In June, I left my email marketing job at Cabela’s and started my career as a Digital Recruiter for TCG – The Creative Group. I’ve been hesitant to share the news because I wanted to make sure it was the right move. I’m over a month in, and am so incredibly happy I made the change. I didn’t love email marketing. I tried really hard to love it, and it wasn’t happening. I loved the people, the customers, the creative component, but just really couldn’t put my whole self into the email marketing thing.
I am now responsible for reaching out to, and meeting with, talented individuals who are looking for job opportunities. I am responsible for networking, aka attending fun events and talking to interesting people. I am responsible for placing talented individuals in positions that are right for both them, and the client hiring. It’s like matchmaking, but for jobs. It’s awesome.
There is definitely a downside to recruiting, as anything in life. It sucks calling people to tell them they didn’t get a job. Or that they got the job, but have to pass a drug test first (this is an annoying big deal in this crazy state). But outside of these things, it’s great.
Also – my commute is now 15 minutes, on bike or car or bus. I used to drive about 1 hour to and from work. What a difference this extra time in my day makes. I’m able to make that yoga class without fighting 36 and I-25 insane traffic, flooding or accidents. I can make happy hour before the happy hour pricing is over. It’s wonderful.
That said, I specialize in the placement of creative, advertising, marketing, new media, and PR professionals. If you know of anyone in Colorado looking for an opportunity in one of these areas, send them my way!