A Day in the Life | Meet Danielle

June 8, 2021
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In our A Day in the Life series, we take the opportunity to recognize some of Jitjatjo’s remarkable Change Agents. In this segment, we meet Senior Recruiting Coordinator, Danielle. Danielle shares details about her role, what her typical day is like, and why she loves working at Jitjatjo.

Name: Danielle Alain

Title:  Senior Recruiting Coordinator

The best thing about working at Jitjatjo is knowing that I am working with supportive colleagues that I can not only learn from but who push me to take on new and challenging opportunities.

What do you do at Jitjatjo and how long have you been with the company?
I work in Talent Acquisition and have been with the company since August of 2018.

What is your typical day like?
My typical day starts with my morning routine of 2 cups of black coffee, a workout on the peloton, or a yoga class, followed by an hour of shared TLC split between my 9-year-old lab and plants all while listening to a podcast. My routine helps me set my mental outlook for the workday ahead which includes talent sourcing, candidate identification, relationship building with applicants and potential candidates, and interviewing to ensure hiring efficiency and success as we expand our Talent Team in all 6 markets. Identifying quality pools of candidates and ensuring that their applicant journey is memorable from start to finish by using human connection is my measure of success as that is how we distinguish ourselves here at Jitjatjo from other platforms. I consistently strive to optimize daily communication to sourced candidates across all markets and implement new strategic ideas on how we can continue to advance and gain daily success with our recruiting efforts, as well as identify any barriers that applicants may have and assist promptly and effectively.

How would you describe Jitjatjo in 3 words?
Connected, Innovative, Progressive

Why did you choose Jitjatjo?
I chose Jitjatjo because I am passionate about how human connection can make an immensely positive impact in many ways across the key talented workforce and diverse job market alike.  I am deeply grateful to be a part of a team that is open-minded, supportive, encouraging, and ready for any new challenge that may arise in our ever-changing day-to-day world. Over the last 3 years with Jitjatjo, I have had the opportunity to develop and advance which has made me stronger as a person professionally as well as personally.  

What do you love most about working at Jitjatjo?
My colleagues and supportive management team. I am lucky to be able to work with all different types of business professionals from all different backgrounds that all boost creativity, support, encouragement, and creativity.

What do you think makes a great team?
I think strong communication, focus, and the ability to collaborate while recognizing individual accomplishments make a successful and strong team.

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?
Running and finishing the Chicago half marathon.

What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
Learning that knowledge is power. I never stop learning because it gives me courage. The more knowledgeable you are, the more comfortable you feel while achieving great things.

What has been your proudest moment at Jitjatjo?
I am most proud of the way I spearheaded the growth of the Chicago talent market which directly contributed to the ongoing success and satisfaction of our clients in the best of ways. Successfully sourcing and facilitating the hiring process for over 1,000 qualified industry professionals during my first year with Jitjatjo has been one of my biggest accomplishments to date in my career.

What do you hope to achieve in the coming months, year(s)?
I hope to be able to achieve continued success with high-volume recruiting and candidate sourcing as Jitjatjo expands and evolves into new markets and industries alike.

I love working at Jitjatjo because I am able to work with an empowering team that can not only divide and conquer department-wide tasks but is also able to collaborate daily and effectively to discuss new ideas and strategies that will only support our growth and expansion for all of our candidates and Jitjatjo as a company.


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