Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I grew up in Europe which gave me a good education in interpersonal relationships.
My grandmother was a huge influence in my life. She always told me to carve out my own path.
When I graduated from college, it was in 2009, at the height of the recession.
I had to start paying off my loans, so I took some odd jobs: waiting tables, tutoring students, etc.
I took a job at adidas, honing my knowledge of the retail world and growing my interpersonal skills.
I went back to school to pursue my master's degree and got my current job at around the same time.
I was referred to my current job, so building those professional and personal relationships was key.
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Career

Recruiter

I help my clients find talented individuals in all aspects of technology.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Business
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

The perfect day would comprise of me giving out good news to multiple people: first, to the clients that I work for (companies like AT&T) that will be outfitted with the perfect candidates. Then, to the candidates themselves, who will be able to make an upward move into a new awesome company, and be able to keep putting food on the tables for their families.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You can take a combination of business or human resources classes in college, but it's almost more important to know which industry you specifically want to go into. If you have a knowledge or passion for business, fashion, etc., you'll be able to be a better recruiter in those fields. I work in IT recruiting and my knowledge of the field is critically important to recognizing those great candidates and forming bonds with them.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Going to college was a waste of time. Nobody can find a job right now, and you won't find a job, either."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial