January 2016, Dan Simmons, the Animal Nutrition Recruiter and owner of Continental Search has just begun his 25th year as a recruiter. Simmons, who began recruiting in September 1991 with a Baltimore area employment agency went on to found Continental Search & Outplacement, Inc. in August 1996. In 2003, Continental Search began to focus on the feed industry supporting regional feed companies and has since grown to recruit for the entire feed industry from traditional feed manufacturers and cooperatives to feed additive and ingredient suppliers. Dan and his team have filled animal nutritionist positions in beef, equine, swine, dairy and poultry from entry-level to technical support to the executive level.
Dan has written ebooks to help job seekers work through the interview process and employers work with recruiters and hire top talent. These free ebooks are available below.
Hunting the Headhunter — This e-Book contains a wealth of information for employers who want to leverage the unique abilities of recruiters in their ongoing quest to find—and successfully hire—the best talent available. “Hunting the Headhunter” debunks seven common myths associated with recruiters, and also sprinkles helpful tips throughout.
In addition, you’ll learn the “4 Dirty Little Secrets About Headhunters,” and as an added bonus, you’ll receive a special “e-Book Extra.” But we don’t stop there. You’ll also get the “Find a Great Recruiter Worksheet,” your guide for finding “the best of the best” in the world of recruiting.
Presenting the Complete Job Offer — What do the best candidates in the marketplace want in an employment offer? How should you present it to them? Making a mistake during the offer phase can be costly, especially if the candidate you want is being courted by the competition.
This e-Book breaks down the offer into its distinct parts, outlining exactly what should be included if you want to present a dream opportunity and woo superstar candidates who have the potential to be game-changing employees. Don’t lament the “one that got away.”
For Job Seekers
Simple Steps for a Successful Interview — This e-Book takes you through the entire interview process, from start to finish, and includes tips and suggestions about things you may not have even considered. “Simple Steps” covers everything from what to bring to the interview to how your online identity can affect possible career moves to what you should do after the interview.
This information-packed e-Book is your comprehensive guide to nailing the interview and getting the offer. If you’re not ready for the interview process after reading “Simple Steps,” there’s a good chance you never will be.
Evaluating an Employment Offer — How can Benjamin Franklin help you evaluate an offer of employment? Find out in this e-Book, which takes a “common sense” approach (which smacks more of Thomas Paine than Ben Franklin) in determining whether you should accept an offer . . . or stay at your current job.
“Evaluating an Employment Offer” is comprised of a master list broken into three sections. The first section deals with basic information, the second with relocation, and the third with executive considerations. Each section contains detailed information, but is presented in a simple format that can be easily applied to any opportunity.
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