7 years in outside recruitment: I’ve worked 3 different disciplines on a desk, as a recruiter / headhunter. Two areas of focus were ‘national market’, which means that I never met anyone: never a hiring manager, never a candidate –and lots of placements. Everything can happen in conversation, when we speak over the telephone. The other area of focus was then a local market desk, for Manhattan, suddenly meeting everyone in person. 3 ½ years as recruiting training manager, developing new recruiters across our offices nationwide. As VP of the 100 office recruiting chain, I dealt with enormously diverse scenarios on any given day, working directly with franchise owners, managing their business while they managed their own recruiting desk, and those of their recruiters.
I’ve been privy to all those private conversations between myself and the manager; myself and the candidate; HR and myself. Even the spouses and significant others in many cases. So many things can effect the decision process. It’s understanding how decisions are made in the hiring process that makes me very skillful in presenting the ‘professional you’, with my full-service Resume Renovations, LinkedIn Renovations and my Career Coaching services.
As an industry manager, executive recruiter, recruiting and sales trainer, event speaker, and as VP of a nationwide system of recruitment offices, I have seen most every aspect of the hiring process from both the internal and external view as the decision-maker, the decision-influencer, and as the objective observer. This varied insight is what provides the clarity you will find when we work together, whether that’s to address career challenges that you may face or to help navigate the steps necessary to reach the next level of recognition.
Over the last 14 years I have coached and mentored many individuals in many different industries, each at various stages in their careers. Whether you are trying to navigate an unscheduled change in your career, looking to achieve the next level within your company or industry, or changing careers altogether, you should be working with a trusted advisor. Having a coach that has consulted and advised thousands of individuals, each with their own unique and individual challenges, gives you access to an advisor with true insights at every level.