Welcome back to #WeAreGreenKey, where we shine a spotlight on the people behind our powerhouse recruiting team.
This week, we sit with Arianna Curtis, Director of Information Technology recruiting here at Green Key. After earning her degree in Communications and Computer Applications from SUNY Cortland, Arianna used her experience in technology to jump start her recruiting career. Now six years later, she is working to build up the tech team at Green Key and use her success to help others succeed as well.
How did you first get started in recruiting?
I originally worked for another company working in inside sales, but my friend suggested I try recruiting. I then started at another agency I was only there for about eight months before I interviewed at Green Key and have been here for about four years since.
What do you love about working in the tech space?
My dad owns a small technology firm, where I worked for him for about four years while attending my undergrad, working in construction, wearing a hard hat and work boots every day. But after graduating college, I realized that I loved the technology field, but knew that working in the field was not for me. So, I started working for my dad as his Assistant/ Project Manager. He had a distributor who needed an inside salesperson, so I transitioned working there where I essentially sold what I used to install when working for my dad. Technology has always been a big part of my life and I love the ability to now help technology professionals in finding opportunities.
What keeps you coming back to work every day?
I’m definitely money motivated, so for me, it’s the commission. I’m one of those people who hits a deal and thinks “what’s next?”
What are your goals now that you’re Director?
Build a team! I really enjoy mentoring and training individuals and watching their success come to fruition. My goal right now is to continue to grow the team and work together for a successful year.
What sets Green Key apart from other agencies?
The partners of this firm. I would not be here if it wasn’t for them. They really value each individual who works here, and I can’t say that about a lot of companies. I had a rough patch when I first started here, and they allowed me to move to Office Support. I did well there, but then they asked me to come back and assist with managing the IT team. That’s the biggest thing for me here; they really do listen to you. It’s a grownup environment – if you work hard, you will see the success out of it.