This week, we sat down with Madison Foery, Recruiter on the Marketing Technology team at Green Key. After graduating college mid-pandemic, Madison took a role in healthcare recruiting and quickly learned she loved the craft. She has since helped grow the MarTech team at Green Key and expanded her knowledge of both the world of tech and recruiting practices.
How did you get your start in recruiting?
Prior to recruiting, I held internships in the communications field, where I mostly wrote memos, newsletters, and other various materials. When I graduated college during the pandemic, I was looking for a sales position. A professor of mine had influenced me to get into that world. I ended up finding a healthcare recruiting role in Cincinnati. I realized pretty quickly that I loved the act of recruiting. In May of this year, I was reached out to by Green key to see if I was on the market. A few calls later, I was joining the MarTech team here.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your recruiting experience thus far?
You can wear a lot of different jerseys in recruiting, but the biggest part of the whole experience is being able to sell yourself and make sure you’re providing a good customer experience for both your candidates and clients. At the end of the day, it boils down to how you hold yourself professionally.
What do you love about recruiting in the MarTech space?
It’s a completely unique space. When I first joined the team, Ryan let us know that these roles are not cookie-cutter. Every role is distinctive, even if two roles have the same title. I like the challenge of looking for the different pieces that fit into the overarching puzzle that we’re trying to fill.
How does your team work together and blend each other’s specialties?
We all come from different backgrounds, which helps bring different skills and strengths to the table. Even though we work remotely, we still have video chats all the time. These help us bridge open gaps from point A to point B. Everyone is able to provide their input in order for us to jump over any hurdles we may be facing.
What are your professional goals for 2023?
My main goal is to get more deals through the door. But I also want to grow our brand, so everyone will soon know what the MarTech team does and the services we can provide. Additionally, I want to network more externally and ideally expand business more in the Midwest area.