Employer Spotlight: Coenen Bros.

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Briefly describe your organization.

Coenen Bros. is a premier recruiting firm in the Twin Cities for finance and accounting professionals. We are an external recruiter for many different organizations around the Twin Cities and we help them to find great talent to grow their organizations with. Our business is based off targeting and working with the best candidates in town by forming strong working relationships and providing them with a great job search experience.

Please describe your company culture. What do your employees enjoy about your organization? What are some challenges they face?

Our company culture is energetic, fun and based off teamwork. We are an outgoing group that has a passion for helping others and working hard. Our employees enjoy that every day at Coenen Bros. is exciting and different and we are all constantly learning.

A challenge that our employees face in the beginning is learning the ins and outs of the finance and accounting market of the Twin Cities. It can also be a challenge to learn about the high caliber people we work with and the different expectations they have.

When you are looking for new employees, what do you search for?

We are big on finding employees that will fit comfortably in our company culture. For our candidates, we find the biggest decision factor in the job search is the culture of the organization they join…we fully believe that this idea applies in our own organization as well. Employees must also have a competitive drive and the desire to succeed.

What does a typical hiring process look like for your organization?

Our hiring process involves meeting with a few people on the team, taking a personality test and doing a job shadow day to get some exposure to what we do on a daily basis.

What tips do have for students and alumni who are looking to enter your industry?

The world of recruiting is all about building relationships. To be successful in this industry, you need to step outside of your comfort zone at times and be able to interact with all different personality types. There is a lot of learning to be done, but in the end it is a very rewarding and fulfilling profession!