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 Accounting & Finance Division Sr. Recruiter Andrew Chael!
What did you do before you were a recruiter with Morgan Hunter?
I started my post-college career as a healthcare auditor for Myers & Stauffer, then worked in the state & local tax department at BKD as a sales/use tax reimbursement consultant. Neither of them got me excited to come to work every day, so I decided to up and quit and try something completely different. I’ve learned more in four years of recruiting than I could have ever hoped for in any other kind of position.
Where did you go to college?
I decided to go to KU because I grew up as a die-hard Jayhawk basketball fan. And let’s be honest, if you’re from JoCo and not smart or rich enough to go across the country, going to KU is the thing to do.
What did you earn your bachelor’s degree in and why?
I studied Accounting at KU because I was told by many people that it’s an extremely valuable and versatile degree, regardless of how you end up choosing to make money. When I went to school, I had no idea whatsoever what I wanted to do. Even if you don’t work in the world of debits & credits on a day-to-day basis, I think it’s extremely valuable to understand the flow of money through a business.
What is your favorite ‘90s jam?
It may be cliché, but “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind is probably the best song of the decade. If you disagree, there’s a good chance that you are incorrect.
What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
A lot of Tank 7. I’m not there yet, but on my way to becoming a beer snob, and have yet to find anything that tastes better.
If you won $100 million in the lottery, what would you spend your money on?
I’d hold on to $15 Million and invest it wisely. With the other $85 Million, I’d throw it on the Chiefs to win the super bowl next year which would pay around 30/1. If that hit, I’d have almost $3 Billion to my name and would do my best to bring the NBA to Kansas City.
What would you do if you were given a month sabbatical from work?
I’d attempt to hit the other 5 heavily populated continents over the course of 4 weeks. Seeing different cultures around the world gives people very valuable perspective, and I’m embarrassed by the fact that I’ve never been overseas.
What should employers expect in the 2018 market?
The fight for good talent is extremely competitive right now. There’s nothing wrong with being picky about who you hire, but stop and think about what “requirements” you list for potential applicants. If your requirements limit the talent pool dramatically, you might want to re-think your strategy. It’s not 2009 anymore.
What should job seekers know about the 2018 job market?
The national unemployment rate is currently sitting at 4.1% and we are finally seeing some signs that wages are on the rise. Due to this, it is difficult for companies to find good talent at a reasonable salary right now and many of them are making pie-in-the-sky promises throughout the interview process that can’t be kept. Do your homework, and make sure that you’re not being misled throughout the interview process.
If you could provide one tip to job seekers what would it be?
Find someone who knows the hiring market in your industry inside & out that you trust. Rely on them to point you in the right direction. Spend some time thinking about what you can offer over your peers that will be chasing the same jobs you are. Find a position that will allow you to display your best skills.
If you are a job seeker or employer who would like to get in touch with Andrew, email email@example.com or call 913-409-1115.