A Day in the Life - Debjani
My name is Debjani and I’m Senior Recruiter with Logic20/20. I’m on the front line for a people-centric company - finding talent for our consulting organization and focusing on technical, business and leadership roles. One of my overall goals is to continue fostering our culture of ‘we’ and championing experiences.
As a recruiter, what enthuses me is being the connector that weaves all the different threads together to create success. My objective is to inspire others to find a career they love and deliver value to the business.
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Take a closer look at my life at Logic20/20, and follow me through a typical day:
Wake up and get started
6:00 – 6:30 a.m. — Alarm goes off on my Alexa (yes, my day starts with Alexa!). As Alexa continues with the latest news feed, I get moving.
7:00 – 7:30 a.m. —I check my email to see if there is anything that needs my immediate attention. I grab a quick breakfast, take my vitamins and stop to my local Starbucks on the way to the office – Blonde with cream and sugar!
Plan for the day
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. — I arrive at work and log onto my laptop. I check and sort my emails, respond, send follow-ups and sort new applications for review. Our priorities can shift throughout the day, so I start with addressing my to-do list from the previous afternoon, and then begin to plan what’s in store for the rest of my day.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. - I make quick notes for scheduled conversations – going through resumes, introductions, detailed experience, recommendations on LinkedIn and beyond. I focus on career progression, aspirations and more. Being insightful, understanding career ambitions, and being able to map that back to our core capabilities, roles and culture is the key to finding the right match.
Getting on with my day
10:00 a.m. — I break for our meeting with the resourcing team to review the status of any active open roles, determine strategies, share updates, review pending feedback, identify next steps and discuss concerns. This is also an opportunity for us to present market insights so that we can calibrate and plan accordingly.
10:30 a.m. – Back at my desk, I log on LinkedIn Recruiter (my best friend at work) and respond to messages or InMail responses. I review applications that are submitted through our careers page or emailed to me directly and reach out to set up conversations.
- A Skype message pops up - It’s about the referral from one of our consultants and the profile seems to align with one of high priority technical roles! We believe our best resource for finding great “Logicians” (us) is our current Logicians. We encourage, support and reward them for taking the time to identify people who may be interested in joining Logic20/20.
11:00 – 1:00 p.m. — Grind time. I deep dive into sourcing on social media channels to build pipelines from targeted personalized messaging. I’m currently recruiting for senior leadership roles as we continue to add depth to our ranks. I thoroughly read LinkedIn profiles and reverse engineer against our key expectations for the role. I continue to find ways to improvise to make connections, taking time to access a tool that provides a list of targeted profiles from a specific industry. I construct and send out a personalized note to the shortlisted profiles.
I pause to make time for my webinar “How to Think Like a Marketer.”
1:00 p.m. – Lunch! I usually end up bringing my lunch back to my desk. Multitasking is something we excel at as recruiters and I use this time to document in our ATS, track data and research industry trends.
- Message on #Slack: it’s about someone we identified for a critical role to take a client interview – I make a quick call.
1:30 p.m. – I head to a team meeting with senior leadership, to ideate on process improvement initiatives. The premise is to standardize and operationalize large efforts into robust, efficient, and scalable recruiting processes.
2:00 p.m. - After my brain is fed by the thought-provoking ideas our team just shared, I take some time to pen down my thoughts on an initiative that I’m working on to support our recruitment marketing efforts. I research marketing tactics to get the ideas flowing and soon have the concept draft ready to share with our marketing team.
I also take this time to identify upcoming networking events that I could attend.
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. – It’s time for my prescreening calls. I take copious notes so that I can discuss the profiles with the hiring teams in detail.
A hiring manager walks into our recruiting office with an ask to move forward with the paperwork for the person he just met – the whole room is buzzing. I send out a few scheduling requests for interviews and find a quick minute to grab a cup of tea - Chamomile with honey.
Review and plan for tomorrow
4:30 p.m. — Time to wrap up for the day and make final updates on the ATS and all other channels so that our resourcing and hiring teams have the latest status. I make sure have responded to all messages from applicants, update my to-do list, and schedule meetings for the next day. Organization is key!
I quickly connect with our team to finalize details for our potluck – we are a diverse bunch, so it will be homemade food from various parts of the world.
5:30 p.m. — I’m heading out the door when I see an update on #slack from our resourcing team that we have a go-ahead from the client for one of our consultants who recently interviewed for a very strategic role – Yes! I make a call to discuss next steps and send the offer for approvals.
I finally head out with the hope that I’ll be able to hit the gym.
As you probably pieced together, multi-tasking is key, and I stay extremely organized and punctual. The life of a recruiter is fast paced, intense, and lot of fun. There are many opportunities to make an impact. If you’re someone who enjoys being challenged, gets excited about strategy and tactical execution, and looking for a career that is rewarding – recruiting is for you.
If you are someone who loves solving challenging problems and implementing creative solutions in an uplifting environment, talk to us! We’ll let you know about the opportunities to learn, progress and make an impact with a career in consulting!
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