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The Career Transition Experts

Jonathan Flaks

The Career Transition Experts is designed to help you get hired for the job you’ll love. Discover what top recruiters and job search professionals have to say about current job trends and what hiring parties are looking for. You’ll also get expert leadership and career transition advice on writing your resume and cover letter, interviewing, networking, and more. In this podcast, we interview members of our executive recruiter network, including CEO recruiters and CFO recruiters as well as many other successful professionals in the executive search business. Discover how to love your career with financial success, happiness, and work-life balance. If you are interested in leadership career success, listen up! You can find more from Jonathan at https://betheonebest.com
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How can you turn an interview with a recruiter into a valuable relationship?

  1. DO explore “who do you know” that would be good for me to me.
  2. DON’T corner the recruiter - they can help, but they don’t have to.

Chase Kocher is the Founder and CEO of aim4hire, a technology recruitment agency that partners exclusively with well-funded, hyper-growth tech startups. After Chase realized that most tech recruiting agencies are a dime a dozen with outdated systems, he wanted to fill a major gap and deliver value to the best up-and-coming startups in the country. You may contact him at chase@aim4hire.com.

If you’d like to take the first step to gaining a competitive edge with your job search, download our FREE Career Preparation Checklist, featuring critical resume building strategies.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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How will you decide on whether your next job and career path should be with smaller/startup company vs a bigger Fortune 500?

  • The environment is going to be totally different.
  • Do you like to wear multiple hats?
  • Are you a generalist or a specialist?

The right startup can offer less bureaucracy, upward mobility, and freedom - more or less!

Our guest, Chase Kocher, is the Founder and CEO of aim4hire, a technology recruitment agency that partners exclusively with well-funded, hyper-growth tech startups. After Chase realized that most tech recruiting agencies are a dime a dozen with outdated systems, he wanted to fill a major gap and deliver value to the best up-and-coming startups in the country. You may contact him at chase@aim4hire.com.

A successful career doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice personal happiness. Download our FREE Career Preparation Checklist to start you on the path to work/life balance.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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Recruiters work for the hiring managers that pay the bills, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help with your career and job search.

  • Be specific on what you want next in your career and job. If you look at a sense of purpose and the bigger picture, it will get you farther.
  • Most recruiters care more about their work and quality of life, than just making money on placements. Many times they may talk a candidate out of a job it seems for the wrong reason.

They will want you to consider them as a choice recruiter when you need help or have a talent problem.

  • It’s best to keep the interview process simple with no more than 4 interviews to decide. Too many hiring managers overcomplicate the process and make it harder. Help them by not rescheduling interviews - keep your appointments.
  • Your reputation matters to the recruiters you want as your advocate with hiring managers.

Ben Martinez has 20+ years of experience in-house recruiting and executive search recruiting. Owner and is the Principal recruiter of Ramp Talent for the last 5+ years. They work with growth stage companies on technology roles, sales roles and key executive hires. He has also personally worked on the executive team at VC-backed companies and now partners w/ VC firms with their portfolio companies to hire top talents. You may contact him at ben@ramptalent.com. He owns an e-commerce coffee roasting company that roasts and ships anywhere in America - https://sumatocoffee.com/

Are you tired of not hearing back after what you thought was a great interview? Avoid radio silence. Download our FREE Career Preparation Checklist, featuring critical resume building strategies to optimize your job search.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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Personally connect with hiring managers and recruiters during the hiring process. Avoid putting pressure on them to help you with your career. If they don’t have an interview for you - it could be a timing issue, but that’s not reflective of you.

Hiring managers and recruiters are people too. They have bad days, stressful days so cut them a break. If you understand their situation and contribute as you would when networking, you’ll get better results.

Ben Martinez has 20+ years of experience in-house recruiting and executive search recruiting. Owner and is the Principal recruiter of Ramp Talent for the last 5+ years. They work with growth stage companies on technology roles, sales roles and key executive hires. He has also personally worked on the executive team at VC-backed companies and now partners w/ VC firms with their portfolio companies to hire top talents. You may contact him at ben@ramptalent.com. He owns an e-commerce coffee roasting company that roasts and ships anywhere in America - https://sumatocoffee.com/

If you’d like to take the first step to gaining a competitive edge with your job search, download our FREE Career Preparation Checklist, featuring critical resume building strategies.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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How do recruiters help candidates sort out what you really want in your career? Some get real clear on your history to understand how they got involved in their current industry and desired future. Knowing what you really liked about past jobs is a useful indicator.

Ben Martinez has 20+ years of experience in in-house recruiting and executive search recruiting. Owner and is the Principal recruiter of Ramp Talent for the last 5+ years. They work with growth stage companies on technology roles, sales roles and key executive hires. He has also personally worked on the executive team at VC-backed companies and now partners w/ VC firms with their portfolio companies to hire top talents. You may contact him at ben@ramptalent.com. He owns an e-commerce coffee roasting company that roasts and ships anywhere in America - https://sumatocoffee.com/

A successful career doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice personal happiness. Download our FREE Career Preparation Checklist to start you on the path to work/life balance.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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When searching for the next job in your career path, recruiters like Ernie Bivona agree;

  • Candidates should be honest and transparent
  • Hiring managers aren't looking for the world's best expert because there's always somebody better no matter what happens.
  • It’s better to be humble and understanding enough that you're willing to learn and grow to build on your expertise. Be careful when you interview - don’t be egotistical.

Ernie Bivona is a key player in the chemical ingredients marketplace. He is the President/Owner of Starboard/Sales Consultants of Morris County, Inc. His office identifies and recruits the industry's top talent. As part of MRINetwork, they are affiliated with one of the world’s largest recruitment and placement organizations, with nearly 400 offices spanning four continents. You may contact him at ernbivona@marketing-sales.com.

Looking for help landing a new job with great growth and leadership opportunities? Access our FREE Career Preparation Checklist, including important resume building strategies to optimize your job search HERE.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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What does it take to be the ONE who wins the race of landing the job of your dreams at an executive level? Let’s look at this through the lens of winning at yacht racing;

  • There are nuances and adjustments that you can make when you prepare for job interviews - a little trimming make a big difference?
  • Job seekers should keep in mind that the job interview is a sails - I mean sales - process
  • Help recruiters understand what your needs really are and what's important to you as an applicant. Communication wins races on the water and when landing a job.
  • Understand that recruiters are interested in you performing at your best. Will you be responsive and respectful in your interactions with recruiters? “Aye, Aye, Captain!” is the best response

Ernie Bivona is a key player in the chemical ingredients marketplace. He is the President/Owner of Starboard/Sales Consultants of Morris County, Inc. His office identifies and recruits the industry's top talent. As part of MRINetwork, they are affiliated with one of the world’s largest recruitment and placement organizations, with nearly 400 offices spanning four continents. You may contact him at ernbivona@marketing-sales.com.

Be the one candidate who stands out for your dream job. Download our FREE Career Preparation Checklist, featuring critical resume building strategies to take better control of your job search.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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In searching for that next outstanding job in your career, there are many similarities between networking, job hunting, and sailboat racing. Here’s a segment of my chat with a recruiter I know from the City Island Yacht Club’s Big Tom” Racing Series. He provides insights on knowing where you fit in the marketplace, and how to stay true, focused, and to keep going no matter what.

Ernie Bivona is a key player in the chemical ingredients marketplace. He is the President/Owner of Starboard/Sales Consultants of Morris County, Inc. His office identifies and recruits the industry's top talent. As part of MRINetwork, they are affiliated with one of the world’s largest recruitment and placement organizations, with nearly 400 offices spanning four continents. You may contact him at ernbivona@marketing-sales.com.

Are you tired of not hearing back after what you thought was a great interview? Avoid radio silence. Download our FREE Career Preparation Checklist, featuring critical resume building strategies to optimize your job search.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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In this episode, we reveal some myth-busting truths about what happens behind the scene on hiring decisions made by recruiters and corporations;

  • How recruiters prepare the candidates for each step in the interview process, and who they represent regarding your career.
  • Key factors that influence hiring managers
  • Myths and mistakes regarding how candidates represent themselves in the job search and interview process
  • The power and path to passionate energy in your networking and career

Alison Tringale, is a Managing Partner with DHR Global (an executive search firm with 50+ offices across the globe). Prior to DHR, she spent 7 years as a management consultant and ran a boutique search firm for almost 10 years. She started her career at Pepsico in their supply chain organization. She enjoys working with innovative leaders that are looking to disruptive technologies such as blockchain, RPA, IoT, etc. to meet increasing customer demands. You may contact her at atringale@dhrglobal.com.

Are you tired of not hearing back after what you thought was a great interview? Avoid radio silence. Download our FREE Career Preparation Checklist, featuring critical resume building strategies to optimize your job search.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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Do you want to know the nuances about interviewing successfully with a tech startup?

What do recruiters specifically look for in the right candidate?

This episode includes some best practices to prepare for your tech interview ... and beyond.

  • The top concerns startup recruiters have when hiring candidates from large corporations. i.e. what they fear about you!
  • The value in turning a recruiter into a friend and how to do that.
  • The ONE most important thing to have on your resume for a tech startup
  • How to answer the always terrifying salary question and get the best results
  • The number 1 thing NOT to do in an interview with a recruiter
  • What are you guaranteed to be asked in any recruiter interview?
  • The best questions to ask a recruiter hiring in the tech startup world

Chase Kocher is the Founder and CEO of aim4hire, a technology recruitment agency that partners exclusively with well-funded, hyper-growth tech startups. After Chase realized that most tech recruiting agencies are a dime a dozen with outdated systems, he wanted to fill a major gap and deliver value to the best up-and-coming startups in the country. You may contact him at chase@aim4hire.com.

Are you tired of not hearing back after what you thought was a great interview? Avoid radio silence. Download our FREE Career Preparation Checklist, featuring critical resume building strategies to optimize your job search.

Thanks for listening! Please visit www.betheonebest.com/careercoaching to learn more about our resume and career coaching services.

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