I have worked with Premier Careers on several recruitment engagements and each time the experience has been outstanding. Premier Careers does a wonderful job throughout the process of listening to the needs of the client, understanding the culture of the organization and locating and fully vetting qualified talent. He possesses an ideal mix of professional recruiting skills coupled with the highest ethical standards for going about his work with integrity.
In a search for a senior level insurance executive, Premier Careers assessed our needs thoughtfully, helped develop a series of questionnaires for candidates, and introduced only (due to Premier Careers' appropriate screening) outstanding candidates, one of which we hired.
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jim Roark for almost 20 years. During this time, I have known Jim as a business owner servicing my account, a business partner working towards common goals and as a personal friend sharing ideas and advice. As an insurance recruiter, Jim has an innate ability to establish rapport with people and establish a two-way line of communication. Jim’s listening and communications skills enable him to establish a trusting relationship with his business contacts. In my business endeavors with Jim at Safeco, Tower Hill Insurance Group and NorthPoint Search, I found Jim to be knowledgeable, efficient and effective at serving the business needs of these organizations. Jim is comfortable dealing with all levels of the organization from the receptionist to the CEO. He is dependable and makes himself readily available to his business contacts.
I have been fortunate enough to use Jim’s services as a candidate looking for a position and while I was in a leadership position looking for a candidate to fill an open Risk Control Representative position. Jim provided outstanding service in both cases. I would highly recommend Jim’s services as a recruiter.
Without hesitation, Jim provided tangible and expert career advice; forcing me to ask myself tough questions about my own career aspirations. As a result of Jim’s consultations, I was able to land a job I wanted in the city where I wanted to live.
Premier Careers is a dedicated recruiting firm within the insurance industry. They are extremely effective in matching an individual’s strengths & skill sets to aligned professional positions within the industry. They have my highest recommendation.
I’ve known Jim Roark since 2003, having met him while he was recruiting to fill a position with another insurance company. When it comes to recruiting for the insurance industry, Jim is a top level, knowledgeable professional, and if I was looking to make a move, he would be the first person I would call. I have also referred several friends to Jim, knowing that he would be the best person to help them with their career moves. Jim seems to have contacts in the insurance industry throughout the country. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone looking to make a career change in the insurance and financial services area.