their careers and succeed in the marketplace.
Resume Writing Career Coaching Cover Letters Image Consulting Business Networking
Art of Interviewing On-the-job Mentoring Job Search Salary Negotiations Military Transitions
Lack of Confidence Overcoming Obstacles LinkedIn Resume Boards Best Recruiters
Business Cards Marketing Oneself Branding Leads Full Interview Prep
TRIUMPH PROFESSIONAL STAFFING, Fort Lauderdale, FL 07/06 – 12/07
Director of Technical Recruiting/Business Development
Hired to lead the technology staffing group. Triumph specializes in the staffing and consulting of CPA’s, Accounting & Finance, Legal, Sales & Marketing as well as Office Support. Responsible for business development in the areas of IT consulting and contingency staffing. Managed four (4) IT recruiters that worked a blended desk (40% Management/Administrative, 40%Sales&Recruiting, 20% Client Visits)
• Established strong business relationships with CIO/CTO, VP’s and hiring managers nationwide.
• Creating needs with clients for IT resources for short and long term consulting projects.
• Mentored clients in hiring process as well as developed confidences with C-Level and Director level management.
• Career coached all candidates in their career direction and provided guidance with resumes as well as interviewing process. Created and revamped resumes on a daily basis for candidates.
• Prepared candidates for “Dress for success”
• Created a strong network of impressive resources to many clients and candidates alike.
• Led the IT team with positive reinforcement while coaching in areas of the following:
o Cold call recruiting sessions
o Resume writing and formatting techniques
o Creating needs amongst clients/MPC
o Understanding the scope of technology jobs
o Taking proper job orders
o How to fully screen candidates for requirements
o How to close clients in conjunction with potential hires
o How to properly prepare candidate/consultant for interviews
o THE ART OF INTERVIEWING
o Created and mentored successful plans for all IT blended recruiter desks.
SPHERION, Miami, FL 02/04 – 07/06
Lead IT Recruiter/Account Manager (Miami Branch)
Spearheaded the IT division in the Miami branch office for Spherion. Responsible for placing IT professionals in direct-hire opportunities and consulting projects. Identified IT resources for new and existing clients within (Miami) Dade County. Worked directly with CEO’s, CIO’s and Hiring Managers as well as Human Resource department heads. Handled technical recruiting efforts for other Spherion offices and their IT needs throughout Florida including Orlando & Tampa offices. Provided career coaching and resume advice amongst internal and external relationships. Screened, assessed and revamped candidate resumes and synopsis’s for successful selection amongst clients. Developed trusted professional relationships with hiring managers/clients for continuous sales revenue. A partial list is available below:
BANK UNITED VISA INTERNATIONAL SONY LATIN AMERICA
SUNBEAM LATIN AMERICA LENNAR HOMES IVAX/TEVA PHARMACUETICALS
AOL LATIN AMERICA MIAMI UNIVERSITY – SCHOOL OF MEDICINE BAPTIST HOSPITAL
BRIGHTSTAR JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OUR KIDS (Division of DCF)
Personal leave from the business to raise son, born 5/11/2000 2000 - 2004
COMTEX CLIENT SERVER SYSTEMS/Norrell Staffing, Miami, FL 04/89 - 03/00
Responsible for (start-up) development and strategic planning for all the staffing and recruiting needs in the Miami division of NYC based technical consulting firm. In charge of the branch office from all aspects.
Hired, managed & motivated a team of two (2) recruiters. Managed all aspects of global recruiting for company. Planned and executed all company career fairs locally. Interfaced with clients on problem resolutions regarding consultants. Developed and executed programs involving areas of employee motivation, job performance, successful project evaluations, career development and career counseling. Assessed resume selections and revamped many resumes for submission to clients for successful selection through our firm. Responsible for placing approximately 50+ consultants on billings while retaining them at client sites. Assisted in writing and creating the company’s first official Employee Handbook dealing with policy and procedures to build employee structure and loyalty.
Hands-on experience with the following processes:
• Relocation of new billable hires
• Immigration sponsorships (H1, H1B, L1, TN)
• Retainment of billable consultants/employees.
• Weekly, monthly and annual production reports for division
• Administered all compensation and benefit issues to all new hires
THE CAMBRIDGE GROUP, Westport, CT 03/85 - 03/89
Blended Desk - Technical Recruiter
Started with this contingency recruiting/staffing firm with virtually no technical terminology or experience in the staffing industry. Built billings up by second year to $550,000. Promoted to supervisor to oversee closings of other deals and assisted in professional diplomacy and sales techniques working in a blended desk environment. Developed professional relationships with a large database of candidates and helped revamp and re-direct them with their resume presentation. Developed client relationships throughout the tri-state area within New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, New York City, NY 04/83 - 12/85
Administrative Assistant to President (Donald J. Trump)
Word Processing Manager
NYU, New York, NY-BA – Business Management
3 Month Course – “Inside the Computer Room” 04/85 - 07/85
Zig Zigler – Staffing Success Seminars 08/85 - 02/86
Certified Career Coach – Career Coaching Institute
Certified Resume Expert – Career Coaching Institute
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