A woman serial entrepreneur, Brianna Rooney is the founder and CEO of TalentPerch, Thriversity, The Millionaire Recruiter, and Techees; Affirm acquired its team in 2021. Passionate about all things recruiting, she also co-hosts a podcast called Talent Takeover Unfiltered that brings respect and awareness to the industry.Brianna’s businesses offer companies and individuals a 360-degree solution to recruiting and sourcing. Thriversity’s mission is to turn anyone into an efficient and successful recruiter, while TalentPerch focuses on providing solutions to the most daunting business hiring goals.Brianna is a mom to Diego Danger and Lima Ariel. She believes you can be as successful at work, as you are at home. You don’t have to choose. Be present and rock everything you do.
This program gives you access to me and my team of recruiting coaches. The program is a hybrid learning and building approach. You will be given a course to be a well-rounded recruiter and biz dev person. In addition, you will have calls that allow you to start your own agency, and you will be given best practices for growing your agency. This program lasts four months as I believe you can be a successful agency owner within three if you’re ready and willing to put in the work.
**Please note this is an exclusive program and you have to apply to get in
I was 20 years old, fresh out of graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. I had just spent years studying fashion because I was convinced it was my calling.
I quickly realized opening your own boutique takes money – something I definitely didn’t have at the time – so I went to bartending school in hopes to make my dream a reality (and party at the same time).
Two years later (and too much of a good time), I realized it was time to grow up and get a “real” job……
One that didn’t require late-night taxi rides home and a stop at Jack-in-the-Box.
Little did I know the universe had a plan in motion, and someone spotted my resume on Monster.com. He was a recruiter and asked if I had heard of the industry.
The next day I went into the interview and the owner went on and on about how I could make a ton of money placing software engineers. They worked with startup companies in the Bay Area and ended up hiring me on the spot.
That first year I made almost $90,000.
I loved what I was accomplishing, but felt the way I was taught to recruit just wasn’t right.
Being a recruiter, you have a responsibility. You hold people’s livelihood in your hands. “With great power. Comes great responsibility” -Spider-Man’s uncle Ben.
Feeling empowered and fearless, I started my own firm five days later; Techees.
I didn’t have any experience running a business.
Not much money saved.
What 24-year-old saves?
As a recruiter you’ll get to set your own hours, and (as if that’s not reason alone to consider this), the more candidates you connect with jobs, the more you can earn.
That means there’s no cap to how much you can earn, and what’s better than making a difference in people’s lives AND making money doing it?
Nothing, if you ask me.
Well, ok. Maybe a few things…
Like spending more of my days doing things that I want to be doing, when I want to do them…
For you it might be spending more time with your family…
Working from your laptop in a different country…
Or splurging on a new pair of shoes (hey girl, treat yo self – we won’t tell).
So you might be wondering how the heck I know if any of this is really possible…
The answer? Because I’ve done it!
I lived in Sayulita, Mexico for 80 days. I got to spend my days with my family on the beach and work from my laptop at the pool and have traveled and worked remotely for years.
Listen, I definitely feel that I was lucky to have this opportunity fall into my lap.
But I was hungry enough to make it work.