Welcome back to #WeAreGreenKey, where we shine a spotlight on our powerhouse recruiting team.
We recently chatted with Kornelia Klukowska, Executive Recruiter on the Accounting and Finance National team at Green Key. Coming directly from the accounting industry, Kornelia started her recruiting career six months ago and is already succeeding tremendously in her role. She elaborated on her time at Green Key thus far and how she believes her previous experience in accounting has helped her thrive here.
What about recruiting first sparked your interest?
I used to be an accountant, which was what I majored in while in college. I enjoyed it, but I’m more of a people-person, so I always wanted to find ways to help people. One of my good friends was a recruiter and said so many good things about it. I felt like I needed a change that was more interactive. I started at Green Key this past January and it’s been an amazing six months.
What motivates you as a recruiter?
People who are super thankful after placement. Sometimes you can really change someone’s life, whether it’s through their salary or something else that bettered their circumstance. The rewarding feeling afterward is what keeps me coming back.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned about recruiting thus far?
It’s so important to be personable and get to know your candidates. You have to really learn the ins and outs of their life in order to work with them properly and accustom to their needs.
What are your goals moving forward?
Hopefully soon I’ll be able to lead my first job and keep moving up. Eventually I would love to take a leadership position.
What has your training looked like so far?
I definitely want to give a shout out to my team; they’re amazing! I’ve never bonded with coworkers in previous roles like I do now, which is funny, because I’ve never met them in person. Everyone on the National team is really great and I feel like I know them on a personal level.
What sets Green Key apart from other staffing agencies?
On our team, our recruiters actually care about their candidates and are very personable. We have a mentality to always keep our purpose in mind, to always stay in contact and maintain honesty.
How do you feel like your career in accounting helps you in your role?
Having a background in accounting, especially at a Big 4, has helped a lot in this role. Being young and able to give career path advice to candidates is invaluable. I still have more to learn about certain industries, but my experience set a good foundation for me. It’s given me a lot more confidence as an accounting and finance recruiter.