Alex Price is a Division Lead for our Mining and Heavy Industrial team at Johnson Search Group. Based out of our Spokane office, Alex has been with our team for over 2 years. In that short time, he has been able to establish and grow his career in the recruiting space tremendously. Learn more about Alex and his career at JSG below!
You’ve earned multiple recognitions during your time with Johnson Search Group. What do you think has contributed to your success?
I think the biggest contributor to my success is just being trainable. Prior to joining JSG, I had experience in sales but not recruiting specifically. I was fortunate to join a team with a good Manager who matched my style and a Senior Vice President who trains every day. Coming in with a fresh slate and being coachable has been huge in growing my career!
Your office works a full desk, meaning they coordinate with both candidates and clients. In your opinion, what are the benefits of this approach?
I think the biggest advantage is being able to choose and be selective of the clients I work with. When I handle the client-side, I’m able to identify great companies with strong hiring processes. Recruiting goes hand-in-hand with that. I find candidates that will be a good fit for the clients that I’ve been able to build a relationship with. As a result, this process works really great for anything technical from mining and mineral processing to the more hands-on maintenance side of things.
As a Division Lead for the Mining team at Johnson Search Group, what has your team been experiencing within the industry lately?
We’ve had a record-breaking year so far. This can be contributed to Senior Management and the work ethic throughout the whole mining team. We work together and learn from each others’ experiences, successes, and failures. Therefore, partnering with my team on projects has helped me get involved with other clients and candidates to get a better understanding of the industry as a whole.
What do you enjoy most about working in the Mining industry?
The best thing about the mining industry is the people. It’s great to work with relatable, blue-collar people who are easy to communicate with and have the same goal as you in growing their teams and careers. The fantastic clients I partner with make it even more rewarding to connect them with great candidates. Even the highest-level candidates we work with have a great disposition so working with them is really enjoyable.
What do you like to do for fun?
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and two dogs. Additionally, I enjoy outdoor activities like fishing!