We are a locally owned and operated company. We have lived and worked in the Raleigh area for over 25 years and have decades of combined staffing experience. We have worked with small, medium and large corporations throughout the Triangle, as well as other markets, assisting clients with staffing needs ranging from short-term projects, to finding the perfect candidates for permanent, high-level positions. We understand the needs of our clients and know they expect us to deliver high-quality results. We are dedicated recruiting professionals that ensure our clients receive the same level of treatment and quality that we expect of ourselves.
Mike Barefoot, MBA
Role- Senior Account Executive
Mike is definitely a value-added member to our team. This is Mike’s fifteenth year in the staffing industry, and he is one of the few performers that has worked as a Permanent Account Executive/Recruiter, as well as serving in a Senior Account Executive role. This diversity has helped distinguish Mike from his competition. When meeting with hiring executives, one of their biggest complaints is that they interact with companies that have a revolving door of Account Managers. Mike has worked for some of the larger organizations in the staffing industry and decided to join Red Zone for the opportunity it would give him to focus on clients. Moreover, this focus includes walking candidates in for interview introductions/starts, squarely taking accountability for any interactions, as well as developing relationships with hiring managers instead of working in a transactional mode typically seen by larger staffing firms. This empirical approach allows Mike to be consultative in his efforts. Mike has been featured and interviewed several times regarding the state of the economy and staffing by media outlets such as CNN, AOL, MSN, Yahoo, Dice, CareerBuilder, Black Entrepreneur, CBS and has recently become a contributing columnist for the Garner News. Contact Mike at Red Zone Resources and experience the real difference!
Ian S. Grayson
Manager, Customer Support at SciQuest
Michael is a hands on, get the job done recruiter. He will go above and beyond your expectations and find you a career, not just a job.
You can bet your bottom dollar that he will follow up with you when you tell him to. If you tell him 30 days, he will call and email you exactly 30 days later. You can set your clock to him.
He is very reliable, dependable, and a great resource to work with. I would highly recommend Mike for any of your recruiting needs.
Kimberly Denise Pearce
Business Analyst at Fidelity Investments
I first worked with Michael when he felt that I was a good fit for a Senior IT position that seemed a bit intimidating. He helped me reevaluate and map my previous work history with the skills being requesting for a job. His coaching/consulting resulted in a higher level of confidence in my marketability. Michael provided me with helpful hints for interviewing and he met with me 15 minutes before the interview to help me prepare. The results of his coaching was that I went from being almost too intimidated to apply for the position to my delivering probably the most powerful interviews of my career.
Dream Job Radio, Entrepreneur
Mike Barefoot is a fantastic speaker who energized our audience with his unique perspective on today's job search market. Whether you are looking to further your career or are seeking an accomplished job search expert as a speaker, Mike Barefoot is a great partner for reaching your goals.