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Chicago Search Group Overview

Chicago, IL
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Brokerage Services
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Chicago Search Group is a National Executive Recruiting Firm with clients ranging from the Fortune 100 to $5M privately held companies. We offer contract and direct hire searches as well as retained searches across a multitude of disciplines with accounting and finance being ... Read more

Mission: We help candidates conduct confidential job searches. Our clients consist of mid-size and boutique public accounting and consulting firms and Fortune 200 to $100 Million privately held companies in most US markets. Our firm can help your company with any tough searches you are ... Read more

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  • We are hiring Entry-Level Recruiters/Sourcing Specialists! Check out our website for additional information.

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Chicago Search Group – Why Work For Us?

Chicago Search Group (CSG) is your partner, and our focus is on conducting custom recruiting. Not only do we identify the top job candidates with the right skills and experience, but we also match their individual style to your corporate culture. Our clients trust our ability in finding people who make a difference in the global market. Our vast network has helped us connect with the country’s leading accounting, IT, cyber security and banking companies as well as the most prestigious candidates that work for these organizations. The CSG team has been known in the industry as the leading resource for candidates and for maintaining professional partnerships with the largest companies within the accounting, IT and banking sectors.

Chicago Search Group (CSG) specializes in placing leaders in the audit, technical accounting, medical devices, and audio/visual industries. We connect our clients with qualified candidates who will make a difference in bottom line numbers, month after month. Our search services are based on the needs of our clients and our thorough process is based on a targeted and personalized search. Our tenured team of search professionals takes the time to understand our candidates’ backgrounds and the types of opportunities they are looking for. As candidates express interest in the opportunity, we evaluate each against the Dimensional Search® criteria for the open position.

What Legacy Do You Want to Create?

Instead of starting with an overview about us, we would like to first focus on you.  After all, you are who is most important.  No matter how strong of a track record of success we have, the global leverage that exists within Chicago Search Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, or the competitive advantage aligning our network, none of it matters if it is not in support of what you are looking to accomplish in this next (and ideally final) step of your career.

Imagine the opportunity to build a recruiting career that leverages your professional experience thus far.  Envision an environment in which you are in control of your lifestyle, balance, future and income.  You have flexibility as to how you can build and grow, but with the structure and support from others who have paved the way for your success.

Want a career in recruiting?

Instead of hoping that leadership will reward you with positive reviews and subjective bonuses, visualize instead a professional opportunity where your personal income is directly correlated to your knowledge, skills and work ethic.

Contact CSG today and we will connect you with the SRA office owner or owners most closely aligned with your background, career goals and geographic location.

Chicago Search Group Reviews

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    "Great opportunity to earn big and grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Chicago Search Group full-time (Less than a year)


    There are two areas where I feel CSG is ahead of the industry regards to its structure.

    The first of these areas is the level of control over their day recruiters are given. Lots of agency's will tightly control how you work and try to mold you into a clone of their current employees. As long as you deliver results CSG will let you manage your time in a manner that will help you be successful.

    The second is the commission structure. A hardworking recruiter who is experienced can expect to earn $200k without too many problems. It really is the best compensation plan in Chicago.

    They have yearly incentive trips. The company is going to Costa Rica shortly.

    Birthdays are catered and there are weekly happy hours

    The PTO allocation is very generous with the days before major holidays and the week between Christmas & New Year given as vacation.


    Like any recruitment company there are long hours but you will be given the tools that allow you to be successful

    You have to wait until clients pay before commission is released to you. This annoying but standard within the recruitment industry.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change the commission structure and continue to support your employees to be successful.

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Chicago Search Group Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Chicago Search Group (Chicago, IL) in September 2016.


    Meeting with the president and Vice President to discuss the details of the job and company expectations and culture. Thoroughly misleading throughout the whole proces as I came to learn after starting my first day. Also they promised a 30k base salary but it turned out that tjis was not true, the money you receive is purely based on commission

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