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“Thank you Gillian for your tireless efforts and can-do attitude. You truly are one of the few recruiters out there who displays a vested interest in an individuals career and wellbeing. Throughout the entire process I was well informed and Gillian was always accessible no matter what time of day. I would recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat.”
Kate RI was incredibly impressed with Gillian's professional service during my recruitment process. She was always available to answer questions and for very helpful advice. She was 100% committed. The service I received from Gillian during my interview process I believe is few and far between these days when everyone is so rushed and time is so precious. Gillian went beyond her role, and her intuition as a result of her years of experience in recruitment, found me my perfect job! Thank you Gillian for your fantastic positive energy, your precious time, professional advice and for always making yourself available.
I would like to say thank you for your continued support and a great partnership! Thank you for helping me meet and sometimes even exceed my objectives with placing highly talented individuals that enable our Business to go from strength to strength.
"I am very honoured to have Gillian on my side. She is like a big sister who wants only the best for you.
My experience with her from day one was uplifting. She is that voice at the back of the head that says, you can do this.
Thank you so much for all the hard work and the love for what you do".
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“As it was my first time dealing with a recruitment agent from the other side of the table, I found dealing with Gillian refreshing.
Gillian kept me well-informed at all times and it truly was a pleasure working with her as she was available 7 days a week, and always supplied me with good and accurate feedback.
I appreciate the fact that I was always treated with respect and kindness, and that she was able to relate to the industry and the position.
I felt that she was well briefed on the position and the challenges it may offer”.
“Gillian Barber Recruitment has been amazing with finding us a qualified and experienced Food & Beverage Manager who fits in with our culture and work ethics. I would recommend this agency for anyone in the hospitality industry who is after a recruitment partner who shows professionalism, integrity and an understanding of the hotel industry”.
“Gillian is a hardworking and hands on recruiter and I would like to express my gratitude to her for doing all that was possible to assist me in getting a job that I love doing. Thank you for always keeping me updated with every single development no matter how little or how big it was during the recruitment process. You even went to greater lengths where you picked me up from the airport and took me to my interview. My transition into a new organisation was made simpler by you because you availed yourself for me and ensured I got what I needed.
Thank you again so much Gillian”.
“Gillian is one of the most professional recruiters I have had the pleasure of working with. She takes pride in what she does & treats you as a worthy individual within your field of capability. Gillian strives to ensure that you are put forward to positions that are perfect for your field of work, & does not believe in wasting a candidates time. Gillian is open & honest & above all, compassionate. She gives incredible guidance & is in continual contact with you throughout your journey with her. I have only Gillian to thank for the amazing job I now have, it was through her intuitiveness & strong belief, that I was able to land my dream position. I would highly recommend Gillian to anybody looking to be placed in the environment of the working world, in a job best suited to the individual. I wish only success to her & her amazing business. Thank you again Gillian”.
“Thanks so much for taking the time to put me out there and to market me – you have been really wonderful – I can’t count on one hand the good go-getter recruiters out there!”
” I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Gillian for all her time, effort and enthusiasm in assisting me in the job search and application process. Gillian is one of the very few recruiters out there that was willing to think out of the box and take on a challenging application. I was seeking to make a career change and while the majority of recruiters were unwilling to assist due to the current economic and market conditions , Gillian took on my application with so much enthusiasm, friendliness and professionalism. She was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process, always on the ball, following up, sending tips for interviews, willing to assist wherever she could. She truly shows a passion for her job and her clients. What a pleasure it was to work with her.
Thank you so much!”
“Gillian has been extremely professional through the whole process of interviews, employer queries and new employee requirements.
She was passionate about her client & finding the right fit for both the employee and employer.
She wanted to ensure that both parties were happy with the contractual agreement and would sort out any issues immediately.
She has been an amazing support system & a knowledgeable guide through a rather tough process of restraint of trade, where I was at the point of throwing in the towel.
In my opinion, she is the best recruiter in the industry!”
“I have had the honour of being recruited by Gillian. She has tremendous expertise in her field taking a vested interest in her clients. Gillian gives excellent advise as to how to prepare for an interview and supports you. No matter what the outcome she follows through and is extremely efficient and stays in contact. Gillian’s knowledge of the industry she represents is phenomenal giving the people she recruits insight into the industry and looking after both parties. Gillian is honest, meticulous and passionate. Gillian would be an asset in representing any company and takes pride in everything she does”.
“Gillian is highly professional, committed and endearing. I truly appreciate the motivation during each phase of the opportunity I received. She is an excellent communicator and her knowledge of the industry is exceptional. Thank you for a very calm and professional experience.
I would certainly recommend you to others in search of career growth”.
“Gillian Barber is more than a recruitment agent: She is a mentor, a motivator and an absolute joy to work with! Never have I dealt with a recruitment agent that absolutely radiates with passion for what she does and for the candidates she deals with. Saying that she went the extra mile would be a huge understatement.
She organised me my dream job in less than 2 months, regardless of the tough economic climate that we are currently facing.
She prepped me on how to present myself for each interview and phoned me before hand to check how I was doing.
She really went the extra mile by sending me websites which helped me tremendously in my preparation for my interviews, some of which I had to do psychometrical tests for.
It was such a pleasure to have had you as my recruitment agent! Thank you Gillian!”
“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work, commitment and professionalism you have shown in helping me find the perfect job to really kick-start my career.
It has been an absolute delight and pleasure to work with you. I will go out there and make us both proud. You are simply the best”.
“Gillian assessed my skill set, really understood my CV and what I can offer and then made sure that the company she was pitching my CV to understand that there was a lot of value in me, not just CV waiting to be employed. She took both the client and my needs into account and approached the placement in a professional yet personal way. I believe Gillian see’s her job as a calling not just a commission cheque. She has passion in placing people in careers not just putting a person in a job. I would recommend Gillian as the first choice for candidates who want to be placed in the right company that suits both them and the company (fit and culture).”
Top qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrity
“I recently contacted Gillian to assist me in finding a position within the hospitality industry. Her approach was very professional without losing the personal touch you want from a recruiter. She made an extraordinary effort to follow up on my progress and still keeps in contact regularly. I would recommend Gillian to anyone wanting to recruit in the areas of hospitality and retail.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
“Gillian helped me find my first permanent job and she gave me every bit of help and guidance needed to secure the job. She was open and honest, extremely helpful and motivated me during the entire process to get this wonderful opportunity.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
“I had Gillian find me the best possible people to join our Hotel Development Procurement Department, she found me the most amazing candidates of whom the one was employed for a long period but decided to resign once she fell pregnant. I would recommend Gillian Barber as she has the ability to significantly improve your chances of finding the right people and the right people that will remain loyal to their chosen field!”