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WHEN YOU SUCCEED, WE SUCCEED

“Custom is most certainly one of the best agencies I have ever interviewed with.”

For 26 years, we’ve been welcoming candidates through our doors and doing our very best to find a position that advances each individual’s career goals.

Custom is a full-service employment firm. Whether you’re seeking a full-time position, temporary or consulting work, we have the experience, the top-tier client companies and a wide range of available positions. Our positions range from executive level to entry level, across a wide spectrum of practice areas as listed below:


PRACTICES
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Creative
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Office Support
  • Payroll Services
  • Technology

We’ve worked hard to establish a reputation for quality and integrity, which has allowed us to build a vast network of prestigious client companies. And we’ll work hard for you.

Our recruiters are specialists in their respective practice areas, so you will be dealing with someone who knows your specialty and who appreciates your career experience and credentials.

If you’re interested in temporary or consulting work, Custom offers:

  • Custom eOffice automated timesheet and reporting system (subject to the client company’s participation). With eOffice, logging your hours couldn’t be easier.
  • Health insurance plan (which can include vision and dental), payable with pre-tax dollars
  • 401(K) plan that Custom partially matches
  • Transit Checks ® payable with pre-tax dollars

If you’re an attorney or paralegal, apply through Custom’s Legal Solutions company and discuss benefits with a specialized legal recruiter.

For more information about opportunities in your particular field, refer to our Practices pages or search our job database.


The Custom Group of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity with respect to hiring, promoting, compensation and all other items and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability and genetic information or other basis protected by applicable law.

It is a core belief of the Custom Group of Companies that a diverse work force is the right way to do business and the only way to prosper.


TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW

Preparation

  • Learn about the client and visit their website. Know about their industry, products and services, IT environment, company culture and current news items.
  • Understand the job requirements, including description of the role and technical and application skills.
  • Know the details on your resume. Be comfortable and articulate in describing your experience. Make sure you are able to answer any questions that pertain to what’s written on your resume.
Phone Interview
  • Prepare and treat the phone screen as you would an in-person interview.
  • Use a landline phone, if possible, to maximize clarity.
  • Make sure you are in quiet surroundings where you can speak comfortably without distractions.
  • Have your resume in front of you, along with pen and paper, so you can take notes.
  • Have energy in your voice. Consider standing while speaking to project your voice better.
In-person Interview
  • Wear a suit and tie; it shows professionalism and respect. If this is not possible, notify us in advance for guidance.
  • Be on time. Leave extra travel time in the event of delays. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time so you can settle down and organize yourself. If you are running late, make sure you have Custom’s phone number with you so you can alert us in advance and we will notify the client.
  • Take copies of your resume with you in the event you need to share a copy with an interviewer.
  • Greet the interviewer with a friendly smile and a firm handshake. Show confidence.
  • Ask the interviewer to describe the position. This will allow you to better target your answers.
  • Answer the question asked. Be direct and complete, but do not ramble on. Don’t limit your answers to a simple yes or no, but be more descriptive to indicate your knowledge.
  • Prepare a list of questions to ask beforehand. This shows the client your level of interest and also demonstrates your inquisitiveness and analytical thinking.
  • Focus on the client’s needs and not your own interests. Think in terms of “what I can do for them,” not “what they can do for me.”
  • Keep the conversation professional. It’s okay to be friendly, but be careful not to get overly personal.
  • Never bad-mouth a previous client or employer. Always remain professional and limit negative comments. It’s okay to indicate that a previous position was not a good fit.
  • Never lie or misrepresent your experience since these are grounds for immediate rejection. If you don’t know the answer to a particular question, be honest and don’t try to bluff your way through. It’s OK to question the interviewer for clarification so you understand the question correctly.
  • For consulting/temporary positions: If you are asked about compensation, tell the interviewer that they must speak directly with Custom about that since the pay rate differs from the bill rate.
  • For full-time positions:If you are asked about compensation, be honest about your salary history and what you are seeking (which should be consistent with what you discussed with Custom).
  • Wrap up the interview by briefly summarizing why you would be a good fit. Ask the interviewer if they have any concerns with your experience so you can clarify any misunderstandings. Let them know that you are very interested and want the job (if you do).

Custom is a New York State Women-Owned Business Enterprise


 
 
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