Meet Bill! As the Professional Search Manager, his goal is to ensure that candidates are matched with their best career fit possible in administrative and management roles. Bill’s previous experience in the military has allowed him to be an incredible asset to the ETS team. When he’s not binge-watching police shows, you can find him making a positive impact on the lives of individuals in the Champlain Valley. Learn more about Bill and his role as the ETS Professional Search Manager below.
Describe your role at ETS.
My role here at ETS as the Professional Search Manager is to ensure we keep our clients and candidates happy. It is my responsibility to match candidates up with clients that will best fit their skill-set and experience. I primarily work with candidates interested in administrative or management level positions.
Describe your path (Education and career) to this role at ETS and how long have you been with ETS.
Previous to ETS I was in the military for 22 years. The last 15 years of my military career I spent on recruiting duty for the Marine Corps and VT Army National Guard. I feel this set me up to transition nicely into a recruiting role here at ETS 3 years ago.
Reading anything good, currently binge watching something, or listening to any good podcasts right now?
I would have to say I am a TV person that binge watches police shows like Blue Bloods, SVU, and Hawaii 5-0. But recently, I have been listening to my counterpart in the office podcast “The Above the Bar PodCast.” If you want something funny and informational, I would recommend it. You never know what you are going to get, but you will be entertained!
What’s your favorite part about living in the Champlain Valley?
I like the personalities of the people in the area. I love the South where I was stationed for a long time and feel like the people in this area have almost the same personalities, always looking out for your neighbor and lending a helping hand. Just wish we could do away with the cold in the winter.
Any claims to fame or unique facts about yourself? Maybe you won an air guitar contest or won a lifetime supply of Ben & Jerry’s in a raffle?
A unique fact is that I am a football junkie and am lucky enough to coach for Plattsburgh High School. But something crazy is that I won a hot dog eating contest on vacation in the Domincan Republic.
What’s a superpower you’ve always wanted and how would you use this power?
To be able to read minds. If we could read minds this world would be such a better place. Just to be able to know why someone is upset so you can fix it. In this profession if you had that superpower you would be able to help so many more people out.
Name something that makes your job feel rewarding.
The candidates and their stories. You can literally change someone and their families life all in a day. You can help them find the career that they have been looking for, or you can get them the chance with a company that is the game changer to their life. I would also have to include our clients’ stories as well. When you pick up the phone and hear the client on the other end so happy with the candidate you got them. I am always asked why I smile so much in the morning, the answer is easy “Today I have the chance to change someone’s life”
What’s your favorite local restaurant?
There are so many good ones out there. Here in Plattsburgh I would have to say the Smoked Pepper, but being from Chazy I have to give credit to The Chazy Cattle Barn.
What was your first impression walking into ETS?
My first impression when walking into ETS was it felt very relaxing. There was something about the way the office was set up, the color paint on the wall, the furniture, and the people that just made you feel like you belonged there. I still tell everyone it felt like I was walking into the friendliest coffee shop ever.
How do you take your coffee?
Depends on the day, sometimes black and sometimes light and sweet.