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Candidate Information

Before you begin to build a relationship with our firm, you should understand a little about how we work.

Our business is driven by our clients’ needs.

  • We work specialized vertical markets or within particular industries.
  • Our clients expect us to produce candidates with experience in their specific industry.
  • Rarely, if ever, do people engage our services to find someone who they have to spend resources to train.

We work by industry, not geography.

  • If you want to change industries, it will be difficult for us to help you.
  • While there sometimes are those rare assignments where transferable skills will be acceptable, the vast number of positions we are trying to fill require a very close vertical industry match.
  • If you want to make a geographic move, we may be able to match your background with an industry client in your preferred location.  However, most companies would prefer hiring candidates already in the position’s specified location.

Less is better.

  • Don’t create conflict by working with more than one recruiter in your industry.
  • In an exclusive relationship, we may be able to work with you at the appropriate time, to market your background to your industry.
  • Our candidates have the same relationship with us as they have with an attorney, CPA or other trusted advisor.

The most difficult interview you may face will be with a good recruiter.

  • When we select candidates to present to our clients we are selecting the best of the best. Be realistic about where you may fit into this picture, and make yourself available to take advice from your recruiter.
  • In order to be successful in obtaining an interview through our firm you must be prepared to be forthright and cooperative in providing information. We have a highly tenured office and execute good judgment about how and when to present material.

Keep your eyes and ears open, but don’t believe everything you read.

  • You are CEO of your destiny. Be selective about whose advice you seek. 
  • Be aware of the unidentified stakeholders in your future and how they may influence your decisions.
  • Many articles and websites offer “one size fits all” career solutions that rarely fit anyone. Read the work of good authors listed on our coaching section.
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