Accrue’s Principal Partner, Patty Comer, participates as a mentor in Charlotte’s first-ever Bizwomen Mentoring Monday hosted by the Charlotte Business Journal

April 8th, 2014 by accruepartners

Nearly 300 Charlotte-area women braved the chilling rain Monday morning to be a part of the first-ever Bizomen Mentoring Monday event, hosted by the Charlotte Business Journal in tandem with our sister publications across the country.

In all, more than 9,000 took part in the event in 40 cities.

With CBJ corporate parent American City Business Journals Inc. leading the push, the event served as a kickoff for  Bizwomen.com— a collection of news coverage, perspectives and resources catered especially for women in business.

Mentoring Monday featured a broadcast interview with Lori Griener of the ABC hit show Shark Tank, followed by one-on-one speed-coaching sessions with  some of the most influential women in the Charlotte business community. A few of our mentors taped brief comments and advice at the event;  you can see videos of those interviews here.

Local sponsors included CliftonLarsonAllen, Northeastern University-Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College’s Harris Conference Center as host sponsor. Local partners were CREW Charlotte, the Charlotte Chamber and WBT-AM.

At the national level, sponsors were ADT Security Services, CBIZEdward Jones, Liberty Mutual Insurance and PNC Bank. Partners were the American Business Women’s Association, or ABWA, and the National Association of Women Business Owners, or NAWBO.

Look for Mentoring Monday to roll around again next spring. But remember that Bizwomen is a year-round affair. Keep up with the conversation on social media by following the  #Bizwomen hashtag and  @bizwomenTBJ handle on Twitter and connecting with the  Bizwomen group on LinkedIn.

Accolades for one of our Team

April 4th, 2014 by accruepartners

Recently we were very pleased to hear from one of our clients about team member. We are very proud to have this sort of recognition for our efforts to build the relationships & trust of our clients. Please see recent correspondence below regarding Erin Martys – Staffing Manager of Information Technology for AccruePartners.

Dear Patty,

If you did not already know, I wanted to share with you what a fantastic employee you have in Erin Martys.  I have been searching for a job with two of your competitors; one of them for around a year and it has been like night and day comparing Erin’s services with theirs.  I did not expect nearly as much help as she has given based on my interaction with the other two companies.

It’s rare to find this kind of service in anything and I have been blown away with all of the effort and research she has done on my behalf.  When I didn’t have much time available, she went out of her way to meet me in the town I live in at 8 AM on a Saturday morning because it was convenient to me.  She gave me great advice on everything regarding the company I was interviewing with and answered every question I had.  I haven’t interviewed in nearly 20 years and she helped me feel comfortable with the process, her confidence and positive attitude were contagious.  It felt more like a friend helping me find a job and made me feel like I had a huge leg up on my competition.

I hope I won’t need your services again anytime soon but if and when I do, I will make sure to contact her for help again.  If I know of anyone looking for a job, I will definitely recommend Accrue Partners to them.

Sincerely,

SR

Thank you Erin for your attention and work to make AccruePartners who we are.

Erin Martys Staffing Manager of Information Technology

Erin Martys - Staffing Manager of Information Technology

Congratulations Valarie!

March 31st, 2014 by accruepartners

Valarie Gardiner

We are excited to announce our newest placement, Valarie Gardiner, in her new role as an HR Representative! Valarie was working with recruiters Julie Sass and Brianna Shait. We wish her the best in her new role!

Client Visit!

March 28th, 2014 by accruepartners

Client Meeting- Brian and Carr

Accrue visits a global manufacturing client to discuss IT and Engineering needs. We love seeing our clients operations in action! Client visits result in better matches for both sides of the equation; candidate and client.

Accrue visiting Islean, NJ client

March 26th, 2014 by accruepartners
Jay Patel- NJ Trip

Enjoying a day with clients supporting Oracle DBA talent

Let AccruePartners Become an Extension of Your Team!

March 26th, 2014 by accruepartners

AccruePartners offers local strength and national reach in the Staffing and Executive Search industry. Our team of seasoned recruiters act as an extension of your team so that we can precisely match qualifications, cultural fit and long-term compatibility – ensuring lasting and successful placements for each of our clients. View the video below to gain a better understanding of how AccruePartners will work with your company to ensure a successful placement!

Michael Kuebler Joins the AccruePartners Team!

March 24th, 2014 by accruepartners

Mike-KueblerAccruePartners is pleased to announce the recent addition of Michael Kuebler as Executive Recruiter to the Information Technology team. A rising star in field of Information Technology, Mike has over three years of IT Staffing and Executive Search experience.

Mike received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Appalachian State University. During his college career, he focused his degree in Marketing and Management while working on campus as a Career Education Officer. Shortly following graduation, he spent a year and a half in Dallas, TX in Business Administration where he gained field experience and began his recruiting career.

“Mike’s handwork and passion for recruiting has made him a strong asset to the AccruePartners team” states Patty Comer, Principal Partner at AccruePartners. “We look forward to his continued growth and success in the industry.”

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn »

What Your Contact Info Says About You

March 20th, 2014 by accruepartners

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Filling out your contact information at the top of your resume may seem like the easiest step in the resume writing process, but you should never downplay the importance of it. Yes, there are the obvious reasons (1) the hiring manager needs to know your name, (2) the hiring manager needs to know how to contact you, but your contact information is saying more about you than you think.

Email Address

It is common advice nowadays to be sure to include a professional email address on your resume. However, you’d be surprised how many resumes we receive with email addresses such as coolguy48@shaw.ca. You might be a cool guy, but it’s not appropriate for your hiring manager to know that.

Your email address also hints to your technical proficiency. If you are using an uncommon or slightly obsolete server, you may seem like you’re not with the times. We recommend Gmail as an email server that is recognized by all hiring managers, and generally favoured by most people.

Phone Number

First step – only include ONE phone number on your resume, and make sure it’s a personal phone number. That means no home phone numbers, unless that’s the only number that you can be reached at. The reason for this is that you don’t want your three-year-old daughter to answer the phone when the hiring manager calls. On the same note, you also don’t want your 87-year-old grandfather to answer that phone call. YOU should be answering the call, or your voice-mail.

Therefore, the best number to include is a mobile phone number. Work numbers are not professional because you shouldn’t be directing phone calls for new opportunities to your existing place of employment. Also, if you’re applying for a role in a different area code, purchase a phone number with the local area code to show the hiring manager that you are in the process of relocating to that area.

Address

Your address doesn’t say much about you, other than where you’re located. For those of you who are relocating to a new city, or targeting opportunities in a different city – this is important. When you are not currently located close to the place of employment, hiring managers will not consider you a serious candidate.

You have to show the hiring manager that you did not apply to this role by mistake, but that you are serious about relocating. We recommend including the address of a relative or friend in the area to give the illusion that you are already in the process of relocating.

Social Media

It is not common practice to link your Twitter handle or Facebook profile to your resume, however that does not mean that social media is out of the question. Again, this is where you can show off your technical proficiency.

A great addition to your contact information is your LinkedIn profile URL. However, only include your URL if your profile is updated. Do not send the hiring manager to a profile that lacks information or is not complete.

Another possible addition would be a Skype ID. This notifies the hiring manager that you are comfortable conducting a preliminary interview over Skype, which is becoming a new trend in the job search industry.

AccruePartners is proud to be a sponsor of Queens University HR Leadership Summit : Workplace 2020

March 14th, 2014 by accruepartners

HR Summit

Congratulations Sara!!

March 12th, 2014 by accruepartners

Sara Dodd

AccruePartners is thrilled to announce our newest placement, Sara Dodd!! Sara will be an Administrative Assistant in her new role. She was working with recruiter Julie Sass. Good luck Sara!

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