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Associate at Robert Half


Robert Half Chicago, IL Full Time
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Robert Half Executive Search specializes in placing senior and executive level talent across a broad spectrum of functional areas.  We are adept in highly specialized searches, where the client is seeking a specific and complex background and/or industry experience that is difficult to find.  We focus on the recruitment of executive-level financial, information technology, sales and marketing, legal and human resources professionals, as well as CFOs, COOs and CEOs, across all industry sectors.


Title:                      Associate
Location:               Boston, MA
Responsibilities:  The Associate will partner with and assist the Managing Director in driving all aspects of the search process including:  managing the execution and direction of research; search strategy development; position specification development; candidate development; candidate interviews, assessment and presentation; and referencing.

An integral part of an Associate's role is relationship management - networking and building strong relationships with senior executives and assessing them against the client's requirements.  The Associate role is a highly visible role within the organization.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with Managing Director to develop a focused search strategy.
  • Identify prospective candidates through targeted company research, industry sources, relevant prior searches and internal sources.
  • Conduct in-depth phone interviews to qualify prospective candidates against position requirements and key competencies and attract qualified candidates to the client assignment.
  • Write candidate assessments for presentation to the client.
  • Maintain progress, status and market feedback reports for presentation to Managing Director and Client, as well as assist Managing Director with candidate referencing.
  • Conduct industry specific research from primary and secondary sources; gather information from the client, Managing Director, and marketplace to gain comprehensive understanding of the industry, business situation and the position requirements.
  • Align with Research Department to maintain data and information on relevant trends and challenges in the marketplace.
  • Maintain the accuracy, quality and integrity of all search information.
  • Create position advertisements when necessary.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree is required.
  • Minimum of 3+ years in a business environment.
  • Recruiting experience is a bonus.
  • Research and business writing experience preferred.
  • Excellent networking and communication skills.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present difficult and complex matters in straightforward and clear manner.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, planning and project management skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • A team player who enjoys a collegial, collaborative work environment.
  • The ability to build credibility and trust with various internal and external constituents.

Top Reasons to Work for Robert Half:

  • EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE INDUSTRY LEADER – For more than 70 years, our history of success and strong client relationships provide a level of stability few companies can match.
  • PERFORMANCE = REWARD – We offer exceptional earning potential and a competitive benefits package, including a base salary; paid time off; group health, life and disability insurance; and retirement savings plans. Learn more at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Associate.
  • UPWARD MOBILITY – With more than 300 staffing locations worldwide, we provide excellent career advancement potential, both locally and beyond.
  • TOOLS FOR SUCCESS – We provide world-class training, client relationship management tools and advanced technology to help you succeed.
  • RESPECTED WORLDWIDE – Robert Half has appeared on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “Most Admired Companies” since 1998, as well as numerous “Best Places to Work” lists around the world.
  • OUTSTANDING CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP – We believe in an “Ethics First” philosophy, which means we are committed to social responsibility, promoting inclusion and diversity in the workplace, and actively participating in communities where we live and work. Learn more by downloading Robert Half’s Corporate Citizenship Report at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Associate.

Watch this video ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Associate) to learn why working at Robert Half is the right choice for you.

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Robert Half International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Vet



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