Just do it. Or not.

I wasted a whole evening watching Wife Swap last night.  I don’t know why or how I got sucked in, but I looked up and it was almost 9:00 p.m. and I had nothing to show for my night. To be fair, I was recovering from a pretty bad bout of vertigo and hadn’t been […]

Breaking Bad…Habits

I’m a nail biter.  Well, a nail picker, actually.  And I can count on one stubby-nailed hand the times I’ve grown my fingernails out in my 47 years on this earth.  I keep my nail guy happy because I even pick off the nails he glues on.  But this month, a friend and I decided […]

HOW TO WRITE A COMPELLING RESUME

When you ask Google “How to Write a Resume?”, within 0.50 seconds you will have 310,000,000 resources at your fingertips to confuse you even more. Over my almost 6 years with Joseph Chris Partners as a Senior Recruiter I have been able to narrow down the answer to one very simple question. “What are your […]

How do you feel about E.Q.?

It is my job to talk with folks who plan, develop, build, and design for a living.  The other day I was talking to a candidate who shared more about his personality then about his success in completing projects on time and under budget.  He led in with his “emotional intelligence” scores and how he […]

More Lessons from Dad

Dad’s lessons continue.. Last time I wrote about one of Dad’s lessons. It was about the importance of doing your homework, being prepared, and how you can benefit from working a little harder and knowing a little more than the other guy. It was one of many lessons my dad taught me. My dad was […]

To stay or not to stay: that is the question.

It’s no secret that we are seeing a shortage of proven talent within the real estate development and construction industries in many skill sets.  At a time when we need people/talent the most,  professionals are seriously questioning whether to make a change because of the timing of the economy, timing in our industry and timing […]

Turn Kings Harbor Blue by Joseph Chris Partners: past, present and future

Senior Recruiter Dawn Bahan of Joseph Chris Partners was raised to Back the Blue.  The daughter of a Louisiana police captain, Dawn landed her job as Turn Kings Harbor Blue organizer unassumingly.  In a round-table discussion with our team about what community service event to host 4 years ago, Dawn and several others expressed their […]

Join us at Turn Kings Harbor Blue!

Dawn Bahan and Tiffany Kenton, Event Organizers for Joseph Chris Partners’ 4th Annual Turn Kings Harbor Blue festival, share some great information about this year’s event!! #josephchrispartners #turnkingsharborblue

Market Check–Video Blog

Check out the latest video blog from Senior Partner Angie Truitt!

Joseph Chris Partners can help you or your company navigate job and workforce changes

  I was a baby lawyer, just one year out of law school, returning to my office after a hearing and there was a U-Haul trailer backed up to the entrance of my building.  Moving guys with banker boxes loaded onto dollies blocked my path into my office, and I stepped around them to get […]

Dad’s lesson: Do your homework.

I was thinking about my work as a recruiter and remembered a lesson my father taught me many years ago. I was a senior in college and asked him if he had any advice before going to a couple important job interviews. “Do your homework before you meet them, know something positive about the company […]

How do companies know which Executive Search Firm is best for them?

In today’s world, it is a candidate driven market.  Candidates are getting called repeatedly by recruiters and quite a large amount of them end up with multiple offers to choose from in the end.  As a company searching for talent, the decision to hire a firm to help can be a daunting one. The Solo […]

PCBC Ponderings

What an awesome week attending the PCBC conference! As I mull over the happenings, the main point of my discussions had a resounding theme – the talent shortage plaguing our industry. This is clearly not an earth shattering statement by any means but every now and then there is solace in knowing it’s not just […]

Reflections on 20 Years of Recruiting in Homebuilding

Yesterday marked my 20-year anniversary of recruiting in the Homebuilding industry for Joseph Chris Partners.  I always say I was taught by the best, my father, Joe Chris Ramirez. The recruiting industry has given me so much joy these last two decades for the following reasons: Learning from the future leaders, legends and consultants of […]

MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH: The importance of Veterans’ Hiring Initiatives

I grew up in the military. My dad served for 23 years, and we moved around every 3 years throughout my childhood. It was a really good life, filled with amazing people and places, and I credit my outgoing nature to that life. We’d move to a new post, and I’d go knocking on our […]

Pay it Forward – Inspiring the Next Generation of Industry Talent

Originally posted by Erica Lockwood as a guest blogger on Meredith Consulting’s website, March 22, 2018. As we emerge from last week’s “Women In Construction Week” along with the observance of “International Women’s Day”, it seems quite fitting to address not only the lack of female talent present within the industry today but certainly the […]

JCP EARNS BACK-TO-BACK FORBES “BEST RECRUITING FIRMS” RANKING

I am excited to announce that for the second year in a row Joseph Chris Partners has been ranked by Forbes as one of AMERICA’S BEST RECRUITING FIRMS. Since my parents Joe and Victoria started our company back in 1977, we always strive for excellence in all areas of our business. It is, of course, […]

It’s not about placements; it’s about relationships and commitment.

I can’t believe in two months I will have been with Joseph Chris Partners Executive Search for 16 years. Wow, what a ride it has been! 16 of some of the best years of my life, and still going strong. Thinking back over those 16 years made me decide I might share what made all […]

A Portrait in Strength: A Tribute to Founder Victoria Ramirez

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s hard to miss with all the pink everywhere, and it’s amazing how many people and organizations have mobilized to work towards early detection and cure of this disease that women have a 1 in 8 chance of getting.   And in looking around at the people I know […]

The Importance of a Disaster Recovery Plan

Recently, our company and community experienced historic levels of rainfall from Hurricane Harvey. My office building was flooded and the community got lots of media attention. As the storm approached the decision was made to close our offices and relocate operations. We had a plan and were prepared for events that altered the daily activities […]