Here’s How I’ve Maintained a Successful Career at Qualtrics
Rebecca, part of our recruitment team based out of Seattle, shared with Fairygodboss her insights into how she's maintained a successful career at Qualtrics. Check out the excerpt below!
Fast-paced work environments can be flustering. When you’re not hustling to meet a tight deadline — or multiple, you’re probably running in and out of meetings all day long, just to find yourself with a long list of To-Dos that haven’t been done yet.
It’s under this kind of pressure, however, that Rebecca Wiseman, a technical recruiter at Qualtrics, prevails. Since joining the company over four years ago, she says it’s “grown four times in size,” so success in her role means “[adjusting] the solution to best meet [her] team’s needs quickly.”
Sounds too good to be true, right? Not quite, thanks to a combination of her one-day-at-a-time attitude, career advancement opportunities and company-wide support and mentorship. And based on her four promotions since starting there, these qualities must be her keys to success.
We spoke to Wiseman about how she reasonably juggles the demands of her job, and she shared some honest nuggets of wisdom with us — one of which included playing Dungeons and Dragons. Please do tell!
How long have you been with your company? What about it made you first want to join?
I’ve been at Qualtrics for four and a half years. I was immediately drawn to the energy of the company. Everyone I met during the interview process was so excited about the future of Qualtrics and so focused on growing the company, I couldn’t help but walk away from my interview excited about Qualtrics' future as well. Turns out, that growth was something to be excited about! Since joining the team, we’ve grown four times in size and aren’t slowing down anytime soon!
Tell me about the roles that you’ve held at your company, as well as your current one. What about this role most excites you?
I’m currently a Technical Recruiter at Qualtrics. I started as a Recruiting Specialist, moved to a University Recruiter Role, then moved into a Technical Sourcing role followed by a Technical Recruiter role shortly after. I’m most excited about my future as a manager of recruiters in this role at Qualtrics. I’ve gained so much insight from my manager and mentors at Qualtrics that I can’t wait to keep sharing that wisdom and support with others on my team.
What’s something you’re especially good at at work?
I’ve always been drawn to the unsolvable problem. I’m motivated by working on the thing others usually don’t want to tackle. I’m good at rooting out a process that’s slowing our team down and re-working it to make the process more efficient. Not every solution I propose is the right fit for the team, but Qualtrics moves so fast that I have the ability to adjust the solution to best meet my team’s needs quickly.
You can find the rest of Rebecca's story on the Fairygodboss website!
Qualtrics is growing, and if you're ready to find your "why" at a place like this, you can explore our open opportunities at any time by visiting our career page. Looking to discover "Why Qualtrics"? You can find the whole series here.