But there is only one YOU!
But there is only one YOU!
– Mister Rogers
– Mister Rogers
When we put you up for a position, we do so fully believing that you are the best suited candidate for the role. We showcase you to our client in a way that enables you to stand out from other candidates. We have strong relationships with our clients and they value our expertise.
Alliance Legal is a RESOURCE you can trust.
Let me show you why.
– Shannan Humphries
You have just embarked on gathering information regarding one of the greatest decisions you will ever make. In my first professional office, I hung a picture on the wall that still hangs today. I purchased it at Michael’s in 1987. It features 21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., and it has served me well all these years. I must admit, any problems I have encountered may have been avoided had I paid more attention to a few of these.
I do believe, however, that there is one addition that should have been included between numbers 1 and 2.
The two greatest and influential aspects of your life that will affect your happiness involve your fulfillment in your personal life as well as that in your professional life.
1.5: Develop a relationship with a proven recruiter to help you navigate your career path and achieve your desired goals.
It is my desire to help you to maximize your career potential. Advising you is what fuels my passion, and placing you is what compensates me. There is a big difference, and a lot that happens in between the two.
At Alliance Legal, our goal is to provide a service that helps people. We are driven by the desire to serve others and to use our gifts to make a difference in your livelihood. You can decide how much help you want to accept and we can proceed at a pace that is comfortable for you. There is never any pressure here, but there will be direct and honest advice and feedback.
Should you use a recruiter or submit on your own?
How do you select a recruiter you can trust?
Our first objective at Alliance Legal Staffing is to be a trusted resource for you, whether we ever do business with you or not. Hopefully you have read enough throughout this site to have an understanding of what motivates us. You owe it to yourself to be educated so that you can make informed decisions regarding what is best for you. To do so, you should have inside knowledge and transparency about the industry as a whole. We would like to send you a White Paper to give you valuable insight about the recruiting industry and help you decide which approach is best suited for your growth.
At Alliance, we value our candidates.
Our commitment to you is to provide a valuable experience, whether you decide to work with us or not.
STEP 1: An Initial Call
Let’s start with an initial call as an introduction. You can send me your resume beforehand so that we can talk about it over the call or we can just visit first to make sure you are comfortable going any further. It’s important for you to know that just because we talk, it doesn’t mean you are obligated to anything. I am happy to answer any questions you have, fill you in on current market trends and give you my best advice regarding your circumstances. There is no charge and our conversations are kept in the strictest of confidence. Anything you share with me stays with me.
STEP 2: Professional Coaching
When you choose to work with me, you will receive professional coaching through each step of the process. The further you go in the process, the more time we will spend together. We will develop a relationship and get to know one another. On occasion, there could be a circumstance that would prohibit me from having the right opportunity to present you to at that time. Even then, my goal is to give you advice that will benefit you moving forward – even if that means I am not the recruiter that reaps the benefit of actually placing you.
This email will always be dear to me. I didn’t make a penny, but I learned that I made a difference! James sent me his resume and I knew that I didn’t have anything for him, and likely wouldn’t. I called James and told him that I probably wouldn’t be able to place him in a position, but that I would like to help him with his resume in hopes it would open more doors for him moving forward. He accepted the invitation, and a few months later, I received this very special email from him.
This is why I LOVE what I do for a living! My goal is to help every person I meet rather than to place every person I meet – there is a big difference!
STEP 3: Superior Representation
Who is carrying your resume into the room?
1. Experience: Someone who was proven in their field. Someone who had spent their career honing their skills rather than an amateur with relatively little experience in the industry. I would not want to work with someone who was part of a large agency where I wasn’t even sure who exactly was representing me. I would want a recruiter with established relationships and inside information who could assist me in making sure that this position was indeed as it was being represented. Someone who could share things beyond the written job description. Someone I knew I could trust.
2. Creativity: Someone who could think outside the box with a talent for coming up with solutions to any obstacles we may face along the way. Someone who could make me stand out from the competition and highlight me in a way that would be different from what everyone else does. Someone who could be two steps ahead of the game and negotiate on my behalf.
3. Motivation: Someone who I knew was in this for the right reason. Someone who not only wants to help me, but can also actually help me. Someone who is honest and communicates with me. Someone who I feel certain has my best interest at heart. Someone who makes me feel comfortable and at ease.
Alliance Legal is grounded upon
These relationships give us great pleasure,
but our clients and candidates are the true
Don’t take our word for it;
what our candidates have to say about us is
Shannan knew very simply how to grab the attention of the hiring partners…In short, my interview with Shannan was the most helpful interview I had…read more
She makes you feel comfortable as soon as you meet her and then all of a sudden talking about your weaknesses to a total stranger is somehow easy…read more
I felt like Shannan had my best interests in mind and that she really cared about me and my career goals. It was a great feeling and a relief to have such an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive advocate on my side…read more
I felt comfortable to reach out to her while trying to make my decisions and she responded to my inquiries with by best interest in mind…read more
…and they gave great, practical advice that I am sure helped me secure a new position. Throughout the process…read more
She didn’t try to cajole me into interviewing for positions that didn’t align with my goals. She took the time to meet with me, listen to me, and learn about my interests and abilities…read more
She has a genuine heart…She listens and cares…truly caring about me and showing that through your actions!…read more
Shannan helped me to identify my strengths and came up with an awesome game plan for finding my next opportunity. She has been incredibly encouraging and supportive and *always* has time for me when I need her advice!…read more
She critiqued my resume and shared interviewing and negotiating tips along the way…I am extremely happy with the position that she found for me. Shannan is an amazing person and truly a “Rock Star” in her field…read more
Shannan never pressured me into taking a position I was not onboard with and told me that should would find me the right position…read more
I contacted Shannan almost on a whim because I was “kicking the tires” regarding a return to work as a paralegal after a long absence to raise children…read more
Shannan is the most caring, honest, straightforward, and friendly professional…She gives you the tools that you need to ensure that you are chosen and have a successful interview…read more
Working for Alliance Legal/Shannan Humphries was a breath of fresh air…This is not just a testament to Shannan, but the clients she attracts….read more
I have never worked with a staffing agency or individual that dedicates themselves to you as much as Shannan did…read more
She not only works with people to locate employment but she also has a keen eye for placing people with firms that meet or exceed their personalities and work style…read more
Shannan knows the market and knows people and knows how to match the two for perfect employment pairings…read more
Shannan is an articulate advocate for her clients…who is well-connected in the Dallas legal community as an employment counselor…read more
…and right away I knew that she was working for me…With Shannan, her priority was me getting the position…read more
My meeting with Shannan was the most comfortable, honest and professional recruiting experiences I’ve ever had…I got hired at a firm that I couldn’t have even imagined having the opportunity to meet with, but Shannan made it happen…read more
She was always reachable, answered all questions and helped me highlight my job skills….read more
I can honestly say that when compared to several other contract firms I have worked through that Alliance has definitely provided the best experience…read more
focused on making smart legal placements. She takes the time necessary to understand the legal specialty sought to make sure she’s making the best connection possible…read more
She is a great listener and truly takes the time to understand the needs of her candidates…read more
…she can provide representation to her candidates that truly put them in the best fit. The heart that she has for each candidate and her passion to ensure that they succeed is unmatched by anyone else in Dallas…read more
Shannan goes over and beyond to provide you with as much information necessary regarding prospective opportunities so that you may make an informed decision. She is trustworthy and honest and your best interest is always at the forefront…read more
She was EXTREMELY honest with me…This was difficult to hear but she was willing to diligently work for me to find the right career for me…read more
Shannan is an absolute professional when it comes to matching applicants and employers, and does it with efficiency and amazing accuracy…read more
I cannot say enough good things about Shannon. My life changed when she went to bat for me. I know that sounds like overkill, but I said what I said. …read more
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Alliance Legal Staffing is a faith-based organization but we do not push our beliefs onto others. We are accepting of all people as individuals regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender, national origin, race, political affiliation, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or religion. We state that we are a faith-based business to communicate the core of our convictions and what drives our decisions and processes. We have a genuine love for all people and strive to serve them according to our core values and their best interests. We share these convictions publicly to keep ourselves accountable and to remind us daily of the importance of our words, the way we treat others, and the way we conduct ourselves and our business.