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Zach Weatherman

Aerotek

Recruiter

Personal Information

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School: Northern Arizona University

Major: Accounting

Years at College Works: 2013

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Aerotek

Title: Recruiter

Industry: Recruiting

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Develop recruiting strategies designed to identify qualified candidates through various recruiting tools. Evaluate candidates' strengths compared with clients' requirements by, for example, evaluating, screening, and interviewing the candidate. Negotiate wage rates and other terms and conditions of employment with candidates, and gain commitment from candidates for current and future job requirements. Complete necessary pre-employment processes including reference checks and background/drug tests. Manage contract employees while on assignment. Assess and investigate contractor related problems, and administer performance counseling, coaching, and disciplinary measures when necessary. Work with Account Managers to identify top accounts, target skill sets, key market segments, and to assess clients' staffing requirements. Communicate effectively with others in order to create a productive and diverse environment. Communicate with peers by sharing recruiting "best practices" and providing accurate, thorough documentation on contract employees in applicant tracking systems or other documentation tools. Maintain relationships with industry contacts to provide customer service, gain industry knowledge, and get referrals and sales leads.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I recently received rookie recruiter of the year for 2015 at my current company.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP tested me and I found out what I was made of.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

CWP taught me how to sell myself. Interviews were very easy because it was very similar to doing an estimate with a client. All of the phone calls I made with CWP helped prepare me for my current position. I don't make nearly as many calls as I did with CWP.

What do you want to tell your clients about what it meant to work with them and how it has helped you get to where you are today?

To all my clients, thanks for taking a chance on me. You helped me get to where I am today.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

How to manage stress and how to put things in perspective.

How has the friendships and networks you built during CWP affected you?

The friendships I have built while in CWP have been amazing. I still keep in contact with a lot of the DM's and other interns. We took a trip to 6 flags, spent new years together, and of course went to Cancun together.

If you had to come up with an one line slogan for CWP, what would it be? :)

Figure it out.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Potential CWP participant- Do something in college that is going to set you apart from your peers. Just getting a 4 year degree and working over the summers isn't enough anymore. Current CWP participants- I would say that the internship eventually ends. But the friendship you gain never go away. Getting to know your fellow interns is just as important as learning everything else.

Many college students struggle to choose between an internship specific to their target industry or doing CWP. What advice would you give them on this subject if they wanted to enter your career field?

I would say that you have the rest of your life to find a job or internship in the "career" you think you want. Take the time in college to try new things. And getting sales and management experience while still in college can only help you.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Be able to manage your time and balance your life by the time you get out of college.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

At my first estimate with my District Manager, he tells me that I am going to close "because we aren't booking this one". Well after struggling to get through the contract, we booked the job! That client was also the first client to cancel on me as well.

Last words of wisdom

"Success is not bought. It is leased and rent is due everyday."