I am the CEO and Founder of TalentPerch, Techees Recruiting, The Millionaire Recruiter, and now Thriversity. My vision for the last 14 years has been to change the way the World views the Recruiting Industry. Even though I have two little kids, I remain firm on maintaining a work-life balance. I believe you can be as successful at work, as you are at home. You don’t have to choose. The choice is, to be present and rock everything you do!
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.