Let’s continue getting to know the professionals at Synergis who help top talent find the right job opportunities. This month, we sat down with Spencer Gamble, who works from our office in San Francisco on IT roles, especially data analyst jobs.
Spencer, first please tell our readers a little about yourself and your professional background.
Of course! I graduated from California State University, Chico back in 2017 and after a brief job search was hired on in the Associate Recruiter program at Synergis. I’m proud to say I’ve been with our company since my graduation and will be coming up on three years in March of 2021! Outside of work, I love hiking, surfing, skateboarding, biking and photography.
What attracted you to work in the staffing industry?
What I really enjoy about staffing is the ability to work directly with the client as well as the candidate. It’s great getting to hear exactly what the client is looking for, and it’s an awesome feeling when I’m able to match a candidate’s interests with an opening.
What are your favorite aspects of working with candidates?
I love getting a candidate the offer they’ve been dreaming of! The most important thing to me is making sure that my candidates are excited about the roles we pursue together and giving that exciting news of “offer extended!” is so much fun.
Do you have a particular candidate story that’s memorable that you’d like to share?
I recently worked with a candidate who had just graduated from college and was looking to break into the tech world. He reminded me of myself in a way, and we bonded over job search stories post-graduation. He was also job searching during a worldwide pandemic (something I didn’t have to worry about back in 2017), so I really wanted to find him a role with us. Long story short, he got a position with us at a large tech company in San Francisco and I am so happy for him!
What is the one piece of advice that you consistently give candidates?
Interviewing can be very nerve wracking, and I always tell candidates that not only is this an opportunity for the interviewers to get to know you, but also a great opportunity for you to get to know the interviewers, team and project. Never be afraid to ask questions to your interviewers, it shows initiative and lets you know more about your potential next job.
On a lighter note, as a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
This is a funny one. The first job I ever wanted as a child was to be an ornithologist! As I grew older that interest faded, but I still enjoy some occasional birdwatching!
Looking for an IT job? Connect with Spencer on LinkedIn.