In this segment of our A Day in the Life series, where we recognize some of Jitjatjo’s incredible Change Agents, we meet Shai, Talent Acquisition Associate. Shai gives us a glimpse into her typical day recruiting new workers onto our platform.
Name: Shai Epps
Title: Talent Acquisition Associate
What do you do at Jitjatjo and how long have you been with the company?
I am a recruiter of Talent and have been with the company for 7 months.
What is your typical day like?
A typical day for me is always going to look different based on the Talent pool, but it normally involves interviewing on Zoom and outreach to get people hired or interviewing with us.
How would you describe Jitjatjo in 3 words?
Modern, Superb, and Flexible (no pun intended)
Why did you choose Jitjatjo?
During the interview process, I felt like I got a real glimpse of the work culture and what it would be like to work with the company.
What do you love most about working at Jitjatjo?
I love the laid back atmosphere and appreciate having a voice that is actually heard.
What do you think makes a great team?
I think good work ethic, communication, and a few doses of humor and sarcasm make a great team.
What is your greatest achievement to date – personal or professional?
My greatest achievement was being the small town Southern girl who decided the best decision for her future was to leave “home”. That decision alone has changed my life for the better personally, financially, professionally, spiritually, etc.
What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
Don’t be afraid. A small statement, but it could be applied to so many different situations. Don’t be afraid to ask for PTO. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Don’t be afraid to suggest a different idea than the norm.
What has been your proudest moment at Jitjatjo?
The successful launch of the Houston market and getting its first gig filled.
What do you hope to achieve in the coming months, year(s)?
I hope to achieve growth and self care in the coming months while enjoying the journey along the way.
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