Firm launches anonymous automotive career website
ARMONK, N.Y. (June 5, 2015) — Retained executive search firm APA Search Inc. has launched an automotive career opportunities website designed to allow high-caliber job candidates to remain anonymous until a job comes up that matches their career interests.
For industry employers, APASelect said it provides companies with instant access to a pool of highly qualified, prescreened job candidates who were previously unreachable by traditional means.
“APASelect is an idea that has been a long-time coming,” said Howard Kesten, president of APASelect. “In our 27 years of being the top-ranked retained search firm for automotive professionals, we've run across thousands of candidates who were too nervous to float their resume and have missed out on great opportunities that might be available to them.
“With our new service, there is no fee for the candidate to become a member of the site and they have the final say on the wording for the anonymous profile that an employer would see.”
APASelect.com is open for candidates to submit their credentials for membership to the site. Mr. Kesten said interested and qualified aftermarket professionals who apply for membership will be screened based on their professional references and automotive experience.
Once approved for membership, sign-ups can work with the APASelect team to produce a completely anonymous profile. That will provide employers who search the database with a candidate number and information relative to significant accomplishments and experience, APA Search said.
All profiles will be approved by participating professionals before they are posted online.
“Participating professionals will be contacted by our team once an employer is interested in learning more about them,” Mr. Kesten said. “At that point, the professional can decide to reveal themselves or tell APASelect they would prefer to pass on the opportunity.”
APASelect.com will be open for employers to begin using in July, according to the company, with APA Search's goal being 500 qualified and screened automotive professionals in all functional areas available for consideration at launch. The firm expects the candidate database to grow to 5,000 within the next 24 months.
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