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What No One Is Telling You About Your Reference List

December 19, 2016 Uncategorized Leave a comment

As a recruiter, I know that the people on your reference list tells a lot about you. Your reference list can secure your future with a company or immediately send your name to the bottom of the pile. Being strategic with your references will eliminate any questions about your past work history. Here are four […]

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Recruiter in the US Textile Industry Gets Back to Her Roots

October 14, 2016 Industry News, Recruiting, Textile Industry Leave a comment

My textile roots took shape when I was in third grade, when I toured the Dan River Mills Plant in Danville, Virginia — my hometown. I got to touch the raw cotton piled high in the bins lining the plant floor. The plant manager described the process of growing cotton and how it takes root […]

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Coley Company Announces New Team Member

July 20, 2016 Uncategorized Leave a comment

We are excited to announce that in June 2016 Ross Coley joined Coley Company as Executive Recruiter. Ross, son of Doug Coley, comes from Sasser Companies where he led a team in project management and sales. Ross managed client relationships, recruiting, training, and coaching team members. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his […]

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What I Have Learned From 30 Years of Executive Search

June 7, 2016 Uncategorized Leave a comment

This summer I will celebrate 30 years in executive search. I am thankful for all I have learned and am still learning every day. As I reflect over the years, I have seen a lot of changes in executive search for the apparel, textile, and nonwoven industries, but there are several things that have stayed […]

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How To Avoid The Counter Offer

March 30, 2016 Uncategorized Leave a comment

  The number one issue that arises in a job change is The Counter Offer. Picture this, you resign from your company and your employer offers you an awesome opportunity to remain with them even after you shared plans to leave. They offer to increase your salary or promote you if you will stay. Wouldn’t […]

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4 Signs It’s Time to Make a Job Change

January 15, 2016 Uncategorized Leave a comment

Time and time again I talk with people who have a hard time trying to decipher if it is time to make a job change. Making a job change can be challenging and scary, but if you take time to critically think through your goals, you may find the right answer. It may be time […]

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The War for Technical Textile Talent: PART II

October 6, 2015 Uncategorized Leave a comment

In my last post, I discussed the shortage of technical talent in the textile industry. After sharing this post, I had the honor of speaking on this topic at the Southern Textile Association Conference. In doing my research, I discovered that our industry knows there is a war for textile talent. But, we don’t know how to prevent this issue in […]

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The War for Technical Textile Talent

March 27, 2015 Uncategorized Leave a comment

Through 25 years of experience recruiting in the textile industry, I am beginning to see a major trend. Textile companies in the US are thriving and growing at a rapid pace. Companies are now looking for specialized employees to meet the demands to produce new and innovative textile products. For example, people with specific fabric […]

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Hit The Bull’s-Eye With Your Job Search

December 4, 2014 For Candidates Leave a comment

  Hit the Bull’s-Eye With Your Job Search by Doug Coley There are about a million companies in the world to work for.  But, the question is how do I find the company that wants to hire me just as bad as I want to work for them? The goal of your job search is […]

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3 Things You Need To Know About Hiring Millennials

September 24, 2014 For Client Companies Leave a comment

by Doug Coley The Millennial Impact Project constitutes millennials as young adults who are age 20-35, the children of the baby boomers. You may think they are hard to understand, but they are the future. Here are three things you need to know when hiring millennials: 1. Millennials approach their careers wanting to give back. […]

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