Jessica Nguyen

Jessica Nguyen

What is the most rewarding part about your job?
Helping a candidate find their dream opportunity that will have a positive impact on their life and career trajectory. There’s no better feeling than finding someone a role they’re passionate about and will wake up every day knowing they’re walking into a job they love.

What’s the most important piece of professional/career advice you’ve ever received?
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied, is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

What is something you can do better than anyone else you know?
Advanced Boolean search or Hennessy straight.

We know Vaco is your dream job, but if you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
Casting director for The Bachelor, ironically.

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to learn?
Tame Impala on my electric guitar quarantine purchase.

What’s one cause or organization you are passionate about?

Bring Change to Mind, a non-profit organization focused on ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. I have struggled with mental health issues for most of my life and know how challenging it can be both personally and professionally. It’s important for us to open up a dialogue about how we are feeling and get to a place where we are comfortable asking for and receiving help. One thing we can all do is work to remove the stigmas associated with mental illness.

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