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As the summer comes to an end, you may be thinking to yourself that it’s time to fall into a job, and if you already have a job, you may be thinking it’s time for a better one. Great news… we have lots of jobs and a dedicated team of compassionate and skillful talent partners who love matching job seekers and hiring companies! At Emerging Blue, we work with the best clients across the United States in the fields of Fashion, Home and Beauty. We currently have open jobs anywhere from Design and Marketing all the way to Merchandising and Store Leadership roles. Below is a list of all our open jobs, so feel free to browse through and if any look exciting to you, simply apply! We’d love to chat with you about any of them.

Design

Associate Dress Designer, NY, NY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1435424094

Apparel Design Director, NY, NY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1435130811

Freelance Textile/CAD Designer, Greater Los Angeles, CA: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1409032892

Associate Swimwear Designer, Greater Los Angeles, CA: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1349667263

Merchandising

Merchandise Planner, Los Angeles, CA: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1418849471

E-Commerce Merchandising Coordinator, NY, NY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1353775836

Denim Merchant, Greater NY, NY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1425497360

Product Development/Management

Cosmetics Product Development Manager, Los Angeles, CA: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1287783919

Marketing

Senior Copywriter, San Francisco Bay Area: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1205411711

Marketing Copy Manager, San Francisco Bay Area: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1205406562

Senior Art Director, San Francisco Bay Area: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1418489123

Marketing Director, Las Vegas, NV: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1418745132

Marketing & eCommerce Analytics Manager, SF Bay Area: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1248895745

Marketing Assistant, Red Hook/Brooklyn, NY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1345214474

Retail/Sales

Associate Store Manager, Palo Alto, CA: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1413748451

Retail Store Manager, San Francisco, CA: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1353777003

B2B Field Sales Representative, Chicago, IL: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1331341758

Area Sales Representative (B2B), Orlando, FL: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1351629629

Area Sales Representative (B2B) Las Vegas, NV: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1332354297

Retail Site Supervisor, Greater Chicago, IL: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1346225432

Retail Site Supervisor, Orlando, FL: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1346227081

Wholesale Account Representative, Las Vegas, NV: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1338912611

Store Manager, Washington D.C. Metro Area: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1395318445

Operations

Vice President of Warehouse Operations, Greater Los Angeles, CA: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1377919940

Allocation Analyst, Greater NY, NY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1285063913

Senior Director, Technical Service & Information Security, NY, NY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1341792292

Corporate Leadership/Executive

Chief Financial Officer, NY, NY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/1334224263

About Emerging Blue:

Emerging Blue is a creative talent resource partner that represents freelance, temp-to-perm, and full-time talent in Fashion, Home and Beauty. We fill jobs from San Francisco to New York, and everywhere in-between. We represent top candidates, the hottest brands and innovative companies of all shapes and sizes. If you need recruitment and hiring support, we would love to partner with you. Our talent is your strength.

When Should you Start Planning for your Holiday Pop-up Shop? Today.

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Yes, we know its summer and most people aren’t even thinking about the holidays yet…but you should be if you want to have a successful pop-up shop. There’s lot to think about and plan for so we put together a list of 5 things you can do now to ensure your pop-up is a smashing success this winter.

1. Budget. This should be first on your list, as it will help you to put together all of the below items!

2. Location. Pop-up shops have become increasingly popular and the holidays are an especially fashionable time to have one. Given this, desirable spaces can become limited. Our friends at Storefront (www.thestorefront.com) are a great resource to find the perfect location for what you need.

3. Merchandise. Curate the collection of items that you will showcase in the pop-up, keeping in mind climate appropriate items, i.e. warm weather products in the south.

4. Marketing. Decide how to best broadcast your pop-up to your customer base. Consider a combination of in store marketing, social media, signage and influencer outreach. You could also run a promotion to help convert online traffic to in store traffic.

5. Staffing. Pop-ups require candidates who are aligned with your brand philosophy, reliable, retail focused and customer service oriented. Think about your goal and vision for the pop-up and be sure to choose candidates that can bring that to life. We recommend over hiring & training the staff to be ready for whatever the pop-up throws at you.

We hope this helps to jump start your preparation for your holiday pop-up shop and as always, we are here to help with any staffing needs. We’ve already started working with some of our brand partners to get ready for their holiday pop-up and we’d love to do the same for your company!

Video Interviews…Ready for Your Close-up?  

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As some companies are moving towards video and Facetime interviews, being ready for your video close-up could make all the difference. Here are a few tips from our team of recruiters on being ready for video interviews.

1. Location, location. Pick a quiet place to interview without an elaborate backdrop so that you can be the focal point on the screen. No one wants to see your kitchen…or your ceiling. Remember to check your camera angles.

2. Check your lighting. Keep in mind that a bright window or light source behind you may cast your face in darkness. Test out camera placement beforehand to get your lighting just right.

3. Look at the camera, not the screen. While watching yourself during a video interview is oh so tempting, it may come across to the interviewer that you’re not making eye contact. Looking directly at the camera is a great way to avoid this.

4. Dress the part. When it comes to what to wear, treat your video interview like an in-person interview and dress appropriately from head to toe (or at least from head to waist!).

5. Practice makes perfect.  Having a practice interview with a friend beforehand is helpful because your first few video calls may feel awkward, especially if you are getting used to the technology.

6. Close other programs on your computer.  Getting email notifications and other pop-ups during your interview can be distracting (especially if they make noise). We recommend to make sure all other windows on your computer are closed before your interview.

7. Use notes.  Don’t be afraid to help yourself with post-it notes or a copy of your resume. One benefit of having a video interview is that you can have some key reminders in front of you. Keep in mind however, they are notes, not a script. Avoid sounding like you are reading out loud.

8. Avoid interruptions.  While we might personally love if your dog jumps into your lap during an interview, others may not. If you are interviewing in a house with multiple people or pets, be sure to let people know ahead of time and plan for a quiet space. 

9. Keep your profile professional.  Unlike an in-person or phone interview, your first impression during a video interview doesn’t actually involve you. The first thing your interviewer will see is your video username and picture, so double check that they are both interview appropriate (or create a professional Video account).

10. Let your personality shine through. Sometimes it is hard to get a read on a person’s personality via video interviews. We recommend that you let your personality shine through, while keeping it professional. As with any interview, standing out may give you an edge.  Even more so with a video interview.  Showing a little personality can go a long way.

3 Design Portfolio Tips... For Students & Recent Grads

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Recently we were invited by two local fashion schools to review graduates’ portfolios.  It was impossible not to be blown away by the level of planning, the quality of storytelling, and the caliber of designs – from classic to edgy – that went into most of these presentations. Not to mention the energy was electric. Great job teachers and students!

If we were to offer three simple tips to you, inspiring and gifted designers, to help you make a great impression on job interviews, here’s what they would be:

1. DON’T make your portfolio oversized.  Wide open spaces are as unflattering as the superfluous graphics used to fill in the space are.  An 8.5 x 11 portfolio is a standard..and common size. With that being said, if you have a lot of content that you feel confident and passionate about, you should absolutely use the next size up.

2. DON’T bind your portfolio.  An unbound portfolio allows for additional pages to be added, or for the content to be shifted around to highlight your newest work … or, sometimes more importantly, to showcase work for a specific job interview.

3. DON’T do giveaways.  Whatever the “gift”, it’s an unnecessary, and sometimes awkward thing to do.  Let your work impress the viewer. If you feel compelled to give something away, have your business cards or resume ready.

Hopefully these tips will help you to tweak your approach to showcasing your style and essentially marketing your personal brand. It’s a crazy competitive world out there, but your talent, hard work and attention to detail will pay off.