JSG is excited to introduce our new Corporate Recruiter, Katie Kuebler! Katie has been a Senior Technical Recruiter with JSG for almost 5 years. She knows our company inside out and brings a wealth of expertise in recruiting top candidates. Prior to joining JSG, Katie was an Account Manager/Business Development Consultant with CareerBuilder, where she gained experience with building lasting relationships and developed a love for the world of recruiting. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts & English.
Learn a little more about Katie and join us in welcoming her to the team!
How long have you been with JSG?
Since April 2013
What made you decide to make the switch to being our corporate recruiter?
Funnily enough – when I originally applied to JSG it was for the corporate recruiting role. At that time, however, I was transitioning from a business development role at CareerBuilder and did not have enough actual recruitment experience to hit the ground running. Now that I’ve gotten several years of recruiting under my belt, when the corporate recruiting position opened again I jumped at the chance. Helping our clients find the best quality talent out there was very rewarding, but I’m even more excited to apply all that I’ve learned to recruit talent that will benefit our company and culture directly.
What’s your favorite thing about working for JSG?
My co-workers. Our Chicago team is a fun, feisty bunch and they make the daily grind a lot easier. I feel lucky to have gotten to work alongside and learn from some awesome, talented people here in the Chicago office. I very much look forward to getting the opportunity to learn more about and work with our other offices as well.
What’s your favorite thing about being a recruiter?
The opportunity to help someone better their current situation. Whether it’s better benefits, a better work environment, more money, or career advancement – knowing I helped someone make their life better in some way is very fulfilling to me.
What do you like to do away from the office?
I just had my first child, a baby boy, in October – so spending time with him is my absolute favorite thing to do. I also love trying new restaurants, Netflix & chilling, and playing old-school video games like Mario Kart.
What inspires you?
My son and getting to experience the world freshly through his eyes. Everything is so new and exciting for him and it makes you realize how much you can take for granted in your daily life.
If you could learn one random skill, what would it be?
Card counting. I’d moonlight as a Blackjack shark at the casinos. Babies are expensive!
How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance?
I try my best to make the most out of each work day so that when I’m home I can really focus on being home and present.
What’s on your wish list for your future with JSG?
Now that I’m getting the opportunity to step into the Corporate Recruiting role, I’m excited to partner with all of our offices more closely to help them achieve their hiring goals and pipeline candidates where applicable so our recruiting efforts are more proactive than reactive. I also hope to bring a fresh perspective to this role to make the recruiting process more seamless and to market JSG as a choice employer in our key market areas.