What Our Candidates Say
“Colleen, I wanted to let you know that you are probably the most genuine and friendly recruiter I have ever had the pleasure of speaking to, so thank you for that!” —Allen M.
“Deb is a first class recruiting professional and an even better person. I have worked with her on two different job searches over the last 10 years and could not be happier with the results she has delivered for me. Her attention to detail and going the extra mile for her clients is a core virtue and talent. She is engaged every step of the way and is a partner throughout the recruiting process.” —Bryan W.
As a long time HES professional I have had several positions in my career. I have used recruiters for most of those positions. I wanted to take the time to let you know, you are one of a kind. You were truly understanding and compassionate to my circumstances and took the time to not only understand my skill set and desires for the perfect job but also to understand me on a personal level. A call out of the blue just to “keep in touch” during the search was humbling and showed that you truly do care.
On the professional side, all of the preparation before each opportunity was exceptional. I know I got my current position, not only by my qualifications but by your coaching and guidance. I would never have expected the day I called you about job hunting that I would have a friend for life. Not only do I thank you but so does my daughter and wife. I am in the perfect position and happy.” —Greg Kelmeckis
“Occasionally, I like to look around and see what kind of EHS jobs are open. I find the first place I look at prior to all the big job websites is the Job Board at Professional Outlook. I can search by state or just look at the entire list. I know that the quality of the jobs they offer is top notch, because I’ve been at my current job almost ten years, and I found it with Professional Outlook.” —Jesse T.
“Sarah is one of the best recruiters I’ve ever had an opportunity to work with. She is definitely the person you want going to bat for you when conversations around salary and compensation are occurring. I can say without hesitation that her keen attention to detail, coupled with her ability to daylight the intangible skills that a candidate brings to the table, make her someone you want on your team if you are looking to propel your job search. I can also say she won’t hesitate to go the extra mile, which she has done for me on several occasions.” —Tomi Elelu
“My experience working with Colleen Doerr of Professional Outlook Inc. was extremely helpful and positive. The initial job offerings that Colleen spoke with me about did not align with my long term career goals. However, she was able to use her contacts in the industry to find the perfect opportunity for me to grow in the EHS field. The entire process was managed with the highest level of professionalism and ultimately led to the next phase of my professional career. I have since recommended Colleen’s services to a fellow co-worker that is seeking new opportunities for advancement. Thank you Colleen for all your help!” —Alex T.
“I have been coming from a rather unusual scenario, having been off work for 15 months due to medical issues. Jason worked with me on how to properly address my time away from work and turn the focus on my extensive work experiences, past work successes, and strong motivations to contribute to a team environment’s continued success. I found that his network of contacts and available resources opened a door for me where doors had been closed. I went knocking on the doors Jason showed me and today I have what appears to be the best job I’ve had in the last thirty years!” —Pete Townes
It’s been such a pleasure working with you on this job search. I have no suggestions for you to change in the way you worked the whole process. You were keeping me up-to-date the whole time with any information you had. When I had questions or needed advice you were there to help me. I thank you for that with all sincerity and gratitude. To be honest, I didn’t think this job was going to work out for me, but it did and I’m very grateful.
If anyone comes to mind that might be looking for a change, I’ll certainly send them your way.”—Safety Professional in Florida
“I had the pleasure of working with Colleen throughout an interview process for a large, prestigious company. As a young professional, Colleen’s experience, advice, and coaching throughout this somewhat unfamiliar process was invaluable. To me, she has been more of a mentor than a recruiter, and I will ultimately owe a part of my successes to her for her assistance along the way.” —Matt Martin
“Kelly is attentive, reliable and most importantly effective. She was a huge asset in helping me secure my current role as an Environmental Specialist. From the first step of the opportunity through each phase of the interviewing process, Kelly was always prepared with great feedback and advice. I highly recommend Kelly to both employers in need of talent and individuals in search of a fulfilling job as she will go the extra mile on your behalf.” —Marty Braud
“Almost two years ago, just as we began to expand our small refinery in the mid-continent area, several of our experienced long-term employees were retiring. We needed to find some highly skilled senior engineers and managers, willing to relocate to a small rural community, in a very tight staffing market. We had exhausted our industry contacts but fortunately were referred by another refining company to Professional Outlook. They have been an amazing resource, identifying strong candidates for a series of positions, many of whom we have hired. Throughout the process they have been understanding about our sometimes changing priorities and our often slow internal decision-making process. They have provided excellent advice about salary ranges, ways to package offers, relocation benefits and the various issues that arise in searches of this nature. We are still building our refinery management team and senior engineering staff and are grateful that we can do it with outstanding assistance from Professional Outlook.” —Sally V. Allen
“The hiring leaders in the Chemical Division are pleased with your service and the quality of candidates. In fact, they have begun recommending Professional Outlook to other hiring leaders. As a Recruiter, I appreciate your ability to comply with the submittal process to ensure compliance.” —Shirley Campbell
“Dear Bethany: I want to take a moment to let you know how very pleased I am with the candidates which Professional Outlook submitted for my consideration to fill our Corporate Safety Director position. You and your staff followed our guidelines to the letter. The two finalists were each superb and it was hard to choose between them. It is very rare that a recruiter can submit not one, but two excellent choices for a position. Thank you for your very professional attention to our job placement needs. I will not hesitate to use your services again, should the need arise.” —Mollie Hines
“Professional Outlook is one of the best recruiting services firms I have worked with. Debbie has done an outstanding job managing the candidate side of the process. Her team has exceeded the standards in presenting qualified candidates they have taken the time to get to know, getting accurate and prompt feedback from the candidate to us, as well as staying in touch with candidates to know where they are in their job search. I really appreciate their hard work and dedication.” —Krystal
“Professional Outlook does an excellent job targeting top talent in a short period of time. They understand their client’s needs and respond with candidates that are on target with the job specifications. Their professionalism, straight-forward approach and expertise in the recruiting field provide a value-added service to HR professionals.” —Pete Andrich
“It was a pleasure working with Professional Outlook. They communicated and worked with the candidates we were considering, assisting us to understand the candidates’ needs and requirements for consideration of our offers. Their assistance and timely communication helped us to successfully hire qualified candidates for our positions.” —Gail Ito
“Our experience with Professional Outlook has been wonderful. We particularly like the professionalism and the high level of service they provide. The recruiters always take the time to learn about our needs, our challenges and our culture before embarking on a search in order to provide us with top quality candidates. Their responsiveness has been tremendous. We are very pleased with their results and our partnership.” —Selina Hoflund
“I want to take this opportunity to personally thank you on behalf of Gerdau AmeriSteel for your assistance over the past months with our field safety and health positions. You and your staff of professionals have been true partners as we searched for and successfully recruited candidates that fit our cultural and professional needs. I could not be more pleased with our results and the partnership we have built along the way. I look forward to doing business with you again as opportunities arise.” —Todd D. Efird
“In the staffing profession we have an old saying that you are only as good as your last hire. Knowing this, I appreciate the qualified candidates that POI has presented to our organization. Their professionalism and thoroughness make it easier for me to identify candidates that I know will satisfy my hiring managers’ needs. I stake my reputation as a recruiter on it, and I have never had any regrets.” —Jim C. Rosalez
“I have had the pleasure of working with Professional Outlook, and more specifically with Bethany, for almost ten years. During this time I have been both client and candidate. I am able to say that both experiences have been handled professionally and successfully! The most critical aspect of both recruiting and placement is timely communication, something in which Bethany excels. This helps getting through what is typically a stressful time much easier. I have recommended Professional Outlook to anyone needing qualified candidates or a new position for themselves.” —Randall W. Klug
“I have worked with Professional Outlook for several years as both candidate and client. I have enjoyed the professionalism of their staff. They are a great recruiting organization to work with. The quality of the candidates provided and their responsiveness to my needs has always been top notch. They are always on the top of my list when I am filling a Human Resources position.” —Terry L. Tice
“We have used Professional Outlook exclusively for our technical recruiting for over three years. During this time, we have filled the following positions: assistant operations manager, technical manager, maintenance manager and senior process engineer. We have a very good working relationship with the technical recruiters at Professional Outlook and they always supply us with several qualified candidates very quickly.” —John Deaton
“My first experience in working with Professional Outlook, Inc. was very smooth and handled professionally. I would definitely consider using your services for future needs.” —Kimberly A. Wickard
“I was pleased with the level of service and quality of the candidates that I received in my search to fill a senior level HR Manager role in our company. The responsiveness was always prompt and provided me with all the necessary information I needed. We landed the ‘perfect’ candidate and are very pleased. Thank you.” —Lori Taylor
“Having worked with the POI team recently, we were pleased with the service we received. They are efficient and reliable, and were able to source the best candidate for a key professional position we needed to fill rather quickly, who by the way is working out very well for our organization. We would not hesitate to use POI again.” —Connie Cuthrell