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.
Finance & Accounting Candidate Testimonials
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!!
I believe Jeff is the best recruiter around. He takes the time to fully understand the candidate’s skill set, strengths, desired job responsibilities, ideal work environment, etc. Jeff will only present opportunities to the candidate that fit within the candidates’ requirements. From interview preparation to guidance after an offer is presented, Jeff provides excellent support and communication through the whole recruitment process. Throughout my career, Jeff has placed me in two great companies/positions. I highly recommend Jeff and will continue to utilize his expertise in the future.
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.
My experience with the Talance Group was very positive due to the fact that the team that I worked with took the time to learn about my career interests both short and long-term. After several discussions on my interest and prior work experience, Doug and Jennifer began marketing my resume in the industry of interest. Within a short time period, I was interviewing and had received an offer. In addition to placing me, the Talance Group has provided me networking opportunities by inviting me to a happy hour with other professionals in the industry. Going forward, I will reach out to the Talance Group for job placement for myself and when looking to build a team.
Controller (Deloitte Alum)
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
Angela was extremely helpful to me during my search. She took care of all the details and arranged everything for me. Within one week of meeting with her I had a job offer in hand for the exact position I was looking for. Angela and the Talance Group were incredibly helpful for me in finding a great new job.
I have been working with The Talance Group for about a year now, and I would like to thank my recruiter Lauren Ogrodowicz for all of her hard work. There is really no words to say how much I appreciate how hard she has worked for me. I can honestly say I have not been without a job since working for Talance. Not only does Lauren care about your career, she makes a point to keep in touch with how things are going with you outside the work search. I would like to say that Lauren is dedicated at what she does and has never failed me in my work search. Lauren really cares and will take care of you. So if you are looking for an awesome recruiter think of Lauren Ogrodowicz.
The Talance Group consists of an exceptional group of people who strive to find you the perfect opportunity by carefully understanding your background, experience, and personality. Angela Godfrey and Stephan Patsch both provided me continuous support throughout the entire placement process. Their professionalism mixed with their drive to see every candidate succeed, helps create a powerful and comfortable environment. Angela’s assistance and guidance at each step of the interview process exceeded my expectations and proved to have exceptional results. I am very thankful for the opportunities and assistance that both Angela and Stephan have provided throughout my placement process. I highly recommend using The Talance Group for anyone who is looking for a dedicated team that works hard to find the perfect opportunity for each candidate.
IT Candidate Testimonials
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
Adams is one of the best recruiters in Houston that I’ve come across. I have engaged a long list in my job search. The difference (with Adam) is not only does he care about staffing his clients with the best people. He truly cares about his candidates. He is not afraid to give constructive criticism, interview tips and follow up with candidates on their progress regardless of whether it’s his opportunity or otherwise. The advice he has given has made for more productive interview experiences for me. He truly is a person that has a passion for connecting employers with great resources. Additionally, a passion for helping resources be the best they can be.
Sr. Desktop Engineer
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” Eedenuru
Gary Kirkes was instrumental in helping me land my current position with an industry-leading company. I would have faced an uncertain 2012 if Gary had not contacted me and gotten me an interview. Not only was he responsible in landing me that interview, he also imparted valuable tips and nuggets of info before, during and after the entire process that will help in future job searches. The Talance Group, especially Gary, gets you the right position for your skill set.
T-SQL Business Analyst
By far the best recruiter I have had the pleasure to work with in my 15 year career. He was able to pinpoint place me into a position that has been both rewarding and challenging. He was able to give sound advice through research and current trend analysis that solidified my decision to take my latest position. He was also a polite and well-mannered individual who respects all parties involved when changing companies. He was a true professional and continues to conduct himself as such as we remain professional acquaintances.
Sr. Systems Engineer
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
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
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.