ESS Candidate Newsletter – March, 2017

ESS Candidate Newsletter – March, 2017

Why Do You Need to Speak to Me Before I Interview?

Worthington, OH March 01, 2017

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we discuss how speaking with ESS prior to your interview can boost your chances of getting hired!

Introduction – Aaron Wandtke
Positions Filled in the last 30 days
Ask the Recruiter
Why do you need to speak with me before I interview?
Hot Jobs

As we head to spring, the job market remains strong as companies continue to give us good positions to recruit for. One of the trends we are starting to see is applicants not handling the interview process the right way.  We have seen some stressful responses by candidates as well as candidates who are burning bridges with companies they are interviewing with due to the lack of honest communication.  If you are in the job search and would like to discuss strategy or review your approach, I am happy to help.

Another trend we are seeing is some companies struggling with their hiring process.  Because of this, companies are missing candidates who are ready to make a change.  The hiring process companies followed only 2-3 years ago is no longer an effective process.  If you would like to discuss your process or discuss some best practices we see other companies are using, please call or email.  We want you to hire the person you want in a time period that works for everyone involved.

Positions Filled in the last 30 days
Medical Director                                             Manager of IT Internal Audit
Controller                                                        Senior Director of Field Health Services
Director of Encounter Data                            Senior Financial Analyst
Large Group Underwriter                               Part-Time Medical Director
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Ask the Recruiter – Why do you need to speak with me before I interview?

One of the benefits of working with a recruiter is the insight they have.  At ESS, we have information about the company, the department, the hiring manager and the culture you will not find online.  Sometimes, candidates feel they know more about the company or do not find the preparation step important.  We believe it is where we provide the greatest value in the process.  In addition to all of the company information we can provide, we can also share with you mistakes people made in the following areas:

  1. The candidate who had so much jewelry on the company thought he looked like Mr. T.
  2. The candidate whose tie was so short no one on the interview team could focus.
  3. The candidate who ate with their mouth open at lunch.
  4. The candidate who had on so much cologne the interviewer had to open the door to the office.
  5. The candidate who “forgot” to wear underwear and spent a long time in the waiting room.
  6. The candidate whose pants fell down when he took off his sports coat.
  7. The candidate who shared on a bottle of wine with the interviewer.

We could go on with many more examples.  The point is some very experienced professionals have made fundamental mistakes that speak nothing to their ability to the do the job they are interviewing for. Wearing the right suit, getting a haircut, polishing your shoes, having the right questions to ask and knowing how to handle a meal are just some of the little things that can give you a competitive advantage.  If you have an interview coming up and would like to discuss strategy and approach, let me know.

I can be reached directly at 614-885-8490 or by e-mail at

Hot Jobs (Most positions offer relocation assistance)

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Senior Financial Analyst
Sales and Marketing Director
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Manager Star Quality Programs
Claims Configuration Manager
Decision Support Manager
Director of Actuarial
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Senior Medical Director
Director of Healthcare Services
Medicare CFO
Director Medicare Product Development
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Senior Manager Quality Improvement
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Medical Director of Behavioral Health

Manager of Quality & 5 Star Ratings
Actuarial Analytics Manager
Large Group Underwriter
Underwrite/ Pharmacy Specialist

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Director of Medicare Compliance
AVP, Healthcare Services
Chief Medical Officer

Director of Strategic Quality Programs

Director of Cost Management

Medical Technologist I and II
Lab Director
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Manager Clinical Coding
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Director, Enterprise Analytics

New Mexico
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Director of Health Services
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Puerto Rico
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Medical Director Population Health

Director of Claims
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VP Medicare Operations
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Director Quality Studies
Project Manager Behavioral Health
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