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OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION: Making placements and taking selfies NEVER gets old. Just ask Dave Sgro, CPC of True North Consultants, Inc. and Joanna Spaun and Maria Hemminger of MJ Recruiters, LLC. This is not the first split placement selfie they’ve taken . . . and it most certainly will not be the last.

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Way back in the day, David M. Sgro, CPC of True North Consultants, Inc. and Maria Hemminger and Joanna Spaun of MJ Recruiters, LLC started the phenomenon known as the “split placement selfie.”

This phenomenon has grown into a regular celebration of two Top Echelon Network recruiting firms wanting to show their appreciation for one another. While other Network recruiters have participated in split placement selfies, the recruiters of True North and MJ Recruiters have undoubtedly led the way. They are “selfie trailblazers,” so to speak.

However, we want YOU to join in the celebration! The steps are easy:

  1. Make a placement with a split partner.
  2. Each of you takes a selfie.
  3. Put the selfies together in a collage (see photo above).
  4. Email the photo to
  5. Enjoy reading the article we write that sings your praises.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and make placements! Take selfies! Make collages! Repeat as necessary!

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Maria Hemminger of MJ Recruiters, LLC

Maria Hemminger

David M. Sgro, CPC of True North Consultants, Inc.

David M. Sgro, CPC

“The True North Consultants and the MJ Recruiters team . . . strike again! Dave and MJR have an excellent working relationship. Dave goes with me on all of my client visits for IT openings. Thank you, Dave, for spending so much time on our openings! We appreciate your partnership!”

Submitted by Maria Hemminger of MJ Recruiters, LLC regarding her Network split placement with David M. Sgro of True North Consultants, Inc.


Fee Percentage—25%

(Editor’s note: This is the 14th Network split placement that Hemminger and Sgro have made together in Top Echelon.)

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Remember, if you’d like to share your split placement selfie with the rest of the Top Echelon Network membership, send your photo and any accompanying information to!

Job satisfaction for a recruiter can be measured in many different ways.

There’s the financial satisfaction, for sure. (Who doesn’t like receiving $20,000 checks in the mail?) Then there’s the satisfaction of helping people land a great job, helping a company find and hire great people, and let’s not forget working for yourself.

However, it’s not all candy hearts, unicorns, and rainbows . . . is it? Of course it’s not.

The best way to gauge job satisfaction for recruiters is to ask recruiters. This makes a ton of sense, and we like to make sense, so we presented a poll question to our Network members in the following fashion:

How would you rate your job satisfaction as a recruiter?


The choice of answers that we provided is listed below, along with the percentage of Network recruiters that selected each one:

  • I love my job! — 52.8%
  • I like my job! — 28.5%
  • It’s a job! — 13.2%
  • I need a new job! — 5.6%

Love + like = job satisfaction:

As you can see by the results listed above, a little over half of poll respondents (52.8%) love their job. Then another healthy percentage (28.5%) like their job.

That’s where the clear divide begins. From there, 13.2% of Network members indicated that recruiting is basically “just a job.” On the far side of the spectrum, 5.6% of recruiters are of the opinion that they need a new job.

For the purposes of this poll and this blog post, we’ll consider both “love” and “like” to symbolize a high level of job satisfaction.

What’s not to love?

Let’s address this cold, hard fact: nearly half of recruiters do not love their job. Perhaps, though, that fact isn’t nearly as cold and as hard as it seems. After all, how many people really love their job, anyway?

(Actually, if the vast majority of people loved their job, that kind of mass happiness might leave recruiters without a job.)

The good news is that nearly 30% of poll participants like their jobs. That means that over 80% of them either love or like being a recruiter. That’s four out of every five recruiters in our Network.

Bottom line: being a recruiter is a pretty sweet gig. No matter what might happen during the course of the day—no-shows, down-turns, fall-offs—recruiters would still rather be recruiters than most anything else.

Gluttons for punishment that they are.