May 20, 2019
Employee Spotlight: Julie Lence – Executive Internal Recruiter
Getting to Know Julie Lence
Title: Executive Internal Recruiter
Department/Practice Area: Technology & IT
Time at Bridgepoint: 7 Months
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
What is your role at Bridgepoint?
I am the technical recruiter for Bridgepoint’s IT & Technology Consulting teams.
How did you decide upon a career in consulting? And what attracted you to Bridgepoint?
I enjoy solving complex problems for hiring managers by finding the technical talent they need. Therefore, joining a consulting firm like Bridgepoint was a no-brainer. When I heard about Bridgepoint from a coworker I began to investigate. I was instantly impressed by the firm’s stellar talent, as well as their impeccable reputation here in Texas.
What’s your favorite aspect of your job?
I love when I’m able to find the right fit for the candidate in his/her career, as well as a good fit for our team here at Bridgepoint. I also truly enjoy the relationships I’m able to build with others. I believe you need to have a sense of humor in recruiting to develop a rapport with those you’re working with.
What is the toughest part of your job?
My favorite part of the job is also the toughest: finding that perfect match for the candidate and the business. It’s a puzzle I love to solve, but it can also often be a challenge.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Pay it forward by mentoring others. I was fortunate to have several amazing mentors early on in my career. They taught me a lot about the importance of helping others. Once I was in a position that I could help, Ialso started mentoring.
What would people never guess you do in your role?
To be honest, people are always surprised at how much math is required in recruiting. For example, we’re often calculating bonus structures and salaries when talking to potential candidates.
What gets you excited about going to work each day?
Every day is exciting because I never know how the day is going to play out even if I have a planned schedule. Recruiting is full of surprises.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a huge fan of fun, so some of my favorite activities include go-karts, amusement parks, haunted houses and pinball. I am also a foodie, and enjoy supporting local restaurants. When it comes to music, I listen to blues, funk and R&B.
What’s the craziest thing on your bucket list?
I have a need for speed, and have always wanted to drive on the Autobahn or “Bundesautobahn” in Germany.
What is one fun fact that would surprise people?
I love to collect Day of the Dead memorabilia, and have a large collection at home. I own a lot of artwork, figurines, ornaments, etc., but my favorite piece is a small music box with a secret compartment.
If you could provide a few words of advice to someone looking to go into consulting, what would you say?
If you have a passion for solving complex problems or “puzzles,” and you enjoy interfacing with clients, then consider consulting. You will never be bored.
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