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Career Story: Ceo Of A Small Executive Recruiting Company

Ceo Of A Small Executive Recruiting Company

Job Title: CEO Of A Small Business

Type of Company: I am currently the owner of a small women-owned recruiting firm. Our company works with government contracting companies, recruiting professionals for specific companies that work with the government. We are contract recruiters on site with our clients.

Education: attended, Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale, VA)(

Previous Experience: I worked in government contracting in a variety of capacities for nearly three decades. I was a hardware/software configuration manager, a quality assurance engineer, an software capability maturity model integrated process manager. And I have a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Job Tasks: As corporate recruiters we typically review resumes in various places such as job boards like Monster.com, Career Builder and others to find people with the skill levels our clients are looking for. We review resumes, ensure that they meet our clients requirements and then call and screen the candidate. We ensure that they are what we're looking for before we ask them to come in for an interview. Once they have come in for an interview, we will assist in the hiring process for the client.

Our current clients work with the CIA and NSA so it is often difficult to find the right people. Typically people with Full Scope Polygraph top secret clearance are not looking for a job because they have one. We have to get inside the organizations where they're likely to work and get the people we are looking for to provide us with referrals from friends and associates. Persuading people to change jobs can be arduous and often culminates in rejection even so, since the people we're after are being hounded by lots of recruiters to come and work for other companies. It takes someone who is willing to man the phones, scour the internet and work with people to get this job done. You have to be a people person and a person who is good at sales and working the phones during hours when most people are out playing or having family time -- lots of evenings and weekend work because the people you are trying to hire are not allowed to discuss these things during work hours.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is you can set your own hours if you work off-site, working with people trying to help them find the right job or the right candidate for the company.

The worst parts are the long hours, all the phone work and getting constantly rejected.

Job Tips: Make sure you stay in good health and don't get stressed out easily when recruiting.

Keep a positive attitude even when rejected. Remember there is always someone out there looking for a job. You just have to find the right fit.

Take time for yourself, don't get too wrapped up in your work.

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