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Move Forward: Setting you up for Success 

A candidate of J. Tedesco & Associates is an individual being considered for a specific search we are leading. Thank you, in advance, for the time you will be investing in this process.  We will help you put your best foot forward as your work to separate yourself from the pack.

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How We Work

As a retained search firm, we are engaged by a client company to conduct a specific search assignment. We are paid for our time, whereas contingent recruiting agencies are paid only when a hire is made. This is because we do not simply send resumes to our clients and hope they are well received. We are consultants to our clients and earn their respect by providing valuable insight, thorough assessment, and strong candidate recommendations. That means you can rest assured as a candidate that we will not waste your time if we believe that the "fit" is not solid. Our focus is on delivering exceptional results and creating a win-win environment for everyone.

What You Can Expect

All candidates start with a written job description and a conversation to learn about the position. You will be required to submit a resume to signal your genuine interest in the opportunity (all information exchanged will be handled sensitively). If upon review of your resume you are deemed a preliminary fit, you will be required to complete a candidate checklist. We will discuss the completed checklist and resume with you via phone to further assess the fit and we will likely arrange to meet you in person if we plan to present your credentials to our client. We will always ask for your verbal "OK" to share your background with our client.

Presentation to our client will most often include your resume and checklist, our notes, and a verbal discussion. We will provide you with their feedback. If the client is interested in your background, we will help set up all stages of interviews (by phone or in person), offer interview coaching and preparation, and continue to provide feedback every step of the way. We also aid in any negotiations as requested by either party.  Throughout the process, you will be treated with respect and the utmost level of professionalism. You will receive honest feedback and timely communication. If at any time, you chose not to pursue the opportunity, we will support that decision 100%. We ask for your appreciation and understanding if we decide that you can no longer be considered a candidate.  Please recognize that the order above may change, as the timing of the whole process often depends on the urgency of our client.