You can trust me (the Recruiter), I’m not the enemy


You can trust me (the Recruiter), I’m not the enemy

Sometimes Recruiters get a bad rep from both the clients and candidates. We’re seen as the enemy…. WE’RE NOT!!!!

As professionals with over 35 years of experience, who spend every day helping people,  we really DO know a thing or two. Yes, we get paid based on making the placement, but that doesn’t mean we are trying to force a square peg into a round hole. If the candidate doesn’t work out, we will have an unhappy client that will never call us again and an unhappy candidate that will do the same. That serves the purpose of no one and quite honestly, we’d have been out of business long ago had we employed such tactics.

Take our advice, it’s FREE but it’s not cheap; we do require something in exchange. We ask that you trust us.

We’ve been around a while and we are always happy to share our knowledge. For instance, if you’re working on a temporary position and get a call about a permanent job, TAKE THE INTERVIEW.  You never know what could happen. Your temporary position that was supposed to last until April, may end tomorrow due to unforeseen budget cuts. That permanent position that didn’t seem so interesting? The interview might teach you otherwise.

Below is an email we received from a candidate after he turned down an interview for a permanent position for just such a reason. Two months later, he wrote:

Hello Mark,

Boy did I mess up royally. I am so sorry for not going on that interview 1-2 months back. My consulting gig is over on 12/16/16 due to a major RIF for consultant when my assignment was supposed to go until 2/28/17 with possibility of being brought on FT and extension. I hope you will work with me again and do not hold that one interview I missed over me because I truly am a great candidate and truly want to find a great place to work. Hopefully you can help.

I sincerely apologize for screwing up that interview and I truly hope it didn’t effect your relationship with the company but I hope maybe you can still help me out.

I appreciate your assistance.


Unemployed Applicant

We certainly weren’t happy to receive the note. But it crystalizes the message we’re trying to send. If you decide to partner with a Recruiter for your job search, then you need to trust that what they’re advising you is true. If you can’t, you may have chosen the wrong recruiter with whom to work.

We are here to help make a great match for both our clients and our candidates. It’s how we build relationships which is at the heart of what we do.


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Accountants For You is a Temporary, Temp to Perm, and Permanent Staffing Firm here in Philadelphia. We are a boutique firm that prides ourselves on the customer service we provide to our clients as well as our candidates.

We are not your average recruiters. We strive for boundless sensitivity and value to both our candidates we represent and the clients we serve. Top talent can not be taken for granted; having the right people, or the wrong people, can make all the difference in any company.

We listen. We find out what our clients want and need. Sometimes our perspective can assist our clients in defining what they are looking for. We have earned the right to be known as perceptive, insightful and persistent. We pay attention to people and nuances.

We deliver – to both the companies seeking talent and the candidates looking for optimal opportunities. We care about the recruiting industry, and love nothing more than to share best practices with our peers in order to lift us all up.

We want to take the Staffing Industry back to its roots by providing unsurpassed customer service. No matter the time, nor the day, Accountants For You will be able to assist with any of your staffing needs. We have filled positions on New Years Day and from thousands of miles away. Accountants For You is never “on vacation” or “too far” to assist you with your staffing needs. We will do whatever it takes to make sure our clients are taken care of.

Accountants For You is a Nationally Recognized Women’s Business Enterprise.

We will be having some great new features on this blog including “From the desk of the working mom” which will have great tips for working parents.

We will also have tips for job seekers on how to further their career and tips for hiring managers on how to find and retain the best talent.

As always, never hesitate to call us at 215-988-7200 or email us at with any questions you might have. We can’t wait to hear from you!