Employee Spotlight: Dan Hilboldt

 

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 the Senior Sales, Marketing & Advertising Recruiter Dan Hilboldt!

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

I spent nearly 8 years working with a couple different insurance brokers in the Kansas City area. 

Where did you go to college?

Kansas State University

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

It’s a long-ish story. I was on my way to declare as a Secondary Education major because I wanted to teach and coach high school kids. En route to making my “declaration”, I thought to myself, “I really enjoy Geography” and veered to the right to declare as a Geography major. My thought process was I can get my degree in geography and work towards my teaching certification at the same time. Once I got involved in the coursework, I found that I really enjoyed cartography and computer mapping/GIS work and put my secondary education/coaching dreams aside. I actually had a job offer out of school to map the bays/inlets around the world on a government contract but ended up finding out I was going to like insurance sales and marketing just as much. And now, here I am in recruiting!

What is your favorite ‘90s jam?

Honestly, I’m more of a movie guy than a music guy so it probably depends on my mood. I enjoy Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, & Blink-182, but you can’t beat Wu-Tang, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Biggie, or Beastie Boys either. I really will listen to just about anything.

What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

A door full of condiments, milk, eggs, lunch meat, leftover baked chicken, leftover potatoes, a few veggies, and most importantly, beer

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

I’ve always said the first thing I would do is buy a place in Manhattan, KS so I have a “free” place to stay for Wildcat basketball games and football weekends. I’d look to donate a good chunk of money to various charities and causes while still making sure myself and my family had the means to live comfortably. I’d make sure my friends got to have some fun on my dime as well.

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

It would be tough to disconnect for that long, but I’d try to spend as much time with my family and friends as possible. While most of my friends and all of my immediate family live in town, I’d probably try to visit some of my extended family and friends that live out of town. I really enjoy spending time with “my people”

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

Ketchup and mustard packets, McNugget dipping sauces, hot sauce, a few pieces of candy, and some nasty protein bars I probably need to just throw in the trash

What should employers expect in the 2018 market?

The ideal candidate may pass you by if you drag your feet during the hiring process or are hesitant to make a decision. Time is of the essence right now.

What should job seekers know about the 2018 job market?

While you have the upper hand in the search process right now, it’s no time to be greedy, and don’t burn ANY bridges. Kansas City is a small enough city that you never know when you may cross paths with someone else again.

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

Have fun with the interview process and don’t let it stress you out. The person across the table from you is probably just as nervous as you are because the pressure is on them to make the right hire. If it’s a mutual fit at the end of the day, it’s the right place for you. If not, that means your skills will be better utilized and appreciated within another organization.

 

If you are a job seeker or employer who would like to get in touch with Dan, email dhilboldt@morganhunter.com or call 913-409-1140.