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This page is dedicated to every person who has faced a mountain of change while carrying the burden of doubt, discouragement, uncertainty – and every other emotion responsible for fear and inaction. Part of our mission and purpose is to minister, encourage and better enable every candidate we have the privilege of serving. That's why it's part of our standard process.

We operate on the firm belief that all of us are rock stars when we find the right seat on the right bus in which to flourish and be rewarded. So, we endeavor to treat everyone we meet like a VIP and leave each candidate better off for having spent time with us – whether or not we connect them with their next career opportunity. So, this page is for you because…

You can do it!

You can make it happen!

You do have what it takes!



"I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth..." This inspirational commencement speech delivered by Lou Holtz at Franciscan University of Steubenville reminds us that our life is a series of choices.

No matter where you are now, your choices from now on can take you to a different place.

Proof that the human spirit is powerful and capable of overcoming terrible circumstances and achieving extraordinary outcomes.

Determination, positivity, persistence and optimism are the perfect ingredients of success - no matter what your circumstances!

Mandy Harvey lost her hearing at 18 - destroying her hope of a career in music...but not for long.

The show should not be called "America's Got Talent." It should be called "America's Got Tenacity." Mandy is not "gifted" with talent...her achievement is the result of her decision and persistence. She decided to focus on what was possible - not the obstacles. Today, she's deaf but has realized her dream because determination and attitude found a way!

How many times have you faced disappointment only to find out later that it was actually a blessing.

It's our choice to see everything that happens as positive or negative. Regardless of how you choose to look at things, you will be right.

Overcoming your external obstacles starts with overcoming your internal mental limitations!

You are what you think you are!

Sean Stephenson's words will inspire and empower you!



Seems like a pattern. Maybe we should be concerned if we don't have difficulties.

Listen to it again...

You are what you think you are!

"Think about what you're thinking about when your effort is low...How do you stay strong? Stop thinking about the obligation and start thinking about the opportunity!"

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” - Denis Waitley

The only way to truly fail is to give up.

Jack Ma - failing all the way to success - in his words.

Ma is a Chinese business magnate, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, currently the richest person in Asia and the 14th richest in the world, with a net worth of US$41.8 billion. He has become a global icon in business and entrepreneurship, one of the world's most influential businessmen.

Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Sylvester Stallone and others share the stories of their difficult circumstances before they got their starts - and the importance of goals, not living in fear, persistence, etc.

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Al Pacino's famous speech from Any Given Sunday.

The difference between winning and losing is inches!

Your win will result from fighting for every inch.

A sports injury and a coma lead to a permanent disability.

But the human spirit finds a way to overcome when the focus is on achieving something in spite of circumstances!

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This page was inspired by the thousands of candidates like you whom we have met over decades of recruiting.
Every candidate is someone just like us who has amazing skills, abilities, experiences, stories, passions and dreams.
Your dreams - our dreams - need to be achieved.

The rest of your story has not yet been written.
Never give up!

More to Come!  A lot more!

By |2017-11-15T17:31:22+00:00November 15th, 2017|Career Series|6 Comments


  1. Mark Galvan November 15, 2017 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    As of today, we are finally allowing comments to be posted on this page since we consistently receive so many off-line comments, suggestions and ideas. If you are a candidate with a mission in search of a channel to impact the world, you are not alone. We interact with 1,000+ people like you every week. If you have ideas, words of encouragement or a special story to share, post it here for others who are on the same journey. God bless you and Godspeed in your transition to a new opportunity. You are made for a reason. Live with purpose; and, don’t grow weary in doing good. ~ Mark

  2. Steven A. Gage December 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    This information is priceless. Argus is top-shelf. It is a true pleasure working with your company…Very professional, knowledgeable, and great insight. Thanks for everything.

  3. Dawn Pilkington December 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    To the Argus Team…

    Thank you for your expertise, support, encouragement, and professionalism. As a candidate, I feel that I am being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of whether or not the end client ultimately decides to hire me. Unlike other candidate experiences I have had (in which recruiters abruptly stop communicating), I know that you will follow up with me one way or the other. I also appreciate your candidate profile process, which matches my experience against the job qualifications. I can understand how helpful such a tool is to your clients’ decision making.

    Thank you and happy holidays!

  4. Carlton R. Reece January 8, 2018 at 12:44 am - Reply

    The experience of working with Argus Talent Services was beyond my expectation. The staff engaged in a real exchange of information and ensured they got to know me as a person and as a candidate. Argus really took time to learn my qualifications, my accomplishments, and asked the right questions.

    The process was detailed and nothing short of exceptional and professional. The team definitely understands the company and industry they were representing, and there was much comfort in knowing that my long term goals were matched with their highly individualized and nuanced understanding of the hiring company’s needs.

    I truly feel that Argus Talent Services is working very diligently and delivering on their mission statement of leaving each candidate better off for having spent time with them.

    Whether there is a connection, with the hiring company or not, I can be confident in stating that, “I have found the right seat, on the right bus, with Argus Talent Services.” ~ Carlton R. Reece

  5. Letty Gutierrez-Bujak January 22, 2018 at 1:33 am - Reply

    I was definitely pleased with the professionalism, speed and attention to detail Argus Talent Services used to present me to a prospective employer. In my 20+ years in business, no other recruiter I’ve worked with invested this much time and attention to find a mutually beneficial fit. I highly recommend them!

  6. Vanessa February 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    I have never worked with a company like Argus before. One of the best experiences I’ve ever had when looking for a job. There was nothing left uncovered when it came to quality of service. I am currently employed and couldn’t be happier with the choice I made.

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