Get to Know Germer! Jess Goodman
Name: Jess Goodman
School: Millersville University (Bachelors) and Holy Family University (Masters)
Major: Early Elementary/ Special Education and Master of Education with a Reading Specialist Concentration
Graduation Year: 2018 and 2020
- What is your title at Germer? Executive Recruiting Assistant
- When did you start at Germer/ how long have you been here? September 2021
- What is one piece of advice you would give to a fresh graduate job searching? There are so many great opportunities, so be flexible, network, and don’t be afraid to look out of your comfort zone!
- What is the hardest part of transitioning into full time work? The hardest part of transitioning into full time work for me was starting a new schedule and learning how to balance my personal and work life. In college I had more flexibility within my schedule that made it easier for me to make this balance. Also, make sure you are taking time to do something for yourself each week! I make it a goal to go kickboxing once a week. Getting into a routine and taking time for myself each week has been extremely helpful transitioning into full time work.
- What is your favorite part about working at Germer? There is so much I love about working at Germer, but my favorite part is the work environment. I feel supported, respected, and appreciated. This environment makes me excited to continue to learn and challenge myself.
- What is your favorite part of post-graduate life at Germer? My favorite part of post-graduate life at Germer is the ability to continue to learn. Personal and professional development is very important to me. Within the first month I was given several book and podcast suggestions for personal and professional growth. I am currently reading The Contrarian Salesperson with the President of Germer International. This has been extremely helpful as I transition into the pharmaceutical recruiting industry.
- What is your favorite part of working with candidates from start to offer? My favorite part of working with candidates from start to an offer is building a relationship with them. While building these relationships, you gain each other’s trust. As a recruiter, you can see where a candidate is at professionally and listen to what more they want to gain from their profession. It is such a rewarding feeling to help candidates reach the next step in their professional goals.
- What is the most challenging part of this job and how do you overcome this challenge? The most challenging part of this job has been having tough conversations with candidates. I am continuing to work on this but allowing myself to have exposure to these tough conversations has been helping me to overcome this challenge
- What is the most important lesson you have learned since graduating college? An important lesson I learned recently is I must be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Starting a career in the pharmaceutical industry has been very different for me. But in this new career, I am allowed the opportunity to challenge myself. As I mentioned above, these challenges have been difficult for me. However, the more I get do something that is unfamiliar and uncomfortable, like having a difficult conversation, the more it becomes comfortable for me.