Describe what you do.
I own a logistics and supply chain focused recruiting firm. We bring top talent in our industry together with employers who need them. Our clients don’t have the time, energy or know how to find the best person to fill their open position so they hire us to do it for them. We look for, interview and connect the right people to the hiring managers until the position is filled to the client’s satisfaction. We are paid a percentage of the candidates salary once they start work with our client.
Describe how you do it.
We work like match makers by bringing together the right person for the right job. Finding and building relationships in our industry is a daily and ongoing focus. The more diverse our network is, the easier it is for us to fill a role with our client. We just need to know one person already in that role or in that market to (after a few phone calls and referrals/recommendations) find the right people for the position.
Describe why you do it.
Ultimately, it is pretty exciting to help a client grow their business by bringing a talented person on board to join their team. We also help candidates find the perfect new job which will help them on their career path.
What was the first step you took to become what you are now?
One day, I unexpectedly lost my job and decided to go in to business for myself. It was the hardest AND also the most rewarding thing that I have ever done. If you get the chance to do something that you love and have real passion for, do it. We spend a tremendous part of our life working, if you love what you do then you’re ahead of the curve. Keep looking until you find it for yourself. When I knew I had to make a career change I thought long and hard about what I was already good at and what I would be excited to do moving forwarder. Opening a business and recruiting were both new to me but because I was good at it and excited about it, it worked. I’m much happier than when I was in sales working for someone else because I wasn’t well suited for that career and it made me miserable.
What do you wish you had paid more attention to in school?
I wish that I had paid more attention to the things that matter in life; grammar, math to balance a check book, accounting and investing, relationship building, geography, foreign language, helping others, etc, and less on things which l have never used. I can assure you that advanced trig has never helped me out of a jam…ever.