Nancy, Recruiting Specialist, talks building a remarkable life
When I'm older and look back on my life I want to know that I left a positive mark on the world. I want to be remembered as remarkable. Not necessarily in a famous, flashy way, but in my own way. In a way that inspired someone, or made them feel valued. I'm in recruiting because I get to make candidates feel valued, and potentially help them get the job of a lifetime. The software we build at Qualtrics helps companies understand their customers, and their employees, so they can make strides towards making people feel valued as well, but at scale!
What attracted you to Qualtrics in the first place?
It's the culture for me. Like many other people, I stalked Glassdoor to read reviews on Qualtrics prior to interviewing and it was exciting to see that people genuinely felt Qualtrics had a strong community. It seemed like somewhere I'd enjoy coming to work every day and it's proven to be quite true!
Any tips for someone who is considering a role at Qualtrics?
To really thrive at Qualtrics, I think you truly have to love ambiguity. It's more than just being able to deal with it, but also a matter of how you deal with it, and how you feel dealing with it. We're #scrappy here for a reason and you'll need to be able to shift priorities quickly and often. My best piece of advice for someone considering Qualtrics is to figure out what kind of work environment you work best in. Is it somewhere where things are really straightforward and you're told what to do? Or is it somewhere you can forge your own path? There's a lot of opportunity for impact here, but only if you see it as an opportunity.
What has surprised you most about working at Qualtrics?
What surprised me most is how much room there is for ownership and creative problem-solving. New ideas are so welcome and encouraged here and I was surprised at how much people trusted me to take an idea and turn it into reality. It's been (and still is) such a learning experience getting to solve problems that I never thought I'd be able to solve, and stretching myself in so many ways I didn't expect to be stretched.
What made you want to get into recruiting?
I wanted to get into recruiting because I felt it had the most potential for impact. The insight and perspective that you gain as a recruiter can help anyone, whether it's a friend, family member, or candidate for Qualtrics. Everyone is going to experience being a job seeker at one point in their lives, and I wanted to be in a position where I could help as many people as possible.
How have you become involved in the community at Qualtrics?
I joined MosaiQ which is our employee resource group for people of color, and actually spearheaded the new Humans of Qualtrics initiative for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month this year. The purpose was to amplify the voices & stories of Qualtricians of color and help more people feel like they belong here. The coolest thing is seeing Humans of Qualtrics continue on for Hispanic Heritage Month, and hopefully for many more to come!
|Nancy is an alumnus of the University of Maryland, College Park, and started her career at Children's National Medical Center. Nancy’s favorite color is yellow because it reminds her to stay positive & live life with a sunny state of mind!|