Critical Items to Consider Before Going to a Startup

Over the years I have placed thousands of people at all sizes of Med Device companies; from five-person early stage companies, to organizations with 50,000 or more employees. The thing that I love most is placing people at companies with less than fifty people. While an early stage company may not be right for everyone,…

Master the Summer Hiring Game

It’s a sad fact that many critical positions that are open in early summer remain unfilled until the fall. I like to think of summer as excuse season. The time when lazy managers, HR, and Talent Acquisition can come up with a large number of excuses for why the position still isn’t filled. Despite this…

Know the Warning Signs- Your Career Could be Headed for Disaster

For most people, a good job creates a certain amount of comfort in our lives. The idea of regular paychecks and annual pay increases lulls us into submission and we become corporate disciples. I can tell you from personal experience that this isn’t all bad. After all, I spent ten years at a fast-growing corporation…

Five Signs It’s Time for A Job Change

Research shows that high achievers are rarely satisfied. That’s probably why my good friend and mentor, Vance Caesar, wrote The High Achiever’s Guide to Happiness. Being happy in your job can be a struggle, but that does not mean it’s time to quit. It’s important to stick it out and build some stability in your…

Simple Steps to Stop Getting Offer Declines

The number one hiring issue of 2017 that I am hearing from Hiring Managers, Human Resources, and other Recruiters is that more candidates are turning down their offers than ever. Unfortunately, declined offers are a frustrating part of recruitment. There are several things that you can do to reduce the occurrence of offer declines. Before…

Hire a Headhunter or Save Money with DIY Hiring?

Is it better to hire top talent yourself, or to hire a headhunter? Cost is the most often cited reason for not engaging a recruiter, but it isn’t always cheaper to do it yourself. Let’s explore the real costs of hiring so that you can make an educated decision about if it’s time to call…

How to Succeed as a Medical Device R&D Engineer

As I close in on twenty-years working in Med Device Engineering Recruitment and in Human Resources, I think it’s time to impart some wisdom to the career-minded engineers slaving away trying to figure it out. Success is, of course, defined by your own goals. However, it’s likely your career goals fall into one of three…

Headhunters Vs HR – The Age-Old Battle Explained

It’s the age-old battle, internal recruiters disparage Headhunters and Search firm people trash HR. Let’s take a fair and balanced look that the benefits and limits of each of these valuable hiring resources. What’s the deal with recruiters? In my previous book, I discuss the different types of recruiters and how they can help people…

Proven Strategy to break into MANAGEMENT

As a headhunter, many people who are not currently in a management role ask me if I can let them know about opportunities in management. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it works. “Getting into” management isn’t something that companies hire people off the street to do. Trust me; they already have plenty of people in…