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It Takes One To Make a Search Go Right


Channeling the Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock beat, “It takes two to make a thing go right …”.

Just recently we were asked to take on a very challenging search with a great client.

Technical position.

Remote area.

Specification is tight.

Through a valiant recruiting effort, we were able to identify, qualify, and present an incredible match for the position.

And ….. the candidate is interested … and fits into the salary band.

When we got the call from the HR person after the interview we knew it was going to be offer time.

Fist-bumps and virtual fist-bumps to the recruiter who works off-site for us.

23 years in at SCN so far, we know what a perfect match looks like.

HR Manager, “We really like him, but we’d like to see a few more candidates before we make a decision”.

Insert Charlie Brown gif, screaming mouth wide open …..


I am proud of our search consultant who kept composure during the debrief call.

“I understand what you are saying. We’ll run some search metrics for you, and present a Smart Search Consulting Report detailing the search activities thus far. And then we can schedule a conversation and determine a strategy forward”.

On difficult searches … where the plan is to hire one person … one great candidate can be enough for a great search.

It takes one to make a search go right.

Swiper and bandit in the snow last night.

April 17th.

75 degrees last week.

Snowing is not …. slowing ….. us down though.

Make it a great day, everyone!


SCN – Search Consulting Network

Jim Guerrera

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Jim Guerrera

Jim Guerrera, Managing Director, founded SCN in 2000. Jim is primarily responsible for the development of the leaders at SCN, strategic planning, the hiring and development of company associates, culture leadership, core value leadership, sales le...

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