EDITOR’S NOTE: Learn more about the people behind recruitAbility. We’re profiling each of our employees to shed light on their career paths, what they do in their free time, lessons they’ve learned, and much more. View all profiles here.
One of our newest employees is Jeremiah George, a financial & accounting recruiter who is originally from Clearwater, Fla.
He was selected by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft after attending Iowa State. Following his five-year pro career, he coached for the University of Texas football team before entering the recruiting world.
Jeremiah is a proud husband and father. Learn more about his career and his life outside of the office below.
What made you want to get into recruiting?
I was looking for an opportunity to challenge myself in an area outside of my comfort zone. Also, I wanted a job where I can utilize the skills and strengths that I’ve developed as a professional athlete and college football coach. The recruiting industry allows me to do that because I can help others help themselves.
So far, what’s been your favorite part of the job?
I enjoy being a part of a company that has strong core values and practices them on a day-to-day basis.
Has anything surprised you about recruiting so far?
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the level of transparency provided by candidates and clients throughout the hiring and recruiting process.
Have you noticed anything from your athletic and coaching career that translates to your new job?
The biggest similarity I’ve noticed from my football and coaching career that translates to recruiting is that hard work pays off. You’re rewarded when you commit to maximizing your effort in the areas where you seek to improve.
Favorite podcast to listen to?
I Am Athlete podcast hosted by Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor, and Channing Crowder. The men display brutal transparency and give great insight on what it means to be vulnerable, strong, and intelligent through thought-provoking questions and answers. As a former athlete, I connect with their topics and passions on a personal level.
Do you have a favorite business book?
Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall In Love With The Process Of Becoming Great by Joshua Medcalf.
What’s your favorite part about living in Austin?
Any and every weekend can be an adventure with all of the different activities in Austin!
Favorite dinner spot in Austin?
Hard to choose just one. I love trying new food trucks!
What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?
I love hanging out with my wife (Heather) and daughter (July) and doing cool things we’ve never done before.