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
What interview questions are appropriate for hiring managers
While most sales and marketing hiring managers know the do’s and don’ts of questioning through the job interview process, some walk a fine line. Hiring managers should consult with their HR (Human Resources) prior to interviewing the candidate to ensure all questions are appropriate and legal. If you do not have an HR department to consult with, err on the side of caution. Rather than asking specific personal questions, explain the nature of the available position and ask the candidate if they have any questions. Ask what may prevent the sales or marketing candidate from fulfilling the obligations of the job. For example, “what would prevent you from 50% overnight travel?” instead of asking whether the candidate is married, has children, or can’t drive. Do NOT ask about: race, religion, age, marriage, sexual orientation, marital status, weight, or anything personal. It is best to stick with the job role and responsibilities and let the candidate do the talking. Again, it's always wise to be careful about how you ask candidates questions. Do your research and be prepared - just like when you were a candidate!
Another successful hire! Account Executive
I initially interviewed Greg in 2007. At that time, he resided in Maryland. We remained in touch, and he let me know when he and his family moved from Maryland to the southwestern, mid-Atlantic region. I doubted we would be able to assist him with employment in this more remote area. Five years later, I happened to have an opportunity in that region. Though he was already employed, Greg was open to hearing about this regional Account Executive position because he did not see himself with the same company, in the same industry long term. We discussed this client, as well as the role, goals, and expectations of the job opportunity with this global firm. The company interviewed Greg, offered him the position, and he started at the end of the next month. There is so much power in relationships and networking. It had been five years since I had worked with Greg, but he kept in contact. When I did find a job opportunity that was a good fit for him, he still had access to it because of the networking relationship we maintained. Never underestimate your ability to create a strong business network. You never know how or when your relationships with others will come back to help you. Way to go Greg!
Personal Referral Results in Dream Job—the Power of Networking
Networking and referrals are important in any business setting, and the importance of these cannot be stressed enough when you’re looking for a sales and marketing job. Through your friends, family, and past coworkers, you have access to a much bigger pool of people and resources, and might just have connections to your ideal employment opportunity! Check out this success story: Brian was referred to Accent by a college friend, whom we had previously placed in a sales role. We put him forward for a regional account executive position with a global industrial supplier. Brian's impressive ten years of progressive sales experience and responsibilities landed him this dream job. The firm offered him everything he was seeking. Most importantly, they were able to offer Brian long term growth opportunity within a stable firm. Based on their low attrition rate and continued growth, Brian has the opportunity to have a long career with this global industrial supplier. Congratulations Brian! Bottom line: Don't underestimate the power of networking and using your referral resources. In this case, it helped two candidates achieve their dream sales roles!
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!