Heather Bobo

Heather Bobo

Senior Manager Talent Acquisition


AT&T

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Studied abroad in London and was introduced to business classes
Helped publish business research on I/O Psychology
Was introduced by I/O professor to Michigan State's program
Was pre-med in undergrad and began my career at a medical device company
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Psychology, General
Central Michigan University
Graduate
Labor and Industrial Relations
Michigan State University

Career

Senior Manager Talent Acquisition

I lead a team of recruiters, who hire the best and brightest people we can find!

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Entrepreneurship
Working with Others

Day to Day

Every day is different, which I love! During an average week, I'll have individual and team meetings with my employees and our business partners. Meeting agendas may include internal and external methods to create talent pipeline, tracking our metrics towards our yearly goals, and helping to develop my employees' leadership capability. We have multiple customers and demands, which we must prioritize on a regular basis, to make sure both our team and the business are successful.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Additional skills that are helpful include finance, accounting, customer relations, benefits and compensation. These skills help one understand the business and their priorities. In addition, there are multiple systems that require user training, on a regular basis. In terms of experience, I have found multiple career paths can lead someone to recruiting; including sales, marketing, and HR.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I would recommend students get exposed to talent acquisition and HR through business classes and applying this knowledge through summer internships.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Psychology, General
graduate
Graduate
Labor and Industrial Relations

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I'm lucky enough to have a very supportive circle of friends and family. However, I have discouraged myself. And, I haven't always thought that I was smart enough or capable of certain things in school or at work."