A word about one of the best recruiters I’ve ever met.

Her name is Holly.  In all my years of recruiting she has been one of the (very) few who is somehow able to come up with a great candidate for any position – anywhere – any time.  She’s been a partner for quite a while – and on our team full time since the beginning of last year.


I wanted to just take a minute and give her the recognition she deserves.  Here is a quick rundown of what she’s been able to accomplish in just the past month or so.  Note:  This is by no means her entire contribution – just some highlights!

We’ve been working quite a few searches for one of the more “discerning” clients to cross my desk in years.  We’ve been hunting for an HR Manger in Southern Wisconsin for months.  Many more months than I personally would have wanted to stick with it.....but Holly doesn’t give up!  Our client’s new HR Manager starts on the 14thThank you Holly!


Last week another client gave us a 48 hour exclusive for a PLC Software Contractor.  I’ve never placed anyone in that field – neither has Holly……that is….until this morning!  Her guy started at 9 am today.  Thank you Holly!


In January a dear friend and split partner asked for our help in another area – a Computational Linguistics/Machine Learning Software Researcher.  Are you kidding me?  What is that?  I still have no idea.  But guess who does?  Holly!  Her guy starts in a few weeks.  Thank you Holly!


Not impressed yet?  Well – how about the call I got during the Animal show last week.  A new client needed some immediate PC/Networking help for a few months.  They need someone to start right away.  After describing our service – (where the resume also has a play button on the top – and the client gets to listen to the candidate describe his/her background while he reviews the resume) – he was looking forward to hearing someone describe their experience fixing printers, working with Group Policy and their background with Windows 2003 and 2008.


Guess what?  Within 3 hours he was listening to a fully qualified and interested technician describe the exact experience and background he is looking for.  They’ll be interviewing tomorrow at 9 am.


Thank you VERY MUCH Holly!

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Comment by Dina Harding on March 7, 2011 at 3:36pm
A nice post, Jerry, giving back your sincere recognition to Holly, a person who is obviously much appreciated by you and others.  I know of only a few "true Holly's" in my time and it's really nice to hear of others out there.  They are a rare find.  Thank you for sharing this with us.  :D
Comment by Sandra McCartt on March 7, 2011 at 6:57pm
What is Holly's phone number?????  Evil grin.
Comment by Tom Gugger on March 8, 2011 at 9:28am

 Sounds like a real winner, never giving up and not afraid to take on something new. I sure

hope you appreciate the employee that you have, Holly is a very special person.

Comment by Jerry Albright on March 8, 2011 at 2:06pm

Update: The PC guy that interviewed this morning - starts next Wednesday.


Thank you Holly!

Comment by Marcia Tiemeyer on March 8, 2011 at 2:58pm


   I want to thank you, for taking the time to write about, give kudos, and  a very well deserved thanks to Holly.   The commission that is made on a placement is compensation for efforts, but a heartfelt thank you is some times worth more.  I have yet to work for someone that remembers how important that is.  I'm glad you took the time to tell us all about her.

Comment by Jerry Albright on March 8, 2011 at 3:00pm

While I'm at it - let me add.  Friday afternoon we started looking for a SQL DBA in Lansing.  Just a few minutes ago we sent them a perfect fit.


Once again - Thank you Holly!

Comment by Gerry Crispin on March 8, 2011 at 4:28pm
Congrats Holly. You gotta be good if he says you are. As a student of staffing and a fan of Jerry, I would love to meet or speak with Holly whenever it is convenient since I'm neither a client or prospect.
Comment by Alban on March 8, 2011 at 5:17pm

Firstly great post Jerry and congratulations to Holly. Could you clone Holly and get her to my office in Australia :-)

On another note, I'm keen on knowing more about this play button on a resume, that you have / use. Tried sending you my details through your website, but it did not go through. Pls send me some info to adsa@quayapointments.com.au Many thanks,       

Comment by Mario Frank on March 8, 2011 at 7:28pm
Can Holly train me?
Comment by Julia Stone on March 9, 2011 at 4:15pm

Holly Rocks!


She is a rare bird in our industry and I have really enjoyed working with her!



~anon partner who worked with Holly placing a Computational Linguistics/Machine Learning Software Researcher


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