Justin Taylor is a recruiter from our Haddon Heights, NJ office. He’s been with JSG since November 2018 and is off to a hot start. We sat down with him for a few minutes to learn more about him and his role at JSG.
This is your first role as a recruiter. How has the transition been over the past four months?
The transition from my role as a Recruiting Coordinator to a Recruiter has been pretty smooth. During my senior year of college, I had an internship as a Recruiting Coordinator for Bancroft where I was responsible for the back-end processes of recruiting. I was responsible for coordinating interviews, reaching out to candidates, and other behind the scenes tasks. After graduation, I worked as a temporary Recruiting Coordinator for a global healthcare company where I was more involved with the recruiting process.
In November of 2018, I started working for JSG out of our Haddon Heights office. With my back-end experience and the help of my team, the transition to recruiting has been great.
What do you enjoy about being a recruiter compared to the back-end support roles you’ve held in the past?
I love being a recruiter! I have the opportunity to communicate with a lot of different people and build lasting relationships. JSG allows me to grow and offers a lot of flexibility. I have the opportunity to recruit on a number of different roles in various industries, so every day is a little different.
My job is really rewarding. I get to help great candidates find new career opportunities, as well as help my clients find talented candidates for their organizations. It’s very fulfilling to help a candidate throughout the whole hiring process and watch them find a new job they love.
So far, you’re averaging 12 submittals per week and have 13 hires over the past two months. What are your goals for the rest of 2019 and how will you keep this momentum going?
I have to give credit to my team. They have been a big help over the last few months and made this transition easy. They are very supportive and have provided me the opportunity to grow.
My goal for the rest of 2019 is to continue the strong start I’ve had so far this year. I want to continue to increase my client submittals, and obviously, increase the number of hires. But overall, my goal is to keep building relationships and continue to help place great people with great companies.