Timing is the hardest thing to control in a job search - whether you are on the hiring end or the searching end. A great recruiter can help you manage this time line, and there are things you can do to ensure that the timing works out to your advantage.
Failing to expand your horizons in terms of considering things outside of the target. For an employer this means focusing too much on a niche skill set rather than talent overall, and for job seekers it generally means dismissing opportunities based on preconceived notions about size, stability, technologies, etc.
Golf, skiing, the beaches of Cape Cod, watching sports (Boston and University of Michigan teams in particular) and beer (making it, drinking it and talking about it).
Making an impact with the people I help - either in helping them hire a person who can make a significant impact on their team, or helping someone find a role that positively impacts their career.
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“My recent experience with Ben Hicks has been nothing short of fantastic. He’s provided a number of appropriately pre-qualified resumes for consideration for my open reqs and has handled himself in an extremely professional manner throughout the entirety of the recruiting process. It’s been nothing short of a pleasure working with Ben.” - Jeff A.
"I've been working with WinterWyman for over 15 years now, and have gotten to know many of your consultants. I've always enjoyed working with WinterWyman and consider you on the top tier of recruiters. Your team is always motivated and professional and works hard to fill my openings. I enjoyed working with Ben Hicks on this position and look forward to future searches." - Arnie G.
"My experience with Ben Hicks was great. My search was by no means easy. I had my dream job out west in southern CA. However, for personal reasons my family and I decided to move back east. So looking for a job that could compare with CA job was going to be tough. To make matters worse, what I do, can't really be slotted into a single role. However, Ben did a great job, and the position I got here fits well into my wheelhouse. It will also give me even more opportunity, which is very important to me. So thank you again for helping me receive this great opportunity." - Brian G.
“I have used many recruiters in the past year, and WinterWyman is at the top. I worked with Ben Hicks in recruiting several engineers. My relationship has evolved so much with Ben that I look to him for advice about candidates, positioning, job market, and so on. I really feel that Ben is a partner and collaborator in these searches.” - Dan S.
“I couldn't speak more highly of Ben Hicks' work with me on both our most recent hire and several other potential hires. Although we've only been working together for a couple months, he has established himself firmly as an objective confidant and advisor for the long term rather than a pushy "one-off" salesperson. His consultative style is exactly the approach I've taken over many years with customers and it is greatly appreciated. I look forward to working with Ben and WinterWyman again in the future.” - Tom N.
"WinterWyman has unparalleled professionalism and strong connections to the Boston market. While I'm happily employed now thanks to Ben Hicks, I won't hesitate to use WinterWyman again when my situation changes." - Brett W.
"Ben Hicks is very thoughtful in making the right match. He is patient and incredibly responsive. Ben is one of the best recruiters I have ever worked with." - Anusha A.
"WinterWyman is, without a doubt, the most professional team I've worked with. Ben Hicks provides effective and honest communication. I've talked with a lot of recruiters, and many of them promise the world, oversell and lack communication. Thankfully, none of this happens with WinterWyman - just clear, honest communication and hard work to find a great fit." - Mike S.
"I've had the opportunity to work with Ben Hicks for several years. I have always been impressed by the depth of his knowledge of the clients he recommends, and for his willingness to share his professional recommendations and insights into the industry he represents. I would recommend Ben and WinterWyman to others looking for new employment opportunities without hesitation." - Robert S.