Route Networking Group was born out of the genuine need for a corporate recruiting agency with roots in Idaho and a professional network across the Northwest.
In the winter of 2014, our founder, Jessica Cafferty was faced with the challenge of searching for her next career from afar (thousands of miles away in Texas). Despite numerous attempts to reach the companies she was interested in working with, her resume ended up shuffled in with the rest; undoubtedly sitting unopened, in a hiring parties’ inbox. Frustrated with the process and discouraged by her prospects, she turned her attention to recruiters.
Unfortunately, this too, proved to be frustrating. Boise truly lacked a local presence from a recruiting standpoint. Of the firms that she tried, many focused instead on “staffing” or “temporary” needs- roles that as a business professional, she was overqualified for. Those that weren’t staffing agencies were instead, either huge firms detached from the local market, or firms that were highly specialized to work with a single occupation. Of all of the options available, none proved to be a viable resource and none seemed truly interested in her goals.
So, after months of research, several pitches to mentors, friends, and family, a 25 hour drive back to Boise, and several visits with the Small Business Associations’ office, Route Networking Group was born.