Atlas Search is a national executive recruiting, staffing and retained search firm dedicated to placing accounting, finance, middle office, human resources, office support and tech professionals from staff to executive levels.
How to Get Hired
We asked Atlas Search for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We look for professionals who are honest, hardworking, and humble. People who are diligent, meticulous, and driven by a desire to fully actualize their professional potential. This is generally marked by a strong willingness to learn, no ego, and the professional confidence to be able to admit when one is wrong or doesn't know something. Another important trait we look for in prospective employees is an ability to work well in a dynamic environment where one may have a framework, but no strict constraints, and where the landscape can change often and quickly. The speed of the market moves quickly, so our business has to also, but we maintain our core values throughout. So professionals who are steady yet flexible are very successful here. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we view our employees like family, so the characteristics of compassion and empathy are key to developing a family environment.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Tenacity is very important. We care a lot more about personal attributes than professional experience. And it can be very difficult to let your personal attributes come across on a resume. Also, the vast majority of employees we've hired are through referrals. So if someone applies and doesn't receive a response, then they should follow up again and again until they connect with someone here. We want people who want to be here, so that type of tenacity is a very easy way to distinguish one’s self.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are always looking for recruiters and operations associates. We plan on launching several new divisions in the coming year, and growing every existing division. The exact timing of when we launch these divisions will be dependent on several factors, including if and when we identify strong candidates who can function as division heads to help build the divisions out.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should look at our website, our LinkedIn profile, and apply to the position they feel they're best suited to. But they should also follow up personally with one of our firm's partners or directors to introduce themselves and explain why they're interested in interviewing with us.