is a "preferred" member of Top Echelon Network, Inc.,
the world's largest network of independently owned recruiting
firms. Frank Sommer, a former GE human resources executive and
graduate of GE’s corporate Employee Relation Management
Program co-manages SearchStars with Cindy Sommer, a former IBM
Information Technology manager.
a BA in Chemistry and MBA both from Columbia University
and over 15 years experience in executive search. He
served as an officer in the US Navy in the amphibious
forces and aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp. He
has also been an Explorer Post Chairman, a United Way
Staff Associate, and a Town Planning Board member.
a BA from Cornell University and has experience as
a programmer and technical writer, as well as management.
We realize that confidential treatment of your job
search may be important to you. Your identity will
be released only to recruiters within the Top Echelon
Network and not to prospective employers without your
prior consent. A recruiter will contact you when able
to match an available job opportunity to your requirements,
before releasing your identity.
Cost – Client
employers pay our fee. There is no charge to candidates.
does not discriminate. Every service we
offer is provided without regard to race, color,
sex, national origin, disability, or age. We comply
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII,
the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment
Act, and other federal, state, and local prohibitions
you to Search Thousands
of Jobs Free! These job openings are the best jobs
offered by some of the finest companies in the world!
With your permission, we will represent you directly
to our client companies.
- Search Job Opportunities
by entering keywords, preferred state location, salary
and/or hourly range, and type of position.
- Let us know the jobs you match! All you have to do
is insert your job in your Job Briefcase and create
. We will contact you if the "hiring official" at
the client company has interest in your Online Resume.
In all cases, we will keep your Resume on record
for other Job Opportunities.
Jobs listed are not all ours. Some are written by
recruiters over whom we have no control. Although
Top Echelon Network, Inc., makes every attempt to
prevent the listing of any job that violates discrimination
laws, the sheer volume makes this an impossibility.
We therefore assume no liability with respect to
the content of jobs listed on this Web page. If you
see a job containing discriminatory content, please
notify us immediately so we can have this job purged.
is a "preferred" member
of Top Echelon Network, Inc., the world's largest network of independently
owned recruiting firms. Frank Sommer, a former GE human resources
executive and graduate of GE’s corporate Employee Relation
Management Program co-manages SearchStars with Cindy Sommer,
a former IBM Information Technology manager.
Frank has a BA in Chemistry and MBA both from Columbia
University and over 15 years experience in executive
search. He served as an officer in the US Navy in the
amphibious forces and aboard the aircraft carrier USS
Wasp. He has also been an Explorer Post Chairman, a United
Way Staff Associate, and a Town Planning Board member.
Cindy has a BA from Cornell University and has experience
as a programmer and technical writer, as well as management.
Why Us instead
of somebody else? We have experience
in the corporate world and sometimes were frustrated
with recruiters who used our time gathering information,
but did not produce results or keep us informed. Solution:
Regardless of which type of search we undertake for you,
we will keep you informed regularly. You will always
know the status. We also experienced pushy, irritating
recruiters who called about the status of candidates
in whom we were not interested or pushed candidates who
did not meet our specifications. Solution: Rather than
waste your (and our) time trying to sell you what you
don't want, we take the time up front to understand
thoroughly what you do want, and go about the business
the best qualified candidates to present to you. We will
not overwhelm you with dozens of candidates, but will
present several of the most qualified for you to consider.
Most of our conversations with you will concern candidates
in whom you are interested, to try to keep the process
moving favorably for you.
Put us to work immediately in search of the best qualified
candidates for your open positions. Post
your open positions.
Call us today at 1.800.245.5063 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss our services.
Levels of service
offer clients three basic levels of search service: "contingency", "hourly",
no up front payment. We earn a fee only if we succeed
in filling the position; client takes no risk. There
are no restrictions
to the client doing his own advertising or using other
recruiters. There is no contract to sign (we provide
a simple statement of fees). At this level, we will
search for available candidates using considerable
as explained below. We will also develop additional
candidates through referrals from the existing candidates
The Hourly option
is useful if a client wants retained level service
but wants to maintain tight control over
ability to shut down at a moment's notice without further
charge, or at a specified expenditure level.
we are retained with an up front payment, are compensated according
to a contract, and are obligated
to provide search services in accordance with that
contract. On retained search, we utilize all the same resources
as in contingency but in addition, we will design and
implement a recruiting plan that includes target sources,
utilizes specialists called "researchers" to
identify specific individuals working at those sources,
and then try to develop these individuals as candidates
with interest in the client's position. On a retained
search, we become doggedly determined and work hand-in-glove
with our client on an exclusive basis.
We're flexible We are also willing to package our service
levels to suit the client; the object is to fill the
position with the best possible candidate in the least
amount of time. For temporary / project based use of
professional talent we offer Contract Staffing. We can
meet your contract staffing needs through our affiliations
with Top Echelon Contracting, Inc., which allows us to
supply our client companies with top-notch professionals
for a specific length of time or for a specific project.
The contractor is the employee of our contracting division,
freeing our client from administrative problems, tax
and workers' compensation issues, payroll, and unemployment
Our Payrolling Service is useful for
utilizing skills without adding to your payroll, for
example summer employment,
temporary use of retirees, internships, 1099 conversions,
etc. We offer "A la Carte Services" – for
example administration services, technical consulting
services, Internet Search, Top Echelon Network Search.
Our resources are
considerable. We have several candidate
databases, which will be searched initially and thereafter
daily through automated methods. Many of these candidates
are not “actively looking” or watching
employment ads or internet sites. The basic databases
60,000 recently recruited candidates whose skills and
requirements are well documented, for matching to client
specifications. In addition there are databases of
several hundred thousand persons whose resumes can
but whose requirements have not been documented. These
databases are proprietary and not accessible to the
general public. We notify 650 associated recruiting
a client's open position within minutes of receiving
a search assignment. In addition, we post a client's
job specifications to hundreds of appropriate web sites,
in hopes of attracting additional candidates. Please
note, there is no charge for any of this; it is all
covered by the contingency fee. At the same time we
and talking to potential candidates we are also constantly
seeking referral of others. At the higher service level,
our skills for candidate development of candidates
extracted from target sources are well developed with
over 20 years
of experience in the business.
Most important to us in our working relationship with
a client is speed and quality of communication. We need
to know the detailed requirements of the position. If
we present a candidate who falls short, we need to know
why so that we can refine our qualifying questions to
avoid a repeat performance. It is therefore highly desirable
to be allowed direct contact with the hiring authority
The purpose of any information we gather is to allow
us to qualify people so that we present only on target,
interested people to you, and to sell your opportunity
does not discriminate. Every service we
offer is provided without regard to race, color, sex,
national origin, disability, or age. We comply with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, the Civil
Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and
other federal, state, and local prohibitions against
It will be our privilege to work with you.
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