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Today, we chatted with Katie Cobuzzi, who was able to internally transfer from recruiting to consulting thanks to the supportive environment at her company. Since working for Bluewolf, she’s been able to explore both her interests in candidate experience and Salesforce, and she’s grateful for such a unique experience.
Tell us about yourself!
I grew up in Westfield, NJ and have been living in New York City for a little over a year now. I graduated from Lehigh University with a BA in Psychology in 2016, and have been working for Bluewolf since shortly thereafter.
What’s your title at your new role, and what’s your day-to-day like?
I’m a business analyst implementing customer relationship management (CRM) systems, such as Salesforce. I work with a project team to learn a given client’s entire business process, which enables us to create a customized Salesforce platform for them. Our ultimate goal is to innovate their processes and technologies, creating unparalleled customer and employee experiences.
What were you doing before you landed your new job?
Prior to becoming a business analyst, I was working on Bluewolf’s talent acquisition team. My typical day-to-day consisted of finding top talent by searching for fitting LinkedIn profiles and reviewing candidates’ applications. My experience with the talent acquisition team was instrumental in gaining extensive insight into Bluewolf’s business.
What were you looking for in a job?
I wanted a company with growth opportunities that didn’t “pigeon hole” me into one specific area.
Bluewolf exceeded my expectations—during my time on the talent acquisition team, I had open conversations with my manager about if and where I wanted to move within the company. I was met with such support and enthusiasm throughout my transition process, which ultimately led me to the role I’m in today.
What attracted you to Bluewolf when you found it on The Muse?
During one of my internships in college, I attended the Salesforce Connections Conference, where I learned about the Salesforce industry and the copious amount of opportunities within it.
While this peaked my interest, I was also doing research on effective talent acquisition and employee retention for my internship. My research made me particularly interested in pursuing recruiting when I graduated. These interests combined led me to Bluewolf, where I found the Talent Acquisition Scout role on The Muse.
What’s something most people would find surprising about working at Bluewolf?
The ability to create your own professional path is something that makes Bluewolf unique. Making the switch from talent acquisition to consulting was an invaluable opportunity that I might not have gotten at another company. It’s great to feel the support of your company and colleagues in your professional pursuits.
What’s your favorite part so far about working at Bluewolf?
The culture at Bluewolf is unparalleled. Every person I work with has a unique background and story, but there’s an underlying drive that ties us all together. All my co-workers are extraordinary people who make me excited about the work we do.
Also, the free fruit in the office on Tuesdays is pretty great.
Is there anything from The Muse that helped you out in your job hunt?
As a recent college graduate, I ran into a lot of issues with how other websites defined “entry-level.” I would look into an enticing “entry-level” job posting, only to find out the company was looking for a candidate with two to five years of experience.
That was until I found The Muse! The Muse posted true entry-level roles at cool companies.
Is there anything in particular you did during your application process that you think helped you stand out and land the job?
I made sure to tailor my resume and cover letter for each job application. It’s easy to send a generalized cover letter and resume to every company and hope that the sheer volume of applications you send out will land you a job.
After working in recruiting for a year, I will say it’s quite easy to spot a lazy application. Being specific is key to catching and holding the attention of a recruiter.
What advice would you have for someone who wants a job like yours?
If your experience is anything like mine, you’ll know if the role is the right fit for you during the interview process. There’s a sense of comfort and excitement when discussing the relevance between your past experience and what it can bring into your new professional path.
When your interview process doesn’t feel grueling, but rather collaborative and informative, you’ll know that this opportunity is the right one for you.
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