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Selecting the right recruitment firm can make the difference between success and failure for your next career move. Here are some qualities to look for:

1. Specialists in your profession

Finance, accounting and banking professionals should work with a recruiter who specializes in that profession. A specialist is better able to leverage industry contacts on your behalf and know about desirable job openings.

2. A solid recruiting and hiring process

Consider how well your recruiter studies your background and inquires about your career interests. Like any good “broker” the key to making a successful match is knowledge of both parties’ expectations. An effective recruiter will invest the time to get to know your unique skills and career goals.

3. A company that has stood the test of time

Look for an established, reputable company. Check references. Keep in mind that word-of-mouth is how good recruiters get most of their business.

4. A variety of opportunities

Make sure you have choices. Does the company have ten positions that match your skills, or just one?

5. Local contacts

Ensure that the recruiter has positions where you want to be. When a recruitment company has a local presence and ties to the local business community, there’s a higher probability of offering a variety of jobs ― at both large corporations and smaller companies. All of which means more options for you.