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

  1. What is your title at Germer?  Executive Recruiting Assistant
  2. When did you start at Germer/ how long have you been here?  September 2021
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.