Behind the Scenes with Ryan FloresJanuary 16th, 2014 | Articles, Hiring Resources | No Comments »
Hello world. This is the first of our Behind the Scenes series, a regular segment where we turn the spotlight on a member of our team, giving you a firsthand glimpse of what we’re doing to help bring together job seekers and employers. The other day, we talked to Ryan Flores, an IT Search Executive with our Houston branch, to get an idea of what he brings to the table and here’s what he had to say.
So, Ryan, what excites you about being an IT Search Executive?
Ryan Flores: It’s the challenge. I just get a rush out of learning about companies and trying to overcome the challenge of hunting down the right person for each position. In spite of any pitfalls in my way, I make it my business to make my matches stick.
How does your typical day go?
RF: Once I arrive at work after my commute, I like to plan my day out and reflect on the tasks at hand. Everyone should have goals – a list of goals provides me with a measuring stick for my accomplishments, letting me know whether or not I need to strive harder in a certain area. Then, I look at the board and determine which positions I can close for the day. With an objective in mind, I just pick up the phone and begin dialing.
For me, it all sounded pretty easy at first but there is a lot of preparation that goes into that one step. I need to identify gatekeepers (people who can get me in touch with decision makers) and bring my beneficial services to table. Getting them on the phone can be difficult and once I get my window, I don’t squander it.
What do you look to get from each company you speak with?
RF: To get a good grasp on any position, I strive to find out everything I can about a position. I look at the ins and outs of an opportunity, what a company has been lacking, and all the awesome reasons someone would want to work in that company.
What do you want people to know about you?
RF: Ultimately, I’m just here to help people out. If you give me the chance, I’ll fight like an animal in your corner.
What keeps you going?
RF: There is a sense that I am making a connection with both the client and candidate, bringing peace of mind to both once my duty is done. That’s what sustains me through all the blood, sweat, and tears to come.
Thanks Ryan and keep up the hard work!