#WeAreGreenKey: Spotlight on Rich Egloff

Welcome back to #WeAreGreenKey, where we shine a spotlight on our powerhouse recruiting team.   

Recently, we got the opportunity to chat with Richard Egloff, Director of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction at Green Key.

How did you first get started in recruiting and what do you find the most rewarding about your work? 

I first got started in recruiting due to looking for a career change after working at a corporate car rental company for about five years. I found my way to recruiting through a friend who had transitioned to recruiting and posted about open roles. What I find the most rewarding about my work is being able to help someone learn how to leverage their skills to find the best opportunities for themselves and their families.  

What are common challenges candidates face in the hiring process for AEC positions, and how can they best prepare? 

I think candidates are not aware how active the market is and clients are hiring very specific positions. I think candidates are staying put due to this. Recruiting in the AEC industry is becoming more of a relationship driven industry and more clients than ever are using recruiters to help produce talent. I also think candidates don’t know how their skills transfer from client to client, project type to project type.  We try to prepare them based on what their goals, skills and interests are and how we can find the best opportunities for their hard and soft skills. 

What industry trends are you currently seeing? 

I think candidates are starting to check out what’s out there, hiring slows down in the fourth quarter but speeds up quickly in the first quarter. A lot of projects become awarded at the start of the year, you see a lot of proposals being presented and accepted so you see a big hiring movement in Q1- Q2 every year.  

What advice would you give to someone who is working on taking themselves from a good recruiter to an exceptional recruiter? 

The staffing industry can be harsh, but it always pays you back in the long run. So, I would day, stay the course and continue to be dedicated, and patient.  

What goals do you and your team have set for the new year? 

We’ve grown to a team of thirty in just two and a half years, so we’re aiming to flatten out the leadership curve, continue to focus on long term goals as a team and remember that recruiting is relational and not transactional. 2024 is going to be a big year for us. We are aiming to have top producers not just for now but for the future. 

What’s your favorite holiday tradition? 

Being able to gather with family and friends to reflect on the year, what we’re grateful for, and appreciate our loved ones. 

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