For more than 30 years, our successes at ATR have been driven by our team of dedicated staffing professionals. Our people are at the core of everything we do. With this in mind, our Employee Spotlight series is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make our ATR family great. This month, Nick Angelo, Lead Technical Recruiter, is taking us backstage to learn more about life at ATR.

1.      Briefly describe your ATR journey.

I was once a job seeker myself looking for a new job in a different city, so I understand how tedious a job search can be.  I was actually recruited by my current boss (Meghan) when she came across my posted resume on Monster, since I was trying to relocate to San Diego from Los Angeles. I started as a Talent Sourcer and am currently the Lead Technical Recruiter for the San Diego office.

2.      What do you love most about your job?

The people.  The people I work with at ATR, the candidates, HR onsite specialists, and hiring managers. My tasks on a daily basis might be the same, but no two workdays are truly alike as I have the opportunity to connect with so many different people each day. 

3.      What is your favorite thing to do in San Diego?

Take long walks on the beach. Okay, maybe not long walks, but the weather in San Diego is perfect for all things outdoor, like going to the beach, playing sports, hiking and more.

4.      What is your top piece of advice for clients, candidates, or those who are new to the staffing industry?

Clients: When constructing a job description for a new role, be as specific as possible. A potential candidate should be able to read the overview of a role and have a good general concept of what they would be doing. They should also be able to review qualifications and understand how their background would apply to this role to make them qualified.  Most importantly, do not prolong the hiring process. In today’s market, a talented candidate could get multiple offers within a short period of time. If your hiring process is too long, you will miss out on the top candidates.  Continuously ask new hires how your interview and onboarding processes were to improve the experience for future candidates

Candidates: When constructing your resume, be specific as possible. Your resume should be your tool to market yourself. It should not list things you do not have experience or knowledge of, but rather highlight career successes and background. A manager or a recruiter should be able to review your resume and know exactly how you will benefit their company/team by what your resume tells them.

5.      Where would you most like to travel and why?

Italy, Japan, Iceland, and Australia have always topped my bucket list, but I want to visit Italy the most. My heritage is partly/mostly Italian, and I have always wanted to visit the country my grandparents were from and experience the culture (which of course includes the wine). Japan is a newest addition to the list; my wife wants to experience her own heritage in the same way. I am very excited to travel to Tokyo with her this summer!

6.      What is your funniest ATR memory?

The ATR 30th anniversary was an event I am lucky to have experienced.  I work with so many people from different offices by phone and email, and it was great to meet everyone in person and have fun with them at our huge anniversary party!

To find out more about what life is truly like at ATR, follow us on Instagram @ATRinternational.


Learn more from our fantastic ATR team:

Behind the Scenes at ATR with Angelique Alvarez

Behind the Scenes at ATR with Wendy Sun

Behind the Scenes at ATR with Josh Seliner

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