Meet the Team: Karley Schrey
Position: Search Analyst
Location: Quakertown, PA
Joined ORS: November 2019
Alma Mater: West Chester University of PA
Why did you choose ORS?
I had campus experience with event planning and project management. During that experience, I found out that I enjoyed recruiting my peers to take part as “talent” in my organization’s events, leading me to pursue a career in the talent acquisition industry. I chose ORS specifically because of our culture. I immediately felt like I could be myself, create long-lasting relationships and thrive in our entry-level training environment. As any recent grad might relate to, I aimed to be a part of an environment that wants to develop me as much as I am eager to learn. What stood out to me the most through my interview experience was the feeling that ORS is committed to teaching me and giving me the necessary tools to be successful in the industry.
What do your family members think you do for work?
“Did you get anyone a job today?” - Dad
“You’re on LinkedIn...like a lot, right?” - Mom
How would you describe a recruiter versus a talent consultant?
I believe a talent consultant has the same job responsibilities as a recruiter, but then pushes the bar even higher to deliver more. The client is at the center of a talent consultant’s intentions, with consulting being an important priority in addition to recruiting efforts. I watch my colleagues, talent consultants, care for the clients they represent, modify recruitment processes to increase efficiency, and promote clear communication that ensures a great experience for both the client and the candidates. I admire the way our talent consultants are always upholding the client brand, the ORS brand, and their own brand simultaneously—a goal I am continuing to strive for.
What has been the most exciting or rewarding project you’ve taken part in while at ORS?
I have been in the mix with Freedom Mortgage supporting everything from high-level to entry-level requisitions. It has been exciting to see how Freedom’s recruiting needs keep evolving over time and it’s rewarding to play a part in aiding their expansion. It feels great to help connect a recent grad to the First Flyer program, knowing first-hand how exciting someone’s first “real” job out of college is!
What is most challenging about your position?
I think one of the most challenging things for me about my position is remembering to see the value that lies outside of my comfort zone. No one starts off in a career or an industry with all the tools in their toolbelt, but a lot can be added over time. You can learn new time management techniques or utilize online resources for research or strengthen your client engagement skills, but stepping outside your comfort zone isn’t always easy when you are starting out (if it was, it wouldn’t be called a comfort zone). There is a lack of growth in that zone, so once you adopt the mindset of “I don’t know how to do this, but I am going to learn” or “I’m a little nervous about this, but I’m going to do it anyways” then you are well on your way to seeing more value in not only your own work day, but also the direct benefit you have within your team.
Tell us about something you like to do outside of work.
In the era of social distancing, I usually spend my time outside of work exploring creative outlets. I have been working on my guitar skills and teaching myself to play the piano—a life goal of mine. I can’t wait to safely attend concerts and hear some live music again in the future. Aside from that, I spend a lot of time taking care of my 7-month old puppy, Cash.
Cash the Goldendoodle
Name something on your bucket list.
I would love to travel to Rome to see the remains of the Colosseum—I am fascinated by the city’s architectural attractions and would love to witness them for myself!
Interested in a Search Analyst career opportunity with ORS Partners?