Kristina is one of our newest Talent Acquisition Specialists with us at Blue Chip Talent. During the last seven months, she has proven to be a very valuable member of our team as she displays her strong work ethic every single day.
Kristina is an only child and both her parents currently work in Grand Rapids. Her father is a CPA for a construction firm and her mother currently directs e-commerce at Goodwill. Although Kristina came into the industry as a rookie right out of college, she may have her mother to thank for her quick growth in the industry. “My mother is my role model, she even used to be an account manager for a staffing agency and has helped me understand how I can be successful in what’s typically a male-dominated industry.”
But as she is learning, life as a young, female recruiter can be a challenge sometimes. “Especially being younger, sometimes people I meet or want to speak with don’t always trust that I know what I am talking about and I have to work a little harder to get them to like me.”
When asked if there’s a motivational quote that resonates with her, Kristina recalls “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” which inspires her to keep an open mind to new ideas or to explore new avenues when progress seems to hit a plateau.
The value Kristina’s brings to Blue Chip Talent makes us proud to be a woman-owned company. Her positive, dedicated attitude reminds us all to keep our ears, eyes, and minds open to new or different experiences in order to keep moving forward.