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
Another successful hire
Another successful hire! In this case, we placed a digital marketing specialist with only 6 years of experience. He was offered (and accepted) the job opportunity of a lifetime as marketing manager, one of only three key management roles with this nationally recognized firm. Patience, diligence, and maintaining his recruiter relationship resulted in this dream job after our meeting four+ years ago. Dreams really can come true. Way to go Phil!
Are Professional References Important? They are Vital.
Professional references are important. In fact, it's vital to keep contact information of prior managers or direct reports, whether they are still with the same firm or not. I recently had a candidate who provided me with a very recent job reference and a very old reference - one that dated back 15 years. What happened to her other job references? She felt that because her managers were no longer employed with the firm they worked for, the references were not viable. This couldn't be further from the truth. Once a manager has left the employer, they are even more valuable! They can provide a more candid reference without the influence of their former employer. I encouraged my candidate to go back and include the references that were missing to get a clearer picture of her impact on her former sales positions. The additional references I attained earned my candidate a fantastic job offer. Without them, there would have been doubts in her sales abilities. Lesson learned: keep track of where your past managers have gone and be sure to include them when applying for a new job!
You Need a Brag Book for Your Sales Job Interview!
Now, you may be asking, what is a brag book? Why is it important? A brag book is a sales person's aid in documenting success over their career. Every sales person needs one going into a job interview because it truly is a way to set you apart from other interviewees. Be sure to include these four things in your personal brag book: -a copy of your resume -outline of current company and what you sale -achievements and accolades -info on the company interviewing you Be sure to click on the video for a full run-down of why having a brag book is important to acing your sales job interview!
Why all recruitment agencies are not created equal
There is a wide variety of specialty job recruiters out there. Some recruiting firms specialize in accounting, others in sales and marketing. Yet others recruiters handle only labor or general staffing roles. Just as you would not go to an ENT Specialist for a broken arm, you should not approach a sales recruitment firm for an accounting role. I was speaking with a new Accent client today. He mentioned his prior conversation with a job recruiter who passed on the opportunity to assist him in filling his available Sales position. The recruiter stated it was ‘too difficult’ for him to fill the position. My response to our new client was that his open sales position was most likely outside of the area of specialty for this particular recruiter. Whether you are a sales candidate seeking a new career opportunity, or an employer seeking to fill a sales position, you should be sure to look for the recruiter that specializes in your particular discipline. For example, if you are searching the internet for a sales position or a company that specializes in sales recruitment, conduct your search around the following key words: sales, recruiter, employment agency. Similarly, if you are an accountant seeking the same, you would use key words like accounting, recruiter or employment agency. This will narrow your search considerably and direct you to the right recruiter that specializes in your field or discipline.