Working with The VET Recruiter®
How The VET Recruiter® Helps Job Seekers and What to Expect
If you are a professional within the Animal Health Industry or a veterinarian, it is a good idea to send your resume to The VET Recruiter®. You don’t even have to be actively looking for a new position. After you send your resume to us, we will contact you if we have a suitable opportunity that matches your background and career goals. We may at some point have the ideal situation for you, whether it is next week or next year.
Our business is making the best match between candidates and employers. We come across new job opportunities on a daily basis, many of these opportunities are in the hidden job market, and you won’t be aware of them anywhere else. We have helped hundreds of professionals within the Animal Health, Pet Products and Veterinary Industries advance in their careers. Tell us your career goals and we will let you know if we come across a great job opportunity for you.
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Making a career change is a personal issue that affects your whole life. If we feel we can help you, we spend time getting to know you, your needs and your goals. As you develop a relationship with a recruiter, you will have confidence in his or her ability to represent you to potential employers.
The VET Recruiter® is a full service executive search firm and not a job board. Your profile will only be viewed by professional recruiters who understand the importance of confidentiality when making a career move. There is no cost to use our services if you are a job seeker. Our fees are paid by the employer who hires you.
We have assisted many of the major Animal Health companies in recruiting senior level management personnel as well as have helped start up companies build their entire teams. We have been told by clients that we have one of the highest success rates in the industry in finding top talent for critical job openings.
The VET Recruiter’s placements include Board of Directors Members, President of Animal Health Company, General Manager of US Companion Animal Business, Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Chief Scientific Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Veterinary Officer, Chief of Staff, Head of Research and Development, Sr. Vice President of Animal Health, Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Products, Vice President and Clinical Veterinarian, Commercial Director US Operations, Associate Director of Vaccine Design Group, Sr. Director of Business Development, Director of Technical Services, Director of Veterinary Biologics, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Director of Product Development, Director of Safety and Efficacy, Director of Genetics, Medical Director, Director of Marketing, Director of Sales, Regional Sales Manager, Sales Representative, Technical Services Veterinarian, Specialty Account Veterinarian, Manager of Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacovigilance Veterinarian, Lab Animal Veterinarian, Veterinary Pathologist, Product Development Manager, Immunologist, Senior Principal Scientist, Veterinarians, Board Certified Veterinary Oncologist, Board Certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist, Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist, Director of Biologics, Director of Marketing, Associate Director of Vaccine Design Group, Specialty Account Veterinarian, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Manager of Technical Services, Technical Services Veterinarian, Medical Director, Chief of Staff, Associate Veterinarian, Territory Sales Rep, Regional Sales Manager, Senior Principal Scientist, Product Development Manager, and Director of Sales. We are highly knowledgeable of the Animal Health, Pet Products and Veterinary Industries and recruit exclusively within those industries.
What you can expect after The VET Recruiter® receives your resume.
Please understand we may only be able to help you if you have experience related to the positions for which you are inquiring. We receive a large volume of resumes daily, which requires us to adhere to a standardized method of evaluating and responding to each resume we receive. Each resume is reviewed and evaluated in terms of the specific position applied for and in terms of placeability with current and future searches.
If we believe we can help, you will receive a phone interview. If this interview goes well, normally your qualifications will be presented for each of our searches that meet your and our guidelines.
Your resume and profile will be evaluated upon receipt. If we are unable to consider you for present searches that match your experience, location and salary requirements, your resume will be entered into our database for future consideration.
It may be that we do not have a position for which we can consider you. Please do not be offended, we simply are unable to help everyone who contacts us.
Please do not send more than one resume. Your resume will be reviewed and considered for all searches in the context of your and our guidelines.
Please do not follow up on your resume. Let us contact you as needed. Time prevents us from taking all calls.
If we cannot help you, reasons may include:
- Experience outside of our normal disciplines or industries served
- Lack of minimum education required by the client company
- Not enough experience or too much experience for a given position
- Lack of eligibility to work in U.S.
- Inability to relocate
- Compensation requirements above the normal range for your experience
- Frequent job changes
- You are a practicing veterinarian and don’t have a license in the state of the open position
Answers to frequently asked questions.
Why use a recruiter?
How can working with a recruiter benefit me? A recruiter can help boost your career potential. Recruiters do more than land good jobs. They also provide career advice. During this Internet era with thousands of job boards and online recruiting sites, the idea of working with a recruiter may seem unneeded, however, nothing could be further from the truth.
Consider this: A study conducted by the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment indicates that recruiters are involved in about half of senior-level job changes.
Candidates who use the services of a professional recruiter have the inside scoop about the company, the position and the intangible factors that the hiring managers would like to see in a candidate. Recruiter presented candidates are also better prepared for job interviews which puts them at an advantage over candidates who are not working through the recruiter.
Recruiters have access to jobs not advertised on the Internet or elsewhere.
Recruiters provide no-cost career guidance and interview advice.
What can a recruiter do for me?
Using a recruiter can help broaden the scope of your job search. They provide you with access to new career opportunities you wouldn’t have on your own. Some companies hire search firms because they don’t have the time or the resources to conduct the search themselves and prefer the expertise a recruiter brings to the process. Many companies don’t advertise job openings because they don’t want to sort through hundreds of resumes. Recruiters also handle confidential searches that a company would not post publicly. A recruiter can save you time by eliminating unsuitable jobs that don’t match your qualifications or career goals.
A recruiter will help you with interview preparation. You will learn who will conduct the interview, as well as obtain insight into personalities and what areas of your experience you should emphasize or avoid discussing during the interview. Most people can obtain information about the company beforehand, but your recruiter should have details about why the position is open, or what happened to the individual who formerly had the position. Your recruiter should be able to provide you with information you couldn’t obtain elsewhere.
Once a recruiter has identified a good candidate, they will coach their candidate throughout the job search process. Recruiters also assist in negotiating salary with employers. This allows the interactions with the employer to focus on you and the qualifications you bring to the table. The recruiter negotiates on your behalf during salary discussions. Even though the employer pays the recruiter’s fee, it is in the recruiter’s best interest to make sure you obtain a compensation package that you deserve.
Should my recruiter specialize in my industry?
Yes. You have a much better chance of being placed in the position you desire by working with a recruiter who specializes in your field.
It is important to note that with low unemployment rates and an enormous demand for qualified employees, many new recruitment firms have popped up, however companies with established records will probably have more solid industry contacts.
Questions to ask your recruiter:
- Do you specialize in my particular industry? You have a much better chance of being placed in the position you desire by working with a recruiter who specializes in your industry.
- How long have you specialized in my market niche? With low unemployment rates and a growing demand for qualified employees, many new recruitment firms have popped up, however, companies with established records will likely have more solid industry contacts.
- Name some companies where you have successfully placed candidates in my field. The answer will provide more insight into the recruiter’s experience and whether they represent companies where you’d like to work.
- Is there a charge to me for your services? You want to work with a recruiter who is paid by the employer. There should not be a charge to you.
- Does your company recruit nationwide or in only a single city or region of the country? If your interest is national in scope or you seek a higher-level management position, then select a firm with a more extensive reach.