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
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.
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.
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)
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
Tim was incredibly helpful in my search for a new position. He took the time to listen to what I was looking for, helped me re-write my resume, and provided guidance throughout the entire interview process and even after I had accepted a position. I was working late hours during this time and Tim was extremely accommodating to my schedule often holding conversations with me late in the evening after I had gotten off of work. I had a great experience working with Tim and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to have a positive job search experience.
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.
Stephan is highly experienced and very knowledgeable in his line of work. He truly cares for his clients’ career goals and aspirations and focuses on that. He is a straight shooter and is very open and honest. He has a lot of contacts in many fields, which is rewarding. He is very involved in the whole recruiting process. He will help polish your resume, will discuss what and what not to say in an interview, and will guide you on how to present yourself. He follows up in a timely manner and keeps himself available at all times for his clients. The thing that most impressed me about Stephan was his quickness. You will see great results fast working with him. Highly recommended.
Angela is awesome! From day 1, she really took the time to understand what I liked and I didn't like to make sure she was sending me the jobs that fit me. She was always there for me to give me advise, prepare me for interviews and for anything I needed. Anytime I hear that someone is looking for a job, I tell them about Angela and what an amazing job she did helping me find a job that I absolutely love. I would 100% recommend Angela to anyone!
Accounting Manager (Former Big 4 Manager)
IT Candidate Testimonials
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
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
Having interviewed only 3 times in 12 years, I was pretty nervous about performing well in interviews. Gary not only had real world, applicable advice, he also took the time to work with me on my interview skills; it paid off because with Gary’s help, I nailed the interview for the great job I now have.
Adam is simply awesome to work with. He doesn’t just talk the talk but also walks the walk.
He is extremely helpful and will go to great lengths to make things work out for you.
I would gladly recommend him to all of my friends and co-workers.
Sr. Business Analyst
Adam Vree of the Talance Group did exceptionally great recruitment when he placed me in an amazing Project Server Technical lead role at the American Bureau of Shipping. I am very passionate about Microsoft technology and this role has helped me grow both technically and professionally in more ways than I can recount. Regardless of what the future brings I’m forever grateful that he decided to contact me for this particular opportunity. Adam has an enormous understanding of recruiting the right roles for my background. I feel fortunate for having the opportunity to add him to my professional network.
Project Server Technical Lead
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
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 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