06Jun

This Thursday, July 29 is National Intern Day, a holiday created by WayUp that’s dedicated to recognizing and celebrating our future leaders of the world.

Green Key is proud to provide students and young professionals with opportunities to position themselves as rising experts within their industry through various internships across our recruiting teams. 

Curious about what a Green Key internship looks like? Ask an expert! Olivia Stein is a University of Michigan student who joined the Green Key Healthcare team as a research intern this summer. Stein shares how her experience as a Green Key intern has helped shape her career path.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Olivia Stein and I’m from Long Island, NY. I am a rising junior at the University of Michigan majoring in Organizational Studies on the healthcare and public health track, with a minor in Sociology of Health and Medicine.

What are your career aspirations?

Though I know I want to work with healthcare organizations, I am not sure what my ideal career is just yet. However, I know I want to obtain a master’s degree in public health and work with healthcare organizations to make them more inclusive, e.g. by employing DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives.

How does the internship with Green Key Healthcare relate to your long-term career goals?

Interning with Green Key Resources has helped me refine my organizational and communication skills tremendously. I have gained confidence in my ability to communicate with candidates and learned to apply that confidence in other aspects of my life. Green Key has also introduced me to a variety of career paths in the healthcare field and what they have to offer. Finally, I have learned how to manage time and self-motivate, especially on the days that I work from home.

"Interning with Green Key Resources has helped me refine my organizational and communication skills tremendously. I have gained confidence in my ability to communicate with candidates and learned to apply that confidence in other aspects of my life." 
-Olivia Stein, Research Intern

Walk us through a typical day in the life of a Green Key Healthcare research intern.

My typical day at Green Key begins by sifting through my email to upload any resumes I may have received for my searches from the day prior. Then, I use a job board such as Indeed or CareerBuilder to find an ideal candidate for a job description provided to me by Green Key Healthcare recruiters. Next, I contact the candidates I find on the job board who fit the job description, upload their resumes to Salesforce, and refer them to recruiters if they seem to be a good fit. I make sure to stay organized with a running spreadsheet of candidate profiles. 

Can you share a few key takeaways or lessons learned from your time with Green Key this summer?

Overall, Green Key has given me more confidence in the workforce as well as experience working with healthcare candidates. I am grateful for this opportunity to delve deeper into the intricacies of different careers in healthcare.

What advice do you have for other students or young professionals who might be considering a career in recruiting?

Recruiting allows you to develop plenty of skills that can be applied in and out of the workplace: better communication, organization, confidence, adaptivity, time management, patience, and persuasion. Green Key provides the ideal environment to grow in these arenas and more! Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make a few mistakes here and there, as long as you take the time to learn from them. I am so grateful that I now have a whole network of people to look up to and learn from. Take the time to put in the work and watch yourself grow!

Grow with Green Key!

Whether you are just about to enter the workforce or are a seasoned recruiter with years of experience under your belt, there is a home for you at Green Key. We invite you to join our team.

Please reach out to randib@greenkeyllc.com for more information about current openings at Green Key.

Jun 6, 2023

YOLO Is Sparking Riskier Career Moves

Has the pandemic pushed you to re-evaluate your professional priorities? You’re not alone. The phrase you only live once (YOLO) seems to be inspiring some workers to quit stable jobs to take a chance on riskier professional endeavors – pursuing passion projects or entrepreneurial adventures.

A recent New York Times article dove into this phenomenon reporting that the hardship of the last year made some millennials think again about pursuing a “typical” career trajectory.

As the article reminds us, the pandemic is not over and there are plenty of people still struggling and mourning from job losses and losing loved ones during the pandemic. But for some people with financial cushions and competitive skillsets, the anxiety and devastation of the past year is giving way to fearlessness when it comes to their careers.

For those taking new professional risks, one theme seems to be consistent – after years of feeling burnt-out from “the hustle,” the pandemic altered their priorities.

They spent the last year evaluating how they lived “before” and whether this life is the one they wanted to be living. Living through a pandemic made many people think, I could die tomorrow – why waste my time doing something I don’t love. YOLO!

#WeAreGreenKey: Spotlight on Jordan Boyd

Welcome to #WeAreGreenKey, where we shine a spotlight on the incredible people behind our powerhouse recruiting team.

This week, we are passing the mic to Jordan Boyd, Senior Recruiter at Green Key Information Technology (IT). After nearly half a decade of working in the industry, Boyd joined Green Key in late 2020. 

Boyd focuses primarily on niche skillsets, including AWS and Azure cloud engineers, database administrators and developers, .NET and Java developers, iOS and Android developers, UI/UX designers, and project management professionals. He has placed candidates in a range of industries, including biotechnology, aerospace, defense, financial services, and government services.

What inspired you to pursue a career in recruitment?

I applied for a sales job with a staffing agency several years ago. During the interview, the hiring manager believed I had the empathy and technical knowledge to work with clients and candidates. After trying my hand at full desk recruiting, I realized I enjoyed matching people with the right job a lot more.

What sets Green Key apart from other recruiting firms?

Green Key is process-driven. We work hard to ensure our candidates are the best fit for the job, providing full transparency about the hiring process and client expectations. We are about finding the right fit for the job—not throwing any and all resumes at a job to see what sticks.

"Green Key is process-driven. We work hard to ensure our candidates are the best fit for the job, providing full transparency about the hiring process and client expectations. We are about finding the right fit — not throwing any and all resumes at a job to see what sticks."

-Jordan Boyd
Recruiter, Green Key IT

Where has Green Key provided service that is hard to match in an internal hiring team?

Green Key works with a diverse range of clients, which means our candidates have several options when it comes to entering new industries. For example, Green Key IT has previously placed candidates in roles for the U.S. government.

What are the next steps for candidates interested in expanding their information technology job search?

Reach out to me or contact my team. Visit www.greenkeyllc.com/area/information-technology to fill out a candidate contact form.

Interested candidates can also browse current openings in IT by visiting the Green Key jobs board