Candidate Chronicles

  • September 19, 2017

    Working with Kent was a great experience! Kent is very energetic, knowledgeable, and made the recruiting process as easy as possible. Kent truly wants to help candidates find career opportunities that align with their career aspirations, which is a quality I really appreciated. He put me in the best position possible to succeed in the [...]

  • September 18, 2017

    I recently used Kent’s services and with his help, was placed at my current job. Throughout the entire process of looking and screening through job postings, interviewing, negotiating the offer, and accepting, Kent was diligent, responsive and with me every step of the way, offering advice from his many years of experience and answering any [...]

  • July 6, 2017

    There are many reasons why I am a Recruiter.  The glue that holds all those reasons together, however, is my sincere desire to help people improve their lives.  I view every interaction as an opportunity to make an impact.  Occasionally, I get reminded   of that by someone I have spoken with.  I recently received [...]

  • April 15, 2017

    Here’s the career (and life) perspective your Firm isn’t giving you By Kent Burns, CPA Well, you made it.  Or, perhaps you’re not done, but you’re close.  At some point over the next few days or weeks, you’ll ask yourself if you want to do it again next year.  Perhaps you already know the answer.  [...]

  • February 20, 2015

  • January 29, 2015

    BREAKING:  Simply Driven Executive Search just helped a talented individual get a 21% increase in base compensation.  Is your compensation in line with the market?  Talk to us.

  • January 14, 2015

    Our Manufacturing Technology Practice just helped a talented Engineer land a 19.4% increase in base compensation.

  • January 13, 2015

      Kent Burns, President of Simply Driven Executive Search, is consulted on what hiring managers look at, and how they spend their time. "Managers reading your resume have more pressing things they could be doing. HR folks “have looked at 500 resumes already in the last two hours,” says Kent Burns, president of Simply Driven [...]

  • December 16, 2014

    Our recruiters speak with hundreds of people every month.  The vast majority of those people are not actively seeking a new position.  They are exactly the kind of people we want to engage in dialogue.  Our goal is to learn which individuals are open-minded to compelling opportunities in the marketplace.   These interactions reveal just [...]

  • December 11, 2014

    We delivered.  Happy client, happy candidate.

  • November 21, 2014

    ANOTHER LIFE CHANGED.  Simply Driven Executive Search is responsible for the movement of a strong CPA from one firm to another firm, allowing them to achieve the dream of playing a larger professional role in the Hispanic community.  What is your dream?

  • October 3, 2014  

  • September 4, 2014

    ANOTHER LIFE CHANGED: Our candidate has a great new job with a bigger company…more money, better work/life alignment, and now the flexibility to spend more time serving in faith-based and charitable endeavors. And our client is thrilled with the hire!!!

  • August 1, 2014

    "I am truly blessed." "This opportunity has been life changing for me and my family." "Sonja has laid in place an opportunity that has no roof." "I can make this job whatever I want it to be." "I can create new responsibilities for myself which allow me to understand and work at every level...I am [...]

  • August 1, 2014

      ANOTHER LIFE CHANGED: Simply Driven Executive Search has succeeded again in impacting a life personally, professionally and financially. Our talented candidate accepted an offer yesterday and will have the opportunity to create a new organizational process from scratch. Oh, and it will be for quite a bit more money with a killer company...

  • June 13, 2014

    We just placed a very talented candidate with a new client of Simply Driven Executive Search.  A great performer who falls into the category of so many of the people we speak to - initially she was "happy where I am".  Paid reasonably well...had been at the company many years…not unhappy…being told that a promotion [...]

  • June 3, 2014

    Talent acquisition doesn’t focus on “why” first; it focuses on “what” and “how” – and all parties are guilty: employers, employees, job candidates and search firms.  We’re changing that.  We start with “why”.  And by doing that we change lives, because people matter and talent wins.

  • May 29, 2014

      We just placed a very talented individual with one of our clients.  It happened rather quickly - within the span of about seven days.  Why so quickly?  There was solid alignment between our client's need and our candidate's Scorecard.  At Simply Driven, we are passionate about impacting people in a positive, lasting and life-changing [...]

  • May 28, 2014

    I've been asking this question of clients and candidates for years now.  It's amazing how many don't know.  It's an important question.  One that can alter the direction of your life.  It's the difference between success and significance.  Everybody has a reason for doing the things the do.  Not everybody is sure what that reason [...]