What month/year did you start?
I started with Allied as a Recruiting Coordinator in July of 2013. I started my role as a Corporate Recruiter for APG in July of 2014.
Where is your job located?
What do you like about working here?
From my coworkers here in the office, to the managers out in the field, everyone that I get to work with is awesome. We work hard, but we also have a lot of fun. I also like that the company encourages career growth. Management is very supportive of the employees in all divisions/areas.
What are the best parts of your job?
It’s so rewarding to know that you have helped someone find their dream job and that you’ve helped your team find the best person for the job.
Why do you think Oldcastle is a good place to work?
Oldcastle really values their employees and invests in their personal career growth, including programs for college students and people returning from military service. Some examples of our programs include the Manager in Training (MIT) and Management Development Program (MDP).
How would your coworkers describe you?
As a crazy Yankee fan
Do you have any funny or interesting work stories to share?
I interned at the Genesee Brewery in college and I worked closely with the Talent Acquisition Manager. A candidate called in to say he was going to need to reschedule his interview due to being sick. He DID sound like he was ill, or so I thought. I told him that I needed to check the schedule and would place him on hold as I did so. By accident, I clicked mute instead of hold and all of the sudden we heard a miraculous recovery from him! He started singing to a friend about how he was really playing video games and eating KFC. When I clicked back over to him, he started to “cough” and “sniffle” and continued to tell us how sick he was.
Keep in mind – this particular candidate’s real reasoning wouldn’t have scored him a reschedule. Note to job seekers: be honest about any scheduling conflicts or missed interviews. And, maintain your professionalism throughout the entire interviewing process, whether you think you are on hold or not!
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I’m a pretty dedicated sports fan. Some people in the office might argue that I don’t approach it with “logic” though. I will insist that the Yankees are going to make the post season until it is literally mathematically impossible, I will always choose Syracuse in my NCAA bracket to win it all, and the Giants win in Super Bowl XLII will forever be the best game in Super Bowl history. None of this is open to discussion or debate.
When I’m not going to games or cheering at my TV, I also enjoy cooking and doing DIY projects.
If you would like, tell us about your family.
I come from a big extended family. When people tell me I talk too loud or too quickly, I tell them it’s the only way to be heard in my family!
Just for fun, we want to know – what was your first job ever?
My first job was at Daydreams Ceramic Café – a ceramic painting studio. They gave great employee discounts, so, needless to say, my friends and family received more painted ceramics then they probably would have liked.
Want to connect with Courtney? You can follow her on LinkedIn.
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