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CLIENT RESOURCES

Kokott, Wood & Associates works very closely with each one of its clients. We employ a multi-tiered, comprehensive process to help clients understand precisely what they need to ascertain from a candidate. Because our unparalleled actual industry experience is unique to executive search firms in our industry, we offer our clients a multi-faceted perspective and objective recommendations when it comes to evaluating candidates. We take the time to develop an accurate position description and detailed skill set questionnaire based on the role's unique requirements within the client's organization. Click on the link below to find articles on a variety of client-focused topics.

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WHY THE RECRUITER MUST FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CLIENT AND THEIR BUSINESS

In today's job market, the executive search process entails appreciable time and research in order to effectively pair the right candidates with the right client positions. Professional recruiting firms are quick to accentuate the importance of understanding their clients' businesses in order for them to identify the best-suited candidates.


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HIRING MANAGERS TIPS

"The hiring process can sometimes be protracted and arduous. Each component from crafting a job description to extending an offer letter is often accompanied by a significant level of effort and consideration. However, taking measures to make the steps of the hiring process more effective can help to minimize any inefficiencies along the way."


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HIRE FOR FIT AND SUCCESS

Precisely identifying the model candidate among a multitude of applicants for a strategic or other high-level position is, at times, arduous and often quite challenging. Managerial and executive roles typically require appreciable experience and education in addition to specific personality traits, skills, and management styles.


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Why Kokott, Wood & Associates

Kokott, Wood & Associates specializes in placements of executives, management, IT, and other professionals in the C- Store and Petroleum Industry. With over 75 years of actual industry experience, our executive search professionals have the knowledge and insight to identify the right candidate to excel within your organization.

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  • Testimonials

    “Now that everyone is settled in, I have a few minutes to say thank you for your assistance in helping me land this position. Prior to my job search, I had never worked with recruiters and didn’t think I would ever need to. As you know, I had my resume with several other companies, but I’m glad your posting worked out for me. For starters, your description of the company, the hiring manager (now my VP), the pay plan and the area were so correct. This really helped us in deciding to pursue this opportunity and was especially helpful when we moved here. It was as we expected (hoped) it to be.

    Thank you so much!

    Wholesale Fuel Manager, Midwest Fuel Wholesaler / Distributor

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    "Klaus carefully orchestrated an action plan geared to differentiating my unique talents from the rest of the crowd. He readily made himself available to offer guidance and conduct thorough mock interviews designed to bring out my personal strengths and value to the hiring company. His focused approach not only helped prepare me for the interview process, but gave me the confidence that I was the right person for the job. Klaus is a top notch recruiter committed to strategically preparing clients for positions he has deemed are a strong fit. He truly cares about the success of his clients and the contributions they will make to the organization."

    Category Manager, Southwest US Retail Company

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    "I wasn't sure of the value of your Retained Search process when you first proposed the concept to me. I can now tell you (and others), it is the only way we'll ever conduct another search. You told me it would save me time, eliminate frustration, and provide me with a selection of 3-5 very qualified Candidates. I was truly impressed with the detail of Candidate information and your qualifying process; it was as if I knew the Candidate before I ever interviewed them. The time you spent with us, learning about our business, our culture and what this key position would be responsible for was time well spent. The most difficult task for us was that of making the final selection... "

    Fred - President/CEO - Retailer - East Coast

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    Having been a part of the recruitment process on both sides of the table I can definitely say that my experience with Kokott, Wood & Associates was a privilege. From the initial stage of describing the role & the company to the final negotiation stage - Kokott, Wood & Associates made sure all parties were well aware of the situation at hand. There wasn't one point in the process where I wondered where things stood and what next step(s) needed to take place. Their ability to communicate their client's expectations, company culture, and need(s) for the role could not have been better. It was a pleasure working with Kokott, Wood, & Associates, and I would highly recommend working with their professional team. I look forward to the next time I deal with them as a client.

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