Jay Hageman

About Jay

A 10-year recruiting veteran, Jay partners with sales professionals with a focus on the technology and healthcare markets. His diverse background in assisting clients ranging from start ups to Fortune 100 companies allows him to provide customized solutions for each project. Outside of the office, Jay is a die hard University of Tennessee football fan, proud father of two of the coolest little girls, and a huge “foodie” in Nashville’s restaurant scene.

Get to Know Jay

If you were recruiting someone to join the Vaco team, what are three traits you would want to see in this recruit?

They need to be competitive, able to adapt and evolve with change, and a constant “student of the game.”

What is the most rewarding part about working for a recruiting agency?

It’s rewarding seeing our clients and candidates achieve success while working together. Watching them advance together and accomplish important milestones is one of the biggest perks.

What’s the secret to a great interview?

Preparation and asking for the job at the end!

What’s the most important piece of professional/career advice you’ve ever received?

I started right out of school with a competitor and had no experience. My trainer told me on the first day, “Activity cures everything in this industry.” This means that how hard I work directly impacts my success.

What would you say are the top five benefits to working at Vaco versus other staffing

We assume positive intent. We’re always going to be there to help our partners. We’re flexible internally and externally. We breed success. And most importantly, we have fun in the process.

We know Vaco is your dream job, but if you could do another job for just one day, what
would it be?

President of the United States.

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