Hey! It’s me – JR Fent. Since you’ve taken the time to flip to this page, I’ll tell you that I’m a recruiter. Yep. Plain and simple. I like working with great companies that have hiring issues and I help them get through them.
If you’re looking for someone that will take a low rate and throw dozens of resumes at you to see what will stick – I’m not that guy. So close your HP Pavillion notebook and go have a beer. ‘That guy’ will come to you as soon as you run an ad that you’re looking to hire.
My deal is a little different. I’m the guy that you call when you’re sick of seeing resumes for under qualified people. When you have that job requisition that has been open way too long. Or when your internal recruiting team is saying that they just can’t get people with ‘those qualifications’ to apply. (I love that one).
Here’s a quick example. I had a division of AT&T that brought me in to fill software development positions. It was the CTO’s idea to bring us in (me and three others). The internal recruiters weren’t happy to see us arrive because they’d been claiming that the positions were impossible to fill. So the first requisition for me was to find a Geo-Spatial Technology Scientist that also liked (and had experience) in software programming. When I asked how long the position had been open – they told me “just a year and a half”.
I accepted the challenge and went looking to find out what the heck a Geo-Spatial Technology Scientist was and where they got their unique educations. I identified 3 universities with programs in Geo-Spatial Technology and called the professors and all the recent people going forward or completing their Phd’s. I called and spoke to everyone on my list and found the most likely candidate. He was finishing his PHd and many of the other candidates nationwide helped me to identify him.
Long story short, I had him fly to Los Angeles within 3 weeks of the start of the search, and he accepted an offer from AT&T immediately after. BOOM! That’s the way I roll! I could give you countless other examples too.
I’m most identified for my work in technical recruiting in the Los Angeles area for Ruby Developers and Ruby on Rails Developers, but I also have placed director level and executive level people in finance, banking, healthcare, retail, and many other arenas.
So we should see if we should work together. I recommend just calling me up. You can reach me in Los Angeles at 818.660.2617. If you want to just shoot me an email – email@example.com will work. If I can’t solve your hiring issues – I’ll tell you so. But we’ll never know until we talk. Look me up on LinkedIn if you want to see my recommendations from department heads, hiring managers, and even candidates.