In the spring of 2011, I was recruiting temporary warehouse employees for a staffing agency. For a number of reasons I won't get into here, I decided to leave that position. I knew I wanted to continue recruiting, and was drawn to the IT industry's innovation, creativity and growth potential. I started applying for Technical Recruiter jobs online. I had a few interviews and a few more rejections, presumably due to a lack of industry experience.
Eventually, Halcyon Solutions took a chance and hired me as their Technical Recruiter. My time with Halcyon has been some of the best in my career. My manager and coworkers have been teachers and mentors. I've loved being part of a company that is truly committed to serving the community, and to training and investing in its employees. I've recruited passionate newbie developers and watched them become full-fledged Agile consultants. I've been able to wear my marketing hat and promote the company. And I've met a lot of really cool people along the way.
So it is bittersweet for me to announce that today is my last day at Halcyon. I won't get into too many details yet, but I'm really excited about what's next.