Welcome to #WeAreGreenKey, where we shine a spotlight on the incredible people behind our powerhouse recruiting team.
Justin Stratton joined Green Key Resources as an Executive Recruiter in 2015. Six years later, he is a Staffing Manager at Green Key Professional Support.
Stratton has a diverse background in the performing arts, recruiting, marketing, administration, social media strategy, and business & team building. He currently specializes in Professional Support, Human Resources, and Marketing in a variety of industries including Finance, Legal, Real Estate, Technology, Education, Non-Profit, Fashion & Beauty, and Marketing/Media.
We asked Stratton to share a bit about his recruiting journey, working at Green Key, and the administrative job search.
What inspired you to pursue a career in recruitment?
My long-time friend worked at Green Key for nearly a decade and after grabbing a beer and talking about the good, bad, and the ugly of agency recruiting, I decided to pursue it with her.
Coming out of theater/entertainment, I looked at recruitment as casting for the corporate world. There are so many parallels!
What sets Green Key apart from other recruiting firms?
Green Key is the only recruiting company I’ve worked for. That being said, there is a reason I’ve stayed with this team for six years now! You can read more about my experience with Green Key in this article I published to commemorate my sixth work anniversary.
Where has Green Key Professional Support provided service that is hard to match in an internal hiring team?
When I first moved to New York City, I worked as a temp admin/receptionist/office manager. Eventually, I transitioned from temp to perm through an agency as an Administrative Assistant at a global digital ad company where I stayed for over 5 years! It gave me the opportunity to learn about the corporate world and exposed me to HR functions (i.e. DEI, Recruiting, On-boarding, Event Planning).
I now use that knowledge and experience as a recruiter for Professional Support and Human Resources because I’ve literally been in their shoes. I actively listen to candidates’ needs, wants, and ultimately their ‘why’ to successfully place them with our clients.
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