Recruitment Specialists

The right fit



Dorothy W. Farnath & Associates, Inc., a certified women-owned business (WBE) founded in 1988, specializes in contingency and retained recruitment for the clinical and biotech laboratory industries throughout the U.S. The Agency places people in positions ranging from Research Scientist to Sales, Sales and Marketing Management through President level. Since inception the company has grown rapidly and successfully, becoming a highly respected recruitment and consulting organization and attaining "Preferred Partner" status with multiple organizations. This is due to our high level of integrity, industry knowledge, technical expertise, reliability, honesty and fairness, coupled with a strong work ethic and genuine regard for both clients and candidates. Moreover, we enjoy an exceptional reputation in the industry, which has developed as a result of our consistent ethical standards in dealing with clients and candidates.

The recruitment process includes studying the Client Company and its products, conducting extensive research in identifying and matching candidates based on the client's needs and goals by qualifying, condensing and then contacting the appropriate candidates. Finally, we present the opportunity in a knowledgeable and influential manner, consult on resume and interview preparation, schedule, follow up, negotiate and career counsel to keep the process moving forward to an agreeable conclusion. Candidates are thoroughly prequalified before resumes are sent.

As specialists, we have extensive insight into the clinical, industrial and biotech industries. A crucial factor in our success is the result of keeping abreast of daily changes and shifts within these industries, including interpretation and forecasts. We monitor corporate movements, industry trends and news and how this affects a company, its employees and its competitors. Clients and candidates alike appreciate our style and manner of conducting business and our sincere interest in successful placement and in building long-term relationships. Tenacity, effective communication skills and a good understanding of and respect for people represent the foundation of our organization.


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Today's job market calls for aggressive job searches, especially in the highly competitive clinical diagnostic and biotech fields. Our recruitment firm recognizes the challenges and new directions of these industries. This coupled with our broad range of experience enables our firm to expertly identify the needs of our client companies and candidates alike and to partner with them in finding the best talent or opportunity most suited for them in this dynamic environment. Ultimately this serves both our client company needs and our candidate needs.

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A good recruiter is a strong resource and an ally. Our tenured recruiters have experienced thousands of intimate business encounters with both candidates and clients, giving them tremendous insight into companies, their hiring processes, the hiring authorities and the interests and needs of the candidates. Our recruiters know the importance of confidentiality and maintain a high degree of discretion so that there is no risk to the client or candidate. As a full-service organization, value-added services are provided at no cost.

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Dorothy Farnath and Associates is and will continue to be an industry leader in today's competitive marketplace. We continuously upgrade and add new resources to keep up with the latest technology. We will provide our clients and candidates alike with the expertise and service that they need and as always, will strive to exceed expectation.


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Melissa Scott
Managing Partner

Melissa has a BS degree in Business from Drexel University with honors in Business Law. For over 20 years she has worked as a recruiter for DWF, Inc. successfully placing individuals in various levels ranging from technical support and sales to vice president of sales/marketing for manufacturers and suppliers of diagnostic products for both the clinical and biotech laboratories.

Melissa's track record includes leading the company in sales, developing a resume writing service for the company and establishing the company's exhibit booth for trade shows. She earned Partner-level status in 1998. Additionally, she is a member of Mid-Atlantic Association of Personnel Consultants (MAAPC), where she routinely attends recruitment training seminars and symposia and is an integral part of the company's web and software development team.

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Dorothy W. Farnath
Former President

Dorothy Farnath attended the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Medical Technology. She began her career as a Medical Technologist in the clinical laboratories of Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and, thereafter, spent 22 years in various Medical Technology capacities, including Supervisor of Urology and Supervisor/Manager of Chemistry and Hematology at a commercial laboratory and Hahnemann Hospital of Philadelphia, PA.

In 1987, Dorothy began work with a recruitment company, Health Care Recruiters, as a diagnostics specialist, placing candidates within New Jersey and Pennsylvania in sales, marketing and technical positions with diagnostics manufacturers and suppliers. In 1988, she founded her present company, Dorothy W. Farnath & Associates, Inc., with a goal to provide quality recruitment services for the diagnostics industry throughout Europe and The Americas.


Our consultants, with combined experience of over 100 years, and our elite network of peers strive to provide an optimal level of service and availability to our Clients and Candidates. We are a "people business" bringing knowledge, empathy, guidance and humor into our work which provides an enjoyable environment for everyone.

Women's Business Enterprise Certified
Philadelphia Business Journal South Jersey 25


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    - Jason

    "We have sought your organization out to form a U.S. alliance with specifically because of your success, understanding of industry requirements, scientific background, and innovative and forward thinking."

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    - Charlie

    "I always feel happy after talking with you. Your positivity is infectious"

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    - Trace

    "DWF did an exceptional job in my placement and matching me with an outstanding opportunity. I would be happy to be a reference for your company and team because of your team's exceptional performance."

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    - Maureen

    "Thank you so much for all of your help. I have to tell you that I was very Impressed with everyone I dealt with at your company! I have had some bad experiences using recruiting companies and was a little leery calling you, but I do have to say that everyone there is VERY professional and have been a pleasure to deal with. You made me feel that you were genuinely interested in helping me find a job and not just in it for the commission that you would make. That really makes a difference! When I hear of people looking for a job I will definitely refer them to your company!"

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    - Tiku

    "I would like to thank you for all your efforts In helping with my search for a sales position. I have worked with many recruiters In the past 10 years and you are by far the most professional one! I have truly enjoyed working with you."

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    - Richard

    "I appreciate greatly the efforts you have made...going above and beyond for me."

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    - Martin

    "We go back many years...again let me thank you for your time and courtesy...You have always been a class act and time only strengthens the reputation."

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    - Linda

    "I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how impressed I was with your organization...very professional. I fully appreciate the time and care required to approach potential candidates and to represent one's clients in a knowledgeable fashion. I was particularly Impressed with the way In which I was prepared for the Interview..."

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    - Mike

    "I was provided with an extraordinary level of customer service. I appreciated the sensitivity to my time constraints during this process being provided with three extremely strong candidates. The recruiter was energetic and enthusiastic, giving recommendations that were very professional as well as accurate. She provided both accurate and truthful details that I would need to be aware of during the interview process. Organizations are only as successful as their employees are and based on this, your organization is certainly of high caliber. Thank you for a very pleasant experience and I look forward to our next venture in the near future."

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    - Tom

    "Thank you for what you did for me. You brought me into this organization and I have been following a very good career here. I was #1 in Sales and broke their compensation record. I was then promoted to Marketing Manager and now to Regional Sales Manager. I have enjoyed lots of success here and wanted to take a minute to thank you for all you did for me."



Dorothy W. Farnath & Associates
26 Beckenridge Drive Shamong, NJ 08088