Are you hiring candidates your recruiter only considered for 6 seconds?

“On average, recruiters look at a resume for about six seconds before they make a judgement,” said Chris Dardis, Vice President of Human Resources at Versique, a Twin Cities job search and consulting firm.

He went on to say: “Keywords are more important than ever in 2017, because of applicant tracking systems,” said Dardis.

At Horizon Technology Partners we don’t use algorithms, and we don’t use tracking systems – we build relationships.

We don’t present you with candidates we’ve only seen on paper. Every candidate we present to you is someone with whom we have a relationship.  Someone we know will be an exceptional match for the job at hand, and a great fit within your company’s environment.

But don’t take our word for it, here’s a letter from a hiring manager who was pleasantly surprised at the process and the candidates.

I wanted to thank you for making the process of finding the right talent such a pleasure. When I took over this position I was excited to work with the talented individuals in the department, I was not looking forward to filling the open position that desperately needed to be filled. I’ve worked with several recruiters so I assumed that HT Partners would be no different. I assumed that I would be given a stack of candidates culled from the same old tired online recruiting sites, candidates who had little chance of filling the role I needed filled.

Imagine my surprise when I didn’t get a stack of resumes (or links to them)? I was presented with two very well qualified candidates who both would have been wonderful in the position. It’s been a long time since I had to make a hard choice between two such talented people. And, I can’t remember the last time the recruiter worked with me so closely to determine which candidate would be the better choice. You’ve made the process more than effortless, you’ve made it enjoyable and I look forward to the next time I need to fill a position.

If you’re tired of culling through the same old, tired resumes give us a call, we’ll find the right person for your position, though it will take longer than 6 seconds.