I’ve hear so many bad things about recruiters in the past. People get frustrated with a lack of responsiveness, limited communication, and sometimes I hear frustrated candidates telling me that they feel like the recruiters they work with just go MIA.
I want to try to change the perception and I know its an uphill battle, but I will do what I think is the right thing. I’ve decided to start blogging on selected candidates who are talented but for some reason or another just much luck these days with finding a good match for their skills.
To emphasis I recruit for technology, software, executive, Architecture, sales, business development, operations, finance, accounting, start ups, and more nationwide. So I will be highlighting different candidates nationwide with all flavors of background.
My hope here is that you are reading this and if you feel like the candidate maybe a good fit for you, your team or someone in your network you can let me know and we can pay it forward.
We have to support each other. To quote Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, “Never underestimate the power of an introduction.”
Candidate Showcase – Dwight Germer, AIA
VB: Tell us about yourself:
DG: I have a background of varied experience while being in architecture for over thirty-three years. When I started I was still in school learning architectural design and drawing after taking two years of mechanical engineering. The first place I worked while still going to school was a residential builder in Connecticut performing drafting and design for custom homes. Once out of school I was hired by an interior architectural firm in which we designed science laboratories, auditoriums, classrooms, and food service facilities with a heavy emphasis on educational projects (K through 12 and higher education). I have a broad range of experience throughout from architectural design, food service consultant, specification writer, and over the last eighteen years, construction administrator. The past five years I have been involved in running the construction services of large healthcare projects in Fort Worth, Texas including a full service medical / surgical hospital (107 beds and 12 operating rooms) and just recently assisting on the completion of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium.
VB: What types of roles are you interested in finding?
DG: I would like to continue in the role of working for an architectural firm as their construction administrator. Included in this role would be the ability for me to continue with quality control of the contract documents before they are released for bidding and construction and carry it through the construction process.
VB: What are skills do you consider your strong points?
DG: My strongest point is the vast wealth of experience I have developed while performing construction services through the past eighteen years. I have been able to work closely with the owner and contractor to resolve any issues that come up during a project and have been able to avoid costly overruns by this.
VB: Where are you located?
DG: I am now located in the Dallas / Forth Worth metroplex region in Grand Prairie, Texas. I am willing to relocate temporarily depending on the project.
VB: Why would you be a good addition to a team?
DG: I can fill many gaps in a firm as needed when it comes to specification writing, quality control, and / or construction services. I have the experience of managing five CA staff in our Fort Worth office and can bring that to any firm that is looking into expanding into other markets. And I have the patience and time well spent as I mentored young staff while they were growing and learning about the processes of architecture and it ultimately making it to the field where the project is then built.
Dwight Germer, AIA