Brookdale Careers

  • Healthcare Services Recruiter Spotlight: Amanda Wochner

    April 2, 2015

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    Healthcare Services recruiter, Amanda Wochner, hiking in Arizona

    Recruiter:  Amanda Wochner
    Team:  Healthcare Services
    Covers:  Florida, Michigan, Texas

     

    1. What is something you wish candidates knew up front?
    Be yourself!  That said, always have examples of situations from your work history to pull out of your back pocket and use to support your interview answers.

    2. Describe your most embarrassing on-the-job moment.
    I’ve conducted an entire interview with the hiccups!  It had to be pretty awful for the candidate to endure.

    3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    Spain.  I studied Spanish for 6 years and grew to enjoy Spain’s culture.  It would be a dream to just go and immerse myself completely.

    4. What club or organization are you a member?
    I am a member of my local Junior League chapter.  The Junior League of Nashville is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and improving the community.

    5. If you could live on a lake, by the beach or in a big city, what would you chose?
    There’s something unique about the sand, air and breeze coming off the water at the beach that you cannot find near a lake, and there’s something serene about beach life you’ll never get in a big city.

    6. Do you have any interesting hobbies?
    I’ve played the clarinet for 17 years and even played baritone saxophone in a jazz band once when younger. Yes, the instrument was about as big as I was.

    7. What has been your favorite volunteering opportunity?
    I spearheaded a project back in school called, Valentines for Veterans. It meant so much to me to give back to local and state-wide veterans in a way that was fun, creative, engaging and really brightened their day.

    8. What would most people be surprised to learn about you?
    I can float, but I can’t swim. That one shocks people every time.

    9. Name some of your guilty pleasure TV shows.
    Anything reality TV or on Food Network

    10. What role do you play in redefining senior care?
    I truly believe when you have a team who is dedicated to taking care of residents and passionate about what they do, you’ll have a team who is also dedicated to caring for their team members.  Redefining senior care starts with finding the right pieces of the puzzle to build a core team that exemplifies just that.  Every day, I seek those standout individuals who embody our mission and genuinely care about the well-being of others.

     

    Brookdale Careers’ Recruiter Spotlight is a tri-weekly blog feature, where one Brookdale recruiter answers ten questions and provides resume, interview, and job tips.  Click category, “Our Recruiters” to read more.

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  • Leadership Recruiter Spotlight: Kelli Williams

    March 13, 2015

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    Recruiter: Kelli Williams
    Team: Leadership Recruiter
    Covers: Central Division: Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

    1. What’s the best part about being a Brookdale recruiter?
    Although there are many, the best part about working for Brookdale is knowing I am helping others find careers they’ll love while serving our residents. The relationships that are built between associates and residents and residents’ families last a lifetime!  Very few other places can say that. It’s such an honor to think that I get to initiate that opportunity.

    2. Do you have pets?
    Yes.  My husband and I refer to our three senior dogs as the Three Stooges.  We have a jack russell terrier named Hoggie Bear and two dachshunds, Mr. Pickles and Frankie.

    3. What’s your favorite dessert? 
    You can’t beat ice cream with sprinkles.

    4. What’s the best advice your mentor has given you?
    My mentor has encouraged me to laugh and celebrate life every day.  It’s ingrained in Brookdale’s culture, so it’s something I get to practice daily and take with me everywhere I go.

    5. What’s one of the scariest things you’ve ever done?
    Two words come to mind—Bungee slingshot.

    6. What’s your favorite quote? 
    If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama

    7. Who do you admire most? I most admire my dad. He had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. People gravitated toward him. Even through the ups and downs of life, his perception of the world was one I hope to emulate.

    8. What’s your favorite movie?  My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.  It’s such a great story of friendship, love, loss and redemption.  The music is timeless, and those ruby red slippers initiated my love for a good shoe.

    9. What’s your favorite restaurant? Patti’s Settlement in Grand Rivers, Kentucky is the best.  I’ve been going there with my family since I was a child.

    10. What does your perfect work day look like? I love spending the day talking with candidates who have a passion for enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellent and integrity.

     

    Brookdale Careers’ Recruiter Spotlight is a tri-weekly blog feature, where one Brookdale recruiter answers ten questions and provides resume, interview, and job tips.  Click category, “Our Recruiters” to read more.

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