Meet DeWinter Associates’ Newest Executive Recruiter, Hannah Virtue in our Latest Q&A
Q&A WITH HANNAH VIRTUE
How long have you worked in accounting, finance, and/or tech? Recruiting?
This will be my first year working in accounting, finance, tech and recruiting!
How were you introduced to the recruiting industry?
I was first introduced to the recruiting industry through LinkedIn after graduating from college in 2018! I had some recruiters reach out to me through LinkedIn to see if I was interested in a role they were looking to fill. That’s what really sparked my interest in recruiting and I am looking forward to starting my recruiting career with the DeWinter Group!
Why do you look forward to working in accounting, finance or tech talent acquisition?
I am really looking forward to meeting and connecting with so many smart, driven, and talented individuals that work in such important and innovative fields!
If you were to provide advice to peers in accounting, finance, or tech seeking to develop their careers, what would it be?
Continue to take risks and be willing to put yourself in situations outside your comfort zone! I think when you put yourself in a situation that’s outside of your comfort zone, you open yourself up to a lot of opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally.
How were you introduced to the DeWinter Group?
I first learned about the DeWinter Group on LinkedIn!!
What are 3 words to describe the DeWinter Group (or your impression thus far)?
How do you plan on developing the DeWinter Group? What are your goals for the coming year?
Since I am brand new to recruiting, my main goal for the coming year is to really focus on understanding and learning everything about the role, as well as growing and developing my network of people so that I can make an impact on my team, the company, and the client or candidate.
How do you plan on practicing the DeWinter Group’s Mission Statement: ‘We Build Our Network One Relationship at a Time’?
I plan on practicing the DeWinter Group’s Mission statement by doing exactly what it says, taking the time to build my network one relationship at a time. I plan on actively and genuinely engaging with each of my future candidates, clients, and colleagues in order to develop strong, meaningful relationships.
What’s your favorite thing to do in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley?
My favorite thing to do in the Bay Area is to just go explore it! I really enjoy exploring new hiking spots in the bay or exploring new areas in the city!
What did you originally want to be when you grew up?
Growing up, I wanted to attend UC Davis and become a vet.
What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
Santeria – Sublime.
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
He’s here to remind us of the current climate crisis and he’s wearing a sombrero because it’s too hot in the Arctic.