Meet Tyler Larkin, a new technical recruiter who has joined our team! Tyler is based in Charleston, South Carolina, and joins RFS after several years of tech experience, and working with companies like Google. Read on to learn more about Tyler.
What attracted you to the tech industry?
I worked on one of my first projects with Google when the Google Glass & Chromebook Education platforms were being launched throughout the country. Everyone I knew from Google had a great mindset and mission to accomplish anything. It was a very successful contract for Google’s enterprise business. This created my passion for tech.
What does your day-to-day work look like?
My day to day as a technical recruiter is to review my candidate pool on updates for the submissions. Usually in the morning I start sourcing before my first schedule calls for interviews throughout the day. Later in the afternoon after the interviews are completed I speak with my clients and go over candidates I’ll continue to submit. Organization is important for success and I’m happy to have all the necessary tools to succeed and communicate with my teammates here.
What do you enjoy the most about recruiting?
I’ve found that helping people make a change in their lives is something I am passionate about. When I first started recruiting and got my first placement, I remember receiving an email from the employee. He was very excited and just wanted to thank me for everything I did. He was telling me it was a very difficult time in his life personally. My ability to help and coach him throughout the process motivated him to keep going for the role. This made me feel confident about recruiting, and doing more good for people.
What are some words of advice you’d give to others in the tech industry?
Always connect with someone in tech. Attending events, sharing articles, and researching methods. Tech is changing, and you are part of this change!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like traveling the world while we can. My wife and her family are from Brazil. So we like to have a blend of both of our cultures for wherever we go. In my free time, I like to hike and be near the beach on any given day.