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TALENT ACQUISITION PARTNER: Traveled For Over A Year

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Valerie is a Talent Acquisition Partner for 3Degrees, a renewable energy & carbon offset provider. Valerie is the one looking at resumes, picking out possible candidates that are suitable for the job and interviews them. Valerie was in and out of the human resources industry, and even worked at a restaurant during the middle of her career.

School: University of Oregon
Degree: Business Administration
Job Title: Talent Acquisition Partner
Employer: 3Degrees

Job Summary: Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other

Job Description

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also may handle human resources work in a variety of other areas, such as employee relations, payroll and benefits, and training. Although human resources specialists are employed in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in employment services, working for staffing and human resources firms.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$30,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Organizational skills

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<span m='12430'>hire.</span> <span m='13390'>So</span> <span m='15600'>we</span> <span m='15680'>have</span> <span m='15780'>about</span> <span m='16050'>50</span> <span m='16530'>headquarter</span> <span m='17060'>staff</span> <span m='17320'>that</span> <span m='17430'>we</span> <span m='17580'>hire</span> <span m='17970'>and</span> <span m='18140'>then</span> <span m='18980'>about</span> <span m='19240'>120</span> <span m='20371'>to</span> <span m='20750'>150</span> <span m='21620'>part-time</span> <span m='22060'>seasonal</span> <span m='22480'>staff</span> <span m='22860'>over</span> <span m='23050'>the</span> <span m='23140'>summer</span> <span m='23400'>months.</span> </p><p><span m='23490'>A</span> <span m='23930'>typical</span> <span m='24260'>day</span> <span m='25440'>involves</span> <span m='26050'>a</span> <span m='26130'>lot</span> <span m='26310'>of</span> <span m='26400'>email</span> <span m='27020'>and</span> <span m='27380'>a</span> <span m='27440'>lot</span> <span m='27640'>of</span> <span m='27740'>time</span> <span m='28010'>emailing</span> <span m='28490'>my</span> <span m='28620'>hiring</span> <span m='28890'>managers.</span> <span m='30110'>I</span> <span m='30200'>do</span> <span m='30390'>a</span> <span m='30460'>lot</span> <span m='30680'>of</span> <span m='30870'>phone</span> <span m='31380'>interviews</span> <span m='31800'>throughout</span> <span m='32020'>the</span> <span m='32090'>day.</span> <span m='32479'>So</span> <span m='32809'>I</span> <span m='33140'>do</span> <span m='33720'>resume</span> <span m='34120'>review,</span> <span m='35210'>schedule</span> <span m='35560'>phone</span> <span m='35750'>interviews,</span> <span m='36380'>conduct</span> <span m='36800'>those.</span> <span m='38320'>I</span> <span m='38400'>help</span> <span m='38700'>our</span> <span m='38820'>hiring</span> <span m='39150'>managers</span> <span m='39670'>through</span> <span m='39780'>the</span> <span m='39860'>interview</span> <span m='40130'>process.</span> <span m='40740'>So</span> <span m='41140'>I</span> <span m='42080'>train</span> <span m='42390'>them</span> <span m='42700'>on</span> <span m='42850'>how</span> <span m='43000'>to</span> <span m='43060'>use</span> <span m='43250'>our</span> <span m='43330'>applicant</span> <span m='43730'>tracking</span> <span m='44100'>system,</span> <span m='45210'>on</span> <span m='45620'>appropriate</span> <span m='46180'>interviewing</span> <span m='46630'>techniques,</span> <span m='47580'>and</span> <span m='48020'>what</span> <span m='48160'>questions</span> <span m='48730'>to</span> <span m='48850'>ask.</span> </p><p><span m='50630'>And</span> <span m='50880'>then</span> <span m='51020'>I</span> <span m='51150'>schedule</span> <span m='51570'>interview</span> <span m='51870'>prebriefs,</span> <span m='52120'>and</span> <span m='52530'>debriefs,</span> <span m='53010'>and</span> <span m='53220'>leads.</span> <span m='54490'>We</span> <span m='54840'>talk</span> <span m='55050'>about</span> <span m='55340'>all</span> <span m='55470'>the</span> <span m='55550'>candidates</span> <span m='56240'>and</span> <span m='56600'>how</span> <span m='56780'>the</span> <span m='56950'>interview</span> <span m='57220'>is</span> <span m='57270'>going</span> <span m='57370'>to</span> <span m='57470'>go.</span> <span m='57570'>And</span> <span m='57660'>then</span> <span m='57760'>we</span> <span m='57880'>debrief</span> <span m='58330'>on</span> <span m='59100'>what</span> <span m='59380'>candidates</span> <span m='59620'>we</span> <span m='59830'>like</span> <span m='59980'>the</span> <span m='60070'>best</span> <span m='60400'>and</span> <span m='60730'>why</span> <span m='61220'>and</span> <span m='61660'>what</span> <span m='61790'>candidates</span> <span m='62110'>we</span> <span m='62210'>didn't</span> <span m='62520'>like</span> <span m='62860'>and</span> <span m='62960'>why,</span> <span m='63210'>and</span> <span m='63350'>I</span> <span m='64450'>negotiate</span> <span m='65290'>offers</span> <span m='65780'>as</span> <span m='65920'>well</span> <span m='66600'>and</span> <span m='66690'>create</span> <span m='66930'>offer</span> <span m='67120'>letters.</span> </p><p><span m='67960'>My</span> <span m='68110'>career</span> <span m='68330'>and</span> <span m='68430'>educational</span> <span m='69130'>path</span> <span m='69580'>as</span> <span m='69790'>I</span> <span m='70410'>got</span> <span m='70560'>my</span> <span m='70790'>degree</span> <span m='71160'>from</span> <span m='71300'>the</span> <span m='71380'>University</span> <span m='71760'>of</span> <span m='71850'>Oregon.</span> <span m='73220'>I</span> <span m='73260'>have</span> <span m='73510'>a</span> <span m='73590'>bachelor's</span> <span m='74020'>degree</span> <span m='74490'>in</span> <span m='74620'>business</span> <span m='75080'>with</span> <span m='75350'>a</span> <span m='75930'>concentration</span> <span m='76520'>in</span> <span m='76570'>marketing.</span> <span m='77980'>And</span> <span m='78710'>I</span> <span m='78770'>graduated</span> <span m='79080'>in</span> <span m='79240'>2004,</span> <span m='80640'>and</span> <span m='80790'>I've</span> <span m='80890'>been</span> <span m='81110'>recruiting</span> <span m='81760'>pretty</span> <span m='81950'>much</span> <span m='82120'>ever</span> <span m='82210'>sense.</span> </p><p><span m='83870'>I</span> <span m='84650'>started</span> <span m='85030'>off</span> <span m='85680'>in</span> <span m='86100'>a</span> <span m='86350'>recruiting</span> <span m='86740'>agency</span> <span m='87390'>where</span> <span m='87640'>I</span> <span m='87710'>was</span> <span m='90210'>cold</span> <span m='90430'>calling</span> <span m='90670'>businesses</span> <span m='91400'>to</span> <span m='91810'>be</span> <span m='91940'>our</span> <span m='92040'>clients,</span> <span m='92520'>as</span> <span m='92720'>well</span> <span m='92940'>as</span> <span m='93050'>recruiting.</span> <span m='93920'>And</span> <span m='94630'>then</span> <span m='94790'>I</span> <span m='94990'>sort</span> <span m='95240'>of</span> <span m='95350'>gotten</span> <span m='95550'>into</span> <span m='95750'>this</span> <span m='96190'>renewable</span> <span m='96550'>energy,</span> <span m='96890'>energy</span> <span m='97170'>efficiency</span> <span m='97640'>field.</span> <span m='97980'>So</span> <span m='98320'>I</span> <span m='98580'>worked</span> <span m='98740'>for</span> <span m='98850'>an</span> <span m='98960'>energy</span> <span m='99260'>efficiency</span> <span m='99740'>company</span> <span m='100270'>for</span> <span m='100710'>three</span> <span m='101040'>years.</span> <span m='101620'>And</span> <span m='101820'>then</span> <span m='102760'>I</span> <span m='102850'>moved</span> <span m='103050'>to</span> <span m='103160'>Hawaii</span> <span m='103970'>and</span> <span m='104470'>worked</span> <span m='104710'>at</span> <span m='104750'>an</span> <span m='104790'>restaurant,</span> <span m='105240'>which</span> <span m='105360'>is</span> <span m='105480'>totally</span> <span m='105790'>unrelated.</span> <span m='106750'>And</span> <span m='106950'>I</span> <span m='107030'>traveled</span> <span m='107310'>abroad</span> <span m='107710'>for</span> <span m='107890'>year</span> <span m='108070'>and</span> <span m='108150'>a</span> <span m='108170'>half.</span> <span m='108510'>And</span> <span m='108610'>now</span> <span m='108710'>I'm</span> <span m='108810'>back</span> <span m='109090'>in</span> <span m='109200'>Portland,</span> <span m='109830'>and</span> <span m='110630'>got</span> <span m='110810'>back</span> <span m='111030'>into</span> <span m='111210'>the</span> <span m='111310'>renewable</span> <span m='111650'>energy</span> <span m='111970'>field.</span> <span m='112220'>And</span> <span m='112320'>I've</span> <span m='112450'>been</span> <span m='112760'>with</span> <span m='112920'>3Degrees</span> <span m='113470'>for</span> <span m='113580'>about</span> <span m='113830'>six</span> <span m='114070'>months</span> <span m='114380'>now.</span> </p><p><span m='115240'>One</span> <span m='115460'>of</span> <span m='115540'>the</span> <span m='115620'>things</span> <span m='115860'>I</span> <span m='115930'>really</span> <span m='116200'>encourage</span> <span m='116550'>people</span> <span m='116810'>to</span> <span m='116880'>do</span> <span m='117090'>when</span> <span m='117160'>they're</span> <span m='117230'>right</span> <span m='117390'>out</span> <span m='117610'>of</span> <span m='117870'>school</span> <span m='117925'>is</span> <span m='117980'>to</span> <span m='118080'>take</span> <span m='118280'>that</span> <span m='118470'>time</span> <span m='118650'>to</span> <span m='118740'>travel,</span> <span m='119150'>because</span> <span m='119420'>it's</span> <span m='119600'>really</span> <span m='119810'>hard</span> <span m='120120'>to</span> <span m='120980'>once</span> <span m='121190'>you</span> <span m='121290'>get</span> <span m='121530'>started</span> <span m='123320'>to</span> <span m='123500'>do</span> <span m='123630'>that.</span> <span m='123940'>So</span> <span m='124730'>I'm</span> <span m='124910'>an</span> <span m='124970'>anomaly,</span> <span m='125420'>and</span> <span m='125570'>I</span> <span m='125680'>was</span> <span m='125870'>able</span> <span m='126140'>to</span> <span m='126690'>travel</span> <span m='126930'>for</span> <span m='127100'>a</span> <span m='127145'>year</span> <span m='127190'>and</span> <span m='127235'>half,</span> <span m='127530'>which</span> <span m='127700'>was</span> <span m='127800'>awesome.</span> <span m='129070'>But</span> <span m='129160'>it</span> <span m='129250'>definitely</span> <span m='129570'>put</span> <span m='129710'>a</span> <span m='129759'>damper</span> <span m='130430'>on</span> <span m='130570'>my</span> <span m='130669'>career</span> <span m='131070'>in</span> <span m='131160'>terms</span> <span m='131450'>of</span> <span m='132270'>when</span> <span m='132400'>I</span> <span m='132440'>got</span> <span m='132620'>back.</span> <span m='133410'>People</span> <span m='133660'>were</span> <span m='133910'>like,</span> <span m='134650'>what</span> <span m='134930'>have</span> <span m='135040'>you</span> <span m='135140'>been</span> <span m='135390'>doing</span> <span m='135530'>for</span> <span m='135650'>a</span> <span m='135900'>year</span> <span m='135975'>and</span> <span m='136050'>a</span> <span m='136125'>half?</span> <span m='136510'>What</span> <span m='136720'>haven't</span> <span m='136880'>you</span> <span m='137000'>been</span> <span m='137120'>working?</span> </p><p><span m='137730'>In</span> <span m='138040'>the</span> <span m='138340'>US</span> <span m='138800'>a</span> <span m='138880'>lot</span> <span m='138980'>of</span> <span m='139030'>people</span> <span m='139250'>don't</span> <span m='139430'>understand</span> <span m='140490'>taking</span> <span m='141030'>that</span> <span m='141220'>time</span> <span m='141400'>and</span> <span m='141580'>that</span> <span m='141690'>it's</span> <span m='141810'>important</span> <span m='142460'>for</span> <span m='142990'>your</span> <span m='143140'>own</span> <span m='143340'>personal</span> <span m='143740'>growth,</span> <span m='144180'>and</span> <span m='144300'>to</span> <span m='144400'>learn</span> <span m='144680'>about</span> <span m='144990'>different</span> <span m='145210'>cultures,</span> <span m='145480'>and</span> <span m='145750'>diversity,</span> <span m='146320'>and</span> <span m='147180'>things</span> <span m='147340'>like</span> <span m='147470'>that.</span> <span m='147700'>And</span> <span m='147840'>so</span> <span m='148010'>I</span> <span m='148100'>definitely</span> <span m='148620'>recommend</span> <span m='149370'>before</span> <span m='149810'>settling</span> <span m='150200'>down</span> <span m='151140'>in</span> <span m='151270'>a</span> <span m='151330'>career</span> <span m='151850'>that</span> <span m='151990'>you</span> <span m='152100'>take</span> <span m='152340'>that</span> <span m='152540'>time</span> <span m='152860'>to</span> <span m='152990'>sort</span> <span m='153160'>of</span> <span m='153230'>discover</span> <span m='153610'>yourself</span> <span m='154520'>if</span> <span m='154640'>you</span> <span m='154740'>can.</span> <span m='155015'>If</span> <span m='155290'>you</span> <span m='155370'>have</span> <span m='155450'>the</span> <span m='155520'>resources</span> <span m='156410'>to</span> <span m='156550'>do</span> <span m='156680'>so.</span> </p>","file":{"id":688643,"video_id":"","name":"3195-Valerie - Talent Acquisition.mp4","duration":157616,"thumbnail_url":null}});