We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittany Dolin & Nicole Dayan from Pocketbook Agency and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittany Dolin & Nicole Dayan, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
We have always viewed risks as opportunities for learning and growth. Success is not something that will just randomly happen; you genuinely have to pursue it. When we started Pocketbook Agency, it was the most significant risk we had ever taken in our professional lives. We had no idea if it was going to fail or going to exceed all expectations. Luckily, Pocketbook Agency became a success and continues on the path of growth every day! Even today, we take risks for our company to learn, grow, and continually improve how we do business and provide exceptional services for our clients. Playing it safe won’t get you to the next level – in work and life.

What should our readers know about your business?
Pocketbook Agency is the nation’s leading recruiting firm placing support level and administrative roles for domestic and corporate clients across the United States. With our network of sharp and seasoned job seekers, years of experience placing support level roles, and our proprietary “Smarter Staffing Technique,” we’re the helping hands that can form your most high-functioning and long-lasting team with ease. We offer exceptional placements for companies and families in various industries across the United States and worldwide. We apply years of industry experience and relationship-building to curate the very best talent pool available in today’s market. We work with industry leaders, top tier companies, and families alike. We are constantly in pursuit of the very best support talent and are proud to offer you the best of the best. Through our corporate division, we work with top companies in industries such as Entertainment & Music, Early-stage companies, Technology Businesses, Real Estate, Finance, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Beauty & Fashion, Food & Beverage, Hospitality & Luxury, Media, and more. Our domestic division works with high profile families, celebrities, high net worth individuals, and more.

We launched Pocketbook Agency in 2014, and since then have built an incredible team of recruiters and a long, loyal list of clients across the United States. Our modern, streamlined approach to staffing has earned us the title of one of the top placement agencies for support level and administrative roles. We started Pocketbook Agency after years of working as personal and executive assistants, and found that the staffing industry needed a refreshment. We built our company and got to where we are today by forging solid relationships with our clients and candidates alike. What makes us truly stand out, aside from our proprietary staffing method, is that we employ a curated and thoughtful approach to staffing that prioritizes long term placements and building the most successful teams. We are not just another recruitment agency – we are career matchmakers!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If a friend was visiting LA and we were showing them around – here are our top spots for food, drink, and fun: 

Food: If there’s one thing we love to do together, it’s sharing a meal! Here are some of our favorite LA restaurants – Republique, Sushi Gen, Bestia, il Piccolino, Sushi Enya, and Pace. Drink: We love a great cup of coffee! Check out The Commissary, Aharon Coffee, Alfred Coffee, and Urth Cafe.  For a night out and a great cocktail, we suggest Tiki-Ti (so fun!), Rodger Room, Spago, and Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. Fun: Hiking in LA is the best – try Runyon canyon or Franklin canyon for beautiful views and a great workout. Check out a Laker’s game at Staples Center, play a game of golf at Rancho Park golf course, or check out Descanso Gardens in Pasadena!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We want to dedicate this Shoutout Series to all of our clients and candidates – we would not be who we are today without you. Thank you!

Website: https://pocketbookagency.com
Instagram: @thepocketbookagency
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-pocketbook-agency
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepocketbookagency/
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-pocketbook-agency-west-hollywood

Image Credits
Audrey Ma – photographer

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