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Sue Swenson, President

Sue Swenson is President of Swenson Turner, Inc., a recruiting firm specializing in developing passive candidates for hard-to-fill search assignments for split recruiting partners. Beginning her career as a recruiter in 1989, Sue’s focus has included semiconductor, software engineering and manufacturing. Sue focuses exclusively on the food/cosmetic ingredients and flavoring industry. Her current assignments typically range from engineers up to directors and include technical as well as sales and marketing positions.  Because of her firm’s research capabilities, Sue can successfully recruit for assignments in any U.S. geographical region.

Sue co-wrote Paycheck 911 (2008), a how-to book on job search with her partner, Joe Turner, to address the growing demands for a straightforward no-nonsense approach to job search to overcome today’s economic challenges. Sue and Joe have co-authored over 100 articles on job search that have been published on Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs!, Ladders and Vault, among other sites.

Sue holds a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters degree from Michigan State University. Sue resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and business partner, Joe Turner.

When they’re not recruiting, Sue and Joe write comedy screenplays. Sue wrote and produced 17 three to five minute comedy videos on dysfunctional job interviews.

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Joe Turner, Senior Recruiter

Joe, a Senior Recruiter and Researcher with Swenson Turner, Inc., began his recruiting career at a small contract staffing firm in late 1990. His entire career has involved providing research, recruitment and competitive intelligence to primarily high technology-based clients. Today Joe focuses his skills exclusively for our clients in the food/cosmetic ingredients and flavoring industry. He uses in-depth Internet and telephone candidate development research techniques to locate and recruit hard-to-find passive candidates who cannot be found through traditional recruitment methods.

He focuses on sourcing including prospect generation using social software, Internet data-mining techniques, cold calling, and corporate phone bank mining.  He also performs candidate pre-qualification assessment and development including phone screen and candidate qualification questionnaires and candidate closing and reference checking.

Joe received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife and business partner, Sue Swenson.

 

Joe Turner – The Job Search Guy ™

In addition to recruiting, Joe spent over 6 years as the Job Search Guy ™ offering updated tips and advice to job seekers on landing a job in this tough economy. Joe has authored two books on Job Search – Job Change Secrets Unlocked (2006) and Paycheck 911 (2008), the latter with Sue Swenson as co-author. Both books are available on Amazon as well as Kindle. Paycheck 911, is a how-to book on job search written to address the growing demands for a straightforward no-nonsense approach to job search to overcome today’s economic challenges.

In addition to this, Joe hosted his weekly Job Search Guy Radio Show on JobRadio.fm. He also hosted weekly Resume Writing Workshops and Tips for Job Hunters Over 50 teleseminars to thousands of job seekers across North America and Canada. Joe and Sue wrote over 100 job search articles that can still be found on MSN Careers, Monster, the Ladders, JobDig, AOL and other sites.