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
Preparing for An Interview
The cardinal rule for interview preparedness is to never, ever, ever walk into a sales job interview empty handed. If you come to the interview without your résumé, you run the risk of looking unprepared. It’s also a good idea to bring something with which to take notes on, even if it’s only a small notepad. This shows your interest in the role and/or company. The hiring manager is not only interviewing you, but he is also learning how you are on a sales call. Always be prepared by having a hard copy of your résumé, a notebook or notepad, and a pen, with you on your sales interview. You’ll also want to have a pre-prepared list of questions and points you wish to relay. Know what you want to talk about, or highlight, about yourself and your qualifications, and make sure you have a few good questions to ask the hiring manager at the end of your sales interview. Asking good questions shows your engagement and genuine interest in working with the interviewing company, which can give you a leg up on other applicants.
Always get your job offer in writing
……. It seems like a no-brainer but you would be surprised! Recently I had a candidate, Sally, reach out to me as she had been recently laid off and was seeking my help. Sally received an interview with one of my clients and ended up being one of two candidates they wanted to bring back for a final interview. Her odds looked good right….50/50! However, over the weekend, Sally ended up receiving a VERBAL offer with an insurance company promising her the moon and the stars. She decided to withdraw from consideration with my client. I encouraged her to continue with the process as her VERBAL offer seemed a little too good to be true!! Sally explained that she had a connection with the manager and thought it was going to be a great long term fit. Not even two days later, her new boss started to back peddle on his promises. Sally called me to inquire if the position she had interviewed for was still available. My answer to her was no…..they had just made an offer to the other candidate, who just accepted. At this point, Sally was back to square one in her job search. Moral here……..always get your COMPLETE job offer in writing including but not limited to compensation, commission/bonus structure, benefits, expenses, PTO, etc. It is protection for both you and your potential employer!!
Looking for a new job? Use a recuiter
Looking for a new job? Why you should use a recruiter. Top three job search tips! Your company is consolidating territories. You may need to be downsized. What should you do? Best strategy to ensure you have covered all your bases are to use these three tips: Start networking. Your resources are always best to begin getting the word out. Begin reviewing job boards. This will give you an idea of what is or is not out there. Contact recruiters that specialize in your discipline or industry. While you are networking and getting a feel for what the job market is like, by working with a recruiter you are including another set of eyes & ears to present you those jobs that are not posted on the job boards. Why? Hiring managers don’t have the time to review hundreds of resumes. You don’t want to be a number caught up in the “black hole” of online resume submissions. These hiring managers only want to see the top candidates, individually selected by their recruiter. You want to be included in that short list! Bottom line: you stand a much greater chance of being hired and the company has a much more streamlined interview process. You just may get your next job via networking or the job boards, but you know you have covered all your bases by having another set of eyes representing you. In addition, you have created valuable contacts, should you ever need them again in the future.
Still unemployed…don’t give up!
Still unemployed?....................................Don’t give up! Tired of sitting at the computer doing endless job searches? Frustrated with applying for a job only to hear, “Thank you for your interest, however, we have identified more qualified candidates.” ...or worse, you don’t hear anything!!! This happened to Susan. She started asking herself, how did I get here? I had a great career! What happened? Oh yeah, I was laid off! Susan spent 10 years establishing herself in the financial industry with a global fortune 500 company. And now her eyes were glazed over, she was nervously biting her nails, spending hours upon hours glued to the computer.....doing search after search, clicking job post after job post. Her thoughts switched to random careers: "I can do anything...I am qualified for this...I am qualified for that! I can go back to school. I can be a teacher, a lawyer or a doctor. Or I can do data entry, or be a bus driver. Yes! That’s it!" Susan was confused and ready to give up. Did she give up? No. She found a better way to search for her perfect job. What Susan Did Susan aligned herself with the right recruiter! ...and here's what she found: "I know I needed help and didn't want to do this alone. Knowing I had someone on my side, looking out for me. I had a coach to prep me before an interview and to encourage me when things didn’t go as planned. My recruiter helped me put things in perspective, think realistically, focus on my strengths, and help me find my confidence. With a little patience, I found a great career! Your opportunity is out there! DON’T GIVE UP!!!"