Employee Spotlight: Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson and family

 

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 Jeff Olson, Senior Recruiter in our Accounting & Finance Division!

 

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

I spent time with WorldCom and Ikon Office Solutions selling data, office equipment, and technology.

Where did you go to college?

The University of Kansas

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

I have a degree in Sociology. Choosing a major was challenging for me, I had far too many academic interests.

What is your favorite ‘90s jam?

Music is and always has been something I love. I guess I have the ear. My two favorite albums from the 90s are the Smashing Pumpkin’s Gish, and Nirvana’s Nevermind.

Jeff Olson What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

In my kitchen fridge, you’ll find mostly things that are good for you, and some that may not be: fruits, vegetables, turkey, ham, milk, OJ, Greek yogurt, ketchup, mustard, relish, jalapenos, 10 or so different hot sauces, sriracha, salad dressing, 4 or 5 different BBQ sauces, bacon, eggs..and other stuff.

The beverage fridge in the garage has a solid assortment and healthy amount of craft beer from many regions. Right now, you’ll find IPAs, Stouts, Saisons, and some summer ales. Good beer is a good thing. There’s some champagne hiding in the back, never know when you’ll need that.

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

I’d buy some land somewhere on the Kansas side not too far from here, and build my family a great place to live and call home. I’d also invest in business interests and hire a few professionals to maximize my returns in the market. I’d also donate to KU’s school of education and other philanthropic interests of mine.

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

I’d probably come back to work in 2 weeks.

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

Right now, there are several different Chick-fil-A sauces. I could use more pistachios, mints, some kind of bars, chips or something.

What should employers expect in the 2018 market?

Good candidates get hired quickly. If you don’t move fast enough, the competition certainly will. Accelerate the hiring process if you haven’t already.

What should job seekers know about the 2018 job market?

It’s the hottest hiring market I’ve seen in 14 years. The ball is in your court. If you’re not satisfied with your current role, there are options out there for you. 

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

Align yourself with an experienced recruiter you trust, and one who knows the market. It can be a very valuable asset for you.

 

If you are a job seeker or employer who would like to get in touch with Jeff, email jolson@morganhunter.com or call 913-409-1116.