.... So What are YOU Going to Do About It?
You have just spent the last 7 weeks doing an in-depth search, provided a short list of outstanding candidates, were persistent with your client to drive the process forward, acted as a therapist to your finalist candidate, and he ultimately gets an offer and accepts the position...CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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