I’m glad you’re interested in learning more about the value Duval Search can provide for you. I have specialized in the IT Audit & Advisory field for 20+ years now, and am well connected and respected in the profession. In addition to offering “no pressure” career perspective and advice, here are the ways we can transform a typical job search into a strategic, well orchestrated career change:
- Insider Knowledge. If you’ve ever looked for an apartment or shopped for a home, you know there can be a big difference between what you see from the street and what you find on the inside. I provide in-depth info about why a position is open, what your manager will be like, what the real work/life balance is, and which career path options exist beyond the initial role.
- Influencing Decision Makers. As your advocate, I make sure you are visible to the real hiring decision makers (not the HR department). I have often placed and/or met the person in the hiring role and have already earned their trust. I keep the process moving and emphasize your value to the hiring authority at every opportunity, giving you an edge over other candidates who applied directly through a job posting or through a less effective recruiter.
- Resume Creation. Most candidates (including those competing with you for the same job) submit a typical resume that describes duties rather than highlighting accomplishments. I work with you to create a strategic resume, targeted to emphasize the skills most valued by the decision makers.
- Interview Preparation. I provide in-depth insights that you could not get anywhere else, including knowledge of specific interviewers’ styles, personalities, and even questions you will likely encounter. I provide prep documents and “dry run” role-play sessions that take the mystery out of the interview process. Because I understand the IT Audit/Advisory field in depth, I’m able to help you polish your interview presentation so you go in better prepared and more confident than the competition.
- Negotiation. I make sure that by the time an offer is extended, nothing is left on the table. In fact, I’m negotiating for you at every step of the process, beginning the moment I present you to a client. I’m very experienced at ensuring that the best possible package is offered, including base salary, signing bonuses, vacation allotments, and relocation expenses.
- Geographical Reach. Our client companies are located throughout the US, so I can introduce you to opportunities both within and beyond your current location.
It’s really all about relationships. My effectiveness is founded on integrity, trust, influence, doing more than is expected, and genuinely taking an interest in you and your career. I hope I’ll have the opportunity to help ensure your continued success.