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Preparing for the Interview

Friday, August 14, 2020  by Bailey

If you are going to in-person or virtually interview with a company that you are sincerely interested in, then you need to invest the time and prepare for the interview. Here are some basic things that need to be accomplished:

Research the company: Try to understand their business model, products and/or services, recent news & events, vision, and philosophy toward employees, customers, and their business.

Research who you will be interviewing with: Get to know where they went to school, prior employers, and career track to learn if there are any parallels to your background to connect to.

Prepare a list of questions: Have questions center around learning more about the business model, how leadership manages and communicates, core functionality, and opportunities to contribute.

Prepare a list of examples that illustrate your knowledge and abilities that would apply in the role you are interviewing for: Some examples would be if the role requires multi-tasking, then an example of how you multi-task, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines would be appropriate. If the role includes process improvement, look to previous roles where you identified areas that could be streamlined and how you facilitated a change for the better.

Prepare to be asked questions: Many questions are specific, however, be well prepared for the questions most common to many interviews. Here are 15 questions to ponder:

  1. Why are you interested in working for our company?
  2. What are your five year goals?
  3. Why do you want to leave your current employer?
  4. What are your top three strengths?
  5. What are your weaknesses?
  6. What can you offer us that someone else can’t?
  7. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
  8. Tell me about a time you made a mistake.
  9. Give me three to five adjectives that best describe your personality.
  10. Share a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
  11. What efforts have you made to fortify your education and gain knowledge?
  12. How flexible are your work hours?
  13. Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss?
  14. If I called your boss right now and asked what can you improve on, what would your boss say?
  15. What motivates you?

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New and Completed Searches

Friday, July 17, 2020  by Bailey

July 2020 New Searches:

1)       Regional Sales Manager, $130,000 to $160,000 DOE plus bonus and excellent benefits

2)       Credit Manager, $110,000 to $135,000 salary DOE plus 10-15% bonus

3)       Accounting Manager, $90,000 to $120,000 salary plus bonus, excellent benefits, and work/life balance is offered.

4)       Controller,  $140,000 to $170,000 DOE plus 20-25% target bonus and exceptional benefits

5)       Sr. Quality Manager, $100,000 to $125,000 salary (DOE) plus bonus (10-20%) and other incentives.

6)       Senior Cost Accountant, $70,000 to $85,000 (depending on experience and excellent benefits.

7)       Key Account Manager, $100,000 target base salary plus commission ($30k+), company car, and benefits package.

8)       Supply Chain Manager, $100,000 to $120,000 plus competitive benefits package.

9)       Controller, $100,000 to $130,000 salary DOE

10)   Manager SEC Reporting, $100,000 -140,000 (Depending on experience) plus up to 10-15% bonus potential. Excellent benefits. 

June and July 2020 Placements:

1)       Management Consultant, $130,000 + 35% bonus

2)       Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions, $130,000 + annual bonus and sign-on

3)       Senior Operational Financial Analyst, $90,000 + annual bonus and sign-on

4)       Senior Associate CPA Firm, $85,000 + annual bonus and sign-on

5)       Business Development Leader, $167,000 + 20% bonus and 15K sign on

6)       Regional Sales Manager, $70,000 + commission and company car.

7)       FVP, Head of Facilities Management, $170,000 + 25% annual bonus 

8)       VP Finance, $130,000 +30% bonus

9)       Payroll Manager, $105,000

10)   VP Finance & Administration, $185,000 +30% target bonus 

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Why Hire a Recruiting Professional?

Friday, June 26, 2020  by Bailey

 

With the span of companies we service ranging from start-ups to publicly traded global corporations, Bohan & Bradstreet has fielded the question from many different standpoints. The answer is not one size fits all. Hiring executives in larger companies partner with our firm to strategically target talent during a period of growth, change, or to confidentially replace leadership. Smaller family owned businesses or startups may need our team to market opportunities, advise on organizational structure or identify a role that will align to deliver business goals.

 

Here are a few reasons why a partnership with B&B yields a high return:

1) Time is money. Our search professionals streamline the process with an indepth analysis of the client company keeping an eye on short and long term goals to clearly identify the role. Only the top candidates are presented so the hiring authority is evaluating key people. Interview coordination and close contact during the hiring phase and on-boarding also tightens process time.    

2) Marketing is paramount in attracting top talent for your company. Our search consultants are representing your brand, strategic initiatives and big picture goals. Our approach is to communicate clearly the vision, history, and uniqueness of the company before discussing the role within.

3) The human factor is something to consider. Our candidates are making a weighty decision that may affect family. Career moves are all about timing and our search consultants are experienced in balancing what is important to each party to bring about a mutually satisfactory outcome.

4) B&B search professionals are tapped into the talent pool. In most cases, our placements are currently employed and not active in the market. We are continuously connected to a wide range of talent in all areas of expertise so we can target specific players to bring to your table.

5) With recognition by Forbes as one of the country's Best Recruiting Firms for the last 3 years, celebrating 33 years in business, and having a team with decades of experience "seeing it all" in recruiting, our team is trusted by our clients for discretion, dedication and landing the best of the best.

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B&B Ranks Up on 2020 Forbes Best List!

Friday, June 5, 2020  by Bailey

 

We have been recognized as one of America’s Best Recruiting Firms in 2020 in both the Executive and Professional/Specialist Search category. This is our third year in a row being recognized in both categories.
 
For the fourth year, Forbes has partnered with market research company Statista to compile a list of America’s best recruiting firms. The list is broken into two categories: the top 200 executive search firms, which specialize in filling positions with salaries of at least $100,000, and the top 250 professional search firms, which focus on filling positions that pay less than $100,000.
 
Statista surveyed 25,000 recruiters and 5,000 job candidates and human resources managers who had worked with recruitment agencies over the last three years.

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Recent Placements

Friday, May 8, 2020  by Bailey

Recently Completed Searches:

Supply Chain Manager, Plastic Injection Molding Manufacturer

VP Finance, PE Funded Building Services Company

Human Resources Director, Private Equity Owned Roll-Up

Process Engineering Leader, Specialty Chemicals Industry

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Venture Capital Funded Roll Up

Project Manager, Civil Engineering Firm

National Sales Training Manager, Medical Device Innovator

Corporate Controller, Private Equity Backed Manufacturer

Global Product Manager, Adhesives Industry

Manufacturing Director, Design-to-Order Manufacturer

CEO, Government Agency Program Leader

Management Consultant, Global Management Consulting Firm

Chief Information Officer, Global Bank

Supply Chain Director, Regional Utility

Senior Manager, Technical Accounting, NASDAQ Technology Company

Senior Brand Manager, Global Consumer Products Company

Quality Manager, Medical Devices Manufacturer

Designer/Drafter, Packaging Manufacturer

Commercial Lender, Global Financial Services

Chief Banking Officer, Global Bank

Manager SOX Compliance, Global Technology Manufacturer

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