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Questions to Ask Recruiters & How to Spot the Great Ones

March 5 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm EST

Virtual Event Virtual Event

The event is free to paid monthly or annual members.


We love it when recruiters contact us and want to discuss an opportunity with their firm or organization. Many times, it’s a response to a job application or a third-party recruiter reaching out. In either case, these discussions are a formal interview or some form of screening as a first step. One can easily get excited and nervous in preparation for these calls. These screens/interviews are the gates you must pass before moving to the next interview with a hiring manager or others. One can easily think they have the upper hand, and you want to carefully answer all their questions. But another strategy to add is not to be afraid or intimidated to ask good questions. Please join Ed Samuel, Executive Career Coach with extensive recruiting experience, as he discusses how to level the playing field and identify any red flags about the job and/or employer.



  • Learn how best to ask about targeted compensation for the position, the hiring manager and the firm itself, and the urgency to fill the role
  • Found out if internal candidates are in play, the timelines of the interview process
  • Ask about their downsizing history
  • Learn why being a time manager is critical and what to do if time runs out and you have many more questions to ask
  • Learn why playing hardball with third-party recruiters is in play
  • Review a 7-point checklist to spot the great recruiters



Ed Samuel is a Career and Life Coach, Author, certified Career Assessment Consultant, and Ministry leader. His team provides career assessments, resume writing (two resume writers), LinkedIn coaching (two LinkedIn Coaches), and one-on-one career transition support with an emphasis on mid-senior level clients across multiple functional roles and industries. His firm specializes in growing and leveraging formal networks, targeted job searches, attaching the hidden job market, extensive interview preparation, landing a job after age 55+, and those looking to make a career pivot. Ed leads a team of 25+ career assessment consultants across the US.

Ed and his team have helped 900+ to date. He has more than 500+ documented client testimonials of which 183+ are on his LinkedIn profile. He has video testimonies on his website. Ed’s firm supports clients across the USA whether working or in job transition. He is also a career and small business coach, mentor, and consultant for Penn State University. His team also provides support to the underserved in greater Philadelphia.

Ed leads Career Professionals Networking Forum (CPENG)in Newark, DE, Believers in Business small business forum for greater KennettSquare, PA, hosts “Optimize Your Career” program on Philly radio, 1180 am WFYLon Saturday mornings at 8:00 am ET, co-hosts a weekly LinkedIn “live” on Monday’s at 5:00 pm ET on Career, Faith and Purpose as part of ThoughtLeadership Branding (TLB) on Clubhouse and teaches in-person career classes each month at the Kennett Square Library.

He is a frequent speaker at Philadelphia Area GreatCareers/BENG Group, ExecuNet, TPNG, Overcoming Job Transition (OJT), ChemPharma, Joseph’s People, Lehigh Valley Professionals (LVP), FENG, CPENG, Newtown Networking Forum, Montgomery County Networking Group, InnovativeNetworking Professionals (INP), PSG of Mercer County, NJ, and regional Chamber of Commerce Forums. Ed has been a keynote speaker at Wharton University’s annual Alumni forum, Penn State Alumni, University of Penn Alumni, University of DE, PACD, and the VOCA Center in NYC.

Ed speaks often on a regional and national basis on both radio, podcasts, and cable TV. He is often interviewed and cited by national media magazines and online sites such as AARP, SeniorExecutive.com, Newsweek, and Fox Business News.

Ed has 30 years of corporate experience at multi-billion-dollar global firms to leading-edge technology start-ups. He also has held no less than 38 unique paid positions in his career: https://www.samnovainc.com/fun-fact.html

cell: 484-340-0211
Career Transition


March 5
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm EST




Lynne Williams
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