What is your role at LJTP (describe in more detail than just the title)?
My role with Lucas James Talent Partners is Talent Acquisition Consultant. In short, this means I provide consultation and support to our client accounts to help provide them with the best experience utilizing an RPO.
What did you do prior to joining LJTP?
Prior to LJTP, I was a recruiter for a traditional staffing firm. I have been in the recruiting business for over 15 years, and this is my first time ever working for an RPO firm.
What drew you to LJTP originally? And how has LJTP changed since?
The draw for me was that LJTP was an RPO. I find their setup to be unique and much needed in the recruitment world. Since joining LJTP in November of 2021, the only thing that has changed is our growth.
What is your favorite part about working at LJTP?
My favorite part about working at LJTP is the full autonomy that our leadership provides. Employees are treated as mature adults who are held responsible for their own work on mostly their own time. It allows people of all different walks of life (single parents, college students, part-time workers, etc.) to work here and be successful.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
So far, the most challenging thing about my job I have encountered so far is working with multiple accounts at once. I currently have two accounts that I work on part-time each and it can be a bit challenging to juggle internal meetings while also scheduling interviews with candidates. Again, this is my first time working with an RPO, so I know I am on a learning curve!
How has LJTP helped you grow personally and professionally?
LJTP has helped me grow both personally and professionally by leaps and bounds. I now have the autonomy needed to work full-time while also being a single mother. I have a renewed confidence in myself and my recruiting capabilities since being given the ability to hold myself accountable for meeting deadlines and ensuring our client accounts are happy.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
When I am not working, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my son. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to baseball games, anything on the lake or river, and traveling!