Karra Lord

Karra Lord

Intake Recruiter


Express Employment Professionals

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
05/2008-06/2011 Worked my first job as a Part Time Office Assistant at 18 making $7.25. I also started community college and went on and off but ended up failing out shortly after. My favorite job.
06/2011-06/2012 Worked at Walgreens because I needed more money. I made $8/hour but finally got full time. I learned patience, how to handle conflicts, and when to be quiet and listen for a change.
07/2012-07/2014 Worked my first "grown up" job in a Call Center as an Order Management Representative. I learned multi-tasking, honed my customer service skills, and developed a phone voice.
05/2015 Finally completed my Associate of Science. I had dreams of working in a science field because I wanted a degree that I could actually use. Plus, I wanted to be Bill Nye.
05/2015-08/2016 Moved to a new city, attempted college again to get my Bachelors but failed out my first semester. Worked miscellaneous short term call center/retail jobs. Got Engaged.
08/2016-09/2017 Moved back home and moved in with my in-laws. Worked front desk for local vet clinics as well as housekeeping for a Senior Community. Got married!
09/2017-Current Moved to Indy, got hired by my company as a temp for a short term project. Was hired directly after 3 months and discovered my passion for HR/Recruiting and working with my community.
05/2018-Current Pursuing a Bachelors in Human Resource Management.

Education

High School
John Hardin High School
Bachelor
Human Resources Management
Western Governors University

Career

Intake Recruiter

Assisting potential candidates with navigating the application process and matching them with their next career.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Entrepreneurship
Helping People

Day to Day

I start my day by updating my companies job posting websites. I review each position and ensure all information is up to date while updating my internal spreadsheet to monitor the age of the post and how many responses we receive. After that, I review all of the online resumes we receive from the job posting sites for candidates with relevant experience in order to schedule 10-15 minute phone interviews throughout the day. I also complete these interviews at my desk as call-in or walk-ins occur.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Interpersonal skills, Public Speaking, Time Management, Patience, Positivity, Self Motivation, Perseverance

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Network Network Network! Don't be afraid to go to job fairs or talk to people that work at companies your interested in working for. By talking to other people and learning about their backgrounds and experience, you get a good idea of what you need to do to achieve the same results while also developing useful connections for the future.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Human Resources Management

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"You don't have enough experience. You won't get there without a degree."