We are focused FIRST on outcomes for those we represent. The first move we discuss may not be the right one and we won't ask you to make a move that you don't want to, we want you in the right place! We also understand that career changes, even in the most positive of circumstances can be stressful. This is normal!
This is simply a time for us to get to know each other on a broad level. Learn about our history and set some expectations & goals for a career change; including the types of roles, advancement and compensation targets.
We likely will discuss one or more current searches on our intro call but over time we may bring other roles to your attention. In this call we will talk about the skill- sets and background the client is looking for and explore how that may fit into your story. We will also talk specifically about target compensation for the role.
It is our promise that we do not present your name or credentials to clients without a clear communication that we are doing so. Additionally, please do not apply with our clients until asked by us.
We will coordinate first interviews and most follow up interviews. At times, the client may reach out directly to arrange follow up interviews as well.
Your feedback is critical, and we prefer to visit with you before the client. Did you answer a question the “wrong” way? Did you have a better answer once you were in your car? We can help recover from these types of things, but we also want to know how you feel about the opportunity.
Some companies do background checks
and / or drug screens and credit reports. If you believe you may have concerns in one of these areas, we have found it is best to address them upfront with us and we can help navigate around them.
Unfortunately, sometimes this will end the process.
We will walk you through verbal offers in advance of a formal offer letter from the client. When we are extending a verbal offer, accepting it is the green light to complete the formal. Since we talk about compensation on our very first call, we typically do not have surprises at this stage. We will also have a conversation about counter-offers again at this stage. Counter-offers happen, but accepting one after accepting a new role is looked at negatively by employers.