The star recruiter – Amy Badal
This month we talked with one of our Technical Recruiters, Amy Badal. Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Marian University. She then spent several years teaching English and working in Spain. She began her recruiting career upon returning to the U.S. and she’s been a Technical Recruiter with Sterling for the past five years.
So tell us, Amy, what exactly do you do at Sterling?
I’m a Technical Recruiter and my main responsibility is to provide the best customer service to candidates looking for a job or simply a better opportunity.
What’s a typical day like for you?
Busy! I usually start my day going through emails and job boards reviewing candidates who applied to my job postings. I think it’s important to reach out to someone soon after they apply. The rest of my day is spent assisting my active contractors with anything they need and getting future contactors onboarded.
What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of your job as a recruiter?
When I’m able to find a candidate a job and they’re very grateful for it. Especially those experiencing financial hardship or who’s insurance is about to run out.
What is one of the biggest challenges you face?
Getting people to reply to me. In this day and age, we have so many ways to communicate with each other, but it’s just as hard to get a response back from someone. Even if you’re not interested or looking for a job, a courtesy reply goes a long way.
What do you love most about working for Sterling?
The close knit, family type atmosphere, and the passion and drive we all feel to help people like you and me. I also like the flexibility and opportunity to branch out and gain hands-on experience in areas that are outside my normal job responsibilities. And since Sterling is an Employee Owned company, one of the biggest benefits is the security of knowing that when I retire, I can rely on knowing I have earned stocks.
Just for fun, are you a dog person or a cat person?
I’m definitely a dog person. Dogs like to cuddle.