Kat Farrell

Proxima US

Where are you from/where do you live? I am originally from Buffalo, New York (Go Bills!) but have lived in Chicago for the past 6 years.

When did you join Proxima? Back in Febuary 2022.

What is your role as a recruiter with Proxima? I oversee US Recruitment, including our Campus Recruiting, Experienced Hires, and Senior level Talent. I also coordinate in-office and remote Onboarding activities, while working closely with HR and Marketing to focus on finding and retaining top-notch Talent!

What does a typical day look like? I start my morning by catching up on emails and meeting with stakeholders to discuss Recruitment developments and candidates at different stages in the process. I will also conduct anywhere from 3-5 screening conversations a day. In between, I like to catch up on news about the labor market, as well as spending quite a bit of time proactively sourcing candidates to reach out to.

What’s a common question you get from applicants? What our culture is like, which is my favorite one to answer as Proxima’s culture is inclusive, collaborative, and fun!

What do you like most about your job? I love seeing someone in the office at Proxima for the first time after working with them through the entire Recruitment process.

What are you most proud of about working at Proxima? I’m proud to work for a company that is so committed to DE&I initiatives, and I’m proud to be part of GEN (Gender Equality Network) to continue to push toward equality for everyone who works here.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working? I like to take my dogs on long walks and explore different neighborhoods in Chicago- it’s always a plus when we stumble upon dog-friendly shops and restaurants. I also love to cook, so I typically try at least one new recipe a week!

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