A: I do recruiting for both candidates and clients in the Bay Area. Whether a candidate needs help finding a job, or a client needs a candidate to hire, I help with the matching process.
Q: What is your favorite part of the job? What is the most rewarding aspect of it?
A: There can be many mistakes that can make or break a candidate during interviews.
- The importance of dressing professionally for an interview should be taken seriously. Appearance can convey a number of things ranging from preparedness, to professionalism.
- Being too comfortable and thinking you got the job is another. Keep it professional from the beginning to the end.
- Being on time. Prepare for transportation and locations. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to begin your job or your interview. Being on time is a great first impression.
Q: What do you think makes for an ideal candidate?
A: There are many qualities that make a great candidate.
Some traits that I find that can transition in mostly any work environment are:
- Can be coachable/ take feedback
- Work well with a team, but can be self accountable and get things done by themselves as well.
Q: If you could give one piece of advice to people looking to work with The Job Shop, what would it be?
A: If you want to be proactive in your job search or candidate search, a business that has been around for 21 years is a great resource for both guidance, and of course finding results.
Q: What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies and interests?
A: It’s never a dull moment at The Job Shop. Most recently I spilled a gift bag of Jelly Bean in the lobby floor of a client. That broke the Ice, or “jelly bean” once I met the client. It’s a fun and genuine environment, and the culture here reflex our relationships with our clients and candidates.
Q: Outside of work, what are you passionate about?
A: I’m Mexican. Lol!
Q: Anything else you’d like people to know?
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