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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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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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