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
Make yourself look good to hiring managers on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is quickly become a popular way for hiring staff and recruiters to find potential candidates for job openings. It’s also a great way to network professionally and seek out connections. But how do you make the most of your LinkedIn account? Make sure you look your best on this professional social networking site with these tips: 1. Be Goal-Oriented. LinkedIn is about marketing yourself to people and businesses that might be interested in hiring someone with your skill-set. However, when you’re building a profile, that focus on marketing can get lost in the mechanics of putting your résumé up. To remedy this, think about your goals and use keywords relevant to your industry, and your niche in it, to draw people to your LinkedIn profile. 2. De-Clutter Your Profile. The average person changes jobs 6-8 times before age 30, and will change careers multiple times in his/her lifetime. Elaborate on the job experience that’s relevant to your current goals, but limit other job descriptions to a title, company, and a brief sketch of responsibilities. 3. Examine Your Photo. Image etiquette on LinkedIn is a little more strict than on some other social networking sites. Your picture on LinkedIn is something like your personal logo; on its own, it isn’t likely to attract business, but it certainly has the potential to turn business away. An ideal photo strikes a balance between professionalism and approachability, and should also reflect how you might look if you met someone who first noticed you via LinkedIn. 4. Seek Recommendations. Even though recommendations and testimonials on LinkedIn are often solicited, they’re still a valuable way to flesh out your skills without seeming as if you continually brag on yourself. There’s nothing wrong with asking some of your LinkedIn connections for recommendations, but the best way to do so if to offer to provide them to others before you ask. 5. Proofread Everything! This might seem like second nature, but make sure to reread everything you post, particularly on this professional networking site. You don’t want to broadcast even accidental grammatical or spelling errors to the world. Asking a friend to screen your profile or point out anything you may have missed is another valuable checkpoint in ensuring your profile is as professional as possible. 6. Customize Your URL. Your LinkedIn profile URL defaults to random alphanumeric characters when you create it, but you can elect to customize it in Settings. Changing it to your name, particularly a name that is similar or identical to your URLs on other sites, further demonstrates how meticulously you’ve managed your professional profile.
Tis the Season….. to find a new Sales career opportunity?
With the pressure of cold calls and the holidays nearing, your work schedule may not be as stressful these next few weeks. Now is a great time to align yourself with a Sales Recruiter and discuss your goals in finding a new sales career. Our office has been extremely busy filing sales roles now, prior to year end and working with sales managers who have new roles that have been created for 2015. Our advice? Update that resume and contact your Sales Recruiter asap and make this a very Happy Holiday season for you!
Interview Questions for Sales and Account Executive Candidates
You may be considering a New Years resolution by starting a career search for that perfect Sales or Account Executive job opportunity. While interviewing, it is best to follow a few guidelines regarding the do’s and don’ts of interview questions. 1. Don’t ask about money Not at the first interview. Make a good impression first. Bring it up if you are asked back for a second interview. The exception? – If the company you are interviewing with brings compensation up first. 2. Don’t bad mouth any previous employer or client If you bad talk anyone, the interviewer will be wondering, what will you say of company you are interviewing with? What does it say about your personal character? 3. DO remain positive, upbeat, share your successes and work history Explain briefly your achievements and recognition. Be sure to bring your brag book. Come prepared! 4. DO keep your reason for looking for a new job short and to a minimum There is no need to go into any lengthy explanations on why you want to move on. 5. DO ask about the sales territory, weekly, monthly, annual expectations, why the sales role is open, training, ramp up period, culture and tenure of sales team You may also ask about the sales cycle, type of clients and vertical markets they sell to. 6. DO ask questions about the company products or services Let them know you did your homework and that you want to know more. 7. DON’T talk too much! Let there be a two way conversation. We would love to hear any additional tips or questions that have or have not worked for you! Feel free to leave your comments below on on our Accent Professional Recruiting facebook page.
Would you go fishing without a rod? Don’t job search without a recruiter!
Would you go fishing without a rod? Don’t job search without a recruiter! If you are a bear, fishing without a rod is easy! Finding a new job in today’s market is a lot tougher than in the past. There are a lot more fish in the sea! Imagine, you are starving and all you want to eat is FISH! And you run to the river and jump in! Up the river, down the river, across and back you swim…frantically trying to catch a fish. You find yourself swimming in circles tying to catch a fish to end up exhausted on the bank of the river….fishless! The job market can feel the same. Resume sent after resume sent! To find you are exhausted and you are still in your pajamas! Before you embark on a day of fishing you ensure you are prepared with a rod, reel and a stocked tackle box. Why not prepare yourself for one of the most life impacting changes you can make….with a recruiter! A recruiter is like the wise old sea captain who has roughed the deep, dark seas or the old faithful lighthouse on a foggy night….you get the drift! Working with a recruiter will: Confidentially assist with your search while you are employed Guide you through the interview process Provide you with tools and resources Increase your chances of catching the right opportunity So don’t swim in circles…….be prepared and contact your recruiter today!