Skip Freeman has successfully completed more than 300 executive search assignments in just seven years. Specializing in the placement of sales, engineering, manufacturing and R&D professionals in industry, he has developed powerful techniques that help companies hire the best and help the best get hired.
Skip, a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, is a lifelong student of leadership, people and the principles of success. While serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Chemical Corps, he also earned a Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Long Island University.
As a platoon leader, he led one of the military units responsible for removing highly radioactive debris and contamination from Enewetak Atoll, a site in the Pacific used for nuclear weapons testing. Honing his engineering platoon into a well-functioning unit, he kept his project ahead of schedule and under budget. Their success was due to effective processes coupled with the right people. Following a tour of duty as an instructor at West Point, Skip moved into industry. As a field sales representative for a major chemical company, he achieved the companyâ€™s highest level of recognition by his third year. With this proven track record of success, he further progressed into various sales management roles and was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for an industrial filtration company before starting his own executive search firm to help companies â€œhire to win.â€
Skip points out that todayâ€™s job seekers face THREE major hurdles when looking for new opportunities:
Firstâ€”Flawed hiring processes. Every company, whether or not they have an effective hiring process in place, believes that they do. Flawed hiring processes hurt excellent job seekers.
Secondâ€”Most job seekers look for a new opportunity only five or six times in their life, which puts them at a significant disadvantage when they â€œgo up against companiesâ€ that hire people every month or every week.
Thirdâ€”The rules of the hiring game have changed forever.
Skip, a veteran â€œheadhunter,â€ knows the â€œsecretsâ€ that help job seekers overcome all three hurdles and get HIRED! In fact, his â€œsecretsâ€-coached candidates have a 50-60% greater probability of being hired versus candidates who â€œgo it alone,â€ which is why he wrote this book.
You can contact Skip via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For continued, up-to-the-minute, powerful â€œsecretsâ€ regarding how to play by the new rules of the hiring game and WIN, join Skipâ€™s LinkedIn discussion Group, â€œJob Hunting Power.â€
Jim “Murph” Murphy
James D. “Murph” Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance aircraft. As the 116th Fighter Wing’s Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph’s job was to keep 42 combat-trained fighter pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. As a flight leader, he flew missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East. Prior to his service in the U.S. Air Force, Murph had a successful career in imaging equipment sales, where he helped increase his company’s sales by 500%. Years later, he became Director of Sales for a small paint company. The concepts he developed and utilized in business and the U.S. Air Force would become known as Flawless ExecutionÂ®. Applying Flawless Execution’s continuous cycle of planning, briefing, executing, and debriefing, he increased his new employer’s sales from $5 million to $52 million per year. Realizing that all companies and organizations could benefit from these same concepts, Murph started Afterburner Incorporated in early 1996.
Through his leadership, Afterburner landed on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 List” twice. Murph has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, Newsweek, Meetings & Conventions Magazine and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and Bloomberg News. He was also named as one of Atlanta’s top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine. To date, the Afterburner team of elite military professionals has led over 1 million executives, sales professionals, and business people from every industry through Afterburner’s Flawless Execution Modelâ„ , and its unique, high-energy programs.
Murph and Afterburner have shared the podium with notable speakers like Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Marcus Buckingham, Colin Powell, J.W. Marriott Sr. and Terry Bradshaw. Murph serves as a panel member of the League of Extraordinary Minds with business and self-improvement gurus such as Tony Robbins and Stephen Covey. He is the author of the groundbreaking books Business Is Combat and Flawless Execution through Harper Collins publishing and has spoken at many of the world’s most notable business schools to include Harvard, Wharton, Cornell, Emory, Duke and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
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