John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker LLC
I don’t need to bother working with a recruiter, you say. I know my experience is in demand. When I’m ready to change jobs, I can make the connections I need to make. It can’t be that hard.
Maybe you’re right. Or, maybe you’re not.
We’re the first to agree with the characterization that business valuation is a small world. If you’ve been in it for very long, it’s easy to conclude that you know everyone you’d need to know to make a smart move. That’s just the first of many missteps that could seriously undermine your efforts, however.
As you may have noticed in your engagements, it’s not what you know that can cause problems; it’s what you don’t know. We’ve seen any number of instances when someone’s perception of a particular practice as a potential job opportunity – whether positive or negative – simply was off the mark. Working with a quality, professional recruiter can help insure you get the whole story. There could also be an opportunity out there that would be perfect for you, that you would never know about were it not for the connections you gain when you work with a recruiter.
Do you really have time to make all the contacts you’d have to make to handle the myriad details of examining new job opportunities? A professional recruiter does. Do you know how to paint your experience in the brightest colors in order to get the attention of a potential employer? A professional recruiter does.
As you’re interviewing for a new position, isn’t it important to you to know what impression you’re making? What strengths the employer sees that you can emphasize? What weaknesses he sees that you need to overcome? A professional recruiter will make sure you have the benefit of feedback that will answer these questions for you so you can put your best foot forward.
Coming to terms with a new employer about your starting pay can leave you feeling lost. You’d like to know whether your expectations are reasonable. Whether you might actually get a little more, or whether you should back off in the interest of longer-term gain. A professional recruiter can give you insight about the employer’s thinking on this sensitive subject. The guidance you receive from a recruiter can be invaluable to bringing your search to a successful conclusion.
Finally, you want to be sure that whether you accept or reject a particular job opportunity, you’ve made an informed choice. Our fundamental operating principle is to work with you to help you arrive at a position of informed choice. You may think you can do this alone. You have so much more to gain when you join hands with a professional.