Monday, July 30, 2012

How I make that money honey!

This is my favorite link up of all time. I’m SO nosy and I love hearing what other people do for a living. Even more so now that
I work for a Workforce Solutions company. AKA Staffing Agency. AKA something most people have never heard of.

 I, along with many other bloggers it seems, majored in Communication while in college. I attended Tiffin University for a year and a half, Wright State University for a year, and finally finished my degree after two years at the University of Cincinnati.

While enrolled at UC I truly fell in love with Communication, Public Relations and Marketing. I was an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and had four internships. Having the opportunity to intern in every aspect of PR/Marketing from collegiate to non profit to event planning was quite a ride. I dabbled in a few other communications positions here and there and was sure that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

As with most ideas I had for my future in college, that didn’t quite work out. The real world of entry level COMM just wasn’t what I thought it would be. The crappy economy and the fact that I graduated in an area surrounded with lots of colleges with lots of qualified workers didn’t help. So I needed to start over.

I have always had an interest in HR and helping people. I needed to think outside the box. That led me to where I am now. And I love it.

My official title is General Staffing Recruiter. The company I work for is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Long story short, I find people jobs. We have clients with open positions and employees who need positions. I’m the middle man, handling the “match up” and all other HR related duties while they are employed. It is extremely fast paced, which I love. It’s also great to know at the end of the day you have helped someone find employment they will hopefully keep. Very rewarding. My goal was to find a way to work in corporate America without becoming a complete sleeze ball. Goal accomplished.

Alyssa said...

That sounds so interesting and very rewarding!!

Sara said...

I work in HR too! It is super rewarding!

The Preppy Student said...

sounds like most of us bloggers majored in communications- too funny! your job sounds awesome! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Monday:)

Rachel Lloyd said...

Oh I loved reading your story. Thank you for sharing!

Lindsey said...

You are correct! So many girls that linked up majored in Comm. Cray! But go figure, right? I did HR for a while along with my communications responsibilities at my previous job and I have quite a few interesting stories about interviewing. Plenty of freaks out there looking for jobs! Thanks for sharing! XO

Anna Combrink said...

Okay, so I had no idea that a position like that even existed, but I kinda love it. I'm declaring my minor as HR this semester and it sound so interesting.

jamiedawn said...

i'm from cincinnati, too! getting ready to go back to school (after a 4 year break... YIKES) at cincinnati state so i can transfer to uc later :). i'd love to follow one another !!

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