Stifled in your career? Trouble recruiting top talent?

Continental Search regularly recruits professionals who are passionate about pigs.  Whether your career is in swine nutrition, animal health products for hogs, R & D, running a swine operation or swine production we would be happy to hear from you.  If you are looking to advance your career or find a new job you can send us your resume.

Imagine a job that is challenging, interesting, rewarding and fits your lifestyle. We can help you find your dream career! Contact us today and let us know your career aspirations.

If you are looking to hire someone in a leadership role in the swine industry contact Jim Hipskind.


About Our Team

Dan Simmons

Continental Search is managed by Daniel C. Simmons a Certified Personnel Consultant who has been recruiting since 1991. Dan has won over twenty awards in the last decade with the Top Echelon Network, America’s leading placement network including Placer of the Year in 2009.

He is a member of the Top Echelon Advisory Council and has been a featured speaker at the Top Echelon National Convention. Dan is a founding member of the Roundtable Leadership Forum, a group of top nationally recognized recruiters who meet throughout the year to share best practices.

Dan is also a member of the Maryland Recruiters Association and the National Association of Personnel Services. In 2008, Dan celebrated his 500th career placement.

Dan has been a guest speaker providing insight into career management for universities and trade associations including the Reciprocal Meat Conference for the American Meat Science Association in 2008 and 2009, the Washington DC Chapter of ARPAS, (American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists) in 2008 and the Animal Science Departments of both Penn State University and the University of Delaware.

Frequently Dan also is a recruiter trainer and has been featured at various Top Echelon Conventions and online as a speaker for various webinars. He has also been published in The Fordyce Letter the recruiting industry’s #1 magazine.

Email: Send Dan a quick email regarding the position you are trying to fill or send your resume!

Direct: (888) 276-6789



Jim Hipskind, a Certified Personnel Consultant brings over 24 years recruiting experience in processing, manufacturing, food and agriculture to the Continental Search team. One of his many strengths includes developing trustworthy and long lasting relationships with his clients, many of which he has served consistently for over 18 years, to help them maximize their staffing investment. Jim combines the art of working collaboratively with his clients with his ability to creatively define their business needs and job requirements to identify top prospective candidates. Hipskind has been published in the Fordyce Letter, the recruiting industry’s top newsletter. Jim has been a trainer/presenter at multiple Top Echelon regional and national conventions. Jim’s membership in the National Association of Personnel Services and the Roundtable Leadership Forum keep him abreast of industry best practices allowing him to utilize state-of-the-art techniques and the finest industry ethics when working with clients.

VIDEO: Jim Hipskind Joins Consearch

Jim can be reached directly at 800-799-4520 or at jim@consearch.com.



Don joined Continental Search in the Fall of 2010 after assisting on many joint recruiting projects with CSO principal Dan Simmons over many years. Don has been recruiting since 1993 and has filled sales, operations, animal nutrition and animal health positions across the nation.  Most recently, Don spent 15 years as the Principal Recruiter for Bay Resource Group in Traverse City, Michigan. Don has been a regular contributor to the Animal Science Monitor and an award-winning member of the Top Echelon Network.

Don still lives in Michigan and can be reached directly at donhunter@consearch.com



Deborah Simmons joined Continental Search full-time in 2001 as Research and Operations Director. Her expertise in the management of hundreds of job listings, an extensive internal database, as well as the company’s finances make her an integral piece of CSO team. Deborah is the catalyst for all research pertaining our searches. She facilitates the posting of new job openings, researches candidates from our internal database and resume banks and uses the latest tools and techniques to perform in-depth Internet research to find the most qualified candidates for a given position. Deborah manages the finances for the organization and is the point of contact for all billing.

Located in Baltimore, MD, Deborah can be reached directly at deb@consearch.com


We’d Love to Connect With You

At Continental Search staying on top of recruitment trends is important to us. Something that we take seriously is connecting with our clients and job seekers to make the perfect placement. Check out some of the ways you can stay in touch!

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  • Join the discussion! The Animal Science Monitor group interacts daily, offering industry professionals a forum for questions, job updates and resources.

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Continental Search & Outplacement, Inc.

P.O. Box 43873 | Baltimore, MD | 21236
(888) 276-6789

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Continental Search & Outplacement, Inc. Testimonials

Dan, I wanted to take a minute to thank you for helping me find what I hope is my dream job. I appreciated your sincerity in our discussions about my needs & which positions would best suit me, as well as interviewing tips & reading recommendations. I feel as though I’ve not only found a new position, but also a new ally and friend.

— Robin, Placed as Dairy Technical Specialist

Expertise & Commitment

At Continental Search we specialize in both retained and contingent searches. If you’re looking for key talent to improve the company’s bottom line, then serious consideration needs to be given to the retained search.


“Dan is a leader in the recruitment industry – not only to his clients but his peers as well. He has been ranked nationally within the Top Echelon Recruitment Network. He sets himself apart as a consultative business partner to his clients by being process driven and getting results. Dan is an exceptional writer of not only the recruitment industry; but his animal nutrition industry as well. As a speaker he is inspirational and engaging. As a business partner he supplies consistent, honest feedback in order to excel individual’s potential. I would highly recommend Dan as a recruitment partner!”

Maria Hemminger, CSPPartner and Owner, MJ Recruiters, LLC


“Dan Simmons is someone who seems to be a step or 2 ahead of most of his peers at any given time. I’ve had him as a guest expert on my programs because he’s sharp, innovative and talented. Dan also works with a high degree of integrity. I recommend him for any company looking to find top talent from an expert recruiter.”

Gary Stauble , Recruiting Industry Trainer


“Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated all the assistance you provided in my search for a career. I can convincingly say that you have been the best recruiter that I have worked with in a job search. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a recruiter to help them in their career searches!

Matt, Placed as a National Accounts Manager with a National Feed Ingredients Company


“Dan is a great partner and a concierge of who is who in the industry. He always works with his client and candidates best interest driving him. He is truly exceptional.”

Mickey Matteson, CRPAccount Executive, Recruiter Relocation, a Global Mobility Solutions Company


“I have worked closely with Dan on countless recruiting assignments. He is extremely professional, ethical, and hard working. He’s the one I would turn to if I was working for a company in need of superior talent. I highly recommend him.”

Marc TappisPresident, Opportunity Search, Inc.


“There are thousands and thousands of recruiters out there, but not that many really good ones. Dan is one of them. Dan has the ability to see the big picture and then distill it into a process that is elegant in its simplicity while yielding impressive and consistent results. Dan raises the bar for all of us. Our industry needs more like him!”

Debbie HarperPrincipal / Founder, Harper Hewes Executive Search


Continental Search & Outplacement, Inc.

P.O. Box 43873 | Baltimore, MD | 21236
(888) 276-6789

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