Christine Kent

Posts by Christine Kent

  • My Most Memorable Hire: The Afghanistan Soldier Turned Computer Engineer

    October 14, 2014

    Military men and women put themselves in harm’s way every day in service to our country, and when they come home they need the personal and corporate support of our businesses to smooth their entry into the workplace. “I’ve always got my antenna out for promising candidates who’ve done service in the military and have the talent and skills for our technical jobs...

  • Passionate Hiring Managers Help This Small Business Excel in Recruiting

    October 7, 2014

    When Tiffany Bloomer, Director of Marketing, Business Development, and Recruiting Lead at Aventis Systems, tells promising candidates they’re going to interview with the company’s CEO, she can practically hear the nervous buzzing in their heads: “He’s going to grill me, and I’m going to blow it.” “Is this a test to see if I’ll crack under pressure?” “Time to...

  • Starting a Recruiting Business in the Middle of the Recession? Why not.

    September 24, 2014

    Everyone thought Peg Olson was crazy when she decided to launch her own recruiting company, jPEG Executive Search, in 2009, just as the economy had collapsed. “Many businesses were downsizing, and hiring was the last thing on their minds, but after twenty-plus years as a recruiter, I knew I could turn this into an opportunity,” Olson says. Why? “Because I had a...