If you want to make a difference in your profession, training the next generation who will do it is paramount. We believe that kinder recruiting practices can (and should) be our legacy. So, we started a search for the right interns for the job. After all, interns are literally the future of talent acquisition and should be treated with the respect that this role commands.
Here is our approach:
We Choose the Future with Care
We select our interns very carefully based, not on grades and majors, but on grit, transferrable skills, empathy, and eagerness to learn. Good people are good in any arena, and good people build good businesses. It’s that simple.
Our interns don’t get coffee; They are immediate, contributing members of our team.
Our goal is to follow-up each classroom lesson with real-world application and ramp quickly to where interns are indistinguishable from newer members of our team.
Interns complete our full Talent Acquisition Professionals Certification Program– designed to prepare new recruiters and job changers for the full life cycle of recruiting. Then they function as cohesive recruiting team members—with dedicated mentors– for the entirety of their program.
A Day In the Life of A Recruiting Experiences Intern:
Wondering what a day in the life of a Recruiting Experiences intern looks like? Nobody can explain it better than those who have been through the program themselves:
I went from not knowing anything, to sourcing for projects and scheduling screens for one of RecEx’s technical recruiters, to scheduling prescreens for MYSELF– all in such a quick time…
CEO, Amy Oviedo, is an amazing teacher and trainer and I also had a dedicated mentor, who was always willing to help and never seemed tired of my questions. Every day everyone comes to work happy to be there, and it is such a great thing to be a part of!
-Jack Baradziej, College Senior
My (time) at Recruiting Experiences has been nothing short of enlightening, motivating, and inspiring.
One of the many things I love is that they allow their interns to be right in the action. For every hour that we spent (in a classroom) another hour was dedicated to hands-on recruiting, including making mistakes; troubleshooting; and having some awkward conversations. This type of learning is what I looked hard for throughout my internship search.
The RecEx team continuously motivated me to fail fast, get up, and try again. I am beyond lucky to have been a part of such an amazing team.
-MacKenzie MacAtee, College Senior
I wrapped up a 23 year career as an elementary teacher and started an internship at Recruiting Experiences.
Have you ever been terrified and excited to start something new? I was the oldest intern but was welcomed into the group wholeheartedly.
The permanent employees of RecEX are an energetic, friendly, driven group of recruiting professionals. They lead with kindness to clients and candidates, always doing right by everyone. The tone here is one of hard work, results and fun. What I have learned about the job of recruiting and about myself in the last few weeks has been astounding.
– Anne Hockersmith, Transitioning Teacher
The pull (of the recruiting bug) is real, and I have felt it in full force:
You send out the first mass message to potential candidates and you get a few nos, maybes, and then there is “Hi John, I would like to learn more about this opportunity.”
-Dopamine begins to release! -
You continue to chat with the candidate; You get their phone number and email; You get them on your calendar; You do the pre-screen…
But maybe they turn out not to be a good fit… everything comes to a stop.
It’s a rollercoaster that you continue to repeat until eventually you find the perfect fit… and celebrate and start all over again.
The knowledge that I have gained cannot be replicated in a classroom…the hands-on experience with sourcing, screening, and follow-ups takes it to the next level.
-John Lam, College Senior
When hunting for an internship for the summer, my goal was to find something that would provide me with skills that are important for both work and life. This internship has exceeded those goals for me.
I have met an incredible group of people and I have stepped completely out of my comfort zone, while receiving nothing but support. The first day of my internship, everyone made me feel like I was already a part of the team. I had never walked into a room and already felt comfortable with so many strangers. And that’s sort of how my entire experience at RecEx has been. Everyone helps make the uncomfortable moments much more comfortable, which I think is essential for growth and rare in a workplace.
-Annelise Leffler, College Senior
We are beyond proud of our interns and are looking for more all the time. If you have transferrable skills, grit, and empathy and are interested in our program, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know someone who may be interested, please spread the word.
Together we can pave the way for a kinder future for recruiting.