Bond & Company is a boutique firm which primarily recruits in specialized financial areas. We would love to talk with you to see if we can work together. We recommend taking a look at our areas of expertise before sending us your resume or calling us.
We feel our firm provides a high level of professional service to candidates, as well as clients. Over the years we have averaged one job offer for every four initial interviews. We look to save everyone time. If you are gainfully employed, we understand that you can only pursue those opportunities you are most interested in.
We welcome inquiries from potential candidates, as well as any ideas or referrals you may have.
When we contact a candidate, we typically send him (or her) a write-up about the job we are working on, describing the job and the company. Using the position description, we learn if the experience the candidate has will enable him or her to excel in the job that is open.
We believe that to be an effective candidate in today’s job market, the individual must have Quantified Accomplishments. We spend a good deal of time and effort working with candidates to improve their resumes to reflect such achievements.
For example, several years ago, a woman sent us a resume which had no job objective, was overly long and detailed and was devoid of quantified accomplishments. She had been looking for a job for four months with almost no activity. We helped her shorten the resume, add an objective and highlight her accomplishments. Within a month, she received two job offers and would have gotten a third if our client had been able to move more quickly.
The point of this story is that candidates often unnecessarily fall into the category where the supply of workers exceeds the demand. They can, however, reposition themselves into the category where the demand exceeds the supply by showing he (or she) is a person who can help a hiring manger solve his (or her) problems (WIIFM) by citing past accomplishments.
We’ve learned that the demand for good candidates exceeds the supply, no matter what the economic conditions are. We can help you better position yourself for a longer-term career opportunity by helping you present your experience more positively and helping you orient your experience and accomplishments to the problems our clients are looking to solve.
Done properly, the job search process can and should be a positive experience, not a long war of attrition chasing any opportunity that comes up. We will try to help you and hope that you will want to work with us, now, and down the line.
Many of our best clients are individuals we have placed over the years and are now in senior positions. Remember, generally it is not how hard you work; it is how effective you are. Having good people working for you makes your job easier and makes you more effective.