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How Execu|Search Put Me To Work: Colin Mincy

This is part of a series of testimonials from candidates who have successfully been placed by The Execu|Search Group. This testimonial comes from Colin Mincy; you can find our past testimonials here.

Before Colin Mincy, a human resources professional, partnered with The Execu|Search Group on his job search, he had previously worked with the Office Support & Human Resources division as a client.  So, when he was ready to find his next opportunity, he met with Erin McCarthy, a Director of Office Support & Human Resources within The Execu|Search Group.  As a result, he was offered a position as HR Partner for a leading global humanitarian organization, and quickly moved up to Regional Director of Human Resources  for US & Europe Headquarters.  Colin has had a very positive experience in his continuous work with The Execu|Search Group, and he was happy to speak with us about it…

On his background…

When I was growing up, I always wanted to be a banker, and I was lucky enough to achieve that dream.  However, after working in corporate banking for a major bank, I realized that this career wasn’t as fulfilling as I had once thought.  Before leaving the company, someone in the HR department had suggested that I could combine my interpersonal skills with my love for business and build a career in Human Resources.  I took this advice, and now I couldn’t dream of doing anything else.  After 13 years in this field, I have primarily worked in the financial services industry as a global HR leader.

On what he was looking for…

Recently, I had decided that I wanted to move outside of the financial services industry, and combine my passion for philanthropy with my career in HR.  Coincidentally, I have actually worked with The Execu|Search Group as a client since 2005.  Through the years, I have witnessed their ability to match talented professionals with great jobs.  Because they have been a great asset to me when I needed administrative or HR professionals, I knew that they would be able to guide a professional like me through this difficult transition.

On how TESG worked to meet his needs…

I knew firsthand the well-deserved reputation upheld by The Execu|Search Group, and if I communicated my needs, they would be able to find the perfect match.  Less than ten days after meeting with Erin, she contacted me about a contract position at a global humanitarian organization, and I was thrilled at the match Erin had made.  Erin thoroughly prepared me for the interview process, and I was offered the position of HR partner.  After only one month, I matriculated to full-time employment as the Regional Director of Human Resources for US & Europe Headquarters!

On preparing for the interview…

The recruitment team knew the employer well, and as a result, they were able to provide me with more comprehensive context than you would normally receive. The interview scheduling and onboarding process was well-structured and seamless, but most importantly, this role was the perfect match for me.

On his overall experience…

This was my first placement as a candidate with The Execu|Search Group, and it was just as successful as my experience as a long-term client. I am indebted to the dedicated Office Support & Human Resources team at The Execu|Search Group, so thank you to Erin, Kate, Jaimee, Jennifer, Jesse, and Shana!  I look forward to continuing our work with you in the future.

“Along with his extensive HR experience, Colin has an energetic and contagious personality,” says Erin.  “He was looking to make a difficult move into the Nonprofit industry, but his focused attitude and willingness to work for the opportunity made it easy for me.  As soon as I heard that this global humanitarian organization was looking for an HR candidate, I immediately thought of Colin, and I knew that their mission would resonate with Colin’s philanthropic ambitions.  He was able to land the contract position, which ultimately became permanent, and it was truly the “best match” for both the client and Colin.  Today, Colin and I get to catch up and work together on a regular basis, now that he is our client once again!”

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