Nakita Gates, Executive Recruiter
For Nakita, executive recruiting doesn’t involve churning resumes. It involves making carefully-considered suggestions on people who show the greatest capacity to contribute in a substantive fashion. It also involves candor and counsel as well.
She asks challenging questions, provides relevant data related to the position, and keeps all parties aware of the process and its progress.
Her approach is one of passion and professional excellence.
Nakita loves recruiting, but she's not always comfortable with some of the less flattering stereotypes of her profession: transactional, poor listeners, more sales than results-oriented. Those stereotypes certainly do not apply to a woman who marches boldly in a very different direction, a direction that relentlessly focuses on insight, integrity, results, and a personalized approach.
Nakita really doesn't know how to operate any differently. She treats each search engagement as an opportunity to shape the future of a company and a candidate, and she understands the impact that matching a position with just the right person can have on both. Her searches are not transactions, they are life-changers.
To find the right match, she listens carefully to what her clients say about the position. What responsibilities must it fulfill? How does it contribute to achieving strategic objectives? How does it fit into the company culture? How will its success be measured? The same quest for insight applies when talking to candidates as well. What would cause you to consider a new opportunity? What variables are most important for a change?
How can your talents contribute to this organization's success?
A marketing graduate of Sam Houston State University, Nakita's passion extends far beyond her profession. She has become a crucial point of financial and emotional support for a family in the Houston area in need of her assistance. She recently helped to refurbish two bedrooms for this family of five and took the two oldest girls shopping for linens, pillows, personal effects—things that they’d never before had the opportunity to afford.
She also helps them with basics like groceries and school tutoring, as well as some entertainment outings for the entire family. Nakita has forged a deeply meaningful relationship with this special family and finds herself the better for it.
Nakita’s elegant mix of passion and professionalism is special. It may be time to consider making her part of your recruiting team.
"Excellent Business Acumen!"
"You are alright with me!"
"You are a class act!"
"Nakita is a good recruiter!"
"I requested you again because you bring us TOP talent that fits well with our company culture."
"I have worked with many recruiters on both sides, as hiring manager and as a candidate, and you stand out!"
"I have really enjoyed working with you."
"You are in it until the end!"
"I trust Nakita, she understands what we are looking for in our VP Ops search."