Meet Tyler! An ETS Recruiter based in Vermont whose passion for the outdoors and getting involved are just some of the reasons he’s a rock star member of the ETS team. Check out his story!
What made you want to be a recruiter at ETS?
While I was in college, I liked to be involved, I enjoyed the invariable change and excitement that accompanied working with people. When I started looking at careers that I would enjoy, that was a driving factor in finding myself as a recruiter with ETS.
What’s your favorite part of the Champlain Valley?
As someone who loves being outdoors I have always sought to seek a greater understanding of the world around me. In college, the Champlain Valley was my geologic laboratory, that’s what I love about it. Can’t take it for granite…
Are you originally from this area? If not, what brought you here?
I’m not. I grew up in southern Connecticut and came to Vermont for school at UVM – Go Cats! I grew up hiking these mountains in this state and knew it was somewhere that I’d love to study. Just so happens I liked living here just as much, so I stayed!
What’s the strangest question you’ve heard in an interview?
I was on an interview panel tasked with selecting a Trustee for UVM and one of my co-panelists asked the candidate, “How would you describe a rainbow to a blind person?” Since then, I know exactly how I’d answer the question were it ever to be sprung on me.
What’s one piece of advice you give to candidates about to interview?
The interview process is, in many ways, just as important for you to evaluate the company and their culture as a candidate as it is for the employer to get to know your qualifications.
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 am a gubernatorial appointee on Vermont’s statewide commission, SerVermont. We are tasked with funding and oversight of Vermont’s AmeriCorp program as well as volunteer efforts in times of natural disaster.
What are you hoping to accomplish this Year?
Vermont has a shrinking workforce problem and I think that we can be a big part in quelling that. Employers need quality workers and, too often, lack the infrastructure to find them. The same can be said for talented candidates, they often just don’t know where to look. Vermont is more than a quality of life, it can be a place to launch a career – I want to help more people do that with ETS.
What’s a superpower you’ve always wanted and how would you use this power?
I would fly. There’s just so much I’d want to see – I think that would certainly enhance my ability to do so.
What’s your favorite restaurant?
For me, nothing is better than your local, laid-back Italian restaurant. Papa Frank’s in Winooski is just that, always feels like you’re getting a homemade meal.
What was your first impression walking into ETS?
It’s dynamic. Our office here in Burlington is an exciting place to be. I could tell instantly that this was no plug and chug cubicle gig – These were people who had a thirst for change and opportunity.
Name something that makes your job feel rewarding.
I think that quite often people come into a job interview with their guard up, expecting to defend the flaws of their resume, work experience, and appearance that have been, time and time again, pointed out to them. It’s very rewarding to dismantle that sentiment and get to know a person for what they like and where they want to be, for their strengths. An interview isn’t about defending shortcomings, it’s about highlighting potential – That’s what I seek to uncover and what I find rewarding.
Connect with Tyler today!
Phone number: 802.540.1070