Meredith Jacobson is a Sr. Technical Recruiter at JSG. She works out of our Calabasas, CA office and has been with JSG for nearly two years. We had the opportunity to sit down with Meredith and get to know a little more about her and her career.
Tell us a little bit more about your career and your path to Johnson Service Group
I fell into technical recruiting in 2004 when I was started working at Login Consulting. After only being there for a short amount of time, I was gratefully promoted to their National Accounts Director. With this promotion, I was given the opportunity to transition into more of a sales position. There, I was running a full desk, doing both recruiting and sales.
However, after some life changes, I realized my passion was in recruiting. I reached out to the JSG Calabasas team and inquired about joining the team. In July 2017, I officially joined the team as a Sr. Technical Recruiter and have been with the company for nearly two years!
You started recruiting early in your career and then transitioned to sales. Why did you decide to return to the world of recruiting?
After a year or two away from recruiting, I realized I missed the satisfaction it gave me and the difference I was making for people. I decided to make a career shift and focus solely on recruiting. There is no better feeling in the world than telling people they got the job. I love having the opportunity to help others advance their careers every single day.
Your specialty is roles in the Information Technology industry. What do you enjoy about sourcing for these roles?
In the IT world, it’s always evolving, and new technologies keep things fresh. What I recruited on in 2004 is not the same technologies as I am recruiting on today. Every single day is a new challenge and a new opportunity. I have the privilege to work with people from different backgrounds and various walks of life; an opportunity I would never have in another career or in my personal life.
What are your goals for the remainder of 2019?
My goals for the rest of 2019 is to continue to grow as a recruiter. I keep enhancing my career, growing as a professional, and continue to be an asset for Johnson Service Group. I want to take on more challenges and continue to help place great people with amazing organizations.
What do you enjoy doing in your time away from work?
I am a wife and a mother. Outside of work, our family is passionate about our puppy, attending theater, and listening to music. I love to read and travel. This fall, my last two kids will be going off to college and I am very excited about what’s in store for our family!
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