I clearly remember signing up for my first college classes the summer after my senior year of high school. It was hot, very hot, and Auburn University’s College of Agriculture’s air conditioner didn’t seem to be working. I felt panicked and stressed thinking about starting my first college semester and the difficult work load ahead of me. Fast forward four years and I’m sitting in Auburn University’s College of Business signing up for my last college classes ever. As it turns out I switched from Veterinary Science – Microbiology just wasn’t for me. I remember the last time I signed up for classes because it was such a stark contrast to the very first time. Now it was January and cold and rainy outside. The panic and stress I felt wasn’t about the work load or classes I was going to take, it was about the big question: What do I want to be when I grow up?
I was first introduced to recruiting as a profession when some of my friends graduated and became recruiters. I was interested in this occupation because I felt that I was able to utilize my greatest strengths. I’ve always been a friendly individual, the type who has never met a person I didn’t know. I was excited about calling strangers and finding out about their interests and what type of opportunities they might be looking for. I’ve always been a very persistent person; I don’t give up- I just don’t, so I was excited about the challenge. Lastly, I was excited to be helping people find jobs. News of high unemployment rates can be so depressing, and I wanted to have a hand in proactively changing them.
The first month of starting my career with Synergis was a whirlwind. I wasn’t sure what to expect, I didn’t know the exact culture of the work environment, I didn’t know most of my colleagues, I didn’t know where I would sit, I didn’t know how they were going to train me, I just didn’t know. As I progressed through the orientation and training period I began to learn and understand what was going on. Thinking back on the first couple weeks, it all seems blurred together but now things have slowed down. I’ve gotten into a routine and things are making sense.
Now that I’ve settled into things around here, I couldn’t be happier. I work with an amazing group of funny and talented people. I have so much to learn from everyone here, and so much more to accomplish. I have found a place where I can continue to grow in all aspects. I’m continually thankful that I chose to be a recruiter and even more thankful that Synergis chose me.