Meet Virginia! (Yes now that song is stuck in our head too!) Her steadfast determination, infectious smile, and uncanny ability to understand our clients business and connect talent with a job they’ll love are just a few things that make her a rock-star member of the ETS team. Check out this video to learn all about why you should get to know Virginia.
What made you want to be a recruiter at ETS?
As a recruiter I literally change peoples lives. Other than getting married, having children or buying a house, there are few things in life that have a bigger impact on an individual and their family than landing or missing out on a great opportunity. Even though I can’t hire everyone, I try to impact those who don’t land an opportunity this time by coaching them and helping them understand how they can better develop themselves. So they will have a better chance the next time.
How did your role evolve from Recruiter to Division Lead?
By never giving up. I believe that business is all about relationships whether that’s in the office or out strengthening connections within the community. I always try to go above and beyond all expectations. I thrive under pressure and I love a good challenge. So to me, there’s nothing more rewarding than not giving up when something’s hard.
What’s your favorite part about the Champlain Valley?
The constant change. I love living in an area where we get to enjoy all four seasons.
Any claims to fame? Maybe you won an air guitar contest or won a lifetime supply of Ben & Jerry’s in a raffle? Or what’s one thing people would never know about you?
I’m very competitive and I dominate in laser tag.
What’s a superpower you’ve always wanted and how would you use this power?
Multiplicity. Imagine there were 5 of you going in different directions and accomplishing 5 time as much as you normally could. I could be five time as productive, or see the same event from five angles. I would be able to do volunteer work with one while another one could be enjoying a tour with one of my clients.
What’s your favorite restaurant?
Latitude 44 Bistro
What was your first impression walking into ETS?
I weigh my first impression on anything very heavily. As you know, you never get a second chance at a first impression. So when I walked in to ETS I was blown away with how welcoming and professional the environment and staff was.
Name something that makes your job feel rewarding.
The feeling you get when you have the opportunity to impact someone’s life. Whether that’s giving advice to candidates, helping them connect with a new career, or providing our Client’s with the talent needed to thrive.
What’s one piece of advice you give to candidates about to interview?
Research the company. One of the biggest mistakes candidates make in an interview is not knowing enough about the company. Do some digging on the web. Look up the company on social media. And don’t forget your recruiter is a valuable resource.