Meet Us Monday: Megan Carty
To help you get to know the Automationtechies team a bit better, we will introduce a different member each Monday. Today’s profile is for Megan Carty.
Megan joined Automationtechies in 2012 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. As a Candidate Sourcing Specialist, Megan works to connect engineers with current opportunities in the industry. She also enjoys growing Automationtechies’ social media presence, creating email job alerts and newsletters, and maintaining the company website.
1) What role do you play at Automationtechies? What do your daily tasks include?
Because we’re a small company, my roles are varied. As a Candidate Sourcing Specialist, I review all incoming applicants to our job postings and route qualified candidates to the appropriate recruiter for further interviewing. I act as a first line of contact / ambassador to potential candidates, by finding, networking, and engaging with passive and active talent in the job market. I also serve as Digital Media Manager and maintain our company website, update our social media accounts, and create and distribute email job alerts and candidate/employer newsletters.
2) What do you do for fun when you’re not working?
I enjoy watching movies & (a little too much) TV. I’m also a reading fiend and love to escape into the pages of YA dystopian books, historical fiction, and WWII stories. In addition, I maintain a personal blog where I document my travels, weekend activities, and transition to living a healthier and more natural, minimalist lifestyle.
3) Tell us a little bit about your family.
My high school sweetheart husband and I left the cornfields of Illinois and our families to move to Minnesota almost 4 years ago. We really enjoy living in the Twin Cities and spend our free time geocaching, hosting game nights, trying new restaurants, and avoiding chores.
4) If you won the lottery, what would you do with your winnings?
Continue to live simply, settle any debts, donate to charity, invest and save for retirement, attend lots of live theater, and travel… my wanderlust is unquenchable!
5) What is one random or weird fact about you that other people tend to find interesting?
I’ve never had the pleasure of having chicken pox.
6) What is one piece of advice you’d like to share with job seekers?
Keep track of your achievements at work and update the list as you go along. You’ll find it extremely helpful when it comes time to refresh your resume and LinkedIn profile, answer interview questions, campaign for a raise or promotion, and prepare for performance reviews. Looking back over your accomplishments can also serve as an easy pick-me-up when you’re having a bad day!
7) What is one piece of advice you’d like to share with employers who are hiring?
When writing a job description, try to think beyond 401ks and standard benefits. While these are important, be sure to also include perks and benefits that set your company apart and what candidates would find attractive enough to talk to you before one of your competitors. Highlight your retirement and healthcare plans, but remember that the little things count too. Provide job seekers with an idea of your company’s culture! If you end up struggling with what else to include in your job posting, ask those who know best – your current employees.