Coming from an extensive and diverse background in Technical Recruiting, Angela serves as a Senior Technical Recruiter in Dallas, utilizing her deep and rich 9+ years of experience within the industry to align candidates and clients in successful partnerships. Outside of her work-hard attitude, she has a great deal of personal hobbies and interests, including a strong passion for painting and painting any chance she can get! Angela also prides herself on being a hard-working, loving, balanced, and dedicated mother to her beautiful daughter.
What is the most rewarding part about your job?
There are many reasons that this job is rewarding, including exceptional commission structures, a tightly bonded team that works cohesively, a strong management team that supports everyone on the team in the way that each individual requires, and on and on! However, for me, the most rewarding part of this job is knowing that as long as I am doing all of the things I need to be doing, I am allowed to work in the way that works best and most successfully for me. This allowance also allows for me to have an extremely successful and rewarding work / life balance, which is one of the most important pieces for me.
What’s the secret to a great interview?
Confidence, not to be confused with entitlement / ego / pride. Listening skills. Listening to the questions asked and answering the specific question asked in a concise but detailed answer. If the interviewer wants you to elaborate, they will ask for more granular details. PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERVIEW!! Do your research on the company and interviewers (if you have their names, etc.). Interviewing is essentially like dating. It can’t be one-sided to work effectively. The interviewers want to know that you are excited about the opportunity and company and that you have done independent research to understand the company better, as well as the interviewers. Knowing a little something about them and/or their company, stands out. Especially if you find a commonality between your background (either professionally or personally) and their backgrounds. Effort. Effort, visible professional interest (not excessive / desperate interest), and humble confidence are probably the strongest qualities for a successful interview.
What’s the most important piece of professional/career advice you’ve ever received?
I have 2 that I can think of, right off the top of my head. 1.) You can be fired for being right. It’s not always about being right. It’s about how you convey your perspective professionally, effectively, and customized to the audience that is receiving your message. 2.) The squeaky wheel gets the oil, is a really misleading statement. Sometimes it’s just easier to replace the squeaky wheel. Be thoughtful in how you voice grievances and ALWAYS bring potential solutions. Leaders and managers have a much larger responsibility than the team members that sit in production. They are asked to solve complex problems multiple times a day, every day. Coming to them with potential solutions in hand, means that you care about and value your managers and/or leaders time. Ironically, these are technically both examples of professional advice BUT they are also both big life lessons that actually translate to your personal life. Approaching personal problems in the same way (modified slightly for the intricacies of personal relationships), has been grossly effectively in my personal life experiences.
What is something you can do better than anyone else you know?
Keeping secrets, or more-so keeping private matters confidential that I’ve been entrusted with! I’m like a vault; once it goes in, it doesn’t come out! I’m also extremely knowledgeable on writing and amending legal contracts. I’m probably the #1 person that a majority of the people in my life, both professionally and personally, come to with questions about what a contract actually says, where they might be negatively impacted, and providing suggested legal verbiage to amend the contract in any needed areas.
We know Vaco is your dream job, but if you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
I would probably be a private investigator, if I wasn’t a recruiter. I’ve always liked the hunt, be it in sales / recruiting or otherwise!
What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to learn?
I have always wanted to learn how to do true woodworking and calligraphy.
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