Jackie Gilbert

Jackie Gilbert

Recruitment Consultant
Recruitment Specialties
IT, Accounting/Finance, and Engineering

Biography

Jackie is a Recruitment Consultant on our Technology recruitment team. With over 10 years of recruitment experience, she has recruited for clients across a variety of industries and for various functional areas including IT, Engineering, Accounting/Finance and Operations

Jackie began her career in Recruitment & HR in Nova Scotia’s first offshore oil and gas project where she soon recognized recruitment was her passion.  Following her husband in a move to Toronto, she joined a recruitment agency where her career continued to grow for several years, supporting all business and industry verticals. The next chapter in her career took shape in Southeast Asia.   A new country and culture offered exciting and challenging opportunities in Jakarta where Jackie joined an executive search firm as Operations Manager, leading a small team of recruitment consultants while successfully growing the business.  Her mandate was strategically focused on executive search within the Banking, Manufacturing, Engineering and Petrochemical areas.  After completing assignment in Jakarta, she and her husband returned to Toronto where she continued her career in recruitment for IT, Accounting & Finance and Engineering talent.  A transfer to Calgary allowed her to continue recruiting for various clients in the Engineering and IT space until moving back to Halifax to be near family.

Jackie’s experience, enthusiasm and tenacious approach allows her to form exceptional relationships with clients and candidates.   Her ability to understand client needs, while ensuring the appropriate candidate match underpins her success in maintaining lasting partnerships.

Strengths

Ability to connect with people and put candidates at ease. Interviewing tends to make most nervous; Jackie approaches them as a conversation exchange - interviews are a two-way street!

Weaknesses

Not enough hours in the day! After several years, still working on work life balance.

Weekends

Enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends, hiking, walking and most of all, enjoying Canada’s ocean playground in the Summer, aka Nova Scotia! Also, a love of animals made her and her husband an ideal choice for Chloe the cat, a recent rescue and great addition!