Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Senior Market Research Manager - White Plains

International business-to-business market research agency, B2B International USA, requires a proven market research manager and proposal writer to join its busy and expanding White Plains, NY office. The role is hands-on, involving all aspects of market research. The successful candidate will be ambitious and keen to play a leading role in the development of our company.


Job Requirements

Key skills and qualifications include:

• 2-5 years of experience in the market research industry

• Experience in taking client/potential client inquiries and proposal writing

• Strong analytical skills, including the ability to convert quantitative and qualitative data into a client presentation with little or no assistance

• Understanding of the whole market research process

• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint

• Experience in moderating focus groups

• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

• Pro-active attitude

• Equally adept at working in a team and independently

Friday, August 13, 2010

our vulnerability and helping each other

This blog has detailed my many biking adventures and the joys of doing this activity as we age. I am accustomed to asking folks who are off their bikes along the sides of the roads if they are OK?? Most time they are fine. Today I was not on my bike but coming home in my car from picking berries and nectarines from my local "u-pic-um" farm. I see a neighbor sitting on the grass at the side of the road with a dog who appears to be down as well.

Lo and behold my neighbor was indeed in need of help. The dog was merely comforting her as she lay in pain. She had fallen and had either broken her ankle or sprained it badly. The dog was not her dog. She was walking a neighbor's dog and slipped on the wet grass. She was as pale as a sheet and desperately needing help. My son and I got her and the dog into the car, we took the dog home and retrieved my neighbor's purse and took her to the ER.

I left all my phone numbers with her in case she needs a ride home. Not sure if she has other folks she can call. This lady is a loner. She lives alone and I never see anyone at her home. I know her as we both have lived here forever. My heart ached for her when I saw her stranded on the side of road.

Like me, she is getting older. She and I are now the resident old farts in the neighborhood. The older folks have died off and young families have moved into their homes. My greatest strength is that I am a nosy neighbor. I do notice folks. I know everyone's pets and cars and whatnot. I would recognize anyone even if I did not know their names.

Lesson to be learned is that as we age, carry your cell phone, even when walking a dog. You never know when you might go down. I wear ROAD ID as well when biking but I am thinking maybe it is not a bad idea to wear it all the time. Lucky for my neighbor I know her. I could help. I am heading back to the hospital to see what is up. I have called several times and she was still in the ER.

Bike more and get better

I bike with many different folks; ladies, men and newbies and experts as well. At one point I was a newbie. I was afraid on the road and I could not do many things on my bike except fall over when put into a difficult spot. I fell going up steep hills, and I fell at intersections when I could not unclip fast enough.

I have had my fair share of close calls. I could not even stand up on my bike when riding. Last year my total miles was 2400. Sounds like a lot but even that high number was not enough to make me much better on the roads.

This year I am already at 3000 miles. And this year I am improving. I can now stand. I can now avoid the falls, and I can now bike on busy roads. Have I done anything extraordinary on the bike?? No. I simply went out and biked. Some days I went fast and some days I went slow.

I had no plan. I went to no training clinics. I do not wear a heart rate monitor. I have no idea what cadence means. I have no plan except to get out more and bike.

I have found as well that many ladies want to bike and do it sometimes but not enough to improve. As a result, they give up. They make excuses as to why they cannot bike. I have had little success in getting women to bike regularly. Since I have been leading bike rides for my club I can count on one hand the number of ladies over the last 4 years that have really taken to biking. My hat is off to these ladies. It is fun to see them improve and ride. One lady recently rode across Iowa and one lady is doing her 2nd 100 mile ride this weekend. If these ladies and myself can do this, why can't you? None of us is under the age of 50 and yet we found a way to bike. One of us is retired, one works full time and one works parttime. So we come from all walks of life.

So tell me, just what is your excuse??

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Several jobs at Aureon in Yonkers NY

Aureon Biosciences is a life science company founded in 2002, dedicated to enabling the advancement of predictive and personalized cancer treatment options. Aureon employs a unique Systems Pathology approach and provides personalized test results by analyzing a patient’s existing biopsy sample using molecular diagnostics, sophisticated tissue-based image analysis and advanced mathematics. The resulting information is objective, predictive and personalized and allows the patient and his doctor to make more-informed treatment decisions.

They are hiring and recently posted 4 jobs in Yonkers NY. Titles include customer service, lab and exec assistant.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

thanks frey

Frey (free) and a friend

Yesterday I did a 54 mile bike ride, the Dog Daze Ride sponsored by the Brandywine Bike Club of Chester County, PA. It was a long fairly hilly ride but the weather had finally cooled and it was quite nice for a change, no sweat stinging my eyes. Most sponsored rides attract folks ranging from expert to novice. My son , Frey, accompanied me.

I am a good rider but I cannot do the speeds of the faster folks on these rides. Pace lines flew by, old men passed me on the hills and younger women also passed me. We had men go flying by pumping away up the long climbs.

My son can easily out bike anyone on this ride. He is large and strong and one awesome cyclist. He has the stamina of a work horse when he is on a bicycle. But not once in this ride did he ever feel the urge to take off and try and pass anyone. Never once even when the old gray haired guys went by and said, "hey, how ya doing?"

Took me over 4 hours to complete the 54 miles. My son could have done it in half the time. But he choose to ride with me, lucky me:)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Drafter job in Rye, NY

CAD Drafter position for established MEP Consulting Engineer's Firm located in Rye, NY. Intermediate level Auto Cad experience required. Ability to work and coordinate work with others and within time schedules. Familiarity with or a desire to learn Mechanical/Electrical Systems for buildings. Must have experience with basic network O.S. Setup, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance of office computers. Competitive salary and benefits.

E-mail resume to angela@tietjenpe.com, attention Ms. Angela Patterson

Original posting

Seeking Super Sales Pro - White Plains, NY

Sales Professionals - White Plains NY - LEARN HOW TO APPLY

For over 50 years, Sleepy’s has defined the mattress industry by offering our customers unsurpassed service, knowledge and above all, a good night’s sleep.

We are passionate about building our team and look for ambitious and dedicated people to join our family as we continue to expand into new territories. Sleepy’s is devoted to the development of our employees by creating an environment designed for success! We offer competitive compensation, extensive training and an impressive benefits package.

We are proud to be chosen as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York for 2007 by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group!

We are currently seeking motivated Sales Professionals to join our growing team! Our positive, encouraging, team-oriented and professional environment has helped to define us as the #1 mattress retailer in the country!

Being the LEADER in the industry has its perks!

*Sleepy’s offers job STABILITY with over 50 years in business*

*We offer an extensive PAID TRAINING program to create the right foundation for success*

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*Positioned for future GROWTH - Sleepy’s continues to open new showrooms and acquire competitors*

*Our ADVERTISTING brings the customer to you - no need to cold–call, prospect or generate leads*

Sleepy’s Sales Professionals are responsible for:

-Thriving in a self-motivated environment while selling the largest selection of quality merchandise including; mattresses, bed frames, mattress protectors, headboards, sheets, pillows and more!
-Utilizing Sleepy’s proven sales techniques to assess, qualify and satisfy the needs of every customer
-Remaining customer-centric at all times to promote the Sleepy’s brand and drive sales
-Performing a comfort analysis on every customer to ensure proper mattress selection and avoid product exchanges
-Educating the customer about the healthy advantages of a good night’s sleep by effectively explaining the features and benefits of each individual product
-Actively pursuing open customer tickets to ensure order fulfillment
-Building and maintaining customer relationships to promote customer loyalty, gain referrals and elevate positive word-of-mouth advertising
-Presenting Sleepy’s extensive line of accessory products to boost profits and increase commissions
-Executing sales performance plans to improve showroom objectives as assigned by management
-Assisting with the set-up and merchandising of showrooms and ensuring that all merchandise is tagged properly
-Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining the professional appearance and cleanliness of the showroom, daily cash management and deposits, communicating with all levels of management regarding showroom merchandise, opening and closing the showroom, ensuring corporate policies are being adhered to at all times and additional tasks as assigned by management.

Choose from a FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE- full-time employment starting at 4 days a week!

Apply today to be considered for our upcoming sales training class! Ema