Looking for employment is stressful, but fortunately, there are ways to make the process smoother: headhunters! NYC has some of the very best, and despite the scary-sounding name, these folks are on your side. Hell, a headhunter may be the nudge you need to get back to work. Whether you’re getting back on your feet at one of the many temp agencies in Gotham, or if you’re a recent graduate trying to land your dream job, these headhunters are experts in various fields. Who knows, soon you could be one of these young New Yorkers who break the millennial stereotype. During your free time (y’know, between working and looking for jobs), take advantage of the best classes in NYC to further bolster your career. These courses and workshops are just a few of the best things to do in NYC.
Best headhunters in NYC
The specialty of this sleek firm is “revenue-generating talent,” otherwise known as “sales.” To get a sense of their vibe, check out the snarky video content that lives under their about-me tab—in the generally stiff, sterile world of job interviews, it’s pretty refreshing (and kind of funny). 270 Lafayette; 212-223-9054, bettsrecruiting.com
The Creative Group
This organization is a division of the Robert Half Company, the world’s first and largest accounting and finance staffing firm. The group posts jobs from all over the country, but NYC is among the more generative areas it covers. Hit up these folks if you’re trying to get a job in advertising, PR, or marketing—the positions they look to fill run the gamut from big legacy agency to hip new boutique. 125 Park Ave; 212-687-3800, roberthalf.com/creativegroup
Here are the coast-to-coast kingmakers of the sales/marketing realm. This company is a bit over ten years old now, and claims to have more than 3 million sales applicants on deck—which is almost 1 percent of all Americans. If crowds have wisdom, walk this way when looking to get a sales job. 305 East 86th St; 212-348-7670, kasplacement.com
These socially conscious gig gurus (their site says they care about their talent, and also social change) cast a wide net—but a lot of their leads seems to be for upper-level positions. Whether their self-espoused progressivism seems a little wonky (or apropos of nothing), they do get results. In a recent survey, 9 out of 10 of their clients had favorable things to say. 30 W 26th St; 212-924-3434, on-ramps.com
Do you like turning money into more money? (Teach us how!) Give these guys a ring if you’re a finance honcho looking for a new spot to hang your hat—their areas of expertise are hedge funds, private equity firms, and investment banks. 16 E 52nd St; 212-922-9544, sgpartners.com
Sam & Lori
The specialty of this boutique-y recruitment firm is placing talent (that’s you) into jobs within the advertising, branding and digital design industries. If you’re looking to realize your Don Draper dreams, reach out to these guys, all of whom are unspeakably cool, and have deep hooks in the advertising business. 589 8th Ave; 646-486-0303, samlori.com
If you’re a struggling stand-up comic looking for material, or otherwise in need of ethereal employment, this is the temp agency for you. On the real, there’s plenty of good reasons to get a temp jobs—like if you’re figuring yourself out à la Lena Dunham, or if you’re a recent graduate, or just looking for a shoe-in somewhere solid (temps often get brought on full-time when they do good work). When it comes to temp work, these guys are the best in breed. 1212 Ave of the Americas; 212-750-8188, careergroupinc.com
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