Employee Spotlight (Recruiter)

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Meet John Parish:

What is the extent of your recruiting background?  Tenure, skill sets, industries, etc…

  • "I have been recruiting since 2004, having traversed many different industries.  However, the majority of my recruiting career has been in production/labor, sales, information technology and accounting/finance.  Knowing that companies live or suffer based on the quality of their employees, I feel I make a difference by finding quality talent for growing companies."


What are the Top 3 qualities you believe are “must-haves” to be a successful recruiter?

  • "Tenacity, being inquisitive and responsiveness.  You can’t be a “part-time” recruiter and expect to succeed in a performance based environment.  You also have to be willing to ask the right questions of candidates and also be present and available."


What inspires you to succeed every day?

  • "I’m a competitive person by nature, so I channel that into my work, and recruiting is a natural extension of my competitiveness.  I feel a challenge needs to be met with every position I work on."


What is the most meaningful part of your job?

  • "Finding that connection between a great candidate and a company.  It’s what gets me up in the morning.  It’s just nice to get paid well for doing what I enjoy."  


Why do you work at Pira Consulting…?

  • "I’ve worked for start ups in the past, and I enjoy the culture of a new company just starting out and growing.  Plus I love the passion our co-founders bring to the table."