Welcome to Accent Professional Recruiting
Accent Professional Recruiting specializes in the recruitment and placement of only the highest quality candidates within Sales and Marketing related professions across a variety of industries throughout the country.
Specializing in Sales and Marketing
We are proud to offer over 35 years of executive search experience, and are dedicated to offering you reliable, consistent and personalized service. We know what it takes to be a Top Producer!
Our reputation for outstanding service is due to evaluating both the candidates and employers needs on a personalized, individual basis. In addition, Accent is SWaM (Small, Woman and/or Minority-owned business) certified.
Frequently Asked Questions
Would you go fishing without a rod? Don’t job search without a recruiter!
Would you go fishing without a rod? Don’t job search without a recruiter! If you are a bear, fishing without a rod is easy! Finding a new job in today’s market is a lot tougher than in the past. There are a lot more fish in the sea! Imagine, you are starving and all you want to eat is FISH! And you run to the river and jump in! Up the river, down the river, across and back you swim…frantically trying to catch a fish. You find yourself swimming in circles tying to catch a fish to end up exhausted on the bank of the river….fishless! The job market can feel the same. Resume sent after resume sent! To find you are exhausted and you are still in your pajamas! Before you embark on a day of fishing you ensure you are prepared with a rod, reel and a stocked tackle box. Why not prepare yourself for one of the most life impacting changes you can make….with a recruiter! A recruiter is like the wise old sea captain who has roughed the deep, dark seas or the old faithful lighthouse on a foggy night….you get the drift! Working with a recruiter will: Confidentially assist with your search while you are employed Guide you through the interview process Provide you with tools and resources Increase your chances of catching the right opportunity So don’t swim in circles…….be prepared and contact your recruiter today!
How to select a recruitment firm
Selecting just the right recruitment firm can mean the difference between time spent with qualified candidates or time wasted with unqualified ones. And it will be the reason you find just the right person for the job! Here are some suggestions: First and foremost, select a recruitment firm that specializes either in your industry or discipline. The 'one stop shop' approach does not work! Would you want a temp agency finding your next sales rep? Ask recruitment firms you interview what methodology they use in finding their candidates. ~ Do they post advertisements? ~ Do they network to organically search and reach out to the most ideal candidates? ~ Do they 'get' your industry and needs? ~ What is their recruitment process? ~ How quickly can they find your ideal job candidates? Review company websites. Ask firms about their company history and to provide testimonials substantiating their successes. Ask them what sets them apart from their competitors. Check them out via Google searches, LinkedIn, etc. Do your due diligence! Remember, these are things that you would be doing when hiring your next sales representative. It is crucial that the search firm interviews you as much as you interview them. After all, the more they learn about you, the better they are able to identify your ideal candidate. Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish! Selecting the wrong recruitment firm can cost you far more in lost revenue, salary, training/ramp up, and benefits if you end up with a bad hire. Make sure both you and the recruitment search firm are on same page with a clear understanding of the position, your company culture and your expectations. It is vital that communication be a two way street!
Another Successful Hire!
The moral of the story is…. Don’t judge a book by its cover We’ve heard it all…. “I don’t want to hire someone unemployed”, “there is a reason they are not working”, “if they are not currently employed, they must have terrible sales number and was let go as a result”. WRONG. Case in point: A global medical products firm began their interview process through Accent Professional Recruiting in November. They only wanted to see our top sales candidates. You know, great track record, stability, history of success and achievements. Included in the mix was Tyler. He was unemployed as a result of company wide downsizing, but offered five years of sales experience with his most recent employer. Tyler also has a record of achievement with documentation as well as testimonials. He clearly was the underdog out of the handful of candidates presented. Tyler interviewed and made it to round number two, one of three finalists. Next step was the field ride. Tyler was on standby, as he was one of two at this point moving forward. Who was his competition? A successful, experienced medical sales professional. Clearly, we knew who would logically get the offer, yet…. Tyler gave it his best. He did great on his field ride, impressing the company trainer. He impressed the management team at corporate during his final interview, and was subsequently offered the job! Why did Tyler get the job? Tyler never gave up hope. He presented his ability and willingness to learn with enthusiasm, knowing he was the underdog. He was absolutely thrilled when offered the position! The moral to this story Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Building a great relationship with your job recruiter
It is vital that you connect with a job recruiter to assist you with your next job search. Why, you ask? Let’s cut to the chase. Here are 3 reasons you MUST have a good relationship with your job recruiter: Recruiters offer direct introductions to hiring managers. How many times have you applied to the “black hole” of online applications? Do you know if anyone has even seen your resume? Do you get a response? Your recruiter will be aware of career opportunities that you will never see on the job boards or hear about otherwise. This could be due to confidential replacement, promotion or termination of employee, newly created role, and such. Guidance throughout entire interview process. Your recruiter is your biggest fan and should be there every step of the way, providing feedback, helpful tips, discuss any concerns that have been raised, overcoming client objections, and coaching through the offer, negotiation, and acceptance stage. The key is to find the right job recruiter. You may want to read this for more: How Do You Find the Right Recruiter?