Recruiter Name: Rob Becker
Years at GHS: 12
Title: Senior Recruitment Specialist
How did you end up in Recruiting?
I had been in sales for years and was looking for a change when I happened upon the ad for a recruiter with GHS. I forwarded on my resume and did a phone interview with GHS Recruiting owner Roy Munk. I thought, “I really like this guy!” He apparently he liked me as well, so we scheduled an in person interview. It was at this time I knew I had a new home. I met with Roy and his business partner and wife Danielle first, and was so impressed with them, especially their drive, integrity, and their apparent willingness to help me succeed. I also met with two of the current recruiters, one of which was Tom Cavalli. He was awesome. I loved the fact that he told me how it was and not just what I may want to hear. Tom was already a very successful recruiter, making his input very important to me. Walking out the door that day I had pretty much decided that if a job was offered, I was going to accept. Well they did offer a job, and 12 plus years later here I am and happy as ever!
What is the best thing about being a Recruiter?
That would be completing a search assignment. I enjoy helping people, so it is truly rewarding when I fill positions. It makes me smile ear-to-ear when I hear the candidate say I got the job! That is an awesome feeling!
Talk to us about some of your hobbies outside of the office?
I enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking, sitting around a nice fire. I also enjoy cooking.
If you could have a super hero power, what would it be and why?
I think flying. Although I am not crazy about heights I think it would be remarkable to get to places so quickly. Seeing those I have not seen in a long time at any given moment. I also think the thrill of the speed, views, and the total freedom would be cool.
What’s the best advice you can give to a candidate that is searching for a new job?
Conduct yourself professionally, but also make sure to be yourself. If the job is not the right fit for your personality and you are not the correct fit for the job it will never work out for the long term.
Favorite vacation location?
I love Myrtle Beach. My parents live there so not only do I get to enjoy the sun and surf, but I get to spend time with them as well. This is also where I asked my wife, Cindy, to marry me!
How do you balance life and work?
This is a tough one. As you may know, healthcare is a 24/7 job so as a recruiter, you also need to be as available as much as possible. My wife is very supportive which helps a lot. Helping people find their dream job is such a wonderful feeling that honestly the extra time is well worth it.
What was one of your favorite moments as a Recruiter?
I have many actually. They all involve placing individuals in a position. Getting to share the excitement and joy when they get and accept the offer is amazing. That being said, if I had to pick one moment, it would be my first placement more than 12 years ago. It was a longer interview process, but once completed I knew I had chosen the right career for myself. I have kept in contact with that candidate over the years and until very recently he was with that same hospital.
What was the best concert you’ve seen live?
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It was an amazing concert that I was able to enjoy with my wife, son and late mother-in-law.
Any common mistakes that you see job seekers make that are easy to correct?
Make sure you answer interview questions in their entirety. And make sure you don’t ramble on! Stay on point.
Describe a success story you’ve had with one of your candidates or clients.
Last year I was working on a very tough to fill position. It was a VP level role with a very large scope of responsibilities with one of my larger clients. One of the problems was there are not many potential candidates available, so finding someone with the unique experience needed was extremely challenging. However, I was eventually able to locate a great candidate through my networking that had the required experience and personality. He turned out to be a perfect fit for this position. He and his wife relocated to the area and are enjoying it very much!
GHS Recruiting’s Spotlight is a 10-question, regular feature, where one GHS recruiter provides insight into their lives and personalities, job and career tips, and we get to have a little fun.