I had a few questions to ask Tiffany Daniel-Ramsey, associate consultant at Eames Consulting in New York, and she shared what's kept her in the recruitment industry, the best career advice she's been given and why Eames.
1. How did you get into recruitment?
My professor in college told my class how much he hated being a recruiter, so I wanted to see how I would like it.
2. What is your advice for someone just getting into recruitment?
Just do it. Don’t be afraid to take on a new task or try new methods.
3. What is it about recruitment that has kept you in the industry?
I like how fast-paced recruitment could be. There has never been a dull moment for me, and I like that it keeps me busy.
4. What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your career so far, and how have you overcome that?
When I first started in recruitment, I got five rejected offers back-to-back and that kind of made me lose hope. I sat myself down and told myself not to give up and just brushed it off.
5. What is your number 1 secret to success?
Taking risks would be my number 1 secret to success. Just because something isn’t the standard or the norm doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do it.
6. What’s the best career advice you’ve ever been given?
The best career advice that I was ever given was to always worry about yourself and put yourself first when necessary. After I started using the advice that was given to me, I benefitted a lot.
7. What are you driven by, and how do you stay motivated?
I am driven by my parents; they always gave me the life that I deserved. Every time I get off track or lose motivation, I always think of the things that they accomplished for me.
8. How do you keep a work/life balance?
By knowing when to take a break. It is so easy to get overwhelmed, but I just have to remind myself that when things do get overwhelming, it okay to take a couple of minutes.
9. Why Eames?
David Miles. During the interview process, he made me feel like I could be myself, and I honestly appreciated that. It made me feel very comfortable to open up.
10. People would be surprised if they knew?
That I know how to play the xylophone. Talented in disguise!