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What Is It Like to Work with AP Professionals?

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Check out what our consultants are saying about us!

Whether this is your first time working with a recruiting agency or your 100th, every agency handles their consultants differently. And believe us when we say, we’ve heard some unfortunate horror stories. At AP Professionals, we pride ourselves on providing reliable, top-notch, personalized services from the moment you connect with one of our recruiters to the moment you offboard with us. Through the processes of recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, offboarding and everything in between, we ensure all of our consultants (current & future) are taken care of at every turn. You can count on being paid on time & being signed up for benefits efficiently & quickly. As well as having hands on/one-on-one help & communication from our recruiters. And finally, connecting with real people on the other side of your phone calls!

You don’t have to take our word for it, below are just a few of our consultant’s reviews!

“I would like to express my appreciation for all the help that I have received from my recruiter. As well as the rest of the team at AP Professionals. It was your recruitment efforts that brought me to this rewarding experience. I now get to continue with this healthcare provider client as their full time employee. The employee benefits you offer have been outstanding – I really love how AP Professionals supports their employees.” – Brian C.

“I have had the privilege of two separate assignments from AP Professionals. Each contract was with well-established companies that allowed me to grow within my role during my time at each organization. Many years elapsed between the assignments, but Neil and the entire AP staff remembered me right away and are always so cordial and friendly. Everything from the recruitment process, pay-scale, benefits etc. is top notch! I highly recommend any IT professional seeking advancement of their career to connect with AP Professionals!” – Sean P.

“I would recommend AP Professionals to other people in my network because you guys were fast at landing me a position, were on top of things when I had questions, and are the only contracting company I have worked with thus far that provides any vacation, holiday, and sick pay to its contractors at all.” – Shelly E.

“Working with AP and a Fortune 500 global fashion & apparel company was one of, if not the best, engagement I have had in my 14+ years of consulting. Leslie is a great recruiter, and the HR Team has been great support.” – Nathan H.

“I would highly recommend people to work with AP. Whenever an issue was found, I was informed immediately. Communication with agents was very succinct and transparent, which allowed me to always be aware of my working situation.” – Cyrus R.

Take it from them, that’s what you can expect from a placement with AP Professionals! Check out our LinkedIn page here to see a few job postings we currently have. Don’t see anything fitting for you? Reach out to one of our recruiters, we have many more positions available!

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Nailing Your Next Interview

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Check out these tips & tricks from our own expert recruiters on how to ace your next nerve-racking interview!

You’ve perfected your resume and you’ve proofread your cover letter (a million times). You’ve found a position that sounds like it would fit your lifestyle & goals perfectly and you’ve landed the interview! But now what? How do you ensure that all your hard work doesn’t go to waste? After all, this is the last step standing between you & your future career. A few of our recruiters got together to compile a list of their top tips & tricks that they recommend to all their candidates before sending them off to an interview. Keep these things in mind and you’ll have that job in no time!

Eric Gleason – Recruiter of 15 years

“It is important not to forget the S.T.A.R. method but only use this when answering situational based questions. The hiring manager wants to know what actions you specifically took & what were the results of your actions. Be sure to first describe the (S) Situation, describe the (T) Task that needed to be complete, discuss what (A) Approach you took and finally what were the (R) Results?”

Leslie Pomerleau – Recruiter of 7 years

“Try to have a concise answer to each question that doesn’t exceed much more than 60 seconds. Being brief is much better than being long-winded. When answering the question, “tell me about one of your weaknesses”, choose a weakness that doesn’t correlate with the job, so you don’t shoot yourself in the foot. Last, make good eye contact, be calm, and smile–being confident is key (fake it till you make it if you have to!)”

Neil Tenenbaum – Recruiter of 10 years

“I’ve learned a lot in my 10 years in the business & have many tips that have helped our candidates land positions year after year!”

Re-read you own resume – Always make sure to re-read your own resume before interviewing so you refresh what info the interviewer is seeing. Often, they ask questions based off your resume. For example, “At company A I see you used Tableau for reporting, what type of data were your reporting on?”

Keep in mind what you are interviewing for – Think about the job title you are interviewing for and be ready with specific examples to share about related project work. Be sure to speak to what your responsibilities were, tools you used, etc. as opposed to what the team completed or used.  Do not be general with your answers. For example, if a Project Manager is asked to describe a full SDLC project he or she recently managed, do not reply with “I have managed lots of projects through the full SDLC, there is nothing I have not seen.” Pick one and briefly let them know what you did through each phase.

Avoid being negative about prior employers – Even if you did not have the best experience. Employers want to know that you are considerate and professional even in difficult scenarios.

Always answer the question that was asked – It may seem odd but very often with rejections we get feedback that candidates spoke to questions that had not been asked.  If you do not know the answer, it’s ok to say “I have not worked with that specifically” as it can be a door opener to provide similar skills. You can also then ask if those are similar to what the hiring manager is seeking.  For example, “Have you used Agile DevOps for documentation?”. You may answer “No, I have not had the opportunity, but is that similar to Jira? I used Jira to document requirements in my prior position.”  They may then say “Yes, that is similar, and we can help you ramp up on certain tools.”

Tate Rost – Recruiter of 1 year

“Throughout my experience as a Sales Development Representative & the knowledge I’ve gained from our team of seasoned recruiters, I always give the following advice to my candidates before interviewing. Be engaged and be sure to ask the hiring team thoughtful questions. Also, make sure to follow up with a thank you note after an interview. An act of kindness can go a long way!”

Well, there you have it! With combined experience of over 30 years in the business (and that’s only from 4 members of our team), our recruiters have shown time & time again that keeping these things in mind will work in your advantage. You now have all the tools you need to nail this interview. On behalf of AP Professionals, Good Luck!  

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Thank you, To All Of Our IT Professionals!

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On this National IT Professionals Day, we want to say – thank you!

With over 200+ placements within the first 2 quarters of the fiscal year, we want to say THANK YOU to all of our hard-working IT Professionals that we have placed so far! All consultants placed across multiple Fortune 500 companies have represented AP Professionals with the utmost respect while putting their all into their new positions. Our IT Professionals hold positions as Project, Product & Program Managers, Data Analysts, Database Developers, Network, System & Security Engineers, Scrum Masters and more.

Over the course of these last two quarters our consultants have receive multiple personal awards & honors from their placement companies. They have continued to grow their professional skills & networks while being apart of their specific teams. We acknowledge that each consultant has different personal & professional goals – AP Professionals aspires to help them grow whether they find a great fit with one or more of our clients!

To all of the IT Professionals we have placed so far this year – thank you for your hard-work, your dedication, your professionalism and finally your passion for what you do! We wouldn’t be able to continue our growth & yours without you. We hope you were able to attend our Consultant Appreciation party this past April – if not, we look forward to seeing you next year!

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