Step 1: Pre-Search Assessment - Rules of Engagement


In order to provide effective career management services, it is imperative that we mutually take the necessary steps to maximize the success of each career move. With your cooperation and trust, the career management strategy facilitated by these Rules of Engagement will result in a highly targeted approach to your next career move. You will experience less frustration. Most importantly, with a strategically planned approach to your career pursuit, you won't make critical mistakes or miss out on the opportunity at the right time.


Please read the terms below, and check the box at the bottom of the page to continue with the form. We need your agreement on the following points:

  1. Spectrum Career must have a thorough understanding of your skills and accomplishments as well as your personal and professional goals. You must complete the Candidate Pre-Search Assessment and Reference Release forms.

  1. We must have complete access to you. Nobody knows your hopes, dreams, ambitions or schedule better than you.

  1. Take our calls or return calls promptly. If we're calling, it's important. We will not waste your time.

  1. Give us two or three tentative times for interviews with companies we present to you while we are on the phone presenting them. Both your schedule and the hiring manager's schedule have to be coordinated. At times, this can be a real challenge for both parties. Be as flexible as possible.

  1. In most cases, more than one person is involved in making life decisions. We must have permission to speak with those who know and care about you, such as your spouse, significant other, best friend and professional references. These people can provide insight and support for such important decisions.

  1. Be prepared to sell yourself to any company with which you interview. What do you have to offer that makes you stand out from among your peers?

  1. Follow up with us immediately after each interview. Details are clearest in everyone's mind just after an interview. Greater detail results in better decisions.

  1. Make a lasting impression by sending the employer a thank you/follow up letter for interviewing with you. This simple gesture will give you an advantage over your competition.

  1. At the offer stage, Spectrum Career negotiates all compensation on your behalf. Remember, it is to the advantage of both of us for you to get the best package possible.

  1. Spectrum Career will walk you through the entire resignation process. At your request Spectrum Career will resign on your behalf.

  1. You agree that to the best of your ability to disclose to us all interviews (past and present), the recruiters who are actively representing you currently or in the course of our relationship, the major places you have posted your resume on the internet and/or companies with which you have submitted your resume for consideration.

By continuing to the next page, I acknowledge my acceptance of these “Rules of Engagement”, which will serve as your electronic signature.

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