"I created Optalent after working for IT and recruiting companies in the past and realizing I didn't have the freedom to work with clients, candidates, hiring managers and recruiters the way I thought and felt business should be done. It goes back to the Golden Rule - treat others the way you want to be treated. Doing business shouldn't be unpleasant and connecting a superb candidate with a great opportunity and company culture should be a smooth, honest and transparent process."
-Kristine St.Peter, Owner
Optalent specializes in supporting clients by finding top tier candidates to fill some of their most important roles. With established contacts, access to DoD cleared candidate databases, years of experience and tenacity, Optalent can take on your recruiting and talent acquisition needs and save you the time, effort and expenses of hiring and managing in house recruiters.
Seeking new employment can sometimes seem like a daunting task. It doesn't have to be. The key to success is first understanding what you are truly seeking in a new position and company, then convey that throughout your resume and social media while networking. Feel free to submit your resume that includes your contact information so we can set aside time to discuss what you are looking for.
To the job seeker. Let's talk misconceptions about why a job seeker would work with a recruiter. The most common being, "recruiters only care about filling a role for their client." While we can be contractually obligated to find a successful candidate for the role, we are looking for the best candidate for the role and part of what qualifies "the best candidate" is that the role is the perfect fit for the job seeker and not just the company. Skills, experience, degrees and certifications are not the only things taken into consideration. We also look at salary, benefits, commute, work-life balance and room to grow with the company. So the recruiter is working for both client and job seeker and the fit needs to be right for both parties. Below are a few more points that play in favor of a job seeker working with a recruiter, seeking new employment.
To the client. Let's talk about the biggest misconception companies have about working with an outside recruiter. "It's too expensive." The real costs or opportunity costs of an open position can be enormous. Some studies show that in profitable companies an employee generates 3 to 5 times their annual salary in value. So if you leave a $70,000 position open for just one additional month, that is $18,000 to $30,000 the company will never see again. Below are a few more points that play in favor of a company outsourcing their talent acquisition and recruiting.
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