ki-profile: Barbara Jones
There are ten of thousands “recruiters” in and outside cyber land; I am one of them. So why me? Why do you want to get to know me? Why would you want me on your team? First let me say I may not be the one to help your next great hire or the person you are looking for or find you the company you are looking to go too. What I can do is be honest with what I can or cannot do; I am not always the answer to your needs. With that said, what makes me a better choice (I should not be your only choice) for you?
There are several things but one to conceder is I understand what makes a great match. Matching is an art form and in some of today’s markets a lost art form.
Setting the M&A factor aside, over the last 30 plus years less then 3 % of the people I have placed have never been replaced. Average time with their current company has exceeded 10 years and several premonitions. I place future leaders and hiring managers the people who drive your business.
My network is a key to my success, it is my strength; a well developed relationship within that community gives me the ability to locate, recruit, and get the trust necessary to help make the proper match. Because I am focused in a global market and have over 30 years experience in recruiting, training and developing a market. I have a finger on the pulse of the industries I serve and I understand what drives profits. Because I understand that the proper hire starts with understanding both the driving business and governing values of all the people involved this includes knowing the hiring chain.
I have been in the Executive Search and Consulting business for over 100 years (OK maybe only 30 years). I find the difference between work and play is Attitude, and I am having entirely too much funnnnn. This has been the best career of my life. I truly love what I do and can’t imagine doing anything else. As you get to know me and how my practice works you will find that I don’t post on the Job Boards, neither do my best clients; they use me, I am their go between. Networking is my power and as I stated in the past I believe you can tell a lot about someone over the phone and recruiting is still a voice-to-voice contact sport. I have always found it to be bad form to just e-mail and pray someone will respond. I have over 20 years in both search and training systems in direct hire, contract and staffing offices both domestic and international. I work a vertical and horizontal desk covering 26 countries and 48 languages. I work with passive candidates and admit I haven’t done much with on line sourcing; I find my candidates to old fashion way by NETWORKING with trusted contacts I have developed over the past years. I miss talking to people direct and I find you can be anything you want in the Internet and let face it some candidates have proven that to be the case; just check their myspace page. I have often said there are only two times someone is perfect. One is at birth and the second is when they write their resume.
On the personal side I am a full time mother of 4 FUR (dogs) children, 2 grand children (see picture) and occasionally foster FUR kids until I can find them placement in permanent loving homes… May you never forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith! Be well and stay happy. If I can be of service to you, I am only an e-mail away; I wish you a life to be proud of.
Legally Protected, Barbara Jones, President and CEO "Where Recruiting is a 'Contact' Sport!" I’m a VincentWright.com's Buddy: an active member of MVPFYahoo/MLPFning, Perfectnetworker.com, TopLinked.com, SixDegrees & a supporter of RecruitingBlogs.com. I am an open net worker, How can I make your day excellent? Portland, OR Skype: barbara.jones5421
http://www.linkedin.com/in/barbaraatapbglobaldotcom or barbara(dot)apbglobal(at)gmail(dot)com
PS: I wish you a life to be proud of; is not a statement it is a way of life and I do my best to live it.
NOTE About my Search Services: As a recruiting professional, I am happy to refer candidates for employment. As this is my work, I expect to be paid for my services. If you are interested in having me help you in this way, please be prepared to pay me fairly for my time and services. On the other side of the house, I also provide career counseling and resume writing and a host of other terrific career services please be prepared to pay me as you would any other professional for his/her services.
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