Be prepared! For employers, identify your ‘must haves’ in your candidate search and be able to triage your criteria to find the best possible match. For job seekers, study for your interview like you would for a test. Try to anticipate interview questions and have your responses formulated ahead of time so you don’t get tongue-tied in the actual interview. Also, have relevant and well thought-out questions prepared to ask the hiring manager that you can’t answer on your own. This not only demonstrates a genuine interest in the job and the company, but it shows you’re an intelligent, curious and engaged candidate.
For employers, it would be writing off a candidate too early because they lack a specific skill set. If the candidate is an excellent cultural/personality fit, there could be a missed opportunity because many skills can be learned quickly. For job seekers, the experience can often feel like a roller-coaster, with its fair share of disappointment and frustration. It is important to stay positive, confident, and to keep looking forward to the next opportunity. Eventually, the right job will pan out.
I love traveling, cooking, spending time with my two dogs, running, skiing, and yoga. (I'm a certified yoga instructor and I love teaching classes as much as I love practicing myself.)
It is incredibly rewarding to help candidates find a job that aligns their professional and lifestyle goals.
"Phoebe Barrett was amazing to work with. She was fast, efficient and always made sure I was in the loop. I felt very informed and taken care of. Each step of the process she was attentive and sincere in her opinion of my ability to fulfill the roles I applied for, as well as her input on my chances of getting a call back. I was extremely happy with Phoebe's help with my job search and I would highly recommend her to anyone." -Hannah C.
"I think what makes WinterWyman great is their recruiters! I have had nothing but a positive experience working with Phoebe Barrett. She made me feel valued and that she really wanted to help find me a good fit. Even when nothing is found, there is still a great relationship feeling." - Claudergine A.
"Pheobe Barrett has been a great mentor. She really cared about me and my wants. Pheobe was always there to assist me with whatever I needed." - Laure M.
"Pheobe Barrett has been extremely helpful in finding job positions that fit my qualifications and that I am very interested in. I probably would not have even found these positions without her help." - Elizabeth G.
"Phoebe is amazing. I really enjoyed working with her. She's very sweet and truly cares!" - Robexy G.
"Phoebe Barrett is always very informative and energetic when conversing with me in my job search. She is inquisitive and reassuring in her dialogue with me, requesting details about my work experience, and has been keeping me in the loop. Although she is juggling several contacts in a given day, she is uniquely organized and even-keel. She always keeps her focus on her tasks." - Jacob S.
"Phoebe Barrett was very hands on and thorough in describing the position. There was constant communication and patience in answering all inquiries. I would highly recommend WinterWyman and especially, Phoebe." - MaryAnn R.
"Working with Phoebe Barrett was a pleasure - she was extremely helpful. Phoebe asked questions to determine my job and work environment preferences, was positive and enthusiastic about me as a candidate, provided guidance to me in a professional friendly manner and was able to find something within a short amount of time that she thought would be a good match. It was not only a good match, but a perfect one. It was exactly the type of placement I was looking for and I could not be happier. I would highly recommend WinterWyman and Phoebe Barrett to others." - Tara C.
"Phoebe Barrett was super involved but patient with my search. She never hounded me or made me feel like I had to accept a position or go too far out of my commutable area. There was a great deal of timely communication and feedback. My contract placement has been a dream! I'm very thankful to Phoebe for finding this place for me." - Michelle Z.