What does an employer look for?

Posted: October 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

I would like to find out what an employer is looking for. Recently I sent my resume and a cover letter to many of my LinkedIn connections. What is wrong?

I have cleaned up my resume from three (3) pages to one. It looks a lot more presentable.
I am willing to relocate for a company.
I am willing to travel up to 75% of the time.
Many people are not seeking to do those.
With everything there is a sacrifice. I will make it.

Are you seeking experience? I have it. 35 years in the collection industry.
From starting as a collector to management, sales and business development.
My resume is still at http://sbtresume.weebly.com. If you want a hard copy just ask for one.
Do you want to reach out to me. My email is staylor@skiptraceconsultants.com
My phone is 954-290-6976. Please feel free to call me at anytime.

The New Position

Posted: October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the last several months while working to build Skiptrace Consultants, Inc (http://www.skiptraceconsultants.com) I have also been seeking a new position.

Many of you know me by name and reputation as having built some of the most successful groups here on LinkedIn. Now it is time for me to put that to work.

One of my many strengths is business development. I know how to get past the gatekeeper and get to the decision maker. I have been doing that for many years.
I have also for many years been stubborn about the opportunity to relocate for the right opportunity. At this point after 35 years in South Florida, it is time to say enough. I am willing to relocate for the right opportunity.
Now that I have said that and am open to the relocation, perhaps you will now take a look at my resume and say that your company has the right position. My resume can be found online at http://sbtresume.weebly.com. If you would like a hard copy then please send me and email to staylor@skiptraceconsultants.com and put hard copy in the subject line.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Skiptracing. What is it?

Posted: October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Over the years I have noticed that many people do not know what skiptracing is or what is involved. When a person disappears without a trace, they are called a skip. Certainly not illegal to do. Tracing them down and locating them is another story, thus the term skiptracing.

Skiptracing is an art. It is locating people mostly for the purpose of debt collection, or wage garnishment. However those are not the only purposes. Sometimes it may be as simple as needing a signature on a deed, or mortgage note. They may also have money coming to them. There are adoptions, reunions, and even finding your best friend from WWII.

All of these purposes and more are all part of skiptracing. This is not a just a database search. It is time consuming research to locate individuals that may not want to be found. While databases are great and there are some very fine ones out there, you need to be cognizant of the fact that the data may not always be accurate.
It takes a skilled investigator time to VERIFY the data and to be able to put it all into a report for the client.

Time is money and there are cost factors with everything. While we do not offer a free service in most instances we are less expensive than some of the competition out there and perhaps more expensive that others. What we guarantee is that the data you receive from us is VERIFIED and VALID at the time we provide it to you. We do not guarantee that the information will remain the same in 90 days. A lot could happen during that time.

We do provide new addresses if any, phones, jobs. We also find out if they are dead or in jail. This is all information that helps you plan your next step.

I urge you to look at our website: http://www.skiptraceconsultants.com and judge for yourself.

Vendor Testing

Posted: September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

I would like to know what the standard operating procedure is for a vendor to be tested. I have spoken recently with several companies and they would like to test my company. To me that is fine, but they would like to give us 100 cases for example to be worked at no charge.
Now I have done that in the past only to be told that they found someone for less money.
We do our work manually as everything has to be verbally verified.
The databases are a great tool and they do help, but the information does need to be verified.
There is a cost factor involved and time as well. Any ideas how to approach this?

While I do not want to lose a potential client, I also don’t want to be losing money either.

I am currently seeking a position in business development. I have 35 years of experience in the industry. My resume can be viewed at http://www.skiptraceconsultants.com or http://sbtresume.weebly.com.

Getting Paid by Clients

Posted: September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Last night I had an interesting discussion with another group member about getting paid. His business mirrors my own and his fee structure is similar. He asked me why companies do not want to pay for the services that we provide. We do research that can sometimes take hours of phone calls, internet research and time. It seems that when we have a fee structure our prospective clients balk at it. They want quality information, but do not wish to pay for it.

If I go to an attorney I have to pay him by the hour and there is no negotiating, but the same attorney that wants me to provide him with information that has taken time and research is only willing to pay me $20.00.

I am not a non profit organization and I have overhead and expenses just as anyone else does. Are we not entitled to get paid for our services as well?

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