strategic partnerships. proven results.
Vision Search is networked with the best and brightest professionals within the functional areas of expertise we specialize in. Whether you’re happily employed and only passively interested in a new job opportunity, employed and actively looking, or in-transition between jobs we can help navigate the job market to advance your career.
We work with candidates interested in temporary, temp-to-perm, contractor, and permanent full-time positions in the United States and Canada. The cost of our services is paid for by client companies, not candidates.
We act as your “Career Agent.” We listen to gain an understanding of your situation, experience, skills and goals. Then we co-create a plan to market you to existing clients and their job openings or to target companies that may not be active in the market. Having an advocate on your side speeds up the process and exposes you to more opportunities. It beats the idea of submitting through on-line company web sites and wondering if you’ll ever be contacted.
We have hundreds of conversations with decision makers from many companies across the US and Canada every week. This ensures that our insight is current and our knowledge of trends and issues is relevant. We primarily focus on industries that are regulated and/or have large volumes of records, information, data, digital assets and archival requirements. This provides the basis by which we are able to guide you to the best opportunity.
We are not a job board where employers can indiscriminately sift through resumes. We are very respectful of your confidentiality and will not release it without your approval.
Need a little help getting your resume up to modern standards, in-line with industry best practices, and in concert with a job description and company you’re interested in? We can help.
We provide you with key information for your interviews including background on companies, the hiring authorities and what they are really looking for during the interview. You don’t have to do this alone.
Temporary, Contract or Limited-Time employment as it’s sometimes referred to is one of the fastest growing segments in recruiting. If you would like to investigate working on a “contract” basis, we can help.
If necessary, we can provide relocation service (available through MRINetwork™) that will assist you in making a smooth transition to your new city. We understand that your entire family needs to be on-board with a move, not just you. In addition, our relocation tools can also help you calculate potential expenses or choose the right community.
why work with a professional recruiter?
Working with a Professional Recruiter at Vision Search can help you advance your career. Here are a few benefits for consideration.
- It’s easy to do.
- You’ll learn something new about your field of interest.
- It doesn’t cost you anything….a true win-win for everyone.
- You gain access to the best companies and job opportunities, many of which are not found on job boards.
- You can often times avoid the painful process of applying for jobs on-line via company Internet portals. You know…the ones that rarely provide feedback and almost never generate a call back.
- If you agree to have the Recruiter represent you at a given company, you’ll have an advocate on the inside that can help you gain a deeper understanding of the opportunity, the culture, the hiring team, and what it will take to land the job.
- You’ll get insight about your industry, top companies and trends that are affecting your line of work.
- The probability of advancing your career is significantly higher than going it alone.
submit your resume
We are always searching for talented professioinals that have experience and skills in the areas we specialize in. Whether we have a current job posting of interest or if you’re just casually investigating what the market has to offer please consider submitting your resume confidentiality. This will get you logged into our system and on the short list of people we’ll contact when new opportunities open up.
Please use the form below to send us your qualifications and resume. By doing so you will help us more accurately match current and future career opportunities to your background, experience and aspirations.
resume do’s & don’ts
We work with hundreds of companies and review thousands of resumes each year. This kind of volume and continual exposure to a wide range of people gives us perspective about what kinds of things most employers look for and the little things that can make one resume stand out from others.
It is very important that your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) be in good shape before you send it to a prospective employer. There are the obvious things – make sure it’s current, truthful, and accurate. And then there are other things to consider…things that we think are important.
- Make an impact at the top of the first page with a brief summary section that defines who you are professionally – what you do well, where you do it and how you do it.
- List everything in reverse chronological order with your current work first.
- Place your technology, computer, software and other unique technical skills after the summary section on page one. In today’s techno-savvy market and with the types of positions we place this information needs to be front and center.
- Place your education, certifications, training, awards, and associations at the end. This ensures the reader will work through your whole resume – education is so important they’ll look until they find it.
- Use key words, phrases and acronyms that are aligned with the position of interest and job description. This is really important because large companies often do a resume search for candidates and if yours contains key words you’ll get noticed.
- Make sure you have content rich sentences that describe your responsibilities and accomplishments. Put them in bullet form and start the sentence with an action verb. There are a number of great websites with examples.
- Limit the length to two pages. Create a supplemental document that can be shared with the prospective employer later if needed for things like speaking engagements, publications, project accomplishments, references, etc.
- Make sure your contact information is at the top – phone and email at a minimum. You would be surprised how many people don’t do this.
- Don’t exaggerate. Be truthful and accurate
- Don’t use personal pronouns (I, Me, My). Only write in the first person.
- Don’t emphasize experience older than 15 years. Bundle it up near the end of the resume by listing the company name, position, and years worked.
- Don’t have any time gaps. If you were in transition or took a sabatical make a note of it – carefully and professionally. Employers generally do not like job hoppers and big gaps between employers.
- Don’t include personal information, hobbies, interests, references, etc.
- Do not rely on spell check. Have multiple people proof it before you send it.
90% of hiring is based solely upon the interviews themselves according to a Harvard Business Review study. In the majority of cases, the Hiring Manager makes his/her decision in the first 5 to 10 minutes of an interview. So, it’s imortant to prepare and spend time with your Vision Search Recruiter to better understand whom you will be interviewing with, the culture of the company, and the issues that may be focused on.
Being prepared for an interview is vital.
- People hire and accept emotionally first and justify logically later.
- People are most sold by your conviction rather than by your persuasion.
- Know your technology, but think PEOPLE.
- The decision to hire is made in the first 5 to 10 minutes of the interview, with the remaining time spent justifying that decision.
- Most people prefer to be around positive people. Be happy, engaged and in the moment.
- Look the part – dress to fit the culture.
- Do your homework on the company in advance.
- Be clear, consise and on point with your responses. Don’t run on.
- Know what your 3 strengths are relative to the job description and find a way to weave them into the interview discussion.
- Be prepared for behavorial and situational type questions. Research.
- Take extra resumes, the job description and note pad to the interview.
- At the closing of the interview make a brief closing remark, let them know you’re interested in the company and opportunity, and ask for the their business card(s).
- Always send a follow-up email to each person you interviewed with. Keep it short and sweet – customized slightly for each person.
- Don’t ask about compensation, benefits, vacation time.
- Don’t ask about flex time, working from a home or vitual office.
- Don’t ask basic questions about the company – things you should know from personal research and preparation.
- Don’t bring up negative stories about a current or previous company or boss.
- From the job description, what do you see as the primary duties and responsibilities of the position – the most important elements? This is an excellent icebreaker question for you to ask The Hiring Authority and a great start to a successful interview becuase it forces them to extract the key things they are looking for from a candidate and it gives you a chance to address the items and how you fit during the interview.
- What are the short and long term goals set for the person in this position?
- Who by title and function does this position interact with the most – you need to understand who your Peers will be and who you will work with and for most often.
- How is the performance of this position measured?
- How are decisions made within the department and the company?
- How does the reporting structure work for this position? Get an understanding not only of who your Manager is, but who they report to – all the way to the top of the organization chart by title.
- How would you describe the company culture?
- What do you like most about working for this company – the things that attracted and keep you here?
resignation & counteroffers
Resigning your position and leaving a company can be an emotional step to take. It’s hard sometimes to leave friends behind and move on to a better opportunity. Some people consider leaving because they’ve reached the ceiling in terms of advancement. Some leave because the working conditions or compensation aren’t up to standard. Others leave because of weak management, lack of resources or poor company performance. And some leave a good situation for a great opportunity – that can happen too.
Whatever the case may be our team will work with you through a decision making process to ensure all issues, concerns and questions are addressed. If you determine the best career step is to resign then we will help develop a communication strategy and timeline, including how best to respond to a potential counteroffer.
Vision Search, through The MRI Network, partners with FAS Relocation Services to ensure your transition and move goes smoothly. We use the latest tools to evaluate each opportunity, situation and location – taking into account all the elements that make up the process.
Use this search tool to create a list of up to 25 cities that may be a good fit for you and your family, by providing key important demographic and economic conditions.
The Cost of Living Analysis provides a report on the cities’ cost of living, climate, demographics, and other vital information that may aid in your relocation decision.