For both employers looking for talent and candidates looking for a new opportunity, my advice really is the same: choose a recruiter who will partner with you. For employers, this means selecting a recruiter who will really learn your business and its culture, and who will really gain an understanding of the type of candidates you’re looking for. This ongoing dialogue continues throughout the interview process and needs to include timely and detailed feedback on resumes, post-interview feedback and partnering in the offer and closing process. For job seekers, the partnership with a recruiter needs to be built on trust. In our initial meeting, this involves getting into a lot of specifics of past experience and the desired next job, as well as honesty in compensation, any background check issues and job movement.
Not viewing an agency as a partner in the search process. Whether you’re hiring or looking to be hired, WinterWyman can add so much value to the process, as we’ve developed a very strong market knowledge and an understanding of your competition. It’s also important to be selective in partnering with an agency. Many of our clients/candidates work with WinterWyman exclusively.
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"The candidates Jane presented were top notch, excellent matches for the job profile we submitted. Position filled quickly with an excellent candidate. My interactions from start to finish with Jane were professional, efficient, targeted, high quality and wonderful." - Mary A.
"I have worked with Jane Durant not only here in my current position but also in my previous role. She has always been extremely professional, courteous and attentive but never overbearing as some recruiting firms present. She represents WinterWyman as a world class organization in the customer service she provides and targeted candidate selection. While my company does not often reach out to third party vendors, I will gladly reach out to Jane with any future needs as they arise." – Melissa R.
"I have known Jane for over ten years. She is an excellent judge with respect to determining the right roles for her candidates. She backs the candidates that she sends and makes sure that she knows and understands their experience. This results in the most efficient hiring process for the candidate and the company. I am happy to recommend Jane to anyone who is looking for a new opportunity as well as to anyone who is a hiring manager interested in filling a role." – Rich N.
"It is a sincere pleasure working with someone as diligent and professional as what I have found with Jane. She is a true expert in her field and she immediately partners with a company to find the best solutions for open requisitions. She sees a challenge and tackles it with a sense of awareness and loyalty. She fully understands the needs, asks the right questions and performs quite well. I would recommend Jane to any company searching for the all in one solution to fill their positions." – Matt L.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jane during two new employment searches. She was the consummate professional, always making sure I was prepared and ready for interviews. Her attention to every detail truly helped me to be prepared, and therefore present myself in the best light. Because of her efforts, the stressful endeavor of seeking new employment was very short and highly successful. Thank you!" – Theresa S.
"I've had the pleasure of working with Jane for over 20 years both as a client seeking candidates and a candidate seeking new opportunities to advance my career. Jane actively engages candidates on all levels making it her responsibility to fully understand the job profile and to present highly qualified candidates whom she feels not only fit the profile but more importantly, fit the company culture. Jane’s candidates are more often selected over their competition. Additionally, Jane consistently combines her knowledge and experience along with my skills and expertise to find that perfect fit for me, and my career aspirations." – Donna G.
"Jane Durant always made herself available and was professionally persistent. To me, that shows she cares about helping us make the right hire." – Bill R.
"From researching the company and people I am interviewing with, to reviewing my "thank you" notes to send out after the meeting, Jane Durant does everything possible to set me up for success. I really value that she listens to my search criteria and only sends positions that are a match. The way WinterWyman builds relationships with candidates differentiates them from other recruiting firms." – Brian Garrity
"Jane Durant took the time to understand the role and needs of the position and sent over only qualified applicants. It was a seamless experience and I would definitely recommend partnering with Jane in the future. She was a pleasure to work with!" - Katie H.
"Jane Durant has been great to work with. This is the second time she has placed me at a great company. I really trust her judgment and value her opinion with all the experience that she has!" - Alyson M.