The Jack Farrell and Associates Philosophy: Creating a Community in the Professional Publishing Industry

As executive recruiters, our work is guided by the needs of our clients. During the course of a typical employment search we will meet and correspond with a significant number of job seekers, some who are currently unemployed, some looking to change jobs, some who do not meet the requirements of a specific position and of course those who do and go on to interview for and accept new jobs. One thing is clear. There are a great many talented, highly accomplished individuals looking for new opportunities and it virtually impossible for us, as much as we want to –to provide assistance to them all, within and outside the scope of the searches we are currently engaged in.

One of the primary objectives of this blog is to establish a community of publishing professionals that will allow us to collaborate together, to create and distribute information, share resources and ultimately expand our collective ability to help people working in this industry.

As former employees in the corporate world, all four of us at Jack Farrell and Associates have witnessed or exerienced layoffs due to acquisitions or downsizing, and understand how stressful and difficult it can be to secure a new position. At one time or another, we have all worked with executive recruiters whose relationship with potential candidates is little more than “throwing” them and their resumes against the wall in the hope that one of them sticks and is hired.

This firm was started as a direct rebuttal to that approach, not solely because we endeavor to treat others the same way that we’d like to be treated, but because being empathetic to the needs of our clients and the candidates we meet as well as maintaining ethical and professional standards in our relationships with those same clients and candidates is simply good business. And we hope a bit of a competitive differentiator.

At Jack Farrell, we maintain a database of resumes and candidate “tags” or attributes that help us to identify potential candidates by skills, industry experience, geographical locations, etc. as new job assignments come our way. This is an ongoing process and as you can imagine, a critical part of our ability to do our job well and to maintain relationships with candidates we have worked with in the past. We use the database to keep those within our network informed of new opportunities or to seek referrals to friends or colleagues who might be seeking employment opportunities.

If you are currently in the publishing industry or looking to enter the industry, we hope that this blog will help you by sharing information designed to assist you in your career or assist others within your network. Please feel free to share any information you find of value on this site but to please include attribution where applicable as some of the content here is subject to copyright protection and identified as such. We also encourage you to submit your resumes along with a brief note detailing your interests so that we can include you in our database. If you’d prefer to speak to one of us first, you can call John Hartnett, Vice President, Jack Farrell and Associates at 908-573-5491 or email him at

If there is anything we can do to assist your job search, please let us know. And as we say….Let’s Get Working!


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