Working with a Recruitment Agency

Premierehire Executive search and leadership strategies

If you are new to working with an agency please know that agencies do not charge you a fee if you are referred to or placed at a company. The employer engages an agency to find the type of employee they are seeking and they pay a fee for doing so. Our role as a recruitment agency is to make a good fit to meet the employer’s objectives and the job seekers career goals.

Follow the steps below to get the most out of your recruitment agency from the very start!

The first step in engaging an agency is to find those that recruit for the type of position you are interested in. This should be evident from their website. Next, apply online at their site and/or e-mail your resume and a brief summary in the body of the e-mail with:

  • What you are looking for (be as specific as possible)
  • Key assets you have to offer
  • Geographic area you are willing to commute or move to
  • Pay range expectations
  • When you are available to work (start date, hours)
  • Are you open to short-term or contract work
  • Examples of the companies you would like to work for, plus any you do not want to work for

When you send this information to Premierehire, we will assess if you are a potential fit for any open positions, and our Executive Recruiters will contact you to request an interview.

Our clients hire mostly on a permanent or contract to permanent basis. Occasionally our clients will have a short term need for a key project, peak workload, or employee leave coverage. These opportunities range from entry level to executive.

In addition to our e-guide (see the right bar to download), we have additional resources for job seekers on our website. Please go to our resource center Here.

At Premierehire, our purpose and passion is to create mutually rewarding career placements for the individual and the organization; helping each party find the right fit.

We follow a unique methodology called ACCELERATOR for hiring and on-boarding in order to maximize individual potential, team synergy, organizational return, and employee retention. Ultimately, we put talented people and companies together. This happens every day at Premierehire – in just about every industry – with a talent roster that includes:

  • Engineers
  • IT/IS experts
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Project Managers
  • Executive Management – C-Suite

We wish you the best of success in your search and hope that our collective wisdom in this document will guide you to the job or the career you desire.

Best regards,

The Team at Premierehire

The Author

Leanne Abraham is a long-time student of helping leaders and teams learn, develop, and perform. She has supported teams as an executive leader, facilitator, advisor, process guide, and more recently as a leadership team coach. She and her team have also worked extensively to help teams effectively add the right people through her 4 Phase Executive Search and New Leader Integration Solutions.

Leanne mostly serves clients from San Diego to Vancouver, but also throughout the US and Canada, ranging in size and industry focus.

Leanne is a certified executive coach and team coach (EMCC); has completed extensive training with Dr. Adizes at the Adizes Institute, The Birkman Method, EMCC, and the Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI); is an avid reader and practitioner of leadership development; and is currently completing her team coach practicum under David Clutterbuck with the GTCI.

If you are looking to grow or transform your team, your leadership, or your career, please contact Leanne direct at or book a no charge consult through the Premierehire website.


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