March 21, 2022
 by 
Liz Hershey

Q&A With Jenell Metcalf, Talent Sourcing Specialist

Q: Can you tell us about your professional background and what brought you to Inside Talent?

I have worn many professional hats over the years. I have an entrepreneurial background in small business. I worked for my parents small business for 10+ years and both my husband and I have ran small businesses for the past 15 years. My experience also includes banking, management and education.

Q: What is your favorite part about your job?

The never-ending challenge. I love puzzles and putting all the pieces together. Sourcing and researching are both challenging and so rewarding.

Q: What is the best tip you would give someone just starting out in recruiting?

Ask a ton of questions. The internet, Google and YouTube are great learning resources and have a ton of information.

Q: What is the most important thing you have learned working at Inside Talent?

That it is okay not to know how to do everything all the time. This job is a complete 180 in regards to anything I have done before. I have loved the challenge and have learned so much along the way.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

Our family spends the majority of our summers on a ball field. Both my husband and I played softball until our children were old enough to have their own teams. Now, we are either watching or coaching baseball and softball.

Q: If you could choose any other job or profession (regardless of talent and ability) what would it be any why?

A professional tennis player. I have always loved the game of tennis and would love to travel the world and play professionally.

Q: What are three words that your friends or family would use to describe you?

Loyal, Straight-Forward, Outgoing

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