Carolyn Barker

Office Manager

Carolyn Barker Office Manager HorizonOne Recruitment

How did you get here? Describe your career history and background that led you to your role at Horizonone.

I have been working in administration and accounts for the past 20 years.  I established my own administration business whilst in Tanzania, assisting mostly tourism based businesses, often in remote locations, with procurements, travel bookings, accounts and customer services.

Since returning to Australia I have worked in both accounting and administration roles.  I came to HorizonOne looking for a new opportunity, and found my way through the door to the back office!

What is different about working at a recruitment company compared to other organisations you have worked for?

Working for a recruitment company gives me the opportunity to interact with lots of different people. On a daily basis I am building relationships with both Clients and Candidates which I really love. This is quite often not the case in Office Administration roles as you can get stuck behind your screen and not really involved with the customer facing side of the business. This certainly isn’t the case at HorizonOne and it keeps every day interesting and engaging.

What does your role involve?

Everything and anything!  From payroll, accounts and data entry, to developing an intranet and ensuring that the administration team provides the best quality support to our consultants, candidates and clients.

What do you like best about your role?

The variety involved in the role.  There are no two days the same and I get to work with a supportive team in a fantastic environment.

What would you say is different about HorizonOne’s approach to recruitment and business?

Their commitment to the candidates and clients.   They truly believe that they can make people’s lives better and take the time to find the right fit for both the job seeker and the employer.

Who is the biggest stirrer in the office?

We really do work well as a team – Wally adds the ingredients and David Harrington will always stir the pot!

What is something you do outside of work others might be surprised by?

I can’t sit still!  I love to be on the move.   Either participating or instructing spin and boxfit classes or exploring the Canberra and the world with my family, there are never enough hours in the day to fit in all I want to do!