DRI Employee News
Over the years, Direct Recruiters has had the privilege of hiring several talented interns over the years. This year was no different, as we welcomed three interns to our team this summer. As a relationship-focused search firm, we serve over 30 different industries connecting qualified candidates to our diverse and well-established client list. Since we provide service for a variety of industries and companies, each intern has a different experience. We asked our 2021 Summer interns to share about their internship at DRI below.
“I’m Danny Myeroff and I attend Miami University of Ohio. I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. This is my third summer interning with DRI, as an Executive Search intern for the Robotics team. This has been the biggest and busiest summer for me. I’ve really felt more like an actual recruiter versus an intern. I was able to get on the phones more, help with more searches, and work with different industries. My favorite thing about DRI is playing basketball with the team during lunch. It’s always a good way to break up the day and get out of your head. I love the camaraderie we have as a group. Through working with the Industrial Group, I’ve learned so much about robotics and automation. I’ve also learned a lot of strong sales skills. However, the biggest takeaway has been learning how to network with people, especially those more experienced, smarter and more skilled than myself. In addition, learning to take the “No’s” of recruiting and not let that stop me from trying. Recruiting has helped me become a better salesperson, public speaker, and team player. Upon my graduation, I hope to return to Direct Recruiters as a full-time employee.”
“My name is Zack Olgin. I am a communications student at the University of Cincinnati. This is my first full summer with DRI. I spent my summer working with the Healthcare IT team as an Executive Search Recruiter. It was a pleasure to work with this team of highly skilled individuals. As a recruiter, I loved being able to form new relationships with Candidates over the phone. Through working with my colleagues and potential candidates, I was really able to hone my networking and communication skills. These skills are beneficial for anyone regardless of career choice. I definitely feel like this has opened my eyes to all of the great things that DRI has to offer.”
“I’m Jared Rosner, a senior at Miami University of Ohio, studying Emerging Technology in Business and Design. This summer, I worked with Leo Golubitsky and Aaron Kutz doing everything from sourcing and calling candidates to marketing via LinkedIn posts, flyers and sending out email blasts. My favorite thing I’ve done is getting on the phones and talking with people, as I can tell how much I improved upon this even over such a short period of time. I learned a ton about the recruiting process from start to finish, and all the detail that goes into finding the right candidate to go through the interview process with a client. Learning and gaining experience cold calling people helped my communication skills tremendously. Understanding how to improvise on the fly when things didn’t go as planned is a skill, I used a lot that will be utilized throughout the rest of my life. I also improved my ability to actively listen, which is obviously vital when talking to someone, whether recruiting or not. This internship has allowed me to experience being in an office setting for the first time, seeing all the different parts that make a business successful. It was also great getting to learn about how important culture is to a company, something DRI takes very seriously. From playing basketball every week to going to Top Golf and the Indians game among other activities, it’s clear to see how much of a positive impact all the effort into having a good culture has had for the success of the company.”
November 30, 2017
Our latest employee spotlight is Doug Kellermeyer, Project Manager of Government Technology & IT/Cybersecurity. Doug works alongside Partner, Ryan Lange to source, qualify, and acquire the industry’s most talented candidates. Doug is determined, goal-oriented, and loves to learn and develop new skills.
Partner, Ryan Lange, said “Doug showcases the ability to be a consistent top-performer and leader at DRI. He exemplifies our Core Values and is an asset to the team and the company culture here at DRI.”
As our employee spotlight, Doug shared what inspires him, how he continues to grow in his position, creative thinking, and the DRI Core Value that resonates most with him.
Watch Doug’s video to learn more about our employees and the culture here at DRI!