James Lewis

Recruiter Info

Name: James Lewis Title: Talent Acquisition Lead Email: james@pers.io LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/superdown Phone: 773-469-2481 Twitter: @superdown

Company Info

Company: Persio Location: Chicago Website: pers.io/ Careers Page: pers.io/careers.php LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/persio Twitter: @Persio_Inc Facebook: www.facebook.com/persiomarketing/

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Email Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: Email or LinkedIn. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: Honesty, ambition, and positivity. Additionally, I love to see candidates who have spent time researching the opportunity and our company offering versus blindly hitting apply based on a description. Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: At a high level they have to include a resume that reflects experience aligned to the position for which they applied. Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: Lack of passion and a poor attitude. Even if someone has 'Rockstar' hard skills in their domain a demonstrated lack of emotional intelligence is a deal breaker. Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? A single favorite quote is tough. How about this one? "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Edmund Burke What do you like to do in your free time? Cooking, reading, gardening, cycling, trying new beers, and spending time with my family. In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? I'm surrounded by intelligent people who have a sincere desire to build something game changing - it's awesome! In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? Weekly socials, ad hoc events, quarterly company wide outings, social good initiatives - we do a lot. In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Persions are a collaborative group of self-starters who respect each other as we strive to solve significant problems.

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