So let’s kick things off for the recruiter of the week. And this week we have Natalie. Hi Natalie! How are ya? I’m good, how are you? Good. Are you nervous? How are you feeling? Good. We got this. She’s so chill. She’s like I got this.
Amazing. Well, we’re so excited to have you on for the very first time. So since this is a newer face, although I will say, just for those of you who have been like our OG watchers and when we used to do like weekly job posts, like Natalie was very good about getting those videos in. So maybe not a totally new face for those who have been here from the start. But just in case
folks don’t know you, can you please introduce yourself? Who are you and what do you do here at Hirewell? Yeah, so I’m Natalie Arnolde. I am on the finance and accounting team here at Hirewell, so anything finance and accounting we can do. Anything. I love it. Well, we are going to play our rapid-fire questions game with you, Natalie.
We will put two minutes on the clock. You’ll have those two minutes to answer as many questions as you can thoughtfully, but quickly. And then we have- in case you haven’t watched recently, the last 30 seconds will be a lightning round. So just get ready for that. Are you ready? Yeah let’s do it. I’m trying to psych her out and she’s just like she’s got ice in her veins.
She was built for this. Built for this. All right. Ryan’s going to ask your first question in three, in two, go. What’s your favorite thing about working at Hirewell? It’s going to sound cliche, but definitely the people. It’s an awesome team. Everybody is so great to work with. I trust everybody in this department and outside departments.
Like everybody that we collaborate with is just so great to work with. So it’s definitely the people for me. So-so true. What is your favorite spring activity? Gardening. I’m definitely a plant freak. Yeah. Anywhere that I can grow something or have some kind of flowers or plants, that’s my jam.
Oh my God. I’m going to be calling you because I kill all my plants and I need help. If I did not have my mother’s help, I probably would too.
Well. What’s your favorite plant, Natalie? Oh, I’m into Ivies lately and things that climb. That’s super fun and you can put them anywhere. Since you’re running out of space on the ground you’ve got- I kind of need to start hanging stuff at some point. So yeah. I love it. Oh my God that’s amazing. Okay. We haven’t asked this question in a while.
What’s one food you can’t live without? It would be tacos for me. What kind? There’s this portabello taco that I get, I believe it’s from fire it up. They don’t have one locally here by me, it’s out in Naperville, but man, they are the best. Like the best! Sounds delish. Where did you grow up? So I grew up in Bristol, Illinois, small town kind of south. But I would say probably two hours south of Chicago.
So we grew up in a small town. It’s your way to the city. Love it. What is one place that you’d love to travel to? Oh, I’ve always wanted to go to Brazil or Bali. Both places are just gorgeous and I would love to see that water. Add them to the list. I think you have to go. For sure. What was your favorite quarantine activity?
Painting actually. I am kind of a self-taught artist on the side and got really bored and got some canvases and just started goofing around and ended up making some really cool stuff. So that’s my new hobby. I might have to see some of that.
Yeah. It’s really taken off. It’s a lot of fun. Well, I need to see some of that stuff, but we’re going to get back to that later because lightning round starts right now. Are you ready? Let’s do it. All right. Let’s rock and roll. All right, here we go. Okay. Call or text? Text. Sweet or savory? Savory. Crunchy or smooth peanut butter?
These are so good Ryan. Oh! Smooth. Don’t come at me with their crunchy business. I agree. I agree. I don’t want to chew my peanut butter. I love crunchy. Okay, keep going. Sauce on the side or sauce on top? Both. Guac or salsa? Very appropriate for the tacos. Guac. Vacation or staycation? Vacation. I spend way too much time at home. I need to get out of here some time. All of us. Passenger or driver? Driver. City or country?
Hmm. That’s a hard one. I would say country, because I definitely love like nature trails and hiking. So you find quite a lot of that out in my neck of the woods. I love it. Cats or dogs? Dogs. Sweating or shivering?
Sweating because I feel like when I do, I feel better afterwards, like after a really good workout. Like I feel like there’s something. When I’m cold, it’s cold, so. I love that. Let’s leave it there cause I’m always like, yeah finish on the workout. Amazing. What’s your favorite kind of workout then? That’s the final question.
Running. Running or walking, it just kind of sets free, sets my head wherever I’m at. You want to come take my dog because he could use a little, a little run, a little energy exertion, you know? I like to get those dogs out of the house for a minute, for sure. I love it. Well, Natalie you’re like making me feel calmer.
I feel like I need to be around you more. I feel like Natalie should teach our mindfulness classes that may be coming out later this year. Yes! We’re going to talk. Also just like small request- I know we’re posting on LinkedIn a lot and you might be see Hirewell people posting about even like non Hirewell recruiting things.
And hobbies might be one of them. My request for you, Natalie, I’d love to see number one, all of your plants. You could have like a plant series, because folks like me need help keeping their plants alive. And number two, I want to see some of your paintings. Yeah, absolutely! So that’s my request. I love it. Well Natalie, thanks for joining.
It was great to have you, especially in a different capacity, like actually chatting instead of pitching a job, but we appreciate the time and loved getting to know you. So hopefully we see you again soon.