Employee Spotlight: Andrea Johnson

 

Every two weeks, we highlight one of our amazing recruiters so you can get to know the Morgan Hunter team a little bit better. This week we spoke with Administrative Recruiter Andrea Johnson!

What did you do before you were a recruiter with Morgan Hunter?

Before I was a recruiter, I spent my first two years after college working in insurance for a large broker on the Plaza. I was an account coordinator supporting the account manager. After a while, I wanted to get out of insurance and came to Morgan Hunter to see if they could help. I met with a recruiter and the rest is history!

Where did you go to college?

I went to Mizzou.

What did you earn your bachelor’s degree in and why?

Business Management. Going into college, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to major in. Given that I’m a practical person, I figured since almost anything can operate as a business, majoring in business would be a good way to go.

What is your favorite ‘90s jam?

My favorite ‘90s jams are anything ‘90s country, such as John Michael Montgomery, Shania Twain, and Tim McGraw.

What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

Probably leftover Mexican food and milk!

If you won $100 million in the lottery, what would you spend your money on?

I would absolutely buy a lake house at the Lake of the Ozarks with a boat and all. Growing up, my grandparents had a place down there, so that’s where our family vacations were every year. Now it’s my mini getaway.

What would you do if you were given a month sabbatical from work?

I would probably take a European vacation. The top places I’d still like to visit are Switzerland, Greece, and Iceland.

If we were to open your snack drawer, what would we find?

Dove chocolate is always in my snack drawer!

What should employers expect in the 2018 market?

A great work/life balance is the number one benefit job seekers are looking for in 2018. Several companies are working on creating a better work/life balance within their culture to retain their best employees.

What is something you are passionate about?

I am passionate about giving blood. Many people may not know this about me, but I lost my brother 11 years ago to a tragic accident. He fought hard for 4 weeks and received a number of blood transfusions. He lost his fight but that never stops me from understanding and appreciating the importance of giving. January is national blood donor month and the US is facing a shortage. If I can request one thing, it’s for folks to get out and give! #save3lives

What should job seekers know about the 2018 job market?

There are a lot of opportunities out there for job seekers, and it’s a competitive job market. One of the trends we are seeing is an increase in part-time opportunities. These jobs aren’t for everyone. I think you need to be at the right stage of life. But those who are looking for more flexibility, or need a part-time job to supplement freelance work, are finding these part-time jobs very beneficial.

If you could provide one tip to job seekers what would it be?

My biggest tip for jobs seekers is always to make sure your resume looks great. I’m a firm believer that a great resume is what gets you an interview. If your resume doesn’t look good, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

I would suggest that you don’t use the resume templates in Microsoft Word because your resume starts to look like everyone else’s. You’d be surprised how many we see with the same design.

It’s not just the design of your resume, its everything. Are you being descriptive enough in your experience without writing long sentences or paragraphs? Are you giving recruiters the information they need to see that you have transferable skills and that you’re qualified for the role? You need to strike a balance between not giving too much away but giving enough information that you entice a recruiter or hiring manager to call you for an interview.