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
As a recruiter, I read tons of résumés, cover letters, and emails every day. I am also a nitpicker when it comes to spelling and grammar. I am constantly amazed at the lack of attention to detail given to important documents. Stupid mistakes in spelling and grammar in résumés, business emails, and correspondence have to potential to hurt anyone’s career. When you submit a shoddy résumé for something as significant as a position with a new company, the employer will assume that you will do a shoddy job, too. Whether you can’t (or won’t) proofread, or are in too big of a hurry to send in that document, you will lose out on the interview because of a poor-quality résumé! Please, proofread! Better yet, have someone else look over these important documents before sending them off to headhunters, job recruiters, or potential employers. Remember, four eyes are better than two!
Top 3 Ways to Stand Out to a Potential Employer
1. Create a professional website. Most employers are going to do an internet search on your name. Of course, they’re likely to find your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles. Go a step further and have a website that the employer can use to find out more about your professional life. 2. Have a personal review. What is a better way to answer the ”what are your strengths and weaknesses” question than having a statement written up that relates specifically to your work? 3. Be a solution to the company. Instead of telling the employer why you would be a good fit, tell them how you will be the solution to their needs in relation to the role you’re applying for. Be sure you can back up whatever you say with examples.
Top Five Questions to Ask In an Interview
We all know that asking questions during a job interview is important. Asking relevant questions will demonstrate that you are a good listener who is prepared and interested. By asking questions during a job interview, you show that you’ve done your research on the sales or management position and the company itself. Here are five questions that every candidate should ask: 1) What personality traits would a potential employee need to be successful in this position? This question shows that you’re interested in being a part of the company culture. 2) Is there anything that would make you question my ability to be successful in this role? Genuinely asking this question demonstrates self-awareness, flexibility, and willingness to improve in order to succeed in your potential job. 3) What do you feel sets your company apart from your competitors? Questions about company culture and how a company functions within its industry show investment. 4) What are the short and long term goals of your department and company? Asking questions about goals is a good way to engage with the company interviewing you because they demonstrate that you want to be an active participant in the company culture. 5) What is the next step in the interview process and who should I follow up with regarding those next steps? Like some of the questions earlier, this question shows that you are passionate about this job opportunity. Asking this at the end of your interview is a great last impression to make on the hiring manager.
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.