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Spotlight On Team TESG: Jennifer Bennett

When Jennifer moved to the Washington D.C. Metro area after college graduation, she was introduced to the ever-evolving world of technology. Recognizing the growing need for IT professionals, she joined the staffing industry, and 5 years later, she still loves putting people to work! 

After relocating to the New York City Tri-State area in 2015, Jennifer joined The Execu|Search Group as an Account Executive and quickly moved up the ranks. Today, she is a Director within our Information Technology division, and was happy to share her story:

Jennifer BennettOn why she joined The Execu|Search Group…

During the interview process, I was instantly drawn to the people! They all truly possessed an entrepreneurial spirit, and I could tell that this mentality is what has driven the company’s success. Not only was I excited to join such an energetic work environment, but also an organization that prioritized quality. It was clear that Execu|Search really takes the time to ensure they are not only placing great candidates for their clients, but hiring the right people for their internal needs.

Specifically, I was really impressed to learn that Execu|Search meets with all of their prospective candidates before working with them. This is not something I had done in my past recruiting roles, but now wish I had. It truly makes all the difference, and sets us apart from other firms.

On what she loves about working here…

That entrepreneurial spirit is at the core of all the things I love about working here. For example, we do not have a metrics-driven environment, which is something I have realized is not necessary if you have the right people in place. The Execu|Search Group facilitates a very team-oriented culture, and we all work hard to motivate each other. It’s easy to be hard on yourself in a commission-based role, so it’s great to know that I have my team close by for support on both my good and bad days.

In addition, the trust that leadership places in their reports really allows you to manage and take ownership of your business. They provide you with the foundation and support you need for growth, but don’t hold you back from developing your own approach. They really value and recognize hard work through annual promotions and other incentives, which lights a contagious fire throughout the firm. Everyone is motivated to put their best foot forward, and working in this type of environment is part of what drives me every day.

On what she enjoys most about her job…

As the Information Technology industry evolves, I enjoy meeting with my clients and learning about these trends through the projects and initiatives that we get to support. As technology continues to influence our lives, it’s exciting to have the opportunity to work with all the people who are making it happen behind the scenes.

On what she thinks sets her apart from others in this field…

Rather than focus on simply filling a role, I prefer to take a much more consultative approach. Before working on a search, I take the time to learn as much as I can about my clients. Going beyond the job description by inquiring about their culture, employees, and current/future initiatives allows us to identify the best fit for their team. As IT trends continue to evolve, I also believe it’s important to educate our clients on market trends and what we’re seeing in the industry. Doing so helps us establish expectations, match salary requirements to skillsets, and provide an honest timeline.

Through these two strategies and my passion for this career, I’ve built really strong relationships with clients and colleagues. I’m looking forward to many more years with my amazing team at The Execu|Search Group!

 

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