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Our Commitment to Excellence

  JumpSmart Talent is committed to excellence as a service provider and as an employer. Below are a list of our ten promises. Five promises are for our clients, and five promises are for our employees.     To Our Clients: We promise only to preset the most qualified candidates.  Our candidates come from blue chip firms, with excellent pedigree and stable careers. By the time you have spoken to them, they will be familiar with the role’s requirements and vetted by one of our recruiters.  We promise fairness. We will not discriminate against candidates of any protected class.  Our goal is to be inclusive at the beginning of the search process, so we can engage non-traditional candidates in the...

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Giving Back

This weekend I was lucky enough to have family in town, and as we do often, we end up seeing more of our city when we have guests than on normal weekends.  We traveled to Pasadena to see the Huntington Library, with its vast open spaces and otherworldly rose gardens, and took a tour of the Will Rogers Ranch House.  Both of these locations are incredible examples of how extremely wealthy families can leave massively positive legacies. It was an interesting glimpse into the a past time when financial success brought with it a sense of social responsibility.  We were also fortunate enough to go to the Echo Park Craft Fair where rather than glimpsing the past, we were chasing...

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How to Deal with Jerks at Work

They're out there.  You know them.  I  bet the minute you read that headline, a person  came to mind for you.  That's right.... a "Work Jerk."  Someone who puts the "i" in "team" at your place of employment.  Here's a few different tactics for dealing with Jerks at Work.  1)  Out Jerk Them You might be thinking "what kind of a blog is this?" but... hear me out.  A lot of times when you are the noob on a team (especially a sales team) the initial jerkiness is really just a test of your strength as a peer.   Let me give you an example.  I have an awesome family member who works in sales and she was brought in...

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What an Old Celtic Ritual Has to do with Your Career

Have you seen my name?  Justine Beirne Akley? Through birth and marriage I've been blessed with not one but two old gaelic names.  Justine of the Bear and Oak.  I like that.   Celtic culture and heritage has been a massive part of my life from the terrifying number of Irish Step Dancing Competitions I attended (ahem... won...) during my formative years (thanks dad!) to the in depth study of the Famine and the literature surrounding it that was at the center of my studies at NYU, being me has a lot to do with being Irish.   And today is a major Celtic holiday.  No, it's not St. Patrick's day (I have mixed feelings about the stereotypes associated with...

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Wisdom from My Dad

See that guy, up there? The one with the sweet right jab?  (He's a lefty).  That's my Dad, my best friend, and also my favorite role model.  My dad has an incredible story of how he rose to the top of the Commercial Lending industry, but that's for another day.  Let's just say he "beat the odds" and leave it at that.  He's definitely the best salesperson I have ever seen in action, mostly because he really loves people and remembers every thing about them.  Here are 10 things I learned from my dad that I apply at work every day.  1) "If you can do it, it ain't braggin'" -  If you dare to enter into the arena of...

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