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
Top 10 Tips for Interview Success
We hear about body language and what it can say about you in a Sales Job Interview, but what does it really say? A whole lot! How do you sit when being interviewed for a new job? Is your handshake like a wet noodle? Do you stutter, say “like… um, you know” or pull on your hair, twitch in your seat? Any one of these annoying traits could most likely prevent you from moving to the next step. Here are my top ten tips for your interview success: Start with a firm handshake Make good eye contact with your job interviewer Sit up straight while talking and listening. Don’t slouch! Speak clearly, with a strong voice and excellent diction Do not twitch, crack your knuckles, or use any other potentially annoying body movements Have a polished and professional presentation Answer questions succinctly… do not ramble Leave your cell phone in the car to prevent ringtones and notification sounds Be sure to SMILE! There are many additional factors which will lead to a job offer for your next sales role, but this is a great start to your interview success! >> for more smart advice on interviewing for a job, click here!
Was There Really a Family Emergency on the day of your Interview?
Okay, we all have had an emergency or two in our lifetime, but what is the likelihood that it will happen at the exact date and time you have scheduled a sales interview? The reality is that the odds are extremely low and Sales Managers have heard this too many times as a poor excuse to cancel sales calls, meetings, and interviews. Excuses should not be used or abused unless they are valid. Why not be honest with yourself and the Sales Manager you are interviewing with by telling them the truth; you have another job offer, the role you are interviewing for is not the right fit, etc. If you are having doubts about the company and position, don’t be too quick to cancel an interview. Learn the complete facts about the company, sales team, hiring manager, and culture by going ahead with the interview. Ask smart questions you really want to know, then you can make an educated decision as to whether to proceed with the interview process. Don’t shut a door that hasn't yet been fully opened. And do not ever burn any bridges. You never know when you will meet again with this Sales Manager at some point in your career. During my extensive tenure has a Sales Recruiter, I have seen quite a few situations come full circle years later. Remember, always keep your lines of communication professional and open.
What’s the Difference Between a Staffing Company and a Recruiting Firm?
Just because you answer an advertisement for job application for a certain position doesn't necessarily mean that you’re responding to the company that seeks a new employee: it’s possible that you’re in fact answering an ad placed by staffing or recruitment firm. Staffing companies typically help companies fill temporary or part-time needs while recruiting firms search for more permanent, full time employees. A staffing company might fill lower-level positions such as clerks, administrative assistants, or short-term temping positions. Recruiting firms, on the other hand, tend to search for individuals to fill higher-level positions, even those on the management or executive levels. Job seekers do not need to pay a fee when they apply for a position through either a recruiting or staffing firm, but these companies are paid by the businesses seeking employees. Different firms use different recruiting techniques. Recruitment firms often market specifically to appropriate websites and industry literature based on the positions they seek to fill. However, because staffing firms tend to keep a bank of workers with a variety of skill sets, they may advertise looking for employees with certain skills even if a job is not immediately available. In addition, staffing firms typically require applicants to provide an application in addition to the standard resume and cover letter. Once hired at a staffing company, there is generally a skills test to determine your proficiency in certain programs. A company looking for temporary employees will let the staffing firm know what level of skill they’re looking for and the firm will send qualified temporary employees – there’s no need to interview with the hiring company. Conversely, recruitment companies may search for candidates for other companies, even conducting several rounds of interviews, but final candidates for those types of positions will interview with the hiring company’s representatives. We hope that helps clear things up for you! If you or someone you know is looking for a full time, sales & marketing position, please contact us at Accent Professional Recruiting today!
First Impressions are the Most Important Impressions
I've always said that first impressions are most important. Sure, the first few seconds of a sales interview pretty much sum up what impression you have made on the hiring manager. Having been in Executive Search as a Sales Recruiter for 17+ years and helping countless candidates with their job search, I have to admit that you as the job candidate should make every effort to create a positive lasting impression through each step of the sales interview and recruiting process. Sure, a great first sales interview will help get you to the second interview; however, other factors will ultimately get you the job offer. These include: doing your research on the company providing intelligent and well thought answers to questions asked of you showing enthusiasm having a positive attitude being professional in attitude and appearance excellent follow up after each step of interview process providing the right body language In preparation for your next big interview, what can you do to make an amazing first impression?