College Graduate Career Tips: The Right Job Is Worth The Wait with Claire Shriver
Today, I am joined by Claire Shriver, an Early Talent Recruiter with Lenovo. We delve into the world of job hunting, recruiting, and finding the perfect fit. Claire brings her expertise and insights from her experience in the field, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs faced by both job seekers and recruiters.
Claire shares her personal journey of landing her current role and emphasizes the significance of finding the right job rather than settling for just any opportunity.
Listen in for valuable tips for candidates to make a lasting impression during their screening calls and interviews. We also discuss the importance of perseverance, staying positive, and networking during the job search process, and share some inspiring stories, too.
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In This Episode
[00:32] - Kathleen introduces Claire Shriver. She shares her journey as a recent college graduate and the challenges she faced in finding her first job.
[01:38] - Claire introduces herself as an Early Talent Recruiter at Lenovo and shares her love for cooking and being a group fitness instructor.
[02:29] - Claire talks about her experience at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, her participation in Greek life, and various clubs and organizations.
[03:17] - Claire shares the challenges she faced during her junior year and the disruption caused by COVID-19 during her junior year, and the unique living experience she had in her senior year.
[05:19] - There’s a “One Tree Hill Connection”—Claire reveals her involvement in volunteering at “One Tree Hill” conventions in Wilmington and which cast members she knows personally.
[09:28] - Choosing Communications: Claire explains her decision to study communications as her major and shares who she credits for guiding her in the right career direction.
[11:29] - Kathleen discusses the significance of communications as a major, highlighting its relevance in various job sectors such as writing, website development, and marketing.
[12:27] - Claire shares her experience of having an internship at Wake Forest during her sophomore year, the crucial role it played in shaping her path to recruiting consulting and her connection to Stuart Mease, the Director of North Carolina Operations at ROCS.
[17:18] - Claire shares her struggles of finding her first job after “leaving the nest.”
[18:17] - Claire discusses her job application process, how many jobs she applied for, and the advice Stuart gave her for keeping track of her applications.
[20:01] - Claire reflects on the struggles of the job search and offers her advice for students embroiled in the search right now.
[22:03] - Kathleen commends Claire for delivering an important message to recent graduates, emphasizing the need for patience and positivity.
[22:26] - Claire shares the process of finding her current job at Lenovo, emphasizing the importance of networking
[23:50] - Claire describes her job and the ways in which it suits her personality.
[25:43] - Kathleen expresses her happiness for Claire's success in finding the right job and praises her for not settling for a role that didn't feel right. She discusses the balance between being picky and keeping an open mind in the job search, highlighting the importance of finding the right fit for long-term career growth. Kathleen acknowledges the significance of networking and connections in Claire's career journey and suggests discussing these topics in future conversations.
[26:23] - Kathleen notes that each recruiter has their own preferences and interview style and offers her advice to job seekers during their interviews.
[27:58] - Claire explains her role as a non-technical recruiter on a small team at Lenovo, describing the fast-paced nature of her work and the experience of recruiting for multiple positions simultaneously, and the opportunity to contribute to the overall recruitment process.
[30:17] - Kathleen discusses the different aspects of recruiting between her and Claire, highlighting that Claire recruits for her team while Kathleen recruits for multiple companies and entry-level jobs.
[31:01] - Claire explains her screening process when speaking to candidates and how she helps them prepare for the next stage of the interview process. .
[33:13] - Claire mentions her instincts in evaluating candidates during the screening process, what she is paying attention to from the candidate's communication skills, and signals that indicate a candidate might not be a good fit for the team or the company.
[34:06] - Kathleen emphasizes the importance of taking each step seriously as a job seeker and what you should strive for in a balanced conversation with a recruiter. Plus, her advice on what she believes will lead to a successful outcome.
[36:56] - Thanks again for listening to Leaving the Nest. To find your next job, visit us at ROCS Grad Staffing. If you are a business in need of help staffing entry-level positions in your office, please reach out to Kathleen directly at Kathleen@rocsjobs.com. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, feel free to give Kathleen a call at 703-579-6677.
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