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A high-touch commitment in a high-tech search brings the best, to the best. The goodness of Bob’s professional practices is found in his key searches and deliveries over the past 30 years. He continues to bring the best, to the best by matching knowledge worker skills, experiences, and practices that fulfill organizational objectives, needs, and budgets. Bob’s high-touch, structured methodology delivers results that exceed expectations. I endorse and recommend Bob and Franklin Key Associates.

– Principal Project Manager, PMP, National Distributor of Natural, Organic and Specialty Food, Former CIO

Bob is the most well-connected recruiter I’ve ever met, always willing to lend a hand and give advice and make introductions.  I think you will find him a valuable asset in your search.

– Senior Director, Business Intelligence, Fortune 100 Office Products OnmiChannel Retailer

Bob Norton is the best Executive Recruiter I have worked with both for my own position and for hiring others. I recommend him to anyone who is in the market. Bob works to understand the underlying keys to the company and to the position. Once he understands those he then works hard to match those keys with the person who will fill that position. One of the characteristics that I like best about Bob is you can rely on him to be completely objective. He sees things the way they are and does the job accordingly.

– Adjunct Professor at Boston University, Former CIO

[Edit: RE: Job Definition Session] “I’ve benefited from this process from the other end of it: Over a decade ago, Bob represented me with a mid-sized software company (MediaMap, since acquired) for an executive position I subsequently was offered and took). Great guy to work and collaborate with! Highly professional, highly competent, and highly personable.”

Principal,  Business Execution Coaching and Consulting Company

“I’ve known Bob for years — a great executive recruiter — would recommend him to anyone! “

– Consultant and Principal at Aging in Place Technology Watch,  former CIO and IT Industry Analyst

[To his Chief Recruiting Officer] I have indeed known Bob for 25 years and can tell you that he’s one of the good guys.

– SVP & CFO, Global Emergency Communications Software Company

“Hi Bob, thanks for the note. You know how highly I think of you; you’re at the top of my list when I have openings to fill.”

– Exec Dir Architecture & Planning, Financial Services Trading Applications Firm

Congrats! I can’t believe you’ve been doing this for 25 years! You are definitely the best of the best….you have certainly made my recruiting life easier. Hope all continues to go well….L.

-Veteran High Tech Contract Corporate Recruiter

“I do love your methodology to figure out how to calibrate and position a person, that’s why I make sure I keep in touch with you ! 🙂

– SVP and IT CTO, Fortune 100 sized Computers, Storage, IT Services & Software Solutions

“Thank you for your time, I enjoyed our discussion. It is always great to work with thorough and experienced recruiters like yourself.”

– Director of Engineering, Healthcare Software Solutions

“Bob is one of the most organized and thoughtful people I know in the Information Technology industry who persistently maintains his contacts on behalf of his clients. Bob is a dedicated professional who gives back to others through his knowledge and experience and contributes to the information technology industry through multiple channels. He is also a highly successful entrepreneur.”

– Vice President Information Management, Fortune 100 NY Financial Services Firm

“Bob Norton is a very long-time business acquaintance. Bob is the consummate recruiting professional and someone whose integrity and honesty have been evident since I met him. He has great insight into, and will tell you honestly what the market is doing, and if your expectations (both from a candidate’s and an employer’s perspective) are realistic. Bob focuses on New England hi-tech.”

– Vice President Professional Services, Expense Management Software Firm

“So nice to hear from you and thank you! You were very influential in my early career and it is very much appreciated. It’s been a great run, I’ve enjoyed the last 27 years! Thank you Bob, you started it all!“

– Solution Director, Enterprise & Middleware, German based Enterprise Resource Management Software Company

Thanks, Bob – you really are the best at what you do!

– Adjunct Professor at Boston University, Former CIO

“Bob Norton is not your normal recruiter. He stretches you to think about your growth and will challenge you to manage your career. He does the same for the hiring executive, forcing you the rank the measures of success to give the best chance of a selected candidate delivering on your business promises. Bob is a great sounding board with a firm grasp in the IT marketplace.”

– CIO (PHD), $1B Industrial Safety Products Manufacturer

[from a LinkedIn poll: Who is the best recruiter you’ve ever worked with?]

Bob Norton, CPC, CSP He is one of the most professional, ethical and knowledgeable people I have ever dealt with.

– Senior Program Manager, Largest US Wireless Carrier

I would like to thank you for replying to my questions about my career, job search, and resume over the phone today. I know in these busy times it is not easy to deal with inundating information and hectic schedules. I value your advice, wisdom, and opinions. I will take your comments, suggestions, and answers to heart.

– Senior User Experience (UX) Designer & Analyst/Consultant 

Congrats on the work anniversary! Bob, you are among the very best and it is a pleasure to be able to refer some quality people to a highest quality recruiter.

– 35+ year Expert Consultant in Outplacement, Career Strategies and Coaching, Recruiting-Sourcing, and Retirement Life Planning

“Very nice talking with you. I look forward to working with you. It is refreshing to be able to work with a person with your integrity.

– 30 year Senior Software/Firmware Engineer, Machine Vison Company

[Requesting of her HR organization] I’d like to introduce you to a great recruiter, Bob Norton. I’ve been working with Bob for several years and find him to be an excellent recruiter. He isn’t your typical recruiter that looks through LinkedIn, etc., he truly is networked beyond anyone I’ve ever met !!!   Can we please work on getting him set up as an official recruiter ??

– Sr. Director Business Intelligence, Global E-Business Technology Integrator

Bob is a terrific guy and he is super well-connected with many corporate finance and finance operations recruiters. He also is sage and learned and can offer some good advice as to who to connect to and how to efficiently go about your search.

– CFO, Data  Security Software Platform

“…I was glad that I applied since it gave me an opportunity to speak with you. I saw a great difference in your overall and professional approach and the logical thought process on arriving at the solutions. These days, I see most ‘recruiters’ are having a ‘Postman like’ attitude in just passing the resumes without even understanding the need and the match.  Talking with you gave me an assurance that confidence again. I must say I am impressed with your logical approach.”

– Director, Applications, Global Healthcare Provider

“I appreciate your taking extra time with me today and I also enjoyed hearing about your perspectives and methodology.  I created an online recruiting/outplacement portal for Outplacement International back in 1993; I built the system by hand after interviewing OI’s chief librarian and executives to build a private online database that matched candidates with openings, and it was very successful back in the day.  So you can imagine how much I can appreciate your line of work.  I look forward to working with you and becoming one of your devotees on LinkedIn.”

– Principal Project Manager, Government Internetworking $70M projects

“You gave me a lot of suggestions on the update of my resume and how to prepare for the interview questions. Those suggestions were very useful for me to prepare for the coming opportunities.

I enjoyed speaking with you today – you definitely distinguish yourself clearly from the typical recruiter, and your advice makes a lot of sense… Thanks for the talk. I hope we can work together.”

– Principal UI/UX Freelance Software Engineer, Medical Practice Management software company.

Wonderful, thank you so much! It was great to finally speak with you as well.

I’ve already started a first-draft of this project, and will check in with you once I’m done. I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with me; it helped a lot and it’s always inspiring to remember how you add value to a company, what you’ve learned and why your work is important!

– Associate Market Development Manager, Medical Lab Device Manufacturer

… I truly appreciate the guidance, candor and insight you have given over the last year.

– Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager, Global Wireless Communications Infrastructure

Bob, thanks very much for checking in. Though you may not know it, your email about resume structure was quite instrumental in helping me reach new professional milestones.

– National Director, Technology & Strategy, International Corporate Real Estate Advisory Firm

Thanks Bob. Your insight is truly amazing.  I so appreciate the information. Wow….you are quite a (market) historian too I see!!!!   Thank you for all the input.

– Senior Director, Business Intelligence, Global Public Ecommerce Consulting and Hosting Company 

Thank you for the frank conversation. It has been a gift to find people like you in this industry.

– Director, Leadership & High Potential Development – HR, The World’s leading Learning Company

Awesome! Thanks so much for your time and expert advice. It’s very much appreciated.

– Business Systems CRM Manager, Lifestyle Specialty Advertising Supplier

… It’s always great to hear from you – hard to believe I’ve been in Texas for 13 years now!   Some of the best career advice I ever received was from you when you suggested I move from direct marketing (Dickinson Direct) to a dotcom company to try something different. Its paid off in spades and been a wonderful career to this point!!

– VP & Global Account Executive, World’s largest Software Company

“Thanks Bob! I will call you within the next couple of days. Your comments have made me think of modifying my resume. I will send you edits.”

– Vice President, Enterprise P.M.O.., $50 billion New England Bank

“Bob, I’m always interested in your candidates, because I know your guys are going to be good. I have trust in you.”

– Executive Director, Architecture & Planning, Financial Services Software Company

…Mike – Bob is an outstanding recruiter, knows everyone and is someone that I trust in my network.

– Technology Strategist for CIOs, World’s largest Software Company

“You’re on the A-Team! ”

– Senior Vice President, Business Systems, Leading Online Global Careers Network

You have tremendous experience and strong knowledge of the industry. Look forward to future meetings.

– President, National Boston based Human Resource search firm

“Thanks for your hard work Bob. You’re such a pro…” “Bob your effort to help me ‘market’ myself is amazing.  Thank you.”

– Director Operations and Customer Support, eCommerce Analytics company for Amazon.com

“Also in case you ever need one this guy is my favorite recruiter.  He placed me 2x and has advised me a lot.: Bob Norton , President- Franklin Key Associates bob@franklinkey.com  508-520-3500

You can tell him I referred you.”

– Manager, Processing Operations, Card-Linked Loyalty Marketing Solutions

“There are those like Bob Norton, whose commitment to this organization is unmatched. I truly believe this. It is unmatched. Bob, no matter what the situation, no matter what the climate, gives his all to make sure all of you get everything you expect and more from MAPS. Bob, thank you for all you have done. You are the MVP of this organization.”

– Past President, CPC/CTS , Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services http://www.mapsweb.org/

“I am thrilled she is coming on board. I think we have a series of exciting opportunities ahead and I believe she can help us succeed. Thanks for the help. Always a pleasure  dealing with you.” – Group Executive, Technology, Financial Services Firm

[10 years later] “Thank you Sir. You are one of the very best….”

[5 years later] “I would be thrilled to provide a reference for you – I think you are the most ethical and involved executive search professional I ever met, and I know quite a few. You are really focused on finding the right piece for both sides, not just finding candidates. Please do use me as a reference…”

– Chief Operating Officer, Credit Card Processing Division of largest US Bank

“Simply put, you are awesome.”

– Director, Strategic Initiatives, Telecommunications Billing & Customer care provider

“This is an excellent day for me . . . looks like we got him. I appreciate all your help on this. Think it was very good the way we worked together. I was very pleased with how you conducted the search and would be delighted to use you again. I appreciate your professionalism, the creativity of your approach, and your staying on top of things. I hope we have a chance to do more work together.”

– President and COO, Internet Media Information Portal

“I think you did a great job for us. You taught me a lot about the evaluation process. You were persistent without being pushy. You kept your eyes on the overall objective and did not get bogged down or sidetracked with ancillary issues. Hopefully, we will have an opportunity to work together again in the future.”

– Executive Vice President, Multi-Division Industrial Safety Products Manufacturer

Please call me any time. Having spent 44 years in this wonderful Business Jim Gilreath, Peter Rabinowitz, and Bob Norton are the best  Recruiters  I`ve ever worked with…

– Veteran Professional Recruiter, Healthcare and Real Estate Industries

It is one of many things that differentiates you from other recruiters and certainly from most HR folks – the courtesy of feedback.

– Principal Program Manager, Federal Bank Innovation Team

As an quick update, I am close to getting an offer from a company (Polymer Corporation). So I am excited that I may be back in the work force soon. Your help with my resume and use of your connections was one of the reasons I may land so quickly.

– Manufacturing Operations Manager, Test & Measurement and Electronics

I must admit….. there’s no grass growing under your feet.

– 35 year Transformation Management Consultant, Greater Chicago Area

We here at the Skyview / Hodge Prison Complex greatly appreciate the great service you have been providing for the State of Texas and the souls incarcerated here. The work you do impacts our mission of providing for public safety, promoting positive change in offender behavior, reintegrating offenders into society, and assisting victims of crime. Your ministry provides a great multiplier to the work of the staff here. In addition you are doing God’s work, sharing the love he has given us with some of God’s little ones.

We can’t say Thank You enough for your efforts.

– Chaplain, Rehabilitation Programs Division, Texas Department Criminal Justice

Please meet Bob Norton.  He helped me immensely with my resume and helped me clarify how to achieve my career goals.  He has a great deal of experience and expertise in recruiting and may be able to help you in your job search.

VP, Infrastructure Engineering, Global Anti-Fraud Security Company

Thanks so much for landing me a job here.  It has been a very busy and rewarding 16 years indeed.    Thank you!

 – VP, Application Engineering, Credit Card Processing Division of largest US Bank

I truly appreciate the guidance, candor and insight you have given over the last year.

 – Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager, Business Intelligence Software Product

Bob, thanks very much for checking in. Though you may not know it, your email about resume structure was quite instrumental in helping me reach new professional milestones.

– National Director, Technology & Strategy, Global Commercial Real Estate Company

Thanks Bob. Your insight is truly amazing.  I so appreciate the information. Wow….you are quite a (market) historian too I see!!!!   Thank you for all the input.

– Sr. Director Business Intelligence, Global E-Business Technology Integrator

“Good day Bob, Thank you very much for following up. If I may, I’d like to mention that the email you sent me is on top of the list of the very professional ways to get in touch with people after a long time….”

– Principal Database Administration Consultant, Montreal, Canada

Sorry for the delayed email; thank you so much for taking the time with me the other day.  I feel like I learned more in those 45 minutes than I have in the last few years. A Pleasure Meeting You!

– Boston Branch Manager, Global IT Staffing, Placement & Project Delivery Firm

It was great talking to you, an awesome learning experience.  I will send you my updated resume soon.

~ VP, Online and Mobile Banking Delivery, US Subsidiary HQ of International Bank

I hope this holiday finds you well.  Even though you have never placed me in any positions, I have learned a lot from just speaking with you on the phone.  You shared so much more than most recruiters that I talk to ever so often.  I hope our paths will meet again down the road.  I still have so much more to learn from you.  The best to you and your family.  George.

– Data Architect, Fortune 100 Data Storage Corporation

I enjoyed speaking with you today – you definitely distinguish yourself clearly from the typical recruiter, and your advice makes a lot of sense… Thanks for the talk. I hope we can work together.

– Principal UI/UX Freelance Software Engineer, Medical Practice Management software company.

FYI – I have been off for a few days but came back very excited about all the information you have provided. I should have expected that, thank you very much. …Bob, I do not take your guidance lightly, I have a great respect for your knowledge and professionalism – Thank you very much and I will be in touch.

– Senior IT Risk Manager, $20B Retail Membership Chain

“Thank you for being so patient with me. I learned a whole lot about the process of evaluating a job as part of my career. You made me very comfortable with my decision process. I also learned a lot about myself.”

– Systems Architect, Financial Services Firm

“My wife calls you the ‘Job Doctor.’ You are truly different from every recruiter I’ve been associated with. You always demonstrated my best interests in your advice.”

– Sr. SAP Developer, Internet Grocery Delivery Service

“It was very helpful to talk with you regarding my upcoming career decision. You are a great, informed sounding board, and I sense you have a lot of integrity behind what you do!! I also appreciated the data you gave me regarding salaries and cost of living. Knowledge does make negotiating much more comfortable for me.”

– Senior Project Manager, Fortune 100 RAID Storage Manufacturer

“I’ve told you before and it is worth repeating that I have the highest respect for your professionalism in these matters. I appreciate your help.” (2006)

Bob! Great, thank you. You come through again! (Nov 2010)

(To a VP Strategic Communications, Environmental Research firm ) ‘It is apparent that we share a high regard for our mutual friend Bob Norton’ (Feb 2011)

– Senior Marketing Systems Manager, Fortune 300 Consumer Products Manufacturer

“Just a short note to thank you and your team for exerting a fair amount of effort in trying to locate the ‘right’ candidate for the staff position I had open. I enjoyed working with you all and appreciate your sincere attempt.”

– Chief Information Officer, Fortune 300 Electronics Manufacturer

“I wanted to let you know that all of your efforts and support in the past (sometimes during personal difficulties on my part) were worth the trouble to see it through. Thank you.

– Director of Consulting, Telecomm Systems Integration

“Thanks so much for your very detailed feedback, excellent advice, and the investment of your time. It is no wonder that Alan White values your expertise.”

– 30 year Independent Architect/Developer Contractor

“I want to again thank you for your efforts and your advice which was very helpful to me in making my decision. I appreciate the honesty in your opinions about job opportunities, my skills, and where I need to grow in the future. In my dealings with many job search people over the years I have yet to find someone who I can trust such as yourself.”

– MIS Manager, Web-Based Technical Book Review Service

“Bob is incredible career councilor and great connector and always reaching out well outside of his industry.”

– PHD Scientist, Bio/Pharmaceutical Research Company

“I am pleased to report that I have accepted a product marketing management team leadership role with . . . I enjoy working with you and look forward to continuing our relationship going forward. Thank you for your support.

– Director Product Marketing, Broadband and Web Hosting Provider

“Thank you for your professional guidance and persistence during my job search; I’ve enjoyed working with you and I’ve learned a great deal.”

– Senior ERP Analyst, Fortune 100 Consumer Products Manufacturer

“Thanks for your diligence. I have landed a job at . . . Thanks for all your assistance, advise and calming coaching. I can’t thank you enough.”

– Web and Direct Marketing Manager, Children’s Animated Theme Parks

“Bob, you should really charge me for your service. I am feeling guilty. You’re a good friend, but I don’t really want you to give me all of this advice over the years based on some prospect that one day you’ll place me into a job. The only favor I ask is that you keep tap and let me know and when I get back working then I’ll pay you.”

– Thirty (30) year contract Mainframe Architect/Developer

“Bob, I meant to tell you; love this job – probably the best job I’ve had in the last 2-3, and I’m pretty psyched about it.” …his CTO “That’s good to hear. He is doing great and is always looking to expand his role so we are very happy.”

(one month later.. CTO continued on the hire)

He popped his head in the door the other day and he said to me, “I don’t know what the heck I was doing for the last three years…” It struck me and I said, “what do you mean by that?” He said I have learned more in the last couple months than I did in the 3+ years in the other place. He certainly is learning under fire. He has been fun to work with and I am ecstatic that he chose us over (offer from other Company). I hope to keep him and the rest happy. They all seem to love the place even though they have to deal with taking the train in to work, working long hours, etc.”

– Project Manager & CTO, Consumer Loyalty Systems Company

Thank you again for all of your input. I landed my dream job … and couldn’t be happier.

– CRM Business Partner – International MIS, Top 5 Global Biotechnology Company

Dave, Bob – a quick note to introduce you to each other. Dave, Bob is a technology recruiter I have known for years and trust implicitly. His advice on both sides of the hiring fence has been invaluable to me on multiple occasions. Bob, Dave is Director of Security at (Division I Catholic College). I’d suggest the two of you connect, even if no needs at the moment.

Bob, Mike – pleased to introduce you to each other. Bob, Mike is helping us with customer engagement strategies at SMAK, and most recently worked at Constant Contact. Mike, I have known Bob for many years and trust his advice and counsel on career and job hunting strategies.

– CTO, VP of Development, Messaging Management

“A mutual acquaintance of ours, Hal Whitehouse, has spoken highly of you. Hal suggested we should speak regarding my ongoing job search. I respect Hal and know him to be very connected. When he makes a recommendation, I listen carefully.”

– CIO/IT Director, Clinical/Pharmaceutical Research Services

Jim Hanley, meet Bob Norton. Jim’s head of netblazr, a disruptive communications company with headquarters at MassChallenge. Jim, I think you might be looking for some talent. Bob is frankly the only recruiter I’d recommend to anyone, takes a long view of the world and is helpful both to individuals and companies seeking to fill key slots.

– CTO, VP of Development, Messaging Management

“You mentioned yesterday that you wanted to ramp-up the recruiting effort. Here is the name of someone that I have known for a long time and is a true professional. I would highly recommend Bob!”

-Director of Compliance to his CIO, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturing

“Email this guy your resume. Tell him I gave him your email.. he is a true professional and loves to help in any way. I think he should remember me. He is a class act in every way. I’ll look for his number. Do it this morning.”

-HRIS Consultant, Management Consulting with 75 offices in 42 countries.>

“…I have known Bob for many years and trust his advice and counsel on career and job hunting strategies.”

– CTO, VP of Development, Messaging Management

Bob – Thank you for your time today and this is great information. I will review and rewrite my resume to ensure that the readers understand the business challenges and the affect of the work me and my teams did. You gave me a similar critique many years ago and it resulted in my job (as CIO) at Au Bon Pain.

– VP, CIO, Global Urban Restaurant Chain

I’ve been dealing with Bob for years and although he has never placed me anywhere, his style is different than other recruiters I’ve worked with. He spends more time with potential candidates and tries to look at their overall work experience and accomplishments. By obtaining an understanding of what the person has accomplished over the years, he then presents the overall work experience and how it could benefit a group looking to fill a position, or even by creating a new position that didn’t even exist prior. Most other recruiters focus on the specific product “check list” and try to find a person who has as many of the items on the list as possible. Bob focuses on what the person has done and not necessarily the specific product “check list”.

– Analytics Developer, 3D Design, and Product Data Management Software Company

Makes perfect sense to me. I will take another swing through it following your advice. I don’t think I have received such detailed and valuable (resume) advice like this before. Thank you!

– Information Security Project Specialist

All your answers or suggestions are extremely impressive and encouraging. It changes the direction of my thinking. I was mostly trying to get help from net to learn how to answer those questions. But your comments are teaching me to learn how to present something inside my core and try to help me thinking who am I and how am I. But I just never exercised to do it in that way.

I’ll work harder on these and ask for your suggestion/help for clearing any further confusions if any . I am extremely grateful for all of your helpful suggestions. Thank you very much for your motivating suggestions.

– PHD, Material Science, Candidate on interview techniques

Bob, Thanks for speaking with me today. I know I kept you longer than I expected. I understand clearly what you are suggesting about my resume and will spend some time over the next few days to refine more. I will also remember to keep you in mind as a resource. I will send you questions about companies later after we can refine my resume further.

– 25 year program/SAAS Project Manager

I have evangelized you to my career counselor and job search support networking group (that he facilitates) for so long as one of the few true pros in the recruiting industry, he really would love to bring you in to do a presentation on the state of job search from your point of view.

– Desktop Support Technician and WIND Coordinator

I always value our dialog – you have been a source of good advice and, sometimes to my dislike, an excellent reality check. It’s always nice to touch base with you.

– Director, Strategic Initiatives, 3D Design, and Product Data Management Software Company

Thank you for the information Bob. Where have you been all my life Maybe you missed your calling and should have been a motivational coach..

– IT Risk Management Architect

Thanks so much, Bob. I am going to work on a new version of my resume’ and will send it back to you when I have completed it. Don’t hesitate to tell me if you think I am off the mark, I am most grateful for your feedback.

Thanks again for the generous amount of time you spent with me on the phone. I learned a lot, and your e-mail notes are a great help.

– Sr. Retail POS Analyst

Just realizing that I never thanked you for taking the time to look over my resume and give me some feedback. It really made a difference! After you gave me that advice, I changed my resume entirely and have been getting interviews and offers every week, so thank you.

– Recent College Graduate struggling to market herself.

“I would like to let you know that I had a great first day experience at IMN. I believe that you are the best in the business of team and trust-building between the bests. You did a great job for me, Tim and IMN.

By the way I haven’t had a chance to reply to your email ending with: Keep the faith and keep smiling. You have a former US Army Airborne/Ranger Officer working on your career here

This was a great message that helped me to deal with the uncertainty. Thank you.”

– Database Architect, Direct Marketing Messaging Software ASP

Thank you for your time, I enjoyed our discussion. It is always great to work with thorough and experienced recruiters like yourself.

– Director of Engineering, Healthcare Software Solutions

“It was very helpful to talk with you regarding my upcoming career decision. You are a great, informed sounding board, and I sense you have a lot of integrity behind what you do!! I also appreciated the data you gave me regarding salaries and cost of living. Knowledge does make negotiating much more comfortable for me.”

– Senior Project Manager, Fortune 100 RAID Storage Manufacturer

“Hi Bob, Thank you again for your time – you have given me much to think about and review. I have had numerous folks review my resume, linkedin and professional outplacement do the same – and yet you have given me a different perspective (actually several ideas). Thus my comment to you about getting more in the help the unemployed directly as opposed to the hiring companies that don’t seem to be listening to you – silly as that is.

– Manager of Global Infrastructure Technical Services, $25B Retailer

“I found your approach and personality to be uplifting and confidence building. I look forward to working with you…”

– Project Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker and Ironman Triathlete.

“…I really appreciated the time you took to give me some great feedback on my resume and talk about the market. You gave me the experience that I expect from a recruiter, but had not really received in my last two job searches until you and I talked. I will keep you on the top of the list for future searches and let you know if there are any other candidates that are looking.”

– Senior Principal, Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence Practice, Methodology Consulting Co.

Thanks again for your help. It is invaluable. Yes, as usual everything you say does make sense.

– Program Manager, Business Intelligence, Top 5 Global Biotechnology Company

Bob, Thank you for the “Interview Hints” document you sent me a while back. I believe it was instrumental in helping me land a contract position at (Major Financial Service Firm), starting on August 2. I’m very excited about the opportunity.

I followed the interview tips and sent a bang-up “Thank You” e-mail afterward. I would have been much less confident before and after the interview if I hadn’t read those tips.

– Database and Customer Support Analyst

Thank you so much for being so helpful to my good friend Shellie … I saw her last night and she RAVED about you. She liked you very much and was so impressed that you spent an hour working with her and proposed a strategy to help advance her career. She is a great believer in networking and I heard her recommending you to someone else last night, speaking of you in glowing terms. For both of you, I am delighted that I was able to bring you together!

– Attorney, Employment & Health- Boston Magazine SuperLawyers of Massachusetts.

….You have made a tremendous President! YOU are the one who has gotten us on track again!! Thanks to YOU!!!!

– President, Employment Agency and Chair, Activities & Education – Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services

Thank you, again, Bob. I am, as you surely realize, very much in your debt and am vastly appreciative of your professionalism and help and advice. I’m pleased and excited about this move, and looking forward to being in downtown Boston again, and even to the train commute. We will stay in touch.

I’ll be successful, I do not fear that. And we’ll work together again.

– Sr Systems Analyst, Healthcare Analytics and Business Intelligence

“After talking about the Boston opportunity and the surprise promotion at (current company), it was your insight that confirmed what I was seeing (or not seeing) with the Boston company.  This made the decision to continue at current company easier.  Thank you again for coaching me through this issue.”

– Manager, Technical Support, Integrated Marketing Solutions Company

Thank you Bob. You have some excellent suggestions for my very out-of-date resume. I appreciate and respect your guidance. Regards and best wishes.

– Business Systems Analyst, Technical Contracting Firm

Thank you very much for your valuable insight and advice this morning. During our discussion it became obvious that I was not focusing on identifying and offering potential solutions to the “pain points” the interviewers were raising during the interview. It will definitely be included in my next round of interviews!

– VP Information Systems, Top Tier Contract Manufacturer

You have been an “OUTSTANDING” President Bob. Without a doubt you have driven great progress for MAPS.

– 15 year Executive Board Member, Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services

“I am sending you the email address and other info for a recruiter who I work with and get good results. His name is Bob Norton.”

– Senior Systems Analyst, Boston University affiliated Teaching Hospital

Bob, Thank you so much for your time. Your advice is outstanding. I’ll follow-up once I narrow down where I want to head. Thanks, again. Take care.

– Director of Sales, Commercial Health Plan Provider.

Hi Bob, Thank you again for your time – you have given me much to think about and review. I have had numerous folks review my resume, linkedin and professional outplacement do the same – and yet you have given me a different perspective (actually several ideas). Thus my comment to you about getting more in the help the unemployed directly as opposed to the hiring companies that don’t seem to be listening to you – silly as that is.

 – Manager of Global Infrastructure Technical Services, $25B Retailer

“Hi Bob, you have an impressive profile, I feel great to be on your network”

– Sr. Scrum Master / Sr. Project Manager

“Happy Birthday to the most selfless and caring person I know – I’m lucky to have you as my father!” [ OK maybe this doesn’t count ]

– My daughter, Product Manager Advertising Solutions,  Global Travel Research Portal