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Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Capital One

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Stephanie's work combines: Business, Education, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I help people through an interview process and help them get jobs.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Exercise Science and Kinesiology

    Old Dominion University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Human Resources Specialists:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I took a job for a small staffing company just randomly and that set the path for me.

  • 2.

    I left and went to a larger staffing company. I learned more and had more responsibilities.

  • 3.

    I transitioned into a corporate recruiting position.

  • 4.

    I spent time learning more around broader Human Resources while becoming a better recruiter.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    You need to move up faster and make more money.

  • How I responded:

    I just do what I want and am not too concerned with what others want for me. In the end, it's your road, not theirs.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Staffing roles do not pay a lot for the amount of work you do. It eventually gets better going to corporate.

  • I was the first in my family to get a college degree which has been required for most of the jobs I've had and ultimately created more options for me.