Iowa Career Connection
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How We Work

How We Work


  • We access top talent who do not respond to advertising. These are candidates who have to be recruited for your opportunity.

  • We interview and screen to ascertain that the candidate has the experience and credentials required. We probe for cultural fit to ensure both parties are a good match.

  • We promote your organization and the opportunity so your recruiting efforts are more effective. A third-party explanation of culture, opportunity and job-fit are often more effective in securing candidate interest.

  • We work in close consultation with your executive and managerial team to bring you the best available options for your next critical hire.

  • We consult with our clients on salary considerations and position description. The work we do upfront helps to ensure an optimal outcome in the months and years ahead.

  • We communicate candidate perceptions, and interview dynamics that may not otherwise be communicated by the candidate. We can address and mediate issues that may be uncomfortable for either party.

  • We obtain and check references which an employer may not be able to access. We provide access to background investigation, including criminal and drug screening, as required.

  • Post-placement we provide follow-up and counseling if needed for the new hire to ensure retention during the first three critical months of employment.


 
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Looking for your Unicorn?

The Unicorn in Captivity (from the Unicorn Tapestries)

1495–1505
Culture: South Netherlandish
Medium: Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts
Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 17

The seven individual hangings known as "The Unicorn Tapestries," are among the most beautiful and complex works of art from the late Middle Ages that survive. Luxuriously woven in fine wool and silk with silver and gilded threads, the tapestries vividly depict scenes associated with a hunt for the elusive, magical unicorn. 

"The Unicorn in Captivity" may have been created as a single image rather than part of a series. In this instance, the unicorn probably represents the beloved tamed. He is tethered to a tree and constrained by a fence, but the chain is not secure and the fence is low enough to leap over: The unicorn could escape if he wished. Clearly, however, his confinement is a happy one, to which the ripe, seed-laden pomegranates in the tree—a medieval symbol of fertility and marriage—testify.