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MindSpring Employee Spotlight with Jasmine Trieu

by MindSpring Partners on February 16, 2021 in MindSpring News


Jasmine TrieuTell us about what you do at MindSpring.

I’m an associate recruiter and I help people find jobs!


What do you find most interesting about working with the MindSpring team?

I’d say it’s been interesting to get to know the whole MindSpring team through Zoom over the last couple of months.

(Jasmine joined the MindSpring team mid-pandemic. We’re all looking forward to the day when we can work together in person again.)


How does MindSpring support your career and personal goals?

MindSpring continues to support my career and goals by leaving the door open to any questions I have and always letting me know that there is a hand to help if needed.


What’s the #1 quality you feel is important to achieving success in the staffing industry?

I feel the most important qualities are patience and understanding – being able to put yourself in another’s shoes and consider the way they think.


What is a unique trait or something that differentiates you from other recruiters out there?

I try to find something to relate to with each candidate I speak to. It’s also important to be as personable as I can over the phone and less transactional since we are all couped up in our homes. Trying to combat the WFH blues with a little friendliness!


What’s the biggest benefit to partnering with a staffing firm in a job search?

The biggest benefit to partnering with a staffing firm during your search is that you gain a “one up” compared to candidates who apply by themselves. We end up serving as another reference for you to the client and can give you our best insights and tips to differentiate your candidacy.


If you could give one piece of advice to a client / candidate (depending on if you are in recruiting or sales) what would it be?

One piece of advice I would give to a candidate is to really believe in yourself and your skills. Sometimes we can be our own worst critics, but life is too short to sell yourself short.


What’s your favorite thing to do in Chicago? Or what new hobby did you pick up during quarantine?

This winter I’ve been missing all the walks I used to go on around the city – seeing all the different sights and experiencing each neighborhood, the different architecture styles, parks, and all that fun stuff. There’s no better feeling than stumbling upon something new like a small business or restaurant that ends up being your favorite for years all because you saw it during a walk. Can’t wait to get back out there!