AQS Recruiters


An Executive Search Firm . . . filling your needs
137 Tropical Lane, Corpus Christi, Texas 78408
phone: 361-882-3380   cel: 361-779-4811

Begin With The End In Mind!

As we watch a game in our favorite sport, few of us reflect on the effort, planning, and training that made that great play seem so smooth.

It is also often said that most people do not plan to fail. . . they just fail to plan!!!

Our focus at AQS is to help people evaluate their current situation, identify areas that might need to be addressed, and assist in developing creative solutions.   This may be a radical concept coming from a recruiter, but there are times when it does not make sense to move. . .   times in your career when a job change needs to wait.

The first thing is to take a good, objective look at where you are, what your goals are (what do you want to achieve in three years or five years), and what are the needs of your family now or in the near future.

If you have not taken the time to form at least a rough idea of where you are going - how will you know when you get there?   Your choices every day form your future.   Many people have worked hard to 'climb the ladder', only to get to the top and realize that it was on the wrong wall!

Having a clear picture of what is important to you (your core values) is a large part of 'living life on purpose', or having your effort bringing you real satisfaction.   Some of the questions that may help fill in this information are:
  • What do you definitely want in your life?   Why?
  • What do you definitely NOT want in your life?   Why?
  • When do you feel the most fulfilled, the most happiness?   Why?
  • What do you want to be remembered for?   Why?
  • Who do you admire most, and why?
  • What/who is the most important person, thing, activity in your life, and why?
  • Are there needs that you (or your family) have that are not currently being met?

These are very personal questions - especially Why?.   The next questions are more focused on your career, but the question Why? remains. . .

  • In three years I would like my position to be ___________ ?
  • In three to five years I would like to be in ____________ location.
  • Is this progression opportunity available with my current company?
  • What am I willing to do to reach my goal?
  • What reason (other than money) would motivate me to leave my current company?
  • Why is this a good time to consider a move?

AQS Recruiters is an executive search firm providing a specific service focused on your specific needs.   We want to know about each person we work with. . . to REALLY know the goals you have for your career, the options that might be missing in your current position, the needs of your family - whether that is career opportunites for your spouse, educational requirements for children, location because of aging parents, or recreational preferences.

There are times that we talk with an individual and in an investigation of 'why', it turns out a move is not in their best interest at the time.   It is very, very important to establish a long term relationship in which we can contribute to your success, not just today but for many years to come.

Yes, we dare to ask you to consider all of these things.   If it is in your best interest to consider a career move at this time, we would like to assist your search.   However, we are not in this business to broadcast resumes or shove people into moving!!!

That is why AQS will not submit a candidate's information until the candidate has appoved it.   That is also the reason we take the risk to speak openly with a candidate about the specific company, the opportunity in detail, and the exact location.   This process is a team effort in which all parties give and receive trust and respect.

This is why AQS will support you by providing:

AQS' client companies are aware of the effort we expend to assist candidates in up front reasearch, to take the time to ensure that the person and the position are a good match.   Because of AQS' presentation, candidates given greater consideration.

AQS is an EEO recruiter.   Applicants are interviewed and qualified candidates referred without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, physical/mental handicap, or veteran status.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family.