The recruiting industry is like no other. In all other transactions, only one party needs to be comfortable with their decision. In a hiring situation, the company can be completely sold on the candidate, but if the candidate doesn’t feel the same, there is no deal. Dealing with the human element successfully on both sides is what separates a great search firm from the rest of the pack, and that starts with making sure the candidate is set up for success.
Content is what makes a resume stand out – not fancy formatting or flowery words. Make sure you’re keeping it clear and simple for the reader.
The interview process is highly flawed and hasn’t changed in years. Ask transition questions to understand the interviewer’s needs to maximize the limited time you have.
How can you get the highest offer without shooting too high and losing the opportunity? Get educated or get a trusted recruiter.
There are lots of career decisions you make beyond taking a new job. Making the right calls at various junctures along your career path will keep you on track with your long term plan.
It’s easier to make a career decision when you feel like you fully understand your options. This includes knowing who is hiring and what is currently in demand.
Believe it or not, some of these interview mistakes are more common than you think. The Talance Group is experienced about what not to wear to an interview, because we’ve been there and seen that.
Finance & Accounting Candidate Testimonials
After I decided to leave public accounting, I began working with three different recruiters. The Talance Group, particularly Tim Morrow and Jennifer Silveira, really set themselves apart from my other recruiters. They worked around my daily schedule and brought me into their office to help get me ready for my interviews. They asked me challenging interview questions, which really helped me prepare for my actual interviews. I also really appreciated the follow up calls they had with me regularly to update me on the status of my interviews and any new openings they wanted me to consider. I highly recommend the Talance Group to anyone interested in working with recruiters who will invest the necessary time and put forth their very best effort in order to help you get your next job.
Stephan was outstanding and exceeded my expectations throughout the job search process. Stephan took the time to understand what I was looking for and was patient with me in knowing that I was only looking to leave for an outstanding opportunity. Stephan made the entire process easier and was an enormous help the entire way. I am very appreciative for the service which Stephan provided and would recommend him to anyone who is considering a new opportunity.
Over the course of my 20 plus years in business, I have worked with all the major search firms – retained and contingent – across the country and Talance is a breath of fresh air. Talance’s approach to placements is one of true investment in their clients. The other firms are hot and cold, Talance brings an honest, committed and human approach to the search business. Doug not only represented me, he partnered with me throughout the entire process; he listened, he guided, he advised, he persevered. I was and continue to be impressed with all those associated with this firm. It’s one of a kind.
VP and Treasurer
Jennifer is the best recruiter I have ever worked with. By identifying the right opportunity for me, she made the job search painless. Throughout the process she was very professional and maintained constant communication. She also provided great feedback for preparation and follow up to the interviews. I highly recommend her for your next job search.
It's rare to come across a recruiter with the talent that Angela has. I had the pleasure of working with her for almost 3 months, and the entire time she was patient with me, always had my best interests at heart, and extremely professional. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a hard-working, honest recruiter. Thanks for being the best, Angela!
Audit Associate (KPMG alum)
I had the opportunity to work with Jennifer Silveira when I started looking for my next job. I had never worked with a recruiter before, but from what I understand, the process is never as seamless and enjoyable as the process I experienced with Jennifer and the Talance Group. She was extremely personable and easy to work with, always asking me important questions to determine the jobs that fit my well with my career goals and the work life balance I was seeking. I couldn’t be happier with the job I have accepted. The whole process from when I sent my resume to Jennifer to when I accepted my offer took less than one month. She gave me an exceptional interview prep, and walked me through every step of the process, including my resignation letter. I would recommend her to anyone and I have already referred a number of my friends to her. She’s amazing!!
Lauren is the ONLY recruiter I’ve met that actually listened to my needs. Not only is she personable, but very good at keeping an open line of communication during the entire job hunt process. She also did a great job of prepping me for an interview which helped me land a great job in the industry I desired. Lauren will go above and beyond to make sure her clients are treated fairly. I would highly recommend working with Lauren on your next job search.
Jeff, to say you have what it takes to understand my background, experience, personality and in general, me, would be an understatement. You understood and valued the fact that the right fit was high on my list of priorities in finding a new position. You put in the effort to get to know me and therefore you were able to match me with what I was looking for in a company. You were available to take my call and called me on a regular basis to stay in touch. I appreciate that extra care. I am not exaggerating when I say you and The Talance Group are the best I’ve seen at what you do. Thank you again.
Senior Financial Analyst
IT Candidate Testimonials
Working with Vik was a refreshing experience. Vik is someone who truly cares about your future, keeping what’s in your best interest in the forefront. Very open and honest with every step.
After reviewing my LinkedIn profile, Angie and her Talance Group associate contacted me regarding a full-time opportunity with their client, a plastics and chemicals manufacturing company based in Houston. During the initial telephone conversation, Angie explained the opportunity, and we discussed how the role aligned with my skills, experience, and professional goals. In an effort to well represent her client company, as well as me (candidate), Angie insisted on meeting me in person prior to submitting me to the client. At the end of our face-to-face meeting, where we further discussed the role and my career ambitions, Angie immediately contacted the hiring manager directly, and arranged an in-person interview for two (2) days later. During the series of interviews with the client, I was impressed at how Angie and Talance accurately presented the expectations of the new role to me. Thanks to Angie, I felt very well-prepared for the client interviews, and ultimately, accepted an offer to join the company. Thanks Angie!
Supply Chain Reporting Lead
I recently had the pleasure of working with Gary during a career change. I found him extremely personable, professional and patient as we discussed my career aspirations. He was an excellent coach throughout the recruiting process and always timely with his responses to my questions. I highly recommend him.
Business Process Architect
It was a pleasure working with Gary Kirkes at the Talance Group during my job search. During the time I worked with Gary, he was proactive in providing updates on opportunities that he was pursuing on my behalf and inquired on the status of opportunities that I was pursuing. Gary takes the time to understand what you are looking for in a position and is cognizant of opportunities that may not be a fit with your skill set or career goals. I would highly recommend Gary to other professionals who are seeking a new job.
Sr. Manager IT
Adam is an outstanding recruiter. He has a skill for matching future employees to their employers based on skills and corporate fit. Thanks again Adam for all your help and I will definitely recommend you and Talance Group for anyone in the job market!
Solution Delivery Manager
Gary – it’s been three weeks since I joined SCI that you recruited me for. I want to tell you I really enjoy it here and I appreciate all your help. Your guidance and insight have prepared me well for the interview and the job is a great fit for me.
Senior HR Project Analyst
I found Adam to be very communicative throughout the process of securing me a great opportunity. He’s easy to work with, transparent, and went out of his way to prepare me for what the client was seeking in a team member. His detailed knowledge of the client, their upcoming business initiatives and pain points helped me prepare to open a dialogue with the client to effectively elaborate on how I could be a value-add in the role, a very interesting opportunity, I might add. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone looking for a career transition or new consulting opportunity. Thanks, Adam!
Shireesha “Siri” E.
I had the fortune of working with Angie directly; the best way to describe her is a very competent and positive individual who knows what she’s doing. She made the contract experience very pleasant; she is a dedicated and talented recruiter. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Akash J. P.
Sr. Software Engineer