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RECRUITER CLOSE-UP: Christie values career progress, volunteerism

President of Tuft & Associates says jobseekers should build relationships with recruiters even if not offered a position initially

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Christie

Feb. 17, 2017
By William Ehart

Executive search consultant Jill Christie has deep roots in the association and nonprofit communities, including at the local level where she still volunteers as a tutor at a Chicago organization she once headed.

Christie led Tutoring Chicago for 10 years, but late in her tenure there, Mary Ann Tuft—the founder of Tuft & Associates and Christie’s aunt—persuaded her to do some work on the side for the firm. Christie joined the firm full time in 2004; she became president three years ago when Tuft retired.