Welcome to You're Hired Rochester!
To be honest with you, I can’t believe this is actually happening. One day, I woke up at 5am and my first thought was “You’re Hired, Rochester!” and immediately thought, “Oh no, I just started my own business.”
That’s literally how YHR started; by waking up to go to work. My career started at a staffing agency where I hired over 500 people in Rochester to some really great companies. I made a reputation for myself, and was approached by an amazing company in Rochester to be in charge of their entire hiring process. When I got the job offer, I remember staring at myself in the mirror and thinking “How the hell did I pull this off?” My whole career in employment felt like this – how did I get here? How did I convince someone to hire me?
All of a sudden, organizations started reaching out to me to speak on employment; how to write your resume, what to do in an interview, how to negotiate wages. I was speaking on panels or alone in front of hundreds of people about a topic I just fell into. Why did people trust me to speak in front of all these people? Don’t they know who they’re working with?!
But I did it. I started speaking out on why trade schools are a better option for some individuals - this got me in front of a hundred students from BOCES. I started speaking to nurses on why some nursing programs are better than others – this got me in front of hundreds of nursing students. All I had to do was speak about my own experiences, and people started to listen.
People then started reaching out to me to help write their resumes. And then would call me asking which companies are hiring. Then they would call me and ask to help them with interview questions. Sometimes, they even asked for career advisement. So many people trusted in me to help them with their career path.
Now when I tell you I woke up one morning and created this business, you know the back story. My entire employment career has been centered on one thing, helping others. Having someone call you up to tell you the resume I helped write got them into their dream job literally makes my whole world light up. I love helping and serving others, and I get to do this every day. I found my passion in life, and it’s helping others find theirs.