As a business partner, I realized just how impressive this was given the scope and magnitude of her responsibilities: over 10 schools covered, 100s of candidates interviewed, and 10-15 offers out at a time, plus the additional hiring of experienced candidates that she did. She has great project management skills and excellent influencing capabilities. Everyone - partners and candidates - felt they were in good hands. One last thing I would point out- Ashley has great judgment. On several occasions she pointed out potential behavioral or personality issues with candidates, the team opted to give then the benefit of the doubt, and we regretted it. She just reads people extremely well, an invaluable trait in her career.
I had a unique opportunity to witness Ashley's recruiting value both as a candidate, and as a business partner for whom she did recruiting. Her handling of my recruitment into Fidelity was a factor in my decision to accept the position. She struck a great balance of proactively demonstrating interest without being invasive, conveying personality and warmth while remaining professional, and getting me access to the employees and information I wanted without making me feel like a nuisance. She truly served as an ambassador of the firm.
I had the pleasure of meeting Ashley Seybold when she hired me for a position with Jumpstart. She was an outstanding recruiter with a knack for connecting quickly with people. She managed the interview process with frequent and clear communication, made herself available for questions, and just generally put me at ease throughout the entire process. In addition, Ashley has a natural propensity for differentiating how various candidates could contribute to an organization's overall success. She works closely with hiring managers to understands their talent needs and ensures the people hired will help achieve departmental objectives.
Ashley embodies the ideal recruiter. She instantly made me feel comfortable and prepared for the interview process. She communicates in a timely and very professional manner, representing the needs of the company as well as making sure you know what lies ahead in the recruitment process. One of the reasons why I was so excited to interview with Fidelity Consulting Group, and then to join upon receiving an offer, was because of Ashley. She made my transition to the group seamless - from paperwork, to first day orientation, and then setting me up in the office. She goes way beyond the traditional recruiter role, making you feel like she is working for both the firm and for you to make sure the whole process is welcoming and smooth.