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Meet Kandice Barcus: Senior Technical Recruiter and Poker-Playing Southern Belle

Posted by Datasource on Feb 1, 2019 12:47:37 PM

This is the next interview in a new series in which we ask our unique and diverse Datasource Consulting staff to share a bit about themselves, both professionally and personally. We're amazed and inspired at their talents, hobbies, and aspirations, and we hope you are, too! 


Name: Kandice Barcus
Title: Sr. Technical Recruiter
Years with Datasource: 4
Total Years Industry Experience: 7
Current Home City: Denver, CO

Tell us about your experience with Datasource Consulting (DSC), including types of projects and positions held: 

I was hired as a Technical Recruiter and have had the pleasure of working in the original Datasource office, and being a part of the growth and transition into what it is today. I’ve contributed to all cycles in the recruiting function, including the sourcing and hiring of talented Data Management consultants. I have helped improve and develop new recruiting processes and interview strategies to adjust to fast-paced growth, and to hire the best resources in the Enterprise Data Management space.

Describe life at Datasource with three unique words.

Evolving, Inspiring, Rewarding

Tell us what you like most about working at Datasource.

Hiring the right consultant to align with their ideal engagement. I feel happy when a new hire is happy in their decision to join Datasource and can truly thrive out of the gate. I also love listening to different perspectives on career paths, true motivators, and learning about challenges in the industry. I feel lucky to be in a position that gets to create company culture and ultimately build relationships for the long haul waiting for the right opportunity to align with both sets of goals.

Plus, our Competency Directors and Operations team are the best.

What challenges you the most and what motivates you the most at Datasource?

The biggest challenge is finding the best resources, technically and culturally, for the company as a whole. I hope more leaders in the industry get a chance to mentor and train upcoming and talented individuals to increase the talent pool for future projects.

My motivation is to find the best opportunities to challenge myself and always keep improving. 

What is on your bucket list?

I still need to experience more of what Colorado has to offer. I have yet to climb a 14er or take a dip in the hot springs, etc… longer term, to see Britney Spears in Vegas and relearn Spanish.

What are your proudest accomplishments?

I’ve been able to live life without regrets, always continuing to challenge myself. Glad to say I’m a truly happy person both personally and professionally.

What are your hobbies outside of work? 

Hands-down anything that has to do with LSU football and the state of Louisiana (Zydeco, NOLA, Mardi Gras season, FOOD, open container, crawfish boils, fleur de lis, on and on). Secondly, any water-based activity (boating, wakeboarding, bass fishing, tanning). Finally, Texas Hold’em poker. 

What is your hidden talent?

I have ESP.

What phobias do you have?

Aging… and puppets 

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