Career Sources Unlimited, Inc. is a permanent placement and recruiting company that services candidates looking for full-time permanent positions which include a Comprehensive Benefits Plan including health care insurance.  Our clients offer 401K plans, Profit Sharing, Pension Plans, Uncapped Commission Structures and excellent growth opportunities.  Our client companies include top corporations nationwide as well as local small and growing dynamic organizations. From Start-ups to Multi-Generational Family Businesses to Fortune 500 companies, our clients are across the board and are known to be solid organizations with strong reputations for integrity, employee loyalty and professional environments. Our client base includes service companies, distributors, manufacturing companies, and a multitude of large and small businesses. We offer the following services to candidates at no charge!

Client Services:

  • Job description review and recruiting for candidates based on your company requirements.
  • Candidate screening through personal interviews.
  • Candidate testing as requested by client company.
  • Personal reference checks.
  • Education and Criminal Background Verification/Check
  • Unparalled personal service from 30 years of experience providing top talent to clients successfully!
  • Candidate feedback and comparison to keep our process on track.
  • Assistance with presenting offers to make the interview process a win/win for both parties!
  • An Unconditional 60 Day Guarantee as long as invoice terms are met.
  • Complete dedication to continually be your choice of talent acquisition as we prove our skillset and reputation.
  • A professional, yet personable approach to find the people that will fit your organization.


  • By delivering the top services we have earned the respect and loyalty of top companies across the United States. 
  • Our goal is to always be available to assist candidates and companies with the utmost integrity, professionalism and an attentive ear that helps us find that "right fit". 
  • Being a strong partner with our customer candidates and customer companies has always allowed us to represent the top talent available for the positions we recruit for. 
  • Since we do not advertise our candidates know us from other firms because of our desire to find them the right opportunity. 
  • The current job market is extremely tight in 2019 and with many positions available and fewer people exploring the market, companies will experience a slow down of people applying directly as they look for the "right fit". 
  • A strong recruiter with the ability to reach out and tell your story to the passive candidates considering a possible move, will definitely entice them to listen more intently and possibly decide to check out the role. 
  • Since cultural/personality fit is so important in the selection process, Career Sources Unlimited, Inc. takes the time to get to know our candidates and find the "real" person behind the resume ensuring the success of all parties involved.

"Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you." Richard Bach

We offer a range of consulting services, all designed to help your company reach its potential. Whether you're looking for a small tweak or complete overhaul, we have you covered. Our services are available a la carte so you can get precisely what you need.

Each company is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help your business reach its full potential. We deliver custom solutions, tailored to you--your industry, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges.

our approach

Rich Bach - Illuions

"I love that Alliance took the time to learn about my business before presenting an insightful strategic plan that was ultimately responsible for 250% growth. Thanks, Alliance!"

          -- M. Jones

"When our backs were against the wall, we didn't know where to turn for help. Fortunately, we'd heard about Alliance and from our first meeting we knew our business was in caring, capable hands."

          -- T. Yothers 

"You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your true self.

Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.

You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past."


who we are

     I went to training at the Corporate Office of The Murphy Group for 3 weeks to learn about the rules and processes for interviewing and placing candidates in permanent jobs. We had to pass a License Test with The Illinois Department of Labor and I also chose to earn my certification CPC in 1989.  I placed many people with Murphy and after 4 1/2 years I chose to go to work as an Independent renting a "Desk" within an Employment Agency and then becoming licensed as an agency owner. 

     On May 1st, 1994, Career Sources Unlimited, Inc. was born!  We have enjoyed 24 years of supporting some of the most dynamic and growing companies across the nation adding great talent and being part of someone else's story.  Delivering what candidates and companies both want, A Great Fit! 

     There is not anyone that I have ever met, and believe me, (I have met a lot of people) that told me they wanted to go to work where they were unhappy!  We spend 40 plus hours at work plus commuting time, et cetra and we all want to enjoy our day!  We all want to feel empowered, with the ability to be creative and add value to our product or service while being offered stability, respect and opportunity to continue to contribute and grow. 

     In 1995 the State of Illinois was lobbied to deregulate where the Department of Labor would no longer license recruiters and be a watch dog over Employment Agencies and their business practices.  I fought the deregulation as I knew that would mean the candidates could be misled.  Although I wrote every Congress person in the State the deregulation went through.  Career Sources Unlimited, Inc. still operates  to this day and will remain compliant with the Labor Laws and will always respect the privacy and wishes of both of our customers', the Candidate and the Company.  Acting with integrity and honor are pillars of our organizational philosophy and  will continue to guide our operations. 

     I feel that the key to interviewing and hiring is to be yourself and make your choices for the right reasons.  Follow your gut, it usually "feels" right if it is meant to be.  That cultural fit for both the candidate and the company will ensure success for both parties which inspires loyalty and longevity.  Keeping these goals in mind we strive to be a resource that provides a great service for all parties and successful solutions for talent acquisition nationwide.

Shelly A. Burchett, CPC


Candidate Services:

  • Resume Review and Free Revisions.
  • Position Presentation & Company website review.
  • We only submit your resume to a role with YOUR permission.
  • Interview Preparation.
  • Feedback Gathering.
  • Working with the company and yourself to negotiate the best deal.
  • Follow-through whether you choose to accept or not.  We will find the right position, no one wants a job they do not like!
  • The passion to find you that perfect "home' where you will enjoy working and being part of the growing team!  Building long term relationships are one of our key strengths!


we believe in a unique and customized consulting experience for each and every client.

My Story

     In 1988 I went on a two week maternity leave to give  birth to our youngest and the day after I got home from the hospital I saw my job was in the paper.  The VP I worked for had said I was a "cornerstone of the company" and to not be concerned about taking time off. Unfortunately, before the Pregnancy Act of 1989 Employers could discriminate against pregnant mothers and did not have to hold your job open.  They could cut your pay, demote you,  as long as they gave you a job. After 7 years of Loyalty I chose to look for a new Corporate Buyer role. 

     I answered an ad and wound up at an Employment Agency, and when I stood up to leave my recruiter came to bring me to her desk right away and started telling me I would be a great recruiter.  After an interview with another company, (who did not hire me since I did not have a degree) and wonderful support from my husband I became a recruiter.  A true passion was born.