Edward S. McKersie, CPC
Founder and President
We are proud to be Maine's largest Employee Owned recruiting and staffing firm. We know our success is a result of the trust placed with us by our client companies and our candidates and temporary/contract employees. We also know that our effectiveness can be measured in large part by the longevity of our professional staff - we like to call ourselves Pro Searchers, and each of us is an Owner!
Established in 1994 by Founder and President Edward McKersie, CPC, we have helped many of Maine’s best companies build their teams by recruiting key players and providing temporary and contract employees. Prior to establishing Pro Search, Inc., Ed was Director of Search Services for the corporate offices of a national employment services firm, responsible for recruiting, hiring and training search consultants for the company's 35 office network.
The number one reason for our success is the trust that so many people have placed with our team over the years. We define customers not only as the client companies that partner with us for their recruiting and staffing needs, but also the job seekers looking for that next career move, and our temporary and contract employees that work at our client’s every day. We know we have to earn that trust from our customers every day.
Our goal for job seekers is to offer valuable advice on job search strategies, interview techniques and compensation issues. We give candid feedback regarding marketability, and discuss all viable options with applicants - developing a game plan that will lead to interviews and offers. They say looking for another career opportunity is a full time job; let the people who do it for a living assist you!
Our intimate knowledge of our clients includes an understanding of their company culture, management style and future business plans. This not only allows a prospective applicant to make an informed decision before accepting an interview, it gives them the insight required to interview effectively. This "competitive advantage" really can make a difference!
Our direct access and relationships with decision makers at our clients allows us to circumvent the "resume screen" that often disqualifies a candidate before the interviewing even starts.
We often represent opportunities simply unavailable from other resources. With our understanding of our client company's business needs, we often can create opportunities that don't currently exist by leveraging your background and our reputation into an initial meeting between you and a decision maker at our client.
Today’s employers know that their most important asset and their biggest competitive advantage is their team of employees. At Pro Search, our goal is to work closely with our client companies to develop a game plan for growth and continued success. We do that by getting to know our client’s culture, business goals and growth plans. Our value is in finding truly great people for our clients – people who aren’t just qualified, but excited about the opportunity to join a client and make a difference.
At Pro Search, we’re very proud of where we live and work and we are dedicated to supporting our community. As Maine’s largest and most respected recruiting and staffing firm, we also know we have a responsibility to give back. We are very aware that our success and our ability to give back to our community is only possible through the hard work of our temporary and contract employees AND our partnership with our many loyal clients.
With this in mind, in 2008 we created the Pro Search Client Give Back Program, donating 5 cents for every hour our temporary and contract employees work at community organizations in Southern Maine. Each quarter, we make that donation on behalf of our client companies.
Since 2008, we have contributed over $10,000 each year to Maine based charities and non-profits. Below is a list of the great organizations we have supported through this program:
Wayside Soup Kitchen, Share our Strength, Volunteers of America, Easter Seals, March of Dimes, Project Grace, Goodwill of Northern New England, National Kidney Foundation and United Way of Greater Portland.
To learn more, or if you are a Maine based non-profit that would like to be considered for this program, please contact Dave Vasconcelos at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 207-775-7600.
Meet Team Pro Search Hover over the pictures to read our bios
Founder and President
Director, Business Development
Director, Temporary Staffing Services
Senior IT Recruiter
Director, IT Contract Staffing Services
Sourcing & Engagement Specialist