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15 Job Interview Tips That Teach People How to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview :

15 Job Interview Tips That Teach People How to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview

Embracing the Millennials’ Mind-Set at Work :

Embracing the Millennials’ Mind-Set at Work

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Software Engineer – Backend – REMOTE

Why Use a Recruiter :

Why Use a Recruiter

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Interviewing Tips – good questions to ask

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Other Recruiting and Personal Coaching Resources

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Headhunters: The Missing Link :

Headhunters: The Missing Link

Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle :

Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle

Sigmund and Sherlock :

Sigmund and Sherlock

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Some Common Sense Ground Rules

Writing a Great Resumé :

Writing a Great Resumé

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Truth in Advertising

Ten Keys to a Dynamite Resume :

Ten Keys to a Dynamite Resume

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Building a Stronger Case

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Resume Objectives

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Summary or Chronological?

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Jen Bradshaw : Chief Brilliance Detector

Jen Bradshaw

Chief Brilliance Detector

Jen's 15+ years of experience in the staffing industry has honed her keen ability to establish long lasting relationships. She has a consultative mind set and is quick to respond. Her West Michigan roots gives her deep connections to people you want to know.

jen@paragonusa.com
Why You Should Remove Half the Stuff on Your Resume Right Now… :

Why You Should Remove Half the Stuff on Your Resume Right Now…

4 Sneaky Ways To Determine Company Culture In An Interview :

4 Sneaky Ways To Determine Company Culture In An Interview

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Job Interview Advice for Veterans: Practice :

Job Interview Advice for Veterans: Practice

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Changing Jobs: A New Beginning :

Changing Jobs: A New Beginning

Culture Shock and Task Clarity :

Culture Shock and Task Clarity

Relocation Specialists :

Relocation Specialists

The Two-Party System :

The Two-Party System

Some Common Sense Ground Rules :

Some Common Sense Ground Rules

The Art of Interviewing :

The Art of Interviewing

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The Other Fundamentals

Basic Interviewing Strategy :

Basic Interviewing Strategy

Don’t Talk Yourself out of a Job :

Don’t Talk Yourself out of a Job

The Prudent Use of Questions :

The Prudent Use of Questions

Give it Some Thought :

Give it Some Thought

Money, Money, Money :

Money, Money, Money

Some Questions you can Count On :

Some Questions you can Count On

Wrapping it Up :

Wrapping it Up

Interview Tips :

Interview Tips

One: The Resume :

One: The Resume

Two: Appropriate Dress and Appearance :

Two: Appropriate Dress and Appearance

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Three: Directions to the Interview Location

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Four: Name and Title of the Interviewer(s)

Five: Understanding the Company’s Hiring Procedure :

Five: Understanding the Company’s Hiring Procedure

Six: Background Information on the Company :

Six: Background Information on the Company

Seven: A Complete List of Questions you want to Ask :

Seven: A Complete List of Questions you want to Ask

Leave you Laundry List at Home :

Leave you Laundry List at Home

Overcoming the Fear of Change :

Overcoming the Fear of Change

The Complete Job Description :

The Complete Job Description

The Positive Power of Values :

The Positive Power of Values

The Job Description Makeover :

The Job Description Makeover

Your Job-Changing Strategy :

Your Job-Changing Strategy

Evaluating an Offer :

Evaluating an Offer

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Keeping Score

The Economic Factor :

The Economic Factor

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Figuring the Bottom Line

Lay your Cards on the Table :

Lay your Cards on the Table

The Porcupine Category :

The Porcupine Category

How an Offer is Staged :

How an Offer is Staged

Accepting the Offer :

Accepting the Offer

New Angles and Unusual Deals :

New Angles and Unusual Deals

Resigning from a Job :

Resigning from a Job

Don’t Let the Demons Get You Down :

Don’t Let the Demons Get You Down

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Considering the Counteroffer

Here come the Three Stages :

Here come the Three Stages

Testimonials

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I have been told we “hit a home run with this hire”.

-Client, Director of IT


“Beth and Jen are a dynamic team committed to understanding your business and finding great talent to help you reach your goals.  They are passionate about what they do and it shines in their work.”

-Client, HR Manager


 

“Paragon truly cares about finding the perfect fit – they went the extra mile to make it happen for us and we couldn’t be happier!  I was impressed with the follow through, attention to detail, and communication throughout the process! Thank you!! ”

-Client, HR Manager


 

“I am currently working at a great company and I have Paragon to thank. They are very professional and keep in close touch with recruits and the hiring company, I always felt in the loop. I am very happy with this position, thanks!”

-Programmer


“What a professional organization! From the first call from the recruiter to the scheduling of onsite interviews, to the acceptance of the offer, Paragon Recruiting made my job search their #1 priority! The Paragon team stayed on top of my job search all the way through and after the acceptance. Thanks for an awesome job!”

– Network Systems Engineer


“Working with Paragon Recruiting was a truly professional, pleasurable and rewarding experience. Through their efforts, I was not only able to find an exciting IT position with a great company, but also the competitive compensation package I was looking for. I will highly recommend their service to my friends and colleagues.”

– Database Administrator


“Good communications! My recruiter followed up on responding in a timely manner. Thanks for your help in attaining this job.”

– SAP Business Analyst


“Being laid off was traumatic at best. To have Paragon contact me literally within minutes of submitting my resumé evoked wonderful feelings. The recruiter was extremely responsive and proactive calling me after and following up on every interview and conversation. I couldn’t have asked for a more thorough job. Thanks for all your help!”

– Project Manager


“Quick, informative, professional. [Paragon] You did great!”

– Traffic/Logistics Manager


“I was not always so patient, but the wait was worthwhile. You found just the right position I had been looking for. Thank you!”

– Systems Engineer


“I very much appreciate the efforts the people at Paragon Recruiting put forth to find a position for me. This position is the perfect fit.”

– UG Systems Administrator


“Excellent service, great follow through, outstanding results.”

– Engineering Applications Programmer


“Paragon Recruiting was aggressive in their efforts to find the right position for me. Their efforts are much appreciated and I will continue to refer my friends and colleagues to Paragon.”

– Database Specialist


“Paragon Recruiting was instrumental in my finding the perfect career. The extra steps taken by your company were key in obtaining my ideal job. Paragons expert networking and negotiating knowledge played a great role in getting the perfect job offer!”

– Web Developer


“Because of Paragon Recruitings commitment to ongoing relationships, they were knowledgeable of both the clients’ requirements of a position as well as my specific experience. They were able to introduce me immediately to the project leader with the authority to contract or hire. In a single day we all knew it was a good match. The client was pleased with my contract work and later offered me a full time position.”

– EDI Consultant


“I enjoyed my dealings with Paragon Recruiting. I feel that the contact and communication I had was very professional and thorough.”

– Electrical Engineer


“I don’t think I could find a single weakness with Paragon Recruiting. They took a lot of guesswork and anxiety out of finding a quality position that suited my interests and career goals. I am very pleased with my success and owe it to Paragon Recruiting!”

– Technical Writer


“The Paragon Recruiting staff took the time to harmonize my expectations of the perfect company with my new employers ideals of the perfect employee to create a symphony of production that will endure throughout our lifetime.”

– Programmer Analyst


“I can say unequivocally that Paragon Recruiting is a cut above the rest because of their commitment to placing the right people in the right positions. Paragon’s persistence in pursuing both the customer as well as me resulted in both obtaining the perfect fit for our common needs.”

– Project Manager


“The staff at Paragon was very professional. They made searching for a job hassle free!”

– Systems Engineer

 

About

Paragon Recruiting specializes in finding highly qualified information technology, software/hardware engineering professionals and placing them with outstanding West Michigan employers. We provide direct placement, contract-to-hire placement, and contract placement for a specific project or defined time period. All fees are paid by our client companies, not our candidates.

To locate our candidates we use personal referrals, professional business organizations, college and technical schools, internet resources, and direct recruiting. Networking in this area over a period of years has given us access to many knowledgeable individuals. Our candidates are people we’ve taken the time to get to know. This lets us represent them well to companies where they’d have the highest chance for success.

At Paragon Recruiting, we know the cultures of the businesses and industries in West Michigan. We take the time to understand their goals and expectations. This lets us scout for the talent that meets the specific needs of each client company. We focus our efforts on obtaining in-depth knowledge of our clients, the area, and the local business climate. Our client companies are much more than just names.

History

After more than a dozen years working as a recruiter in larger firms, Beth DeWilde wanted a more personal work experience, placing people first. In the fall of 1996 Paragon Recruiting began operations. By 1998 her company had out grown its original office in the historic Holland Firehouse and moved to its current space in Centennial Park Place.

In 2015, Jen Bradshaw teamed up with Beth to join in those recruiting efforts and maybe one day become Beth’s successor.  In December of 2020 that idea became a reality and Jen is now the owner of Paragon Recruiting.  After 24 years of recruiting quality technical talent in West Michigan, Beth decided it was time to retire and have some fun!  Jen is excited to uphold the reputation that Beth worked so hard to establish and is committed to sourcing the best talent in the area.

Paragon specializes in recruiting information technology, software/hardware engineering professionals and continues to focus on the West Michigan market. The company purposely remains small in order to give personal, detailed service to both client companies and job candidates.