Today's Date is December 16, 2017

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Testimonials

"At ESAB, we are undergoing a significant culture change.  I am one of the leaders of that change.  As we have moved forward, I have required top-notch leaders to fill key positions in our division.  I began doing business with MR Fayetteville three years ago.  John Semmes, Pat Hinson, and their team took the time to get to know me, my company, my philosophy, and what I consider to be the "model" of leader that I wanted in our company.  In the past three years, MR Fayetteville has filled three of my ten direct reports.  Each of these leaders has brought initiative, drive, enthusiasm, experience, and knowledge into our company and each has been a significant part of the positive change that is occurring.  The benefits of working with MR Fayetteville are that they are fast, courteous, professional, customer-focused, and they get the job done.  I highly recommend them." Jon Rennie
Former Vice President & General Manager
Esab Welding & Cutting Products
North America Consumables

"As an HR professional, Pat and I have established a good, long standing relationship.  I have worked with Pat for some time and would definitely call on her to fulfill any needs that arise now or in the future.  Pat has proven to be very responsive, competent, professional, and dependable.  Pat can be relied on to provide qualified candidates for consideration, timely feedback and follow-up.   This is important as an HR professional to know that you can rely on a recruiter to respond to your needs and provide viable candidates that meet established skills, qualifications, education, and experience. " Daphne Johnson : HR Manager - Power Partners, Inc.

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For Candidates

Interviewing Tips

Introduction:

You always need to "take temperatures" because people have minds and they're changing them constantly. You need to listen to what they don't say. Being prepared for an interview is vital; the following preparation is very unique and effective in conducting a positive interview.

Things to remember:
  • People have to buy you before they buy from you.
  • 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.

The Candidate Preparation:

Please take these notes to the interview and practice the anticipated questions that may be asked and your answers to those questions. Be sure to practice these steps out loud to yourself before the interview.
  • What are the duties and responsibilities of the position I'm applying for? This is an excellent icebreaker question for the hiring authority and a great start to a successful interview. What percentage of my job is dedicated to administration, supervisory, and technical? (This should = 100%.)
  • What is my number one priority that has to be done before I leave each day? Why? (Priorities are personal.)
  • What are the production or sales goals? What obstacles would prevent me from reaching my goals?
  • What are the short and long term goals set for the person in this position?
  • Have questions for the hiring authority. Questions must be written out before the interview, while avoiding the topic of compensation and benefits for the first interview.
  • Salary - this is a trap question. If the question is brought up, a very good response is "I would like as much as the position will pay" OR "I am currently making $_____. Although I would like an increase, I don't know enough about the opportunity to answer that fairly." Be very careful that you don't short yourself. Be sure to keep in mind your base salary, bonus program, stock options, gain sharing programs, performance bonuses, benefits, etc.
  • Ask for the job! "I haven't interviewed in a while, what is the next step? Can we conclude our business today if all goes well?" OR summarize what you've done that ties in with the new position and ask, "Do I have the qualifications you're looking for?" Then remain silent for an answer. If the hiring authority says, "I'm looking at other people," you say, "How do my qualifications match the people you're considering."

(Your #1 priority is to receive an offer, if this is a position that you desire, your #2 priority is to know the next step.)

ALWAYS SEND A FOLLOW-UP LETTER.

After you leave the interview, it is very important that you call us immediately

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