Q: What’s your favorite inspirational book or movie, and why?
A: My favorite inspirational movie is Remember the Titans. I have a thing for sports movies that also touch on the characters’ morality and integrity. So obviously, this movie is at the top of my list. It’s such a great story of triumph!
Q: What’s your best advice for someone trying to get their foot in the door?
A: Say yes to everything. In Career Group’s temporary division especially, a lot of fresh graduates come in wanting to start at the highest position in the company, and I always recommend starting off in a receptionist role. When you’re in that entry-level role, be sure to let your personality shine, and let people know who you are. I think that personality goes a long way and helps you move into the departments of your choice. You have to be more than just a name; you have to back it up with your personality and your work.
Q: If you had to choose one song to pump you up, what would it be?
A: I don’t know exactly which song it would be because I’m obsessed with him, but probably “Worst Behavior” by Drake.
Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t in the recruiting industry?
A: I’d work in the music industry in some creative way. I wouldn’t be a performer because I don’t have any musical talents, but I would want to be someone who interviewed musicians, like the Ryan Seacrest of hip hop.
Q: What questions do you like to ask candidates to get a better understanding of who they are?
A: I always ask them what their dream job is. Their answer always tells me a lot about them. It helps me place them with clients who are in similar fields. It also helps me get a better idea of what they’re looking for and who they are as a person. I think my interview style lets candidates feel like they can open up to me. I don’t conduct a “formal” interview—it’s more like a conversation. Candidates end up telling me about their personal likes and dislikes, so it works in my favor when trying to find them the right position.