Do you know why Continental Search remains the best US AG recruitment firm? Find out more about our recruitment process here.

Engaged Search

Recommended for positions that have a high priority and sense of urgency.

Biggest Benefit: Our recruiters actively recruit passive candidates to fill your job(s)

How it works:

We actively identify and attempt to recruit professionals who work for your competitors or like companies and that fit your needs.  We also check our database, add the job(s) to our email campaigns and post the job appropriately.  This is a popular option.

Traditional Contingent Search

Recommended for positions that need to be filled but have a low priority.

Biggest Benefit: No upfront costs.

How it works:

We will actively recruit to fill your position by searching our database, including your job(s) in our email campaigns and by posting your job(s) on job boards and our website.  In the event our workload increases with more urgent searches, this project will be relegated to passive search status.

Retained Search

Recommended for executive or sensitive positions with the highest priority and or may be difficult to fill.

Biggest Benefit:

You have outsourced this recruiting project to our most senior recruiters who will make your project their priority and work with confidentiality.

How it works:

Division Managers actively recruit on retained searches, providing the service you would expect including weekly progress reports.

Per Hour Recruiting

Recommended for confidential searches when you know who you want to recruit, but want a third-party to make the calls.

Biggest Benefit: You remain anonymous while recruiters contact candidates for you.

How it works:

You describe the opportunity and provide a list of contacts.  We attempt to recruit those listed.  A Division Manager manages your project providing weekly progress reports and the service you would expect  You choose our level of involvement.

The Right Hire – The Right Fit

At Continental Search, we deliver a comprehensive overview for each potential hire. Over 80% of the candidate profiles we deliver result in an interview and our rate of hire is 1 in 3. Our expedient, successful delivery leads to time savings and increased profitability.

Candidates presented are hand-selected, measured and evaluated with the following criteria:

Success Orientation

  • If candidates have exceeded their goals and how they rank among their peers
  • How they perceive themselves and deal with the ups and downs of selling
  • How they plan their sales calls and their influence on pricing


  • Their style, whether consultative, relational, process-driven, problem-solver or transactional
  • How they develop a territory and their thoughts on continuing self-improvement
  • Prospecting success and desires


  • The size, location, and volume of their territories and their typical customers
  • Product types sold, average sale, CRM use, average sales cycle and largest sale to date
  • Comfort with overnight travel


  • Corporate culture where they feel they fit in and team-orientation
  • What is motivating them to make a job change and overall
  • Complete compensation structure and non-competitive agreement

By the Numbers

  • Over 520 placements with 105+ clients since 1996

  • Efficient  1 of 3 candidates interviewed in-person gets hired for the position.

  • Accredited  Our recruiters are Certified Personnel Consultants by NAPS. We are a NAPS Nationally Accredited Firm (1 of 9 in the USA).

  • Quality-Focused  More than 80% of the resumes we send to clients result in an interview.

  • Experienced  Our recruiting team has 65 years of collective experience.  Each Division Manager has over 25 years of recruiting experience.

  • We Partner with Our Clients   Our average client partnership lasts more than 7 years.