As leaders in the staffing and recruiting industry, Blue Signal understands recruiters are responsible for finding the right candidates for job openings. It's what we do best! Today, we are highlighting a candidate success story from one of our own experienced recruiters, Lisa Garstang, to demonstrate how recognizing a candidate's unique abilities and cultural fit can have a profound impact on their life.
Read on for the full story or click on the video below to hear directly from Lisa!
The Candidate Success Story
Lisa, a seasoned recruiter at Blue Signal with over 20 years of experience, was tasked with finding a Director of Customer Care for a client. She reached out to several potential candidates on LinkedIn throughout the process. One of the qualified individuals stood out to Lisa in particular. They expressed interest in the role but was hesitant in pursuing the position due to not possessing a college degree, which was a requirement for the role.
Despite the candidate's doubts, Lisa recognized the candidate's unique skill set and cultural fit and believed that this individual was the perfect match for the role. She encouraged the candidate to have an open discussion about the opportunity. After the initial call, Lisa was convinced that the candidate was ideal for the role and submitted the candidate's application to her client.
Lisa highlighted the candidate's impressive skill set and cultural alignment in her submission. After just a couple of interviews, the client extended an offer to the candidate, who was ecstatic and expressed their gratitude for Lisa’s faith in them.
This placement was particularly meaningful for Lisa because the candidate's emotional response to receiving the offer demonstrated the significant impact that a recruiter can have on someone's life. The candidate would have missed this opportunity if Lisa had not recognized their unique abilities and encouraged them to apply for the role.
This candidate success story serves as a reminder that recruiters have the power to change lives by providing individuals with opportunities that they may not have otherwise had access to. Lisa’s ability to see beyond the traditional education requirements and recognize the candidate's unique skill set and cultural fit played a significant role in the success of this placement.
The candidate success story of Lisa's placement highlights the crucial role that recruiters play in people's lives. It underscores the fact that recruiters have the power to help individuals fulfill their career goals and aspirations. By recognizing unique abilities and offering encouragement, recruiters can make a significant impact on someone's life, opening doors to opportunities they may have never considered before. Interested in partnering with a Blue Signal recruiter on your job search? Find more information on our candidate page!
About Lisa Garstang
With 22 years of experience, Lisa Garstang has filled roles from entry level to C-suite. Working across many industries she is an incredible asset to her clients, guiding them on who to hire and how to do it efficiently without losing talent. She knows how to manage all stages of full cycle recruiting, from candidate sourcing and screening through offer negotiation and on-boarding process. Lisa has exceptional relationships with both her clients and candidates enabling her to help companies grow their business with top talent. Lisa's expertise is in human resources recruiting, accounting & finance recruiting, and IT recruiting.
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