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Eric Fehr: The Most Passionate Recruiter In The World

8 Nov

Eric Fehr| Search Solution GroupEric is an intelligent guy. At Search Solution Group, he solves problems like Albert Einstein, and makes recruiting look like a piece of cake. While most of these attributes are natural to Eric, exposure to failure and triumph has given Eric the experience needed to become so wise at such a young age. Eric started out working for a direct sales company after completing his degree in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Learning the nuts and bolts of management and selling led way to Eric finding his true calling in recruiting. With almost two years at Search Solution Group, Eric’s understanding of the business is that the end result and amount of placements are directly correlated to the amount of effort and time spent. The great thing about Eric is that he is passionate and puts a great amount of effort and time into the job orders that he acquires.

As a psychology major, a large amount of Eric’s interaction with candidates and clients is based on asking the right questions. When asking questions, no matter if it’s on a first date, or in an interview, asking yes or no questions won’t get you the answer you’re looking for. Even the most seasoned professionals forget this concept. Specific, poignant, well worded, and door-opening questions are key to gaining a real conversation when making a sale.

Sometimes in the recruiting world, rollercoasters of emotion abound when making a placement, especially if a candidate goes haywire. In the spring of 2012, Eric was working on a VP role with the perfect candidate. As quickly as the job offer was made and accepted, the candidate backed out and accepted another position closer to home. Losing out on that placement with a great company was disappointing, but luckily Eric was given a second chance to fill the job when the position was re-opened several months later. From the despair that was the first attempt came the desire and passion to get it right the second time. Eric’s determination led to the placement of a great candidate and a happy client.

Eric’s words of advice: “Ask for help when needed, give good advice to those seeking help, and lean on your past experiences to help you solve problems in the future.”

Outside of work, Eric lives a low-key life that involves relaxing while watching sports and exercising. To Eric, watching sports is an escape from everything else that’s going on. To relieve stress even further, Eric plans to take up the hobby of shooting at the range like a boss.

Do You Have Career Passion?

16 Oct

One thing is for sure, the executive recruiters at Search Solution Group are passionate about their work! Our ideal situation is when we find the perfect candidate for a client and everyone lives happily ever after! Being in the business of humans, it is hard to accommodate everyone to make them happy, but by having a goal and a passion for our work, nothing gets us down.

Career Passion | Search Solution Group

Being passionate about your own success and the accomplishments of your company gives you a distinct advantage in your career. Passion shows in your work and if you decide to look for a new job, recruiters will see it both in your past work and your positive outlook for the future.

So what do you do if you are not a natural-born passionate worker?

  • The first step in aligning your career passion is looking deep into your soul and figuring out exactly what it is that makes you tick, what you define as success, and what you love doing both at work and in your free time. Write everything down and look for patterns in your answers. This should tell you what you are already passionate about.
  • Now that you have an idea of your passions, use this new insight to direct your goals. Brainstorm careers where you can utilize your passion. If you are already in your dream job, use your newly found passion insights to bring new elements to your daily efforts at work.
  • It’s time to start taking steps towards your new career with gusto! It would be pointless to think of  your passions and where you want them to take you, and then not take steps toward your goals. So first things first, start networking within groups that you admire or want to have membership. The next step of course is to re-do your resume to fit your new passion.
  • Call the recruiters at Search Solution Group! We understand career passion and absolutely love it when we find someone just as motivated for success as we are. We can help you with your goals and every step on your journey to a new career!

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You Put WHAT on Your Resume?

17 Sep

So look, there are some serious crazies out there in the world and sometimes as a recruiting firm, Search Solution Group gets to see some crazy resumes. A resumé is supposed to be a concise yet detailed description of career achievements and skills that apply to the position in question. We don’t want to see that you played football in high school or that you have three daughters and a pet pig.

Funny Resume | Search Solution Group

From the mouths of some of the best Executive Recruiters, these are some great tips to build an impressive resume.

  1. Signs of stability are the number one thing that our recruiters look for. When we place a candidate with a company, we want for that person to be committed to the job and not flit around companies from year to year. Non-consistent job history is a turn-off for a recruiter.
  2. TYPOS! No.  Go through your resumé 12 times before sending it. Read it out loud to listen for grammar mistakes.  This doesn’t just pertain to spelling or grammar. Having the wrong dates, spacing issues, and text in different fonts are similar typos to watch for. If there is one thing that will get your resume off of a recruiters desk faster than a cheetah on fire, it’s typos.
  3. Having a relevant objective to the position will win you worlds of credit. It’s all too often that a stated objective on a resume is either not relevant, applies to a previous job application, or completely doesn’t exist. We want to know why you are applying for this job from the first second of looking at the resumé.
  4. State your job title and the name of the company where you performed that job.
  5. Education. All we want is the institution, the year, and the degree achieved. A person once submitted a description of their homeschooling experience to our SSG recruiters. It was odd.
  6. DO remember to include any sort of professional accolades, community service experience, or professional improvement courses you’ve taken. Everyone loves to see a candidate who strives to improve himself outside of the workplace.

Our recruiters at Search Solution Group are experts at building resumes. If you are looking for a great team of recruiters to work with, contact us! 

Patience: A Lesson from a Dog

20 Apr

I spent  a better part of my day on Thursday thinking about what I was going to write about. Being completely discouraged I decided to leave the office and work out and hope that a good work out might inspire me. Well sure enough the moment Tanner (my faithful lab) Eric and I leave the office I get inspired. What inspired me??????? MORE STUPID PEOPLE WHO DESERVE A PUNCH IN THE NOSE.

 As the three of us step outside on a beautiful and sunny Charlotte evening we notice a dog on a leash running towards us or specifically towards Tanner. This isn’t the first time this has happened. It always seems that the guy who is “vertically” challenged is letting the dog run around and jump on other people and dogs. As much as I wanted to punch him his girlfriend seemed very nice so I held my anger back.  His dog comes running over jumping on us but mostly jumping and sniffing Tanner. Tanner PATIENTLY and calmly stood there. He was poised and majestic, Tanner had the grace of all the Greek Gods put together at this moment. Needless to say I was proud of him for not attacking this dog who is owned by a moron.

 Now Eric, myself and Tanner walk around the corner to drop some mail off. Not 45 seconds later here comes this little scrappy white dog from around the corner barking at Tanner. No leash, no owner just yipping away at Tanner. Wait, here comes the dumb owner trying to get her dog to listen to her. It is not working!! Imagine this scenario…this little leash less dog barking two feet away from a dog five times her size. Finally the owner is able to get her dog, but this is after two to three minutes of Tanner standing there watching all of this. I can only imagine what Tanner is thinking….maybe I should just bite her head off and chew on it as a play toy for a bit. Nope, maybe I should swallow the whole dog and I could have one massive poop later. Nope, Maybe I should take my left paw and just swat this annoying bitch across the street. Nope, Maybe I should bite the owner for being stupid and not training her dog. Nope, Instead I will stand here and  be mature and have PATIENCE for other dogs and pet owners who don’t know better and are irresponsible  and just laugh at them both. He is also probably thinking the sooner I get in the car the sooner I can eat dinner and play. With that being said I love my dog!

 So as the three of us are walking away, I said to Eric. “I wish I had the Patience of my dog”. And there you have it folks, my inspiration for this week’s blog. I wanted to punch and yell at everyone and the whole time Tanner stood there like a mature, confident and intelligent creature. I was so proud of him and the whole time wishing I could do the same all the time. I know this is going to sound strange but as much as I have learned from reading and being around other people, I think Tanner has taught me just as much. Tanner really understands what is important in life (a good belly rub, being around good people, some exercise and the occasional treat ). Now if I can teach him to stop eating other people’s lunches (sorry Lindsay and Elena) I will have made some real progress.

 So for the rest of 2012 I am going to try to be more like my little buddy and if YOU (Stella especially) notice that I am not behaving correctly give me a treat and politely and PATIENTLY remind me please.