Q: What attributes do you think an individual needs to
be successful at CareerBuilder?
A: They need to be curious and confident. Curiosity is the key to learning at
CareerBuilder. We move FAST - if you’re waiting for formal trainings to learn
about new products and strategies then you will always be one step behind. We
have an amazing training team but there is no better training than experience.
Confidence is equally important. As a new hire, you will need confidence to
speak up and ask for clarification when you don’t understand something. Did I
mention we move fast? As a leader and mentor, I rely on new hires to slow me
down and ask for help.
Q: What have you enjoyed most about working at
A:Learning. There is never a dull moment at this company. One consistency at
CareerBuilder is change and I thrive on the challenges that change can bring.
Churchill said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an
optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” If you are the optimist, you
will enjoy working at CareerBuilder.
Q: How has CareerBuilder changed since you joined?
A: CareerBuilder is always changing and I’ve been here for nearly a decade so
it’s easier for me to say what has not changed. The competition, market, and
product offerings have all changed several times since I joined CareerBuilder in
2005. What hasn’t changed is the culture. The executive team is second to none,
the pace is fast and the product teams and engineers are always one step ahead
of the competition.
Q: What has been your proudest moment working at
A: Last year my team won Team of the Year and every individual on the team
qualified for President’s Club Trip. Everything came together for us that year
and that group of individuals was so fun to work with. Being on stage and
celebrating at Kickoff - that was the proudest moment for me so far.
Q: What did you want to be when you were little?
A: An architect. I’m not sure if I knew what it really meant to be an architect
at the time but in hindsight it suits me. A get a real satisfaction out of
creating an idea and seeing it through until it’s complete. I love the idea of
“before and after”.
Q: What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
A: In college I worked at an assisted living community as the assistant
activities director. One day the bingo caller had to cancel and I volunteered to
step in. My coworkers warned me that the residents were a tough audience and
very critical of past bingo callers. I gave it a shot anyway and as two ladies
were walking out I overheard one say to the other, “you know, that redhead
wasn’t half bad.” I’ll take it!
Q: What always makes you laugh out loud?
A: My daughter, Milly. She is the funniest person I’ve met since meeting my best
friend, Bridget, in the third grade. Those two people always make me laugh out
loud - it’s the kind of funny where I’ll be sitting at my desk a few days later
and something they said pops into my head randomly and makes me laugh out loud