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Janet Rivera Jones

Founder & President



Welcome to  5 Star Recruitment! I am so glad you found our website to see all of the ways we can support you, either as a client or candidate. I founded 5 Star because I have a passion to support companies by helping them thrive, build a successful talent pipeline, and hire top performers and solid leaders. Along with the 5 Star team of seasoned executive recruiters, I focus my expertise on recruiting executives, mid-managers, and engineers for Fortune 500 companies.

In recognition of 5 Star's tremendous work, we are honored to receive certification from the Women's Business Enterprise National  Council (WBENC), one of the largest certifiers of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women. This certification demonstrates our commitment to supporting our 5 Star team and advocating for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

For our clients, both current and future, please check out our Clients page where you can learn more about the 5 Star Process to recruiting and our commitment to you. I also encourage you to read through a few of the testimonials we have received over the years from our clients and candidates on our Testimonials page.

For our candidates, we are excited to work with you to find your next dream job where you are valued for your experience and expertise. Please check out our Candidates page, where you can submit your contact information to our executive recruitment team.

Brilla Brillante ("shine bright"),

Janet ⭐️

A little about me:

After amassing years of recruiting experience I founded 5 Star Recruitment, which has become one of the leading recruiting firms for the automotive and manufacturing industries in North America. With 20 years of recruiting experience, I am recognized as a professional in automotive and an expert recruiter to manufacturers and suppliers across the United States.

Professionally, after I graduated from college I worked in management for a large retail company. After a few years, I transitioned to a career in Human Resources & Recruiting. This is where I found my niche and passion, helping people make the right career move and assisting companies find and hire the best talent and brightest people.

Personally, I am a proud first-generation college graduate and a daughter of an immigrant family who came to the United States to pursue the “American Dream”. I truly believe that with drive and dedication anything is possible, goals can be accomplished, and dreams realized. I am grateful to this great country that has opened doors to education possibilities, opportunities to work hard, grow professionally, and ultimately create a better life for my family.

Motivation that keeps me going.

⭐️  "You did not wake up today to be mediocre."

⭐️  "You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win prepare to win and expect to win." – Zig Ziglar

⭐️  "Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the  Lord your GOD will be with you wherever you go."   

   – Joshua 1:9

⭐️  "It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, the ability to triumph begins with you." – Oprah Winfrey

⭐️  "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible." – Audrey Hepburn

⭐️  "Fearless is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” – Adrianna Huffington

⭐️  "We all have within us the ability to move from struggle to grace.” – Adrianna Huffington

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Tell us a little bit about your background.

I am from a very small town in Alabama on the Alabama/Mississippi state line. In my senior class, there were less than 50 of us. I’ve always had an adventure bug, who doesn’t though? For me I think it comes from an aunt and uncle that always let us travel to see them wherever they lived. For a time that was Idaho, so I have had the privilege of seeing most of the west. When I turned 20, I moved to Reno, NV; then I moved on to Atlanta; and from Atlanta to Puerto Rico. It was a wonderful experience traveling and immersing myself in different cultures at a younger age. Now, I am knocking on 30’s door and I am happy to be back home in a small town in Alabama with my garden and plants for company!  

What are your key accomplishments in your field/on the job?

For me, I didn’t start out in the traditional route to get to where I am as Accounting Manager. I don’t think many people realize, but our industry has a very complex structure. To save you the boring details, let's just say it’s a lot of tracking and projecting. What has brought my success is starting from the very bottom and working my way up. I say that because it has truly given me a unique understanding of how this business works. Every day I wake up doing this I note that as my key accomplishment, because I know the work it has taken to get here. 

Why did you choose to work in this industry?

I actually graduated with an Associates because I had no idea what I wanted to do and didn’t want to waste money trying to pick something. In small town USA, recruiting doesn’t have a very big booth at the career fair, if it has a booth at all. I found myself with the opportunity to intern in this industry because I happen to have family in the business; I don’t think I would have ever considered working in the industry had I not known someone. 


Tell us about your approach to recruiting.

I am not on the recruiting end anymore, just the billing, but I can tell you that the people I see successful at recruiting, the ones we keep on our team, have a key motto of caring. It’s a delicate balance, but they care for the client and the candidate, and it has always translated into success. 


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

You’re never too late, too old, too tired, or too right to make a change!


Favorite quote?  
“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:34

Victoria Taylor

Accounting Manager

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