Let’s get to know the professionals at Synergis that help match top talent with job opportunities. This month, we sat down with Rebecca Berry, Technical Recruiter, who works from our office in Atlanta and specializes in placing project management roles.
1. Rebecca, first please tell our readers a little about yourself and your professional background.
Hi all! I’m originally from Florida but I have been in Atlanta for the last 10 years. I moved to Atlanta to attend Agnes Scott College. I sort of fell into recruiting. I went to a staffing agency after graduation to interview for a contract role and they ended up offering me a recruiting position during the interview. I’m so happy it happened that way because I love what I do every day! I started out recruiting on primarily administrative and accounting positions but realized that I wanted to recruit for IT! I have been a Technical Recruiter with Synergis for 2 ½ years!
2. What attracted you to work in the staffing industry?
I enjoy recruiting because I love providing business solutions to our clients. I also love helping our candidates find new opportunities. It can be especially rewarding finding a candidate a position with a company they have been targeting for years, or helping a candidate get a long-awaited promotion. Every day is different but, at the end of the day, helping people is what I am passionate about.
3. What are your favorite aspects of working with candidates?
My favorite part is learning about new technologies/projects that our candidates are working on! Our world is moving into virtual reality, AI, etc. These projects are truly exciting and they are the future of Tech. I get excited learning about the projects from our clients, but I get really excited when I am able to tell candidates about these opportunities.
4. What is the one piece of advice that you consistently give candidates?
Go for it! We work with the best clients in the Atlanta area and now is the time to jump in and join them! If you haven’t contracted before, we offer several different options including competitive insurance options, a salaried option with PTO and holiday pay and much more.
5. What would your perfect vacation entail?
Hawaii!! If I can get both the beach and the mountains, I’m in the perfect place!