Core Takeaways for Recruiters: ChiStartupWeek 2019

Last week, I published my first blog post with Objective Paradigm, a recap of my time at Chicago Startup Week 2019 – check it out here. While I shared many takeaways throughout the post, I wanted to narrow in on the core takeaways I’ll be focusing on to be better for myself, my organization, and… Read more »

Chicago Startup Week Recap

All I can say is WOW.  Monday, November 4th, 2019 was the kickoff of Chicago Startup Week! I left #ChiStartupWeek feeling grateful to be part of a community that supports new ideas and entrepreneurs. I also feel fortunate to be working for a company that partners with startups and plays a key role in diversifying… Read more »

The Importance of Salesforce Meet-up Groups

Over the course of my 9+ years in the recruiting industry, I have been to my fair share of networking events. I have recruited in a variety of industries with a focus on various specialties: Telecommunications, Construction, Information Technology, Healthcare, and most notably, Salesforce. It’s safe to say that I have also attended my fair… Read more »

Get Involved, Volunteer

Reflecting on what makes you happy. I’ve recently done some reflecting on myself, my relationships, my career, and what makes me happy and fulfilled. I have an amazing husband (newlywed!), incredible friends, a lovely home, and a great career – there is no denying how thankful and lucky I am. It was through this exercise… Read more »

Why New Sourcers Should Participate in a Hackathon

My first Hackathon. On February 22, 2018, I competed in my first Sourcing Hackathon, alongside fellow OP Sourcer Alyssa Lloyd. Since I’ve only worked as a sourcer since September, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had a lot of fun, so I want to share my experience, and also encourage other sourcers new to… Read more »

OP Sourcing Team 2017 Year in Review

Building Community as a Sourcer Means Teaching Others and Getting Involved. Sourcing is a critical part of the recruitment process and as a result we are seeing more and more agencies and HR departments build teams solely dedicated to sourcing candidates and providing technical recruitment support, training and research. At OP, we expanded our dedicated… Read more »

Happy #GivingTuesday, Meet Gardeneers!

Happy #GivingTuesday, Meet Gardeneers! In celebration of #GivingTuesday, and in the spirit of ‘paying it forward’ all year long, here is a little story about one of the many ways in which Objective Paradigm (OP) gives back to the community and how you too can get involved with the mission at Gardeneers. Our team was… Read more »

SourceCon Austin 2017: Never A Dull Moment

Knowledge, community and non-stop action! Attending the 10th anniversary of SourceCon this September in Austin, Texas, was a dream come true. SourceCon has been, and is, a common conversation topic around the Objective Paradigm office. My colleagues Ben, Robyn, and Sarah had attended the last two in Anaheim, CA (you can read about their experiences… Read more »

Chicago Summer 2017: Have a life outside of work.

Summertime! There is nothing more exciting than summertime in Chicago. The weather is warm, the Cubbies are winning (fingers-crossed), the hot dogs are grillin,’ and there are plenty of things to do. The teams at Objective Paradigm and Talution Group love getting out and experiencing Chicago AND it’s proven if you want to be happy at… Read more »