Answers to questions about working for Oxford Tax Recruiting.
Is there a fee?
There is never a fee to the job seeker. Our fees are paid by our clients. These are companies who contract our services to help them identify strong candidates.
Who do you share my information with?
We realize that the tax world is a small one and understand the need for discretion. The information and conversations we have will be kept confidential. Before we ever send your resume or mention your name to anyone, we’ll make sure to have your express permission.
Why work with a recruiter?
The biggest advantage of working with a recruiter is having access to relevant and timely information to advance your career. Information about positions you won’t find anywhere else. Information about companies, tax departments and hiring managers. Information about the interview process and hot buttons to get you hired. Information about salary trends in tax and skills that are in demand. Your expertise is tax – ours is matching talent with opportunity.
How long does it take to find a new position?
Finding a new position depends on a lot of factors such as the job market, time of year, your skill set, salary expectations, etc. Someone with a strong generalist background in public accounting or corporate income tax might only need 2 to 4 weeks before getting an offer, while someone with a very specific type of background or at a higher level could take as long as 6 to 12 months.
Do you have part-time, flexible or remote work positions?
Occassionally, but we find that opportunities like these are often earned with time at the same company.
Can you help me write my resume?
While we don’t offer resume writing services we are happy to critique the resume you have, provide sample resumes or forward you recent articles that can help.
We can also coach you on interviewing, post-interview follow up, negotiating the job offer (base compensation, performance bonus, PTO, relocation assistance, signing bonus, other direct or indirect compensation) and handling your resignation.
What cities do you work in?
At this time, we work primarily in Colorado and Minnesota, but we have a network of tax recruiters in many other states that we can put you in touch with.
Does it hurt me to be working through a recruiter instead of on my own?
There is no compelling reason a person shouldn’t use a recruiter. Most of our candidates view us as a partner that wants to help advance their career or give them career options. Even though we aren’t successful at helping everyone find their next great job, we will try to. And at the very least we can offer some relevant and timely information about the job market and salaries and an honest critique of your resume. Many clients work with us exclusively to help provide recruiting for their tax group. And although our services aren’t cheap, all of our clients are completely aware of the costs associated with what we do before engaging with us.
I am not actively looking to make a change, can you still help me?
Yes, many people we work with are not “actively” looking to make a change but want to be kept aware of unique opportunities that may arise. We post jobs on our company website and have a monthly newsletter with helpful articles and a current job listing. We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter and to contact us to hear about new positions.
How often should I be in contact with your office?
Since we have a database of thousands of candidates, it’s a good idea to periodically check in if you are in the market, or even if you would just like to be kept informed of new positions. If you are actively looking for a new opportunity and we haven’t had any contact with you in over three months, give us a call to let us know you are still looking.
How do I get started?
Contact us by email, phone or text. Even though you may be on LinkedIn or have a digital presence, it’s important that we connect directly and learn about each other. We will want to gather some basic information from you – confidentially of course.