“chaos into clarity”
Talent and Leadership Advisor
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I have worked with many search consultants on both sides of the hiring equation and in my work for HR consulting companies. So I feel well qualified to state that Melissa Brooks Jones goes about her business in an extraordinary and exceptional way one rarely encounters. In an era when incivility is considered an asset, and rudeness is justified by flimsy excuses, I am most pleased to have encountered someone who is able to do an excellent job of serving her client and her employer without abandoning the simple courtesies of business. She asks intelligent, challenging and effective questions, and actually listens to the answers. Melissa provides the most thorough description and background for an available position I’ve ever seen. She defines a schedule and sticks to it. And Melissa’s courtesy, warmth and interest in the candidate is very rare and very welcome.
During the two decades we’ve known each other, Melissa has distinguished herself in a variety of talent acquisition roles and developed very strong technical recruiting skills – including the ability to locate hard-to-find, specialized talent and effectively “close the deal” with these candidates. That said, Melissa’s credibility as a business professional is greatly enhanced by other stand-out qualities, including strong consultative skills, creativity in crafting a range of possible solutions, and orientation toward delivering results to the businesses she supports. Most recently, Melissa demonstrated her potential to successfully contribute in other HR domains by becoming an HR Business Advisor in SunTrust’s HR Business Partner organization. Importantly, she also brings a much appreciated sense of humor to her work, and always has been a pleasure to work with! I recommend Melissa and wish her every success for continuing career growth.
Melissa was a key member of our leadership team, and was a strong contributor to the team in many ways. She was an outstanding team member who collaborated effectively across different lines of business to drive results, improve execution and enhance existing processes.
Melissa’s passion for recruiting is clearly reflected in every step of the hiring process. Creative, talented, professional, diligent and subject matter expert are only a few words to describe the exceptional service she delivers to candidates and the client.
I am blessed to have had an opportunity to work with Melissa. Melissa is challenging and inspiring manager, and a very effective recruiter. We worked in an environment that was constantly changing, from reporting structures to our client relationships to the number and types of positions we recruited. Melissa always challenged me to see change as positive and face difficult situations by brainstorming how to do things differently. Melissa definitely is a catalyst for success.