August 24, 2022

Recruiter of the Week Featuring Kierra Kohlbeck

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Speaking of new faces here at Hirewell, we are going back to the recruiter of the week segment, which has always been one of our favorites.

Normally we start with this segment but we’re very excited about this week’s guest. Em who’s joining us? I’m so excited. So actually this person- thank you, joining last minute as a replacement and Kierra is only- well Kierra, let’s let her, she’ll tell us. Let’s just let her introduce herself. Should we bring her in?

Let’s bring her in. Hey Kierra! Hi! Thanks for having me. Well welcome to the show. Thanks for joining and like Em mentioned, thanks for kind of filling in last minute. Yeah, of course. And happy to be here. Such a team player. How long have you been here now? It’s been like a month and a half? Just passed my 60 day mark. So I’m going on month three.

Congratulations. Time flies. Did it fly by? Yes, it did. Good. I would like to say too before we get into like our game and everything, you should follow Kierra on LinkedIn. If you don’t. One thing that we have in common is that we are both former school teachers. And like I’ve been following you on LinkedIn now and

the insights and the advice that you’ve been sharing on LinkedIn for everyone. And then like, I think specifically like your like niche, I can kind of tell is sharing advice for just people in career transitions. You know, I think specifically like people have been following you that are teachers potentially trying to transition out of the classroom. But just like anyone looking for a career transition. So if you don’t follow Kierra on LinkedIn, I highly recommend. A lot of good, a lot of good information that you’ve been sharing. Thank you. Of course. Well I sort of took away from your intro and where you came from and everything, but tell us who are you, where are you and what do you do at Hirewell?

Yeah, so my name’s Kierra and I am on the Managed and OnDemand team as a junior recruiter and I’m based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nice. We’re slowly making our way across the entire US. I love to see it. We’re moving West. We’re moving West. Ryan’s staying too. So it’s fine. I’m actually moving to the Western states tomorrow.

Just kidding. Can’t wait. Happy to have you. Well we’re pumped to have you, and again, appreciative you could step in this morning. Here is our game, if you are joining us for the first time- I know Kierra studied so she’s ready to go. But we’re going to play our rapid fire questions game. Two minutes will go on the clock.

Remember it’s rapid fire so quick answer and move it right along. The last 30 seconds will be our lightning round where you have to choose either one thing or the other. No gray area. It’s really a strict rules. This is a very intense game. Very. We’re just kidding. You’re going to do great. Bet you’re going to do amazing. Alright everyone ready to rock and roll?

Ready. Ready. All right. Ryan’s going to ask your first question in 3, 2, 1, go. What’s your favorite thing about working at Hirewell? The people. The people are amazing. Everyone is so willing to help. I feel like I have a million mentors. So I think that’s definitely the best part for sure. Oh, love that. I love that. Mentors are amazing.

What song will always get you on the dance floor? Anything by Shania Twain? Oh, let’s go girls. Did you watch a documentary? Sorry. I haven’t yet, but I’m going to. Okay, I’ll get back to that. We’re going to all watch it later and debrief on it.

Yeah. What’s your go to guilty pleasure besides everything Shania Twain? Ooh, shopping. Same. Done. Yeah. Shopping. Online, shopping. What are your hobbies? Any major hobby? I love to work out. Now that I’m in Colorado I love to hike. So anything outdoors or that keeps me active. I love that. Love that, love that.

Is there like a favorite food or just like a food group maybe in general that you can’t live without? Pickles and pizza. Very specific. You were ready for that one. Together? I have made a pickle pizza and it’s amazing, but yeah. Separately, together, whatever. Yeah. Shout out Bob’s pizza in Chicago- sponsor us.

They have a pickle pizza. So next time you visit Chicago, next time we can visit together, but really good pizza. Yeah, really good question. And really good answer, pickles. If you could travel back in time, what decade would you travel to? Ooh, that’s a good question. Probably the seventies. Ooh, very fun. I like that.

I like that. Let’s get into our lightning round. I think we should do the lightning for sure. Let’s do it. All right. Pancakes or waffles? Waffles. Fast or slow walker? Fast. TV or book? TV. Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert. Aliens, are they real or not real? Not real. That’s such a hard job. Okay. What about ghosts?

Real or not real? Yeah, that’s another good one. Oh, real. Oh, okay. Interesting. Are you a city person or a country person? City. Fries or tots? Fries. Would you rather go in or stay out? I mean, stay out- whatever it was. Go out. Pizza or burgers? Pizza. Pool or beach? Beach. Final question- ice cream or sorbet? Ice cream.

Yum. I had a follow up question, I’m sorry. What kind of ice cream? Cotton candy. Oh! What? I don’t know if I’ve ever heard anybody say that. Cotton candy ice cream? It’s unpopular opinion. It is. Where? An unpopular opinion, but it’s everywhere. You can find it everywhere. It’s true. I just don’t know that I’ve eaten it since I was like two maybe, but you’re breaking the mold here.

I love it. Wait, you guys, I literally don’t think I’ve ever seen cotton candy ice cream. You just have to look for it. It’s pretty much everywhere. They keep it in the back because only certain people- so they don’t have it on display. Just like walk into the grocery store. Every place I’ve gone to usually has it. Really? Mm-hmm . Wow. Okay. No, yeah. I think that was like the most interesting thing to learn about you today.

We should ask that moving forward, what is your favorite ice cream flavor? I’m literally going to add that. There’s like always food questions that I just think are so interesting like pickles and pizza. Amazing is such a quick answer. I’ll always think back to Don Effler- banana flavor and like the one food group he said he could not live without, this is like three years ago maybe. So long ago.

And I will never forget. No. Banana flavored things, not just bananas, like banana flavored. Like the flavor. That’s the flavoring nobody likes too. Yeah. That’s like the one that everyone puts to the side. Controversial. We should start a segment on controversial food opinions by Hirewellians. I agree. Banana flavored things, cotton candy ice cream, ice cream,

done. Done. Well, you crushed it though. Thank you so much for one, listening to the directions because you killed it. Em and I were having a hard time getting our questions out today, but you were perfect. So thank you so much for joining. Yeah. Thank you so much for having me. Hopefully we’ll see you back again sometime soon.

Sounds good. Awesome. Thank you. Thank you. Have a good day. Bye. You too.

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