With a background in social work and relationship building for nonprofits, Andrea brings to Motus her years of experience as a job coach, helping people with barriers find their perfect employment match. In her current role, Andrea conducts phones screens, sourcing great candidates for exciting roles, and coordinates with recruiters in strategically posting job ads to various sites. Aside from her coworkers and the never-ending abundance of snacks in the kitchen, her favorite part of joining Motus has been connecting with candidates and learning more about their desires and hopes for future employment. “Motus isn’t your typical run of the mill recruiting agency because we like to find people jobs that actually match their interests, long-term goals, and skill sets. We won’t try and throw you into something if you aren’t in love with it.”
Motivated by a change of pace, Andrea was eager to jump into the recruiting world where she could support job seekers in a different capacity and learn new things outside of social work. One of the things she’d like to tackle in her new role is the misconception surrounding recruiters. “We’re here to help! We’re real people trying to connect with real candidates to match them with great opportunities in the community.”
When she’s not helping candidates land their dream careers, Andrea enjoys being outside, making things, taking road trips, brewing kombucha, reading, listening to live music, going to farmers markets, and taking classes at Portland Community College. Some of the passions that move her forward include combatting social injustices and supporting the natural environment. “I often carry bags with me when I’m out and about around town because I hate seeing trash on the street. I want to keep it green and beautiful here.” One of the things that makes Andrea an effective part of the team is her ability to practice mindfulness – taking things as they come and welcoming new challenges with open arms.