My Story


The Job Coach Whisperer

Linda’s story….

Linda Benton started in recruiting over 30 years ago for a company that specialized in contract placement within pharma’s/CRO’s and medical device firms, supporting clinical trials (i.e., biostatisticians, CDA’s, CRA’s, Oracle Clinical Programmers). She was then promoted to Account Management and became Lead Account Manager within that company in less than two years. In that role, she was solely responsible for opening up the vertical of placing statisticians within Marketing Divisions of these client companies. Her quota goals were met repeatedly year after year within six to eight months.

In 1995 she founded Benton Search Associates, Inc. – a woman owned firm specializing in placement within big data/data science/analytics/consumer insights/consumer research at all levels of staffing nationally. She has supported Fortune 500, mid-market, small businesses and start-ups.

As a Sourcer supporting her client base, Linda has been solely responsible for prepping a candidate fully for the role they are being considered for. As The Job Coach Whisperer, she holds the expertise in job coaching and in what makes a hiring manager tick.

The toolkit she provides – can be viewed –

This can also be broken down into a single coaching session of your choice i.e., resume review, interviewing coaching, targeting companies, etc.

Personally, Linda is dedicated as a wife, mother, family member and friend. She loves to cook and entertain, is a constant student of learning and reading, avid Harley rider (’13 Deluxe), dog walker (Patootie and Stella), and a Yoga, Power Pilate’s/HIIT instructor on the weekends. She also does volunteer work for Meals on Wheels and a local nursing home.

Please contact us today if you’d like more information on job coaching or to discuss your employment needs.

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