Pivotal Talent Search

Pivotal Talent Search is the cutting edge of talent acquisition. We do things differently than traditional recruiting firms. First, we specialize in cold calling the most desirable candidates and engaging them to make the switch to your company. That’s right! In this competitive job market, the best employees are likely already employed. It’s our job to find and deliver this talent to you!

Second, we utilize a completely unique pricing structure based on a negotiated hourly rate that saves our clients up to 40% in recruiting fees. That’s why we’re the recruitment experience you deserve at a price you’d never expect. Let us help your business skyrocket into the future!

We Support:

 Companies large & small
 Individual or multiple hires
 Entry level to C level positions
 Permanent, temp. & contract employment

Google Reviews

Nicolette Jackson
12:43 19 Mar 20
My team was in need of a partnership that would allow us to scale quickly, but still attract the best talent. We had a tall order to find a large volume of diverse, licensed insurance sales and support candidates. Pivotal delivered and then some. They gave us in-depth looks at candidates backgrounds, worked quickly to provide feedback and helped us hit our goals as a team. We are very grateful for the support Pivotal provides us during our growth phases.
Amanda Rodriguez-Morante
17:30 05 Mar 20
Annette Davis is great! She provided communication throughout the process and kept me informed at all times! I would not hesitate to use her or her services again!
Don Remigio
20:27 04 Mar 20
Anette helped me every step of the way. Now i have a great job thanks to her and Pivotal.
Chris McCarty
15:58 04 Mar 20
Elizabeth was very nice to work with she made the process very painless thank you.
LaToya Holmes
15:37 26 Feb 20
My experience with Kristie from beginning to end was incredible. Im so appreciative of the the opportunity I have been given with a great company. I definitely wouldn't hesitate to send others to Pivotal. I'm sure they wouldn't be disappointed. Thanks again Kristie.
Kristie Chiles
22:35 21 Feb 20
Kristie was AMAZING! Thank you for everything!
Rolando Alfonso
19:16 14 Feb 20
5 star to Elizabeth Resmer. She is the best. 100% effective and fast communication. She knows how to do his role. Is a professional. Job seekers if your recruiter is Elizabeth and you meet the requirements you are hired.
Miguel Ivery
01:31 13 Feb 20
Working with Amy at Pivotal was a great experience! She was really knowledgable and presented the job opportunity perfectly. My experience from start to finish was A+. This was my first time working with a recruiter and I am glad I did.
Cody Lowry
22:52 10 Feb 20
Jill was great to work with! Very helpful and thorough during the process.
Taylor Joy Stevens
21:05 10 Feb 20
Kirsten was extremely helpful throughout the whole recruiting process. She assisted me in communication with the company and followed up in a timely manner. She was there every step of the way, keeping me in the loop!
Nicole Roon
18:28 06 Feb 20
Elizabeth and Jill were great to work with, and very helpful!
Molly Walters
22:31 05 Feb 20
Pivotal Talent Search's Elizabeth and Jill are wonderful! If working with these talented recruiters is a true reflection of everyone at PTS, this is surely a special company. Thank you, Elizabeth and Jill, for your timely follow-up, communication, kindness, and professionalism! My field of dental hygiene is particularly wrought with challenges when job-searching, and you two brought a wonderful company into my focus. I have just begun my new position, but I have a really good feeling backed by facts that this will continue to be an excellent fit. In complete sincerity, I feel I may be forever grateful. Thank you! - Molly
Marcus Kosloff
21:51 05 Feb 20
My experience with Pivotal Talent Search was a great one! I worked with Annette D, who did a wonderful job throughout the recruitment process. I would recommend Pivotal Talent Search to a friend.
jelvis ferreira
00:41 01 Feb 20
Kirstin was instrumental during my interview process and transition period to my new role, she provided the absolute best resources and feedback to ensure that i was fully prepared.If you're ever looking for new opportunities and you're seeking for the best guidance out there, you've landed at the right place.
Andrew Kirby
01:54 30 Jan 20
Very helpful and patience staff!
James Lung
01:15 30 Jan 20
I worked with Annette from Pivotal Talent Search. She was very helpful and she always keeps me posted. Highly recommended for anyone who is looking for a job to contact Pivotal Talent Search.
Sonya Best
01:27 29 Jan 20
Annette found my dream job for me!
Michaela Lefebvre
16:43 27 Jan 20
Annette was so helpful! She was kind, thoughtful and patient and was there to answer any questions I had during my process. Highly recommend Pivotal to anyone looking for great talent partners 🙂
Michael McLaughlin
00:51 21 Jan 20
Annette, Was a professional and was there for every question or concern during the process. I would recommend her to any of my Business Partners future or past. Great JOB and Thanks
Giuseppe Iacono
19:45 16 Jan 20
I worked with Debby during my tenure at Tory Burch. She helped find and vet candidates to fill several positions that opened on my team, some new and some as replacement. Her understanding of the business, of my department’s needs, and of the company’s culture assured that the candidates she hand-picked were right for the position. Her guidance through the entire process; from posting the job description, reviewing resumes, selecting candidates, scheduling interviews, checking references, extending offers, to the candidates accepting the offer, facilitated the hiring of some very strong candidates. It is not coincidence that once Debby started working with my team, the turnover rate drastically diminished, and retention had a tangible rate increase.I would welcome the opportunity to work with Debby again, and recommend her and her company to any employer looking for new talent, and to any employee wishing to further his/her career.
nick brobeck
21:11 10 Jan 20
I had the pleasure of working with Kristie!! From the very beginning I was made to feel as if my best interest was the primary focus and that she had the perfect fit for me, almost like she really knew what motivated me and the company she was working for. I am so pleased and cannot wait to get started in my new career.
Joseph Salih
21:00 10 Jan 20
The Pivotal team is the best! I worked with Kristie B specifically and she is truly amazing. From start to finish she was updating me, making sure my application was being reviewed, and always ensuring my needs were being met. I know recruiters work with a lot of people but I felt like I was her only client. She made the terrible process of job hunting enjoyable and easy! Thank you Kristie and Pivotal.
Lorie Slawinowski
17:06 13 Dec 19
Very nice and helpful, always gets back to you when you leave messages, Annette is very professional and give you that personal touch! ! I know when I need assistance Annette will always be their.
Coques Harrison
20:00 19 Nov 19
Annette Davis supported me through my recruitment process. She is an awesome individual who looks to align your skill sets to the mission and the values of a potential employer. I had a great experience with Pivotal Talent Search.
22:14 17 Nov 19
Annette was fantastic and so personable. Thanks for all your help in leading me through the hiring process at Mattel's Fisher Price location in East Aurora, NY.
Betty Pixley
14:08 08 Nov 19
Annette Davis was absolutely wonderful and helpful to work with
Derrick Cobb
23:18 07 Nov 19
They were so awesome. The professionalism was there all the way and all the support was much needed. They were constantly checking to see where I was with the job lead and how neat to follow up! Jen you are the best. You are the reason I just got the bob your awesome.
Eric Spelling
22:04 07 Nov 19
They are awesome as awesome can be
Ki Brown
19:57 07 Nov 19
I worked with Jen and she was so helpful and professional! She helped me find employment in a new city! I’m so thankful!
Crabby Apples
15:13 03 Nov 19
The staff at Pivotal Talent Search was great to work with, especially Amy, my recruiter, and dedicated to explaining the position and making sure that it matched my job goals.
Kimora Berry
14:22 01 Nov 19
Annette was very professional and so helpful through this experience. She is amazing and what she does!!! Thank you for everything.
Amy Nieves
00:12 30 Oct 19
very nice people, very nice company!
Magovis Witness
23:47 29 Oct 19
Very professional and fast with replies.
Beth Dunn
02:08 29 Oct 19
Amy Stephans and Pivotal were absolutely amazing to me. Not only do I have an exciting new career opportunity but Amy went above and beyond as when I was finalizing the position details I was traveling. Amy could not have been more understanding and accommodating to me while helping me secure my new employment. I would recommend Amy and Pivotal 100%!!!
Bradley Belcher
18:55 28 Oct 19
I responded to to a listing for Mattel seeking a merchandising representative and received a call from Kristie at Pivotal to complete a pre-screen. She was very thorough going through my background and qualifications to discern if I might be a good fit for the role. After sending my information over to Mattel she continued to be very involved answering my questions and supporting me through the interview process. Kristie provided outstanding communication, keeping me informed on the progression of the application and the results of my two interviews. I am very grateful to have had Kristie through this process.
Julian Hemphill
18:54 25 Oct 19
Annette Davis was extremely helpful in getting me connected with a new potential employer. She was there every step of the way giving me all the details that I needed to be successful during the interview process. If you have a chance to work with Pivotal Talent Search on your next job search, I would definitely pursue that opportunity!
Manuel Coronado
18:13 23 Oct 19
I had it I had a great experience with pivotal very knowledgeable and very helpful five stars definitely
jess oh
13:59 22 Oct 19
Kristi was professional, helpful, organized and kept in regular contact. I highly recommend her
Tonbara Youpele
16:35 16 Oct 19
I had the pleasure of working with Kirstin during my interview process. She was very helpful, full of knowledge when I had questions and consistently followed up with me even after I received my offer. I would highly recommend Pivotal Talent Search for anyone looking to find great talent for their business.
Emily Cremeans-Jankowski
19:32 11 Oct 19
Kristie and Elif helped me out so much get I to mattel. They were on top of the hiring process and getting my interview setup. Thank you so much for all your hope.
Stephany Schneider
21:44 10 Oct 19
Kristie lee was extremely nice and easy to talk to! I highly recommend using their services!
Jaime Mccusker
01:44 09 Oct 19
Annette was amazing, she followed up with me on everything and was extremely helpful.
21:15 07 Oct 19
Jen Lott was my recruiter and she was awesome! I appreciate her so much and I had such a GREAT experience with her. She was polite, always willing to help, answered my questions promptly and was super friendly. I would recommend PIVITOL TALENT SEARCH to anyone. Jen Lott helped me get a job with Mattel and I couldn't be more grateful for her help. Thanks again Jen! You r the BEST!
jennifer schreckengost
14:15 03 Oct 19
Great place and amazing people
Rose A. Capobianco
20:56 02 Oct 19
Shout out and special thanks to Kristie @ Pivotal Talent. Not only was she kind and professional she helped me, finally, land a new job. Her communication style is easy yet professional and I appreciated her immediate reply to every email I sent. Even though I’ve never actually met her, I could feel her happy spirit through our talks and email correspondence.
Monica Clark
20:49 02 Oct 19
It was a joy working with Jen and Debby at Pivotal Talent Search! Jen was so helpful and professional in finding me an employment opportunity that was perfect for me. I am so grateful. I'm looking forward to my new job! Thank you both and I wish you the very best!
Kathy Allen
03:07 01 Oct 19
I was SO LUCKY to have Kristie Briglio find me on LinkedIn and put me in touch with Mattel for a job opportunity she thought I would be a great fit for. She worked so hard to get the interview for me since I was located a few miles out of the zip code they were looking in. I told her to just get me in front of them and I would get that job!! I DID!! Without Kristie fighting for me as a Great Candidate for them, I wouldn't have gotten this Great Job Opportunity. I feel so lucky!!! If you are located in the North Carolina Area, Contact Kristie and let her go to work for you. Great Company, Everyone I spoke with was so professional and nice!
10:16 13 Sep 19
Pivotal Talent Search was amazing! From the first call I received from Jen about a job I applied for literally the night before. To Elif who set up the second interview. To the last call from Debbie who gave me the news that I had been hired. The amazing part was that this whole process happened in 4 days. The team at Pivotal Talent Search set up both of my interviews, made sure I was aware of the time and day with email or a text, and all I had to do was show up and get hired. It was the best hiring experience I have ever had!
Liesl Helminiak
20:44 11 Sep 19
Jill Abbinanti and Elizabeth Resmer were instrumental in helping me find a full-time position at a law firm after I graduated from college. They were personable, encouraging and always prompt in responding and checking in with me. I felt like I had true advocates on my side throughout the interviewing and hiring process. From the moment they reached out to me via LinkedIn, they went above and beyond on my behalf. There was an intense storm during our first scheduled call, and we kept running into connectivity issues. Thankfully, Jill and Elizabeth were willing to keep trying different methods so we could still make our call work at the scheduled time. Whenever I was on a call with either of them, I could tell they were actively listening and were interested in what I had to say. Very genuine and helpful people!
Sarah M
23:17 09 Sep 19
It was a pleasure to work with Jen at Pivotal. She was very prompt and clear throughout the process!I enjoyed working with her and would do so again!
Stacy Colbert
10:44 09 Sep 19
Pivotal Contacted me through Indeed with a job offer. We set up an phone interview and then from there set up a face to face interview with the actual company and I was hired for the assignment.
Debbie Stilwell
18:46 22 Aug 19
Excellent! Want to thank Annette & Elif for helping me get the job!
Heather Albertelli
18:58 21 Aug 19
I cannot possibly give enough compliments to Debby and Annette at Pivotal. They worked tirelessly to help me land an amazing position that is going to be life changing and I will be forever in their debt. They genuinely love what they do and deliver a stellar experience throughout. Out of all the agencies in NYC I have never encountered one that is anywhere near the level they operate on at Pivotal and they're not even in New York! I am eternally grateful our paths crossed. Thank you Debby and Annette!!!
Suvin Rajapakse
15:17 19 Aug 19
Very consistent in communication for interviews and meetings!
Courtney Jones
23:57 16 Aug 19
The team at Pivotal is great, especially Amanda, who helped me land a new job! She reached out to me and took the time to discover what my career aspirations were and was able to connect me with a start up company in Tech/Wellness. I'm thrilled to begin this new opportunity and its thanks to Amanda and her patience, thoroughness, and follow through.
Judy Lee
01:45 16 Aug 19
I was interviewed by Annette Davis. She was very personable and helpful. I greatly appreciate working with such an above average professional who made the hiring process go smoothly. Three cheers for Pivotal! Judy L Spaulding NY
T MacDo
21:34 15 Aug 19
Jen was incredible to work with, excellent communication I recommend 100% A+++
Sarah Bracht
18:34 15 Aug 19
I've never worked with a recruiter company before, it was a great experience! Jen was an absolute pleasure to work with! It was great to have someone on my side while looking for the perfect position. From the first call that she made to me to the interview, to the final approval of getting the job Jen and her team were always in my corner rooting for me and that meant the world to me. I highly recommend Pivotal Talent Search!
Ryan Reichelt
11:15 14 Aug 19
Absolutely amazing team. Jill was an asset for me personally helping make the transition. She went above and beyond to help clarify and educate me about the interview/ hiring process at every step along the way. I highly recommend Jill and the entire Pivotal Talent search team!
Scott Sweet
17:27 13 Aug 19
Pivotal Talent is a top notch company with a very rich history of placing people into careers that fit both employee and employer to perfection! The process was made so simple and easy and the opportunity was explained in great detail to make sure the fit was right. Both personal and professional situations came into play in the decision process. Thanks for making this a seamless transition!Scott Sweet
Ron Brown
18:23 12 Jul 19
I had the EXTREME pleasure of working with Amanda Watkins. She was incredibly attentive and made me feel that i was important and deserving of amazing opportunities. Opportunities in which I know I would not have given attention to had it not been for her. She is truly a treasure! One in which i was and am privileged to work with..bc I GOT THE JOB!!🎉🎊. I could not be in a more happier place. Thanks Amanda!
Nidia Rosario
03:40 10 Jul 19
Amanda Watkins reached out to me on LinkedIn and was super helpful/supportive during the whole interviewing process! Definitely would recommend!
DiANE Mcgurn
11:23 08 Jul 19
My experience with this company has been amazing. I worked with a recruiter named Amy and she was a pleasure to work with. She reached out to me about my resume on Indeed and suggested a company to apply with. She maintained constant communication, support, and follow up! I interviewed with the company and was hired. Thank you!
Keana Lopez
17:06 04 Jul 19
Amanda is amazing!!! Her communication is consistent and she genuinely cares about getting you through the process. She reached out to me via LinkedIn and within a little over a month I was hired as a full time employee! I’m usually against using recruiters to find work but highly recommend pivotal talent search!
Kenneth Quiroz
00:50 16 Jun 19
Amanda Watkins is a great recuriter ! She helped me with preparing myself to get employed.i feel she would be a great fit for anyone needs that need a job. I appreciate her and you will be happy to have her in your corner for your next dreams job.
Mallina Cook
19:31 07 Jun 19
Very positive experience! I worked with Annette and she was very helpful, answered all of my calls and emails. She helped prepare me for the type of questions that I would be asked, which allowed me to confidently go into my interview. Overall, great experience!
Brooke S
16:27 07 Jun 19
Annette was great to work with. She kept me informed throughout the entire process. She gave me tips on the interview style so I was well prepared & got a great paying job! Highly recommend Pivotal Talent Search!
Corrin Black
20:59 04 Jun 19
I worked with Annette and she was FABULOUS. She was on top of everything, made it super easy for me to do what I needed to do! Would absolutely recommend using their services.
Seon Tompkins
20:42 04 Jun 19
I feel like the help I received was key in my landing the job I was after.
Angelo Cigna
16:01 31 May 19
Very thorough, pleasant and consistent communication. Happy to work with them and would definitely do it again.
Trey Ellingsworth
17:26 16 May 19
Alyssa is amazing, she is on top of things and knows how to take of business as well as her clients. She is an awesome interviewer on the phone and I had an "in person" interview in a few days. THANK YOU Alyssa for setting me up for success, this is an opportunity for me to change career paths and I could not be more appreciative or excited!
Wesley Clark
15:09 06 May 19
Excellent service and consistent, prompt follow up. Highly recommended.
Mimi Johnson
02:35 01 May 19
I cannot thank Jill Abbinanti enough for recruiting me and helping me further my career with Casper! She has such a finesse and charm, truly caring about you as an individual and making sure that not only are you are a great fit for the company she is recruiting for, but also that they are a great fit for you and your talents/experiences. I highly recommend using this agency and their services!
Trevor Cherr
17:57 24 Apr 19
Had a wonderful experience with Pivotal. Communication was consistent and overall a pleasure to work with.
Michaela Lefebvre
16:33 24 Apr 19
I had the pleasure of working with Annette! She was extremely patient, kind and informative about the role and expectations while also coaching me through my decision!
Frank DeGregorio Jr.
20:52 23 Apr 19
I really enjoyed working with Pivotal Talent Search. My recruiter was friendly, really explained the job search process, helped prepare me for my interview and after 1 application and interview I was hired!
Raquel Barr
00:38 23 Apr 19
Jill Abbinanti reached out to me on LinkedIn and guided me towards a great position at a law firm in which I am currently working at and very happy! Thanks to Jill I am enjoying my new career path! Highly recommend her.
Reggie Espitia
19:46 18 Apr 19
Elizabeth Resmer reached out to me via LinkedIn and coordinated an interview with American Home Energy. Elizabeth kept me looped in during the entire process. I have been working at American Home Energy for a few months now and am happy in my new role. I certainly appreciate Elizabeth's partnership.
Geri Vogt
16:31 30 Mar 19
Jill Abbinanti had reached out to me regarding a paralegal position. Jill has been such a joy to work with during this time of transition. Jill is very professional, responsive, encouraging and supportive. She found me the position I had been looking for, and I am so thankful. I highly recommend Jill at Pivotal Talent Search.
Bethany Spadafore
22:11 31 Jan 19
What a great group of individuals to work with to find my next career move. The time they invested in me as a candidate to keep me updated and informed on the happenings within the process was remarkable and professional. I have now found a great company to begin my next chapter. If you are looking to make a move I would connect with Debby and her team as they are invested in you and your future!
Stephen Jaurequi
16:36 19 Dec 18
I recently had the pleasure of working with Pivotal Talent Search. Working with the same company for close to 15 years made interviewing in the job market a little intimidating. Debby and her team were there for me through every interview and went above and beyond to ease my doubts, and answer any and all questions. Debby’s honesty, transparency and commitment to her business is amazing. I highly recommend working with Debby as an applicant or as a business looking for talent. Thank you again for the amazing experience.
Benjamin Childers
18:01 04 Dec 18
I had a wonderful experience with Pivotal Talent Search! Jill reached out via LinkedIn, and within two weeks I was transitioning to a new position at an amazing new company. Throughout the process, Jill was communicative, thorough, and seemed to genuinely care about finding the right fit. I'm so glad she reached out, as I'm now 8 months into a position that I truly love. If Jill's passion for her craft is indicative of the caliber of talent at Pivotal, then I have to absolutely recommend their services.
Phil Amandola
16:11 19 Nov 18
I have had the distinct privilege of working with the Pivotal team over the past year. This team and it's leadership operate with a high level of integrity, have fantastic follow up, and both place and source top talent in the industry. I cannot share enough accolades about Deb Jackson and her team and the great work that they do.
Te Iwi Paoa
23:51 29 Oct 18
I've worked directly with Debby and Elizabeth both as a candidate and then as an extension of my company. Throughout both experiences they were extremely helpful, attentive, and professional. I appreciated the care and consideration they took through each step of the process and felt a genuine connection to both. It is obvious that both ladies enjoy what they do and their results clearly show it. Thank you again ladies!
Jeffrey Liu
19:33 15 Oct 18
Pivotal Talent Search is an exceptional talent partner, particularly Debby herself. If you hire Pivotal as your talent partner you can trust they'll bring:-decades of client and agency experience-a deep referral network of high caliber talent -great instincts for brand and cultural fitPivotal has been instrumental in helping my team build our retail business to scale and I highly recommend them.
Jenny Trinh
22:57 09 Oct 18
Pivotal talent search has been fantastic through my job search. Debby has been on point and professional helping me find my ideal job. She was great with scheduling my first interview appointment all the way through the acceptance process. I had a great experience working with her starting my new journey. Thank you Debby!
Blake Hill
22:25 09 Oct 18
SoulCycle has been working with Pivotal Talent Search and we have absolutely loved them! Debby is amazing and her team is always prompt and professional. Thank you for all of your help!
Matthew Hernandez
22:14 09 Oct 18
After two months of job searching i had just about given up hope and then I was Contacted by Pivotal Talent Search (Debby) and everything changed. I was skeptical to work with a recruiter but Debby made the process so simple, she was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and gave me hope. At the end of it, I found the perfect job for me!! I can’t say enough great things!!
Edward Kasparek
00:53 12 Sep 18
I had such a great experience with Pivotal Talent Search. Debby helped me land my dream job, and it felt like she was just as excited as I was when I was offered the position. She was extremely thorough and very personable, and it was such a unique experience compared to all the other talent agencies I have worked with in the past. I would refer her to anyone in a heartbeat. Thanks again Debby!
Megan Vasko
16:38 07 Aug 18
Debby was an absolute pleasure to work, I highly recommend partnering with her to find the ultimate job match that aligns with your professional goals. She was with me every step of the way from supporting me through the interview process, negotiating salary, resigning from my previous company and continued to follow up on how I was doing after I landed my new role. Thank you Debby!
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Areas of Expertise


Effective retail experts to match the brand, aesthetic or vibe of your field, pop-up or corporate positions.


Pivotal has found a niche supplying talent for both lawyers and legal staff in law practices throughout the United States.


We'll help you find employees who share your mission and will help your company grow from the get-go.

Financial Services

Financial experts with skill, experience, and sound judgment are a big part of your value proposition. We know where to find them.


From the front lines to the C suite, we help find people that will delight your customers.

IT & Software Development

The implementors of great ideas - able to tackle your tech and keep your business on the cutting edge.


Manufacturing and installation professionals to successfully fill critical roles in your business.


We’ve successfully filled openings in companies making everything from car wax to health supplements to tennis shoes.


Our Recruiters Have Successfully Placed Candidates With:

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GAP | Pivotal Talent Search
Turtle Wax | Pivotal Talent Search
Soligent | Pivotal Talent Search
SoulCycle | Pivotal Talent Search
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Casper | Pivotal Talent Search
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