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Frequently Asked Questions

When I receive a resume, does the candidate know I have the resume?
What searches is Grand Roads currently conducting?
Will my open positions always be published on your web site?
How does Grand Roads develop a potential candidate list for a position?
What are some of the criteria that Grand Roads looks for in evaluating candidates?

When I receive a resume, does the candidate know I have the resume?
In contrast to some recruitment agencies, we will never present a resume to you without the candidate's consent. However, at your discretion, we can keep your specifics confidential and refer to you generically (e.g. a large industry-leading medical devices manufacturer).

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What searches is Grand Roads currently conducting?
Some of the current searches we are conducting are described in the Current Opportunities section of our Web Site. Searches that we have performed in the past are detailed in the Recent Assignments section of our Web Site.

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Will my open positions always be published on your web site?
No. Certain searches are conducted on a strictly confidential basis or the target list of candidates is so narrow that it doesn't make sense to post them on our web site. In addition, you can always instruct us not to public post a position. After all, we work for you.

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How does Grand Roads develop a potential candidate list for a position?
We begin by establishing a close working relationship with the client organization and, specifically, with the individuals within the organization who will be making the hiring decision. Frequently, there is a search or selection committee involved. These discussions give us a solid understanding of a client's needs. Next, we draft a detailed position profile that clearly outlines the candidate requirements.

Our actual "search" begins with a search of the JWA database, in-depth discussions with our extensive network of sector contacts, proactive telephone interviews, and a review of specialized directories and reference materials, both hard copy and electronic. We frequently advertise positions in relevant national or international media to widen the scope of interest.

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What are some of the criteria that Grand Roads looks for in evaluating candidates?
While each search is unique, there are some common qualities that we frequently use in assessing candidates:

  • Professional Credentials (Do they have a track record of getting results?)
  • Administrative and Management Abilities (What do they know and are they good at it?)
  • Leadership Qualities (Are they motivating leaders?)
  • Communications Skills (Can they convey ideas effectively?)
  • Experience (Have they been in your industry in the position you want to fill?)
  • Personal Qualities and Style (Will you enjoy working with them?)
  • Potential Fit with our Client's Organization (Will they fit in and enjoy your culture?)
  • Educational History (What have they studied and how did they do?)

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