Tim Mattis, Founder, ENSEARCH Management Consultants
What Neonatal Nurse Practitioners Are Saying About ENSEARCH
Thank you for helping me to realize the potential that I have, for helping me to realize my true marketability, for helping me come to so many conclusions about where I am in my life and where I want to be in the future. You are truly an expert in your field, and your counsel and guidance have brought me to a better understanding of not only my career aspirations, but my life goals as well.
It is not a secret that the majority of hospitals prefer experienced candidates, and many of them do not even consider new graduates for practitioners’ positions. For new grads, a search for the first job might be time-consuming and frustrating. The knowledgeable and professional ENSEARCH staff not only helps on every step of this process but makes this experience easy, exciting, and enjoyable. They are experts in the neonatal job market and support and coach their clients throughout the entire process: starting from preparing a cover letter and teaching successful interview skills, to the hiring process. They really address their client’s needs and desires and take tremendous effort to find not just a position but the perfect fit. The uniqueness of the ENSEARCH recruiting style is its genuine and sincere interest in both candidates and employers. Tim and his team are exceptional, personable, and compassionate professionals who take a deep personal interest in the clients and generously share their time, knowledge, and expertise to ensure a positive experience and a successful result. I would recommend their service without any reservations to all my friends and colleagues.
Being a new grad, finding your first job can be difficult as the majority of hospitals are looking for experienced candidates. But Tim, with his proven integrity and excellent relationship with his clients, was able to pave the way for me to find a perfect job at a renowned Magnet-designated children’s hospital. I am very impressed with how Tim managed my application from start to finish. He took the time to get to know me and listened to my specific needs, making a point to care for all of my concerns. He explained to me what to expect and guided me in every step of the way, without demeaning my capabilities. He kept me updated on the progress of my candidacy regularly and answered my phone calls and emails promptly. If I have to do it all over again, I would definitely work with Tim again.
I was recently in the position of “job seeker” with over 25 years’ experience in NICU. I knew what I was looking for and considered myself a rather discriminating candidate. Tim was as passionate as I was in finding my best fit; not something I had calculated into the equation of a recruitment corporation. What is the ENSEARCH difference? I think integrity, commitment, ethics, and the ability to have a great sense of humor!
When changing jobs in the past, I have always done everything on my own. The old saying “had I known then what I do now” is certainly the case with this situation. When I think about how much easier it would have been to have you in my corner taking care of the details and coaching me through the process, I know I have learned a valuable lesson. If I, or any of my colleagues, are ever looking for a new position, ENSEARCH will be my first thought.
As an NNP student planning for my first position after graduation, I was unsure of where I wanted to begin my career. Tim Mattis has been an incredible help. He listened carefully to what my wishes were, both professionally and personally, and found me a wonderful job in an area of the U.S. we love. It’s not easy to trust your future to someone you don’t know and have never met in person. If I am ever in need of a new job, I will contact Tim.
Tim worked with me for a year to make sure the job I interviewed and received an offer for was the best fit for me. His interest in me did not end with the offer. He was even able to negotiate with the hospital for increase incentives. I always felt like his number one interest was me, even though I knew he had other clients.
Tim enthusiastically provided support from the first time I spoke with him; even sending me printed note cards to help study for the NCC examination. He called me to follow up on my results and even sent me a card of encouragement as well as congratulations. Tim helped me thoroughly prepare for the telephone interview process, which prompted an invitation for travel and a two-day interview. Prior to my interview, Tim helped me to prepare and consider questions and situations that would be pertinent to the position for which I interviewed. I feel that Tim took the time to get to know me, and having a good grasp of the employer and the group, was able to confidently make recommendations. I accepted a wonderful offer and couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome.
When you say that candidates are given individualized attention and not treated like a number, you truly mean it. You led me to opportunities that matched, helped prepare me for the interviews, and I was able to interview successfully at four highly regarded facilities and received offers from all of them. With your assistance, I was then able to weigh the individual strengths of each offer to find the best fit for me. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Tim has continued to impress me with his depth of NNP and hospital contacts. He possesses an intricate knowledge of the dynamics and interpersonal relationships found within a multitude of NICUs in the US. He is also well-versed in the often arduous processes of licensing, certification and credentialing. In addition, Tim is organized, efficient and conveys outstanding interpersonal rapport.
I became aware of ENSEARCH and Livonne after my successful completion of the NNP program at UCSF. What impressed me about ENSEARCH is the team approach to matching an NNP candidate with their client pool. They have a wealth of information about their clients that they share with the NNP candidate. Livonne became my primary contact person with ENSEARCH. She is willing to work closely with the NNP candidate to help them achieve their goals. She gives the personal touch and makes you feel that she is invested in your career goals. As a new grad, it has been a challenge but Livonne has been encouraging throughout the whole process.
I wonder why any neonatal professional would relocate without ENSEARCH. I have had the pleasure of working with the team at ENSEARCH on two occasions. In both instances, I had a team of knowledgeable professionals on my side who presented my CV to programs that fit my needs, skills, and lifestyle requirements. This allowed me to maximize my search for the best position, without burdening my time evaluating programs that would not be a fit. Each member of the ENSEARCH team made themselves available to me, took the effort to get to know my needs, was always professional, and most importantly, respectful of the work we do with our NICU families.
For a new grad, looking for a job in a new area is not only scary but also stressful. Tim was very professional but had a personal touch that quickly put me at ease. He takes time to find out your personality type, your needs, skills and your family needs. This knowledge guides him in placing you in the utmost environment that will both benefit and make you comfortable.
During the recruiting process, I expected services related to resumes, interviews, and negotiating contracts but I did not expect assistance with relocation. Setting up an appointment with a local real estate agent and names of reliable mortgage brokers were not services I was expecting from ENSEARCH, but was happy to accept.
After graduating and obtaining my NNP license early this year, I was slightly overwhelmed about how I was going to make that transition from being a nurse to an NNP. However, Tim Mattis from ENSEARCH took me under his wing and helped me with my job search. Even though I was inexperienced as a new graduate, Tim went above and beyond to show that I was a qualified applicant. For example, after being told I needed more experience at one site, Tim helped me prepare a list of references and asked the head NNP to give me a telephone interview. In the end, I was flown out for a formal interview and was immediately given an offer to join their team. I want to give special thanks to Tim Mattis and recommend him and his team to all new graduates in search of their first NNP job.
I would like to thank each of you for your assistance and perseverance in my quest to find the “perfect” job. Despite many hours on the telephone and numerous emails, you maintained patience and understanding during the job-hunting process. From day one, you answered my phone calls and emails promptly and always approached me with kindness and professionalism. After scheduling a job interview, you helped to make travel arrangements, prepped me for the interview, and overall helped me stay organized. I am certain that working with ENSEARCH led to a timely job offer.
Tim and the ENSEARCH team were extremely helpful when I contacted them regarding NNP positions in Florida. Tim sent my CV out to multiple prospective employers within days of my call and kept me informed. He provided me with sound professional advice before, during and after the interview process. He mediated my contract negotiations, helping me to obtain a very nice agreement with my new employer.
Communication is very important to me – and in that you excelled. Between all of the e-mails, and the phone calls, I always felt like I knew exactly what was going on as it was ongoing. You kept in contact with me, even if it was to say that you were waiting for a reply. That eased my mind and made me feel comfortable with the whole process. When I had a question for you, the answer was immediate, or within a very short amount of time. I always felt like I could contact you to find out information. In fact, I felt like I was your only client and that you were there just for me. The personal touch gave me the confidence to trust your judgment completely.
Tim’s commitment to finding me the perfect place kept me engaged in the process. He asked all the right questions to make a “perfect geographical fit” for my family. Prior to traveling to my interview, he prepared me for questions and problems that might arise. When I arrived I wasn’t feeling well. I felt the trip was a disaster. When I contacted Tim to tell him my concern and how much I liked this hospital, he was calming and called me back with the news that despite my horrible cough they liked me too. An offer was made and accepted by myself and my family. I recommend ENSEARCH to all those who will listen.
I used Tim as my recruiter when looking for my first NNP job, and I was very pleased with the success of my job search. Tim was very knowledgeable in the area and about different hospitals all over the country. He helped me refine my search tactics and helped me decide what characteristics in a job would be most helpful to me in my first NNP role. Tim has contacts and good relationships with neonatologists and NNPs all over the country, which was something that proved useful to me since my search was not limited to a specific area. Tim was most professional at all times and was always willing to provide the necessary guidance during critical times, such as when it came time to make a career decision. I would highly recommend using him as your recruiter for a career in the field of neonatal nursing.
Being a nurse practitioner has given me a lot of opportunities, but ENSEARCH definitely helped maximize those opportunities. I wasn’t looking forward to relocating again or interviewing different hospitals. Tim Mattis took the time to listen to what I was looking for from the setting where I will practice and to the type of location my husband and I want to be live. Every time I called ENSEARCH I actually talked to someone…a real person. Moving is a lot of energy, and ENSEARCH can’t change that, but having someone to help me along the way sure made a difference.
I met Tim Mattis at a Florida NNP Conference. In February of the semester that I was graduating Tim contacted me. He spoke with me in detail, inquiring what I would like to have in my “dream job”. A couple of weeks later he contacted me with some opportunities he found that met my requirements. Every time we were finished with our phone conversation he would make an appointment with me for our next phone call. This was very helpful because I never had to wonder when or if he was going to follow-up on what we had discussed. Prior to my first interview, Tim gave me some suggestions on things to think about. I never felt like I went into any interview situation “cold.” I felt that Tim had appropriately prepared me for the situation. While interviewing, one of the neonatology directors told me that I should be very happy with the representation that I had because Tim was really looking out for my interests. You can feel very much assured that Tim will help you to make a decision that is right for you.
Working with ENSEARCH has been a very rewarding experience both professionally and personally. I have had the opportunity to learn the different ways hospitals have of practicing medicine and caring for the different levels of neonates. I believe ENSEARCH truly cares about their Practitioners. They care about the hospitals they find Nurse Practitioners for and attempt to have the meeting of the two be a positive experience, promoting quality relationships as well as quality care to our special patients. Anyone who chooses to be affiliated with ENSEARCH regardless of position will be very satisfied with the services they provide and impressed with their professionalism and competency.
I have known Eric for several years. I can state unequivocally and with knowledge that he is a true professional. I have found him to be honest, discreet, responsive and knowledgeable. The thing that I appreciate most about him is that he has always put my best interest and my wishes and desires in front of everything else. He has always responded appropriately, whether to a simple question or the more serious matter of “what opportunities are currently available” or “I am looking for a specific opportunity.” Eric is supported by the finest organization in the field. I recommend Eric to all who desire professionalism and results.
When Tim talks with you, you can feel the genuine interest he has for your welfare as a person. He takes the time to find out your personality type, your needs, skills, and your family needs. This knowledge guides him in placing you in the utmost environment that will both benefit and make you comfortable.
It is rare to find a person who invests their time in truly getting to know another in order to assist them, especially if there is no financial incentive to do so. I appreciate your effort, thoughtfulness, and guidance and will recommend you to any friend or colleague who is either looking for a position or a candidate. You can be sure that if in the future I am in need of professional assistance, you will be the first person that I call. – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Tim began contacting me shortly after the conference to try to nail down exactly what area around D.C. I was looking to move to. He was never pushy and was always patient. Tim helped me with the footwork of finding a position, making the experience much less stressful. It was obvious when talking to the director of neonatology from the facility that hired me that Tim had a very positive and respectful relationship with her. Tim really laid the groundwork for me and made the interviewing process stress-free and painless.
Tim is not only easy to talk to but is a person of honor, responsibility. He is your advocate when assisting to secure employment. He is an excellent mentor and resource of information. I personally have enjoyed working with Tim in an effort to obtain a position in which I was successfully employed. He offered me advice in the interview process and also in the resignation process, which I found to be extremely helpful.
I have worked with Tim and his company for ten years. He has placed me in several temporary and permanent positions as a NNP. His clients include individual NNP professionals as well as client hospitals and private physician groups. Tim understands intuitively the unique employment needs of NNPs yet makes no assumptions about an individual’s career plans. More importantly, he takes the time to get to know us. At the same time, he respects the needs of both NNPs and employers and so is selective in presenting potential employers to NNPs as well as presenting candidates to prospective employers.
Beginning my job search was a frightening and exciting adventure. After speaking to various professors and fellow NNP students it seemed the answer to my job uncertainty was ENSEARCH. Working with ENSEARCH was a great experience; the staff was helpful, encouraging, considerate and supportive.
The connections that Mr. Mattis and ENSEARCH have throughout the neonatology community enabled me to become aware of a potential job opportunity, as the position I eventually accepted was not advertised. Despite a long and laborious process due to institutional delays, Mr. Mattis remained professional and persistent in his efforts to encourage forward progress toward a job offer.
Making a major decision in your life can be stressful. Eric at ENSEARCH was my lifesaver. After our first conversation he was armed with my information and went on his quest for a match. Eric kept me informed of which hospitals/units met my needs and all the necessary bits about them to ease my choice. His contacts through the interviewing were a nice reassurance and support. I would most certainly encourage anyone who is job-hunting to utilize the services of ENSEARCH. The decision to change can be tough; let ENSEARCH make this experience a pleasure.