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Vitamin of the Week: Barb Krass

Vitamin of the Week:...

Barb Krass
@barbmkd

When Business Development Manager Barb Krass says her territory is big, she’s not kidding.

She proudly represents clients and talent in Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vancouver, Canada, and Wisconsin.

Which is a lot of miles to cover by mule.

She took a break from riding the range to answer our 7 Quick Questions. Saddle up, then give her a holler when you need the country’s best digital talent!

  1. What made you want to work at Vitamin T? I was immediately attracted to how kind and smart everyone is at this company. It's truly a holistic, collaborative group where you succeed when others succeed. Additionally, our talent are a joy to work with: they're creative, smart, and incredibly appreciative!
  2. What’s one important skill every person should have and why? Great communication skills! Being able to easily and effectively communicate your ideas, background, or anything else you need to get across is critical to success. If you can't articulate what's on your mind in a way that makes sense to others, you will find yourself frequently misunderstood and create lots of false assumptions from others.
  3. If you could invent an app, what would it be and why? I'd love to see an app that will school me in the best ways to eat Oreo cookies, because who doesn't love Oreos?
  4. What’s your favorite interview question? Why is it your favorite? What are you most proud of in your professional life?” The answer can be very revealing. Is the achievement focused on building revenue? Mentoring others? Personal growth? There is no right or wrong answer—well, there MAY be a wrong answer—but it indicates how a person thinks about their career and what's really important to them. Depending on the answer, it can even indicate what work environment they might best succeed in.
  5. What do you love about working with creative talent? They're generally tons of fun! Quick witted and engaging by nature, they tend to ALWAYS be thinking  creatively, which makes them good at overcoming obstacles and barriers. Which makes for great stories!
  6. What most excites you about your work and the contribution you make? There's nothing more satisfying to me than finding the right job for an individual and feeling that in some way you are contributing to their professional career. Finding work for people is a noble effort for me....
  7. Biggest myth about the staffing industry? That we're just in to make placements. That’s a fairly shortsighted view. When we're doing our jobs right, we're working hard to make sure that all the pieces fit: Is it the right person for the job? The right job for the person? The right culture? The right responsibilities? There are a thousand moving parts, many of them hidden until they’re uncovered. They all need to come together in order for everyone to succeed.

Looking for top creatives? Connect with Barb!

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