Employee Spotlight: Carol Schmidt

 

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 Carol Schmidt, Director or our Human Resources and Administrative Divisions!

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

I worked for Koch Industries in Wichita.  I was part of the Engineering college recruiting team and learned a ton!

Where did you go to college?

Emporia State University

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

I planned to pursue an elementary education degree, and then continue on for a school counseling degree.  Luckily, my first semester I took intro to teaching and observed a classroom setting.  Realized very quickly teaching was not for me!  I ended up switching to Rehabilitation Services, and then on to get my Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling.  I enjoy helping and working with people and counseling seemed like a natural fit.

What is your favorite ‘90s jam?

Still love listening to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Soundgarden to name a few.

What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

Milk, eggs, yogurt, leftovers, fruit, and veggies.  I try to have quick grab-and-go stuff for two hungry teenagers!

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

I would make some big donations to my favorite charities that I currently support, set money aside for college tuition for our kids, and share the winnings with family and friends.   Travel would definitely be on the to-do list, and my husband would probably start buying lots and lots of fun cars!

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

Spend a lot of time on the beach with a good book and drinks!

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

Almonds and granola bars

What should employers expect in the 2018 market?

The job market continues to be very competitive, and candidates have multiple options when considering new opportunities.  If an employer identifies a candidate they like, they should move quickly to secure top talent.  Additionally, focus on the candidate experience during the interview process as well.  Too many steps in the interview process and lack of follow up after interviews can turn candidates off quickly.

What should job seekers know about the 2018 job market?

It is a great market to be a job seeker.  If you are curious about making a change, it is a great time to take a look and check out other companies and opportunities.

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

Ask questions in the interview!  Make sure the company culture matches what you are seeking, as well as expectations your employer has for the position, to ensure you are making the right career move.

 

If you are a job seeker or employer who would like to get in touch with Carol, email cschimdt@morganhunter.com or call 913-409-1204.