Better Opportunities, Better Life

9/29/2014 By Beth Halgash

Sometimes, the best stories are the ones that continue to unfold.

I had been working on a role for a Human Resources Information Systems position – not a skillset I had worked on in the past.  I struggled for a week and a half to find the right person to fill the role.  Finally, after a long day and what seemed like a dead end, I spoke with Charlie*.   Charlie was an awesome candidate.  He had experience with the technology I was looking for, had worked in a similar environment, and had a shining personality to boot.

Charlie went through the process and was ultimately offered the position.  When we went to offer, we were able to get him a significant raise from what he was making, about $10k/year.  He deserved this pay and was getting fairly underpaid in his last role.  He was so thankful and so excited about the new opportunity.

Of course I knew Charlie fairly well from working with him through the recruiting process, but honestly, it wasn’t until we met face-to-face a second time, after he started working at his new role, that we got to talking more personally. 

It turned out that Charlie was so much more of a dynamic person than I had known. He was getting ready to adopt a set of siblings, had plans to go back to school for a second degree, was getting married in less than a year… so many major life events coming down the line.  I hadn’t realized just how significant this new role would be in his life and upcoming endeavors.  I walked away from our late lunch meeting feeling moved by his inspiring path for the future and really thankful that I was given a chance to be a part of him achieving his dreams.

Undoubtedly there is a ton of stigma around recruiters; that we are money-hungry or just in it for the chase.  However, just like the people I help to find jobs, I know money isn’t everything.  Moments like these are why I do what I do.  I love the chance to help someone’s future become brighter.  Whether it’s that promotion or someone’s first job out of college, I love what I do because I get to help people achieve what they truly want to do now and in the future.

Beth Halgash

Get to know Beth:
Beth spends her time at Populus Group working to help our clients find the best talent and helping individuals find the best job opportunities as a Senior Technical Recruiter. She works to understand the problems of our clients and how the right candidate can help them grow their business by building relationships with the folks she works with.

Beth loves to be involved in all of our company wide community events as well as our goofy internal events (the Philly office even won an award for their outstanding Anchorman Halloween costumes). Outside of work, Beth loves outdoor sports including skiing, surfing and trail running. She is a passionate foodie and loves to cook (but hates to follow recipes).