Clifton Miller

Staffing Consultant

Education/Certification

Bachelors in Recreation Administration—Texas State University

Experience

2+ years’ experience in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire recruitment across IT, Light Industrial, and Clerical industries.

Stupid Human Tricks

Competition generalist: board games, pool, bowling, etc.

Bucket List Item

Speak two languages fluently.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action:

“Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t; you’re right.”

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

a genuine effort to put you in a position to be successful.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

1. Be specific—know what makes you valuable and highlight that.

2. Be resourceful—use as many job search methods as possible to gain traction.

3. Be prepared—once you land an interview:

  • Do your research.
  • Practice great questions.
  • BE ON TIME!

Dominique Hooks

Staffing Consultant

Education/Certification

Bachelors in Business Administration from The University of Texas—Arlington

Experience

3 years recruiting experience.

Professional Achievements

None with Carlton—yet!

Stupid Human Tricks

My tongue can touch my nose.

Bucket List Item

Go to Australia to scuba dive.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“The two most powerful words 'I AM' can define your reality very quickly.”

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Professionalism, an energetic attitude, and honesty.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

The job search is not easy; do not let bad news get you down. Stick to the 3 P’s: stay Positive, be Professional, and search for opportunities that you are truly interested in and Passionate about!

Ana Delgado

Staffing Consultant

Education/Certification

Bachelor’s in Human Resources Administration, Master’s in Business Administration

Experience

5+ years of experience in Higher Education as a Bursar officer, Placement Officer and as and Academic Counselor. Experience in Career Counseling to the student population.

Professional Achievements

Graduated with a 4.0 GPA from my Master’s Degree and received an excellence medal

Bucket List Item

I want to travel to Switzerland, Ireland and Spain.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Theresa

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Honesty, friendliness and someone that is willing to give 100% even in the small things.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Be prepared and be yourself! Do your research and always keep educating yourself about what you need to reach your goals. Be open to accepting constructive criticism and try to learn about all experiences in your work search. Keep a positive mind, positive thinking and don’t give up!

Jarod Hill

Branch Manager

Education/Certification

Certified Peace Officer – North Texas Council of Governments - State of Texas
BS – In Redneck

Experience

With 18 years of experience in the staffing industry my background includes consulting sales with a strong background in strategically aligning company goals with candidate’s personal goals.

Specialties: Workforce Consulting, Staffing and Recruitment Consulting, Sales Leadership, Sales Training, Sales Coaching, Process Improvements, Sales Strategies and Territory Management, Recruiting process, Recruiting strategy, Applicant tracking systems, Behavioral interviewing, Recruiting/Sales metrics, Hiring process.

Studpid Human Tricks

I drove from Texarkana to Atlanta and back in less than 24 hours just to see if it could be done, like in the movie “Smokey and the Bandit”

Bucket List Item

Hike the entire Appalachian Trail

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“There is nothing like a true underdog to inspire the truly unexceptional” …Robert California

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Dedication and the truth

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Be true to who you are and what you can do. Commit to what you committed to.

Karina Rodriguez-Colin

Branch Manager

Education/Certification

B.A. in HR Management

Experience

Senior executive with extensive experience in building profitable markets through organic and turnaround growth execution, proven team builder and strong leader. 20 + years in staffing with specialties in: Organic growth, turnaround leader, reduction in staff turnover, training and program development, market expansion, operation efficiency, financial and analytical skill, new client development and expansion.

Stupid Human Tricks

I can make my dogs smile ?

Bucket List Item

Visit Machu Pichu in Peru and climb to the top!

Bucket List Item

Hike the entire Appalachian Trail

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” Henry Ford

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

First, a big smile, then you will get an honest conversation, a positive interaction, solutions to your challenges and successful results! I can help, call me!

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Network, network and be yourself, you’re unique, show your experience but also your personality. Stay positive and follow up on your job searches. Don’t be afraid to reach out to our staffing agency we can connections that work!

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Stephen Horton

Director of Strategic Accounts

Education/Certification

Sam Houston State University – Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS)

Experience

I have been in the Staffing industry for 12 years and have been fortunate enough to have worked multiple roles. I have worked in Sales, Sales Management, Market Management, and Sr. Management positions

Professional Awards / Achievements

I have been fortunate enough to win multiple awards throughout my career but my greatest satisfaction is helping the people I work with and my customers achieve their goals.

Bucket List Item

Would love to take an African safari – Not to shoot, just to see the amazing animals in their own habitat

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

...me to be honest enthusiastic and straight forward. I will do what I say I will do!

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Be persistent and treat your search like a job. Set a plan for each day and execute that plan. Network as much as you possibly can, you never know who you may meet.

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Donaday Chapman

HR Managing Consultant

Education/Certification

BA, California State University, Fresno, Theatre Arts/Communication
SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources
SHRM-SCP, Society for HR Management, Sr. Certified Professional

Experience

30 years in Human Resources, Leadership/Development, Business Partner in California, New York, and Texas.

Professional Awards / Achievements

Member of SHRM National. Member of HR Houston, Serves as Ambassador Committee Member. Served on the California State Council of SHRM, College Relations Director.

Bucket List Item

Take regional cooking classes throughout Italy!

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action:

“If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on.” -Sheryl Sandberg

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

Honesty, Integrity, Compassion, and a splash of Good Humor and Creativity!

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Looking for a new role takes lots of energy, tenacity, and creativity. Seize every opportunity to really network with the goal of helping others. Pay it forward. Never give up. Have confidence in your abilities. Keep learning. Don’t go into an interview with ill feelings about the role you are looking to leave. Smile. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Show up, be present, be ready, and remember....the BEST is yet to come!

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Candace Gaskin

Senior Sales Representative, Carlton Staffing

Education/Certification

Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications with a Minor in Human Resources Training and Development

Experience

4 years in the staffing industry with a mix of experience in Recruiting & Sales

Bucket List Item

Go on a mission trip, Climb Enchanted Rock, travel to Europe, volunteer at the Sloth Institute of Coast Rica (#ilovesloths) and snorkel in Hawaii

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

An outgoing personality and out of the box thinker. I’m happy to help talk through any situation to get to the root cause of a problem so please do not hesitate to ask!

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Don’t give up! When there is a will, there is a way! Come up with creative ways to get your resume seen, never limit yourself to one resource, and seek a professional to assist you with formatting your resume.

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Katie Sechrist

Director of Operations

Education/Certification

NAPS CTS Certification, obtained 7/23/2008

Experience

Recruiting and Operations Management since 2004 in a variety of fields including Administrative, Light Industrial, Technical, and Skilled Trade.

Professional Awards & Achievements

Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants:

  • 2018 1st place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2018 1st place Individual Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2017 1st place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2017 1st place Individual Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2016 1st place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2016 1st place Individual Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2015 2nd Place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2015 1st Place Individual Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2013 3rd Place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2012 3rd Place Team Award – Blended Svc Division

Stupid Human Tricks

When I'm not working hard at Carlton Staffing, you'll find me cooking sweets for my Etsy shop or spending time with my husband and children. I completed the Houston Aramco Half Marathon in January 2013, a full marathon in the Chevron Houston Marathon in January 2014, and the Galveston Half Marathon on Valentine's Day 2016 with my 11-year-old daughter who I'm proud to say has caught the running fever!

Bucket List Item

Participate in La Tomatina (the world’s biggest tomato fight) in Spain.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action:

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” -Carl Buechner

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Professionalism, integrity, and honesty

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Create a professional email address if you don’t already have one, join every networking organization you can find in your industry, and don’t take rejection personally! Finding the right job can take a considerable amount of time. Keep a positive attitude and don’t give up!

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Sara Lozano

Senior Staffing Consultant, Carlton Staffing

Education/Certification

High School Diploma

Experience

10+ years in Staffing Industry with Carlton Staffing.

Professional Achievements

I have received Achiever’s, Top Producer’s, Runner Up’s, and Million Dollar Club Awards while working at Carlton Staffing.

Bucket List Item

Travel all over the world!

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

Honesty, excellent customer service, and results.

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Make sure your resume is updated. Make sure you research the company before your interview. Be on time. Dress presentably for the interview, write notes, ask questions, make eye contact, and maintain good posture.

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Chris Lowry

Branch Manager, Southeast Houston, Carlton Staffing

Education/Certification

High School Diploma

Experience

10+ years in the staffing industry serving in both business development and management roles with a focus on the light industrial and clerical sectors.

Professional Achievements

5 time recipient of the annual President’s Award for exceeding annual gross revenue and gross margin revenue objectives.

Stupid Human Tricks

I can propel a bicycle in excess of 40 mph and I can do a mean moonwalk.

Bucket List Item

To see both of my children graduate college and become the people that I know they can be.

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

An honest effort of my very best capabilities to help make your company more efficient and more profitable.

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Arm yourself with as much information as possible and do your homework. It goes further than just looking at job postings. You should know as much about the potential job opportunities as possible including specifics about the company before you even walk through their front door. Being able to congratulate a hiring manager about their company’s recent growth or upcoming expansion plans is a powerful first impression. Also, keeping an open mind about looking into different business sectors can open up unforeseen new opportunities.

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Annette Monks

President

Education/Certification

BA, Communication, University of Houston; Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS)

Experience

I have been in the staffing business since 1990 working virtually every type of field position in recruitment (operations), sales, training, management and executive management.

Professional Achievements

My greatest achievement is having the opportunity to work with the fantastic people at Carlton Staffing and Carltech Engineering & Technical!

Stupid Human Tricks

I am a competitive ballroom dancer and I love to go hunting with my husband! How’s that for variety?

Bucket List Item

Hike up to Machu Picchu with my husband and family.

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

That I will get to the point very quickly and get things done at the same speed!

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Treat your job search like a sales job. Create a huge pipeline from many different places, know what your target job is and how to describe what you do, network like crazy, plan each day and execute an organized, well-disciplined call/email/social media plan daily. Do not stop searching until you have started your new job! Understand that you will get more “no’s” than “yes’s” but it only takes one yes!

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Cindy Jennings

Vice President

Education/Certification

BS in Aquatic Biology, UT Austin; CTS – Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist

Experience

40+ years in sales and sales management, 30+ of which have been in the staffing industry, 15+ of the best at Carlton Staffing!

Professional Achievements

As a result of my performance in sales and management, I’ve been blessed to be given the opportunity to train others in every company I’ve worked. The ability to assist others reach higher levels of success and help them find additional ways to contribute to the success of the company is extremely satisfying. And while I’m proud of each individual award I have earned, I am more proud when someone I’ve worked with and trained is recognized for their accomplishments.

I have been privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of HR Houston and Chair their Legislative Action Committee.  I currently serve as an HR Houston Ambassador.  I have also served on the Board of the Texas Association of Staffing, both as Legislative Committee Chairperson and as President. As an active member of The Professional Group in Houston, I serve on the Board as the VP of Meeting Coordination.

Stupid Human Tricks

I love to build and fix things, especially if that requires power tools, wood glue and clamps – kind of a MacGyver with a tool belt!!  I also enjoy giving thrift store finds a “new life” as something different than their original purpose.

Bucket List Item

Walking tour of the Australian outback; hiking in the rain forest in Costa Rica

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

...to laugh. You will also get lots of questions, honesty and enthusiasm.

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Do your homework! With all the resources available today there is no excuse for showing up at an interview without having visited their website and the LinkedIn profiles of people you’re scheduled to meet! Be prepared with questions (written out ahead of time is fine) and have a portfolio so you can take notes during the interview. A good interview is essentially an exchange of information that will be critical to the hiring decision. Walking in empty handed is a signal that you don’t expect to learn anything.

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Beth Hammond

Area Vice President of Carltech, Inner Loop & Southwest

Education/Certification

B.A. History, B.A. Political Science, Trinity University

Experience

I entered the staffing industry in 1998 as an entry level recruiter with no prior experience, and have worked hard to move up the ladder to the position I hold today, as an Area Manager.

Professional Achievements

My Southwest Branch has been the top performing office for the years 2014-2015.

I have been privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of HR Houston and Chair their Legislative Action Committee.  I currently serve as an HR Houston Ambassador.  I have also served on the Board of the Texas Association of Staffing, both as Legislative Committee Chairperson and as President. As an active member of The Professional Group in Houston, I serve on the Board as the VP of Meeting Coordination.

Stupid Human Tricks

In my spare time, I volunteer at Citizens For Animal Protection as a foster parent for homeless cats, kittens, dogs and puppies.

Bucket List Item

I would love to go on an African safari!

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

I am someone who can always be depended on to do what I say I’m going to do.

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Follow up! You’d be surprised how many people don’t do simple things like send a thank you note or email after an interview. Also, make sure to follow up post-interview to reaffirm your interest in the position and find out when the employer expects to make a decision.

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Brenna Barnett

Senior Marketing Coordinator

Education/Certification

Bachelors in Marketing, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bucket List Item

Swing at the end of the world in Cantón Baños, Ecuador

Professional Achievements

Service Achiever, Top Service Growth, Management Achiever

Bucket List Item

I would love to travel around Europe with my fiancé and see all of the classic landmarks!

Inspiring quote that drives you to action

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

To see quick results from my hard work and dedication!

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Stay positive, do your best, make as many connections as possible and never give up!

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Carlos Delgado

Technical Recruiter, Carltech

Education/Certification

Bryan H.S, class of '96

Recruiting Experience

2014–Present

Bucket List Item

A trip around the world, Skydive

Favorite Sports Teams

Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Texas A&M

Hobbies

Collecting rare coins and sports memorabilia

Fun Fact

Chosen to observe world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey perform open heart surgery

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

...a positive attitude, easy to get along with, and team oriented

Melissa Aston

Staffing Consultant

Education/Certification

B.S. in Psychology from The University of Houston—Clear Lake

Experience

Recruiting for various corporate positions and medical staffing

Stupid Human Tricks

Extremely double-jointed in my arms

Bucket List Item

Road trip to visit state parks

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” -Audrey Hepburn

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Sincerity and dedication.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Persevere through the job search because it will be worth it in the end!

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Felicia Ruiz

Operations Manager – Southeast Houston

Education/Certification

High School Diploma

Experience

10 years staffing experience, 5 years Human Resources experience

Professional Achievements

  • Manager’s Achiever’s Award Q1 2017
  • Top Service Producer Q1 2017
  • Top Service Producer Q4 2016
  • Service Achiever’s Award Q2, Q3, Q4 2016
  • Manager’s Achiever’s Award Q4 2016

Bucket List Item

A trip around the world, Skydive

Stupid Human Tricks

I am left handed which means I think with the right side of my brain.

Bucket List Item

Travel the world after I win the lotto

Inspiring quote that drives you to action

"People may hear your words but they feel your attitude." – John Maxwell

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

...me to give you 100% effort and be honest. I will always try to go above and beyond and make sure that I can get the job done to the best of my ability.

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Brittany Deluna

Sales Representative, Carlton Staffing

Education/Certification

Bachelors of Psychology from The University of Houston

Experience

3+ years sales/staffing experience

Professional Achievements

2013 Top Sales Rookie

Stupid Human Tricks

I can touch my nose with my tongue.

Bucket List Item

Skydiving

Bucket List Item

Travel the world after I win the lotto

Inspiring quote that drives you to action

"Nothing changes if nothing changes"

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

...my best

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

First impressions are made within 30 seconds, and are often all a person remembers once you’ve left, so whether you are speaking to the receptionist, or the manager, always put your best foot forward.

Meet our Team

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