Jacobson Employee Spotlight – Nov. 2019

Posted by The Jacobson Group

At The Jacobson Group, we’re dedicated to our employees and their professional development and growth. Each month, we highlight a few of our corporate employees from across the company as they share a bit about themselves and their roles. Get to know these individuals below. View last month's edition of our Employee Spotlight here.

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Client Development Manager, 7 months at Jacobson

Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois

Alma Mater: Elmhurst College

Describe Your Role: As a client development manager, my goal is to help our clients make a successful placement. I focus on being a readily available, professional consultant who aids and supports the client with all of their sourcing and hiring needs.

Favorite Thing About Working at Jacobson: My favorite part is my colleagues. I get to work with such smart, energetic and inclusive people everyday, which has made my transition into a new company a lot easier. 

Jacobson in Three Words: Thought-Provoking, Collaborative, Fun

Favorite Dessert: Grandmother's homemade pecan pie

Surprising Fact: I once ate three meals in three different countries in a single day.

Recruiter, 1 year, 6 months at Jacobson

Hometown: Cairo, Egypt

Alma Mater: University of Illinois at Chicago

Describe Your Role: As a recruiter on the talent delivery team, I partner with our clients to recruit for various interim openings and opportunities. 

Favorite Thing About Working at Jacobson: I love our work environment and culture. My favorite event is our annual meeting because I get to connect with all of my coworkers.

Surprising Fact About You: I can sing "You've Got a Friend in Me" in Arabic.

Best Advice: Always ask when you don't know.

Ideal Lunch Break: I'd make a stop at the taco truck and then take a walk in the park.

Recruiter, 4 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Lusaka, Zambia

Alma Mater: Baptist Bible College

Describe Your Role: As a recruiter, I partner with our clients to identify long-term matches for their organizations. There's never a dull moment. Fun fact: I am the only recruiter in the company who has worked for all three divisions, and I love them all. 

Best Piece of Advice Ever Given: Never be afraid to go after what you want. It may not be easy, but it's always worth it. If you don’t try and just stay where you are, you’ll never know what you are capable of achieving.

Favorite Thing About Working at Jacobson: I help facilitate our "lunch for a lunch" service event. I love it because we come together to make lunches for local homeless people. 

Favorite Music: Currently the ever enigmatic Lizzo and all things '70s slow jams

Superpower: I am the queen of bargain hunting. If there’s a coupon for something, I've got it.

Employee spotlight-04DEVIE SMITH
Manager of Accounting, 11 years at Jacobson

Hometown: Lithonia, Georgia

Alma Mater: The University of Georgia

Describe Your Role: I truly love my job as manager of accounting. My day-to-day involves general ledger management and financial statement generation. I also manage the financials and payroll of the organization, which allows me to work with all of my coworkers. 

Jacobson in Three Words: Family, Collaborative, Open

Favorite Event at Jacobson: I love our Vegas celebrations as a large group!

Surprising Fact About You: I was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and lived there until I was 8 years old.

Bucket List Item: I would like to go parasailing at some point. 

If you’re interested in joining our corporate team, check out our open positions here.