Testimonials From Our Valued Candidates
I have known Linda for several years and have consistently been impressed with her recruitment and communication skills. It’s a rare thing to be able to discuss the nuances, trends and directions of your industry with a recruiter. It’s even more rare for a recruiter to understand and empathize with very technical people. Rarer still for a recruiter to follow up, keep in touch and offer useful and actionable advice. Linda embodies all these traits and is very personable with it. - Database Infrastructure Administrator, Houston
Carol; Thank you for the conversation this morning and taking time out of your Sunday. I really appreciate the feedback! It really summarized the last 20 years of my career and gave me feedback that I hadn’t heard before, which I will definitely use for further development and improvement going forward regardless of the outcome. I can say having interviewed with many companies this particular aspect of your process (feedback) separates you and your company from many other companies and I have found it to be very professionally enriching. Thank you very much. - Maintenance Director
Carol, I wanted to take the time to thank you for all your time and help working with me and (client). This is a second successful career move I have made working with you and definitely appreciate it. - Process Optimization Engineer
The support you and Stephanie gave me is incredible. I loved working for Whitaker. Thanks for all your support.
– Indra Nallappan, Programmer Analyst
I wanted to reach out again and say THANK YOU to Linda Ranostaj for everything she did for me. I haven’t had many experiences with a recruiter, and have always heard bad stories, but my experience with her has been amazing. I have nothing but praise for her and Whitaker IT. I know this won’t be the last time we talk, but I did her to know my gratitude.
- Sundip Patel, UI Developer
It was a pleasure working with Whitaker on finding a new position. The care and respect that he put in to helping me find the perfect opportunity by far exceeded that of other recruiters that I have ever worked with. Because of this I would highly recommend them to other colleagues of mine who are currently, or will be, looking for other future opportunities. Thanks for all you do.
– Michael Diaz, Network Engineer
Paul Choudhuri is an awesome consultant. Throughout the process of preparing for my interview, and after I got the job, Paul was very professional and accurate in all of our dealings. I got all emails and calls ahead of time and all my questions and concerns were satisfied. Although I am not new to my field, Paul understood that even the smartest and the best candidate for a job can get a bit scared before that big interview and so he made sure I was thorough, clear, and calm during the process. He made my journey so much better. Whitaker IT is indeed lucky to have such an employee and I am sure he will continue to attract and guide every client he works with in the future.
– Jerwaine S. Hall, .NET Silverlight Developer
Working with Whitaker IT was great. My recruiter was always cheerful and willing to do whatever was needed to answer my questions or help solve a problem. I would work with Whitaker’s team of professionals again without reservation.
– Roy Kimmel, .Net Architect
After working with various IT companies for 6+ years, my choice ended at Whitaker IT. Whitaker has one of the top client lists in almost all industry verticals and this significantly increases the number of opportunities, unlike other consulting companies in the market, which tend to focus on few technologies or on few industries. Follow-ups, rapid-response and the best account management were the top three differentiating factors, which I found in Whitaker's Recruiters.
– Himanshu, MBA (Finance)
Thanks for listening and being there as I begin my search for employment. I think we work well together, and I really appreciate your keen sense of what might be best for me long-term.
– Mary Rogan, Oracle Developer
What sets Whitaker apart as a provider of Oracle consulting services is the quality and ethics of Whitaker's staff and management team. Whitaker has clearly demonstrated its commitment to reliability and quality in providing Oracle consulting solutions. I would highly recommend Whitaker to any Oracle consultant or any Oracle client.
– Ameed Taylor, Oracle ERP Contractor
It has been a pleasure working through Whitaker and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to colleagues and even do further contract work with you in the future. I hope you'll keep me in mind whenever you have a need for a hotshot Oracle developer.
– Mac McCarty, Oracle Developer
In regards to August TechFest meeting: "Our sponsor for the month Whitaker IT had this great idea for a trivia game and put up some big bucks as prizes. We got volunteers for three teams to answer some pretty tricky questions. Linda Ranostaj from Whitaker served as our master questioner. Each member of the winning team got a $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate. Much thanks to the great people from Whitaker for trying and doing something new and different." Read more and see photos from the event here.
– Michael Steinberg, President of HDNUG (Houston .NET User Group)
The entire team at Whitaker is extremely professional and easy to work with. Most importantly as an Independent consultant they ALWAYS paid all of my invoices promptly.
– David Larson, PeopleSoft Consultant
I appreciate your hard work; you have been very active and very supportive throughout my interview process. I really appreciate your efforts and I'm very thankful to you. I would definitely recommend other people to Whitaker IT in the future.
– Abid Khan, Sr. Java Web Application Developer
From a job candidate's viewpoint, I am confirming your (website) description of Linda Ranostaj's work ethics, particularly: 'committed to valuing people, listening closely, communicating effectively, working hand in hand with clients and candidates, while building long-term relationships based on trust, integrity and excellent service. Over a four-month period, Linda worked with me and her contacts to fulfill both of our needs/requirements. I began my employment as a Senior Analyst and Change Control Coordinator in Oklahoma City on March 5th. I, of course, thanked Linda, but I also thank you for supporting her through the issues that arose during my job search. This professional and personable treatment was mentioned several times in my interviews and side conversations with management and will be remembered.
– David Johnson, Senior Analyst and Change Control Coordinator
I worked with Carol for eight years to finally land that perfect position. Throughout the whole process, she was very professional and courteous. She also provided great insight throughout my decision making process. There are several recruiting firms. What differentiates Carol (Whitaker Technical) is she removes a considerable amount of the burden from the job search and makes it…FUN!
– Rob Walker, Senior Engineering Program Manager
I wanted to send you a note to thank you. You are the best recruiter, or staffing consultant, I've worked with over the last year, and it's not just because you were able to connect me with a great job. Even before you submitted me to the company, I thought you were doing an awesome job. I felt like I had a great proponent working hard to find me a job, and it was reassuring to know you were working to find me a job. I can't say that I really got that feeling from any of the other recruiters I've worked with, and none of them were as diligent in searching for opportunities. So, thank you, for everything.
– Matt Hanegan, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Response to August 2013 Newsletter: "While it is interesting reading, it is eye opening and a reality check for me. I am amazed that you always find articles informative and insightful to your audience and would like to thank you for your hard work and unique presentation.
– Wen Yang, Sr. Environmental Engineer
As a professional, busy with the day to day responsibilities, one can forget to think about their future. Unfortunately, I had fallen into a routine pattern without realizing it. I met Karen when I was asked by a friend to be a reference. During that first conversation with her, I was intrigued how quickly that reference check turned into my future. I can honestly say a career change was not on my radar, until Karen brought my own potential out into the open. Since then she has shared every exciting step and navigated me through the hiring process. She has been an advocate in this unfamiliar territory whether it be negotiating or giving reassurance of the skills and talents I possess. Karen is passionate and shares in the enjoyment of all great news and offers. Having her there to talk through the career change reality, offering her pros and cons from experiences of other professionals, and reminders that she is there to support and find you a position to flourish in allowed me to relax and focus on my goals. As I prepare to take the next step in my career, I am grateful that our paths crossed. The title Recruiter or Staffing Consultant does not do her justice; she is and does so much more. Anyone lucky enough to meet and work with her will be pleasantly surprised how her attention to detail will place you in a perfect position to advance your career and professional experience.
Micole Gonzales-St. John
Response to a May 2013 newsletter: "I've found in my professional life situations handled, in large part, through values captured through my personal experiences. In that vein, an extremely good COO encouraged speaking up about the situation and less about one's self (values). Good article. Great points. Well said.
– Phil, Safety Manager
In an era where exceptional one-to-one customer service excellence has virtually disappeared from industry, the work that Michelle did for me should be held up as an example for others to try to emulate. What particularly impressed me about the level of service provided was that there was nothing for Michelle to gain from her involvement. It appears to me that Ms. Davenport has an extraordinary commitment to job excellence, human awareness that motivates her to always go the extra mile. The support that she showed me was a true example of positive reinforcement to commitment that has helped me enormously!
– William Lane
In my professional career, I have worked with many different recruiters and staffing agencies and Karen (Whitaker Technical) has provided me with the best experience. For most recruiters, it’s just about placing someone first and collecting a fee, but Karen developed a relationship. She spent considerable time and energy to get to know my personal and professional situation and my goals in life. She guided me in the moments of self-doubt and the search for the right career move. Karen used her considerable knowledge of the industry to guide me to the right company. I would recommend my friends to work with Karen in the future based on my extremely good experience.
– Faizaan Mustafa, PSM Engineer
No one speaks more eloquently about the quality of our services than the people who have used them.