This week in our “Meet your Recruiter” series, we will introduce you to our OpTech Solutions recruiter, Krystal Wescott. OpTech Solutions provides engineering and consulting services for embedded systems and connected vehicle solutions. These solutions include telematics, infotainment, mobility solutions, Internet of Things and predictive analytics.
Job Title and Areas of Expertise – Senior Technical Recruiter
13+ years recruiting engineering positions in the automotive market
What’s the most exciting part of your job? I enjoy meeting new candidates daily and it is rewarding connecting them to job opportunities which can result in a positive life changing event. I also appreciate that with recruiting no two days are the same and recruiting always keeps me on my toes.
How did you get into recruiting? I graduated from Michigan State University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. Go Green Go White! :) I started working at Kelly Services in Troy as a Professional Technical Recruiter in May 2007 and worked there for 11.5 years becoming a top Sr. Recruiter on the automotive team. I mainly focused on automotive engineering orders on the MV & VN accounts for GM, Ford, and Toyota. In 2018, I took a couple of years off to raise my children. I joined OpTech Solutions in July 2020 as a part time Sr. Technical Engineering Recruiter.
What do you do in your free time?
Outside of work I enjoy camping and being outside. I particularly love going to the beach, sunny weather, and traveling to FL and Michigan’s west side of the state. I also enjoy hanging out with family and friends.
What advice do you have for women trying to balance work and raising a family? Mom guilt is a real thing and anyone that is a mom has probably experienced it, but my advice is when you are at work, give yourself fully to work and don’t feel guilty about not being with your kids. When you are at home, give yourself fully to your kids and don’t feel guilty about not working. You will find the time is more valuable for each role in your life and that guilt will slowly dissipate if you are giving 100% to one or the other.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Control Time. Life moves way to fast. Being able to control the clock so that you can always have enough time to complete what you want to accomplish. Controlling time would also allow the ability to spend more time with loved ones.
Job hunting can be tedious and a rigorous process. Recruiters provide support, tips and tricks and have access to positions that may not even be posted yet. Contact Krystal with questions you have about your career process.
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