May 5, 2021

Recruiter of the Week featuring Shawn Deacon


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Well, we’re going to kick things off with our favorite segment, the recruiter of the week. So without further ado, we’ll bring in one of our colleagues, Shawn Deacon. Good morning, Shawn. How are ya? Good morning. I’m well, how are you guys doing? We are doing great. It’s so good to see your face. I’m loving this facial hair action.

Do you have a ponytail back there too Shawn? I do. My hair is about shoulder length right now. Oh my god! Would it be a lot if I asked you to like, take it out and like shake it out. It might be a lot. I’ll do it at the end. Okay, perfect. I can’t even believe you consider that. I thought it was going to be like a straight no but I’m glad I shot the shot. Oh yeah!

I love it. Well Shawn, firstly, before we start tell us who you are, what practice do you work with at Hirewell? Hey everybody, I am Shawn Deacon. I am a tech recruiter in our IT practice. Love it, love it. So do you know how our rapid fire questions game works? I would imagine it’s rapid fire questions coming my way. Shawn, you are one smart cookie. Can’t get anything past you Shawn.

So we’re going to put two minutes on the clock. I’m getting my clock ready right now. Ryan will ask you the first question. And the goal is to get through as many questions as possible. Answer them quickly, but answer them thoughtfully. You ready to go? Challenge accepted. All right, let’s do this. Ryan is going to start the first question in three, in two and Lego.

Shawn, how long have you been with Hirewell? Just under three years. And what is your favorite thing about working at Hirewell? The people. Love it. I mean, we’re just going to keep that train rolling. If somebody ever says anything else, I’m just ending the show immediately. So Shawn, we know you love recruiting and it has to be your dream job, but if you had to come up with a second one, what would it be?

Oh my gosh, a soccer coach. Oh! Yes! Oh my God have you watched Ted Lasso? Can we talk about that after rapid fire? Okay. Anywho… what did you study in college? Marketing. That’s like my new favorite question because it’s like, nobody studied the same thing. Okay. Continue. So Shawn, if you could attend any concert right now, who’s would it be?

Rage against the machine cause I had tickets to it, but they canceled right at the beginning of COVID. Well fingers crossed you can see them this next year or so. I love it. Well they’re supposed to refund it, so. Oh, there you go. What is one food that you could not live without? Zucchini. That is so interesting. Oh, I mean, it’s still not as weird as the banana flavor but- quick followup.

How do you prepare your zucchini? Olive oil, salt and pepper, a little bit of crushed red pepper and you throw them on the grill. On the grill, okay. I will be trying that. I love it. Okay, continue. That sounds delicious. What’s a hidden talent that you have? Ooh. Aside from zucchini grilling? I can do some pretty cool things on a snowboard.

Ooh, snowboarding. I love it. I love it. If there were a movie made about you, what actor would play you in that movie? Vin Diesel.

I see it Shaw. A hundred percent. I mean of course it would be him to play you.

Vin Diesel, if you’re watching call us. We have your newest movie. It’s coming out. Em and I are writing the screenplay. It’ll be great. That’s incredible. And I mean, that’s it. That’s the perfect question to end on. Vin Diesel call us seriously. I think there’s nothing else for us to ask. Everything we’ve ever needed to know. He’s doing it.

Take it out. We’ll shake it out with you. All of the blond hair is here. You’re honestly incredible. Loving that flow Shawn. I love this. Blondes have more fun right?

Sure do! Even if you have to pay for the blond, you still have more fun when you are. I’m all about the flow. I’m all about the flow. Oh my God. Like if you’re watching right now, let’s give Shawn a big round of applause. Yeah. I’m holding my computer so I’m going to snap. That is incredible. Thanks for humoring me. I know. It’s like, you never know what’s going to happen on this show.

Like Emily is going to like shake your hair out. I don’t know.

I love it. Thank you so much for joining us Shawn! We’ll see you later. Thanks. Have a good one guys.

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