Every company wants to hire go-getters who play to win and thrive in high-pressure competitive environments – but where do you find those candidates and how to you test for that skill set during the interview process? To find out, Entelo sat down with Enterprise Sales Development Rep, Lariel Powell, to hear how her days as a student athlete prepared her for the world of work.
With her 4-year basketball career at Portland State University behind her, Powell knew she loved competition but wasn’t sure of her interests professionally. First, she took on an internship at a domestic violence shelter but quickly realized she missed the competitiveness of the court. Her desire to combine her passion for sports with her 9-5 led her next to a sports management program at USF and then to several jobs within the USF athletic department.
On this week’s episode of Hiring on All Cylinders, hear her journey from collegiate athlete to successful Sales Development Rep and her advice to recruiters on how to hire driven and competitive talent like her.