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Meet Mike

Meet Mike

Name: Mike Machanic

Title: Director of Active Lifestyle Recruitment JBCStyle

Location: New York, NY

Recruiting specialty: I have placed people at every level from receptionist to CEO for our clients.  I lead our division that focuses on the Action Sports, Athletic and Outdoor industries.

I became a recruiter because … They told me I could make money by making friends and then getting jobs for my friends.  I get to work with and grow the companies that make the gear I use and wear, so that’s cool too.

Favorite designer: I have so many great friends in design, I guess it depends what we are talking about… Shoes, Apparel, Headphones, Backpacks, Outerwear…  I know that’s not what they meant when they asked the question, oh well.

Celebrity crush: Don’t know any well enough to have a crush on them.  I don’t have a crush on her, but Lori Zaslow is pretty cool and will be on TV soon…

Favorite place in NY: My boy Vimal’s house.  He lives above (not directly, a few floors up) the Y-3 store in Meatpacking.  We do secret santa, game night, super bowl watching and more there.  Plus he and his roommate just got engaged, so it’s a pretty special place for that reason too.  Congrats Vim and Ellen!

Interview horror story:  My interviews are pretty low key and mostly on the phone or Skype.  That being said we have had to call the cops a few time here in NY for my colleague’s interviews.  One time Momma Jen had to hide in the closet.

Best interview tip: Look at the website, do some research; ask the recruiter what to wear.  If you are not prepared, you might as well not show up.

Favorite accessory: Easy: 2011 Roc Nation Aviator. Cheaper than Dre’s headphone and the sound is way better if you ask me.  Plus Skullcandy actually supports athletes, which I like…

If I could be an animal I would be… What kills a cougar?

Dream vacation: That is TOUGH!  I love traveling.  I guess I would want to spend a week on the mountains then a week on a beach.  Ideally places I have never been.  I also like dive bars.

Sweet or salty: I’ll try anything twice.

In my spare time I… Get on the snow when I can, bike, climb, camp, hike, spend time with my wife…

Fashion or Beauty Tip: I think my coworkers would say I shouldn’t answer this question. (Mike, we agree)

Favorite item in my closet: Osprey backpack.  I have the Aether, I think it’s a 70, but I have to check…

Restaurant I would recommend: Italianissimo on the UES. 84th btw 1st and 2nd. Small, quiet, AMAZING food.

Favorite quote:  Almost everything by Stewie Griffin:

“You know, I rather like this God fellow. He’s very theatrical. A little pestilence here, a plague there… Omnipotence…got to get me some of that.”

“Hey, Mother! I come bearing a gift. I’ll give you a hint: it’s in my diaper, and it’s not a toaster.”