NEWS + ADVICE
Interview with a Recruiter, Paula Szanca, Szanca Solutions
I am a mother of two grown boys, 21 & 23 years old. I work in a small town in south central Pennsylvania called Bedford. I have been with Szanca Solutions for 5 years and serve the role as Technical Recruiter/Safety Officer and do the administrative duties as well. We wear a lot of hats here!
At what point in their transition should a service member start looking for a job with your company
Immediately. At least send their resume so it can be stored in my database and I can set up a calendar reminder to notify them a few months before they out process or separate from the military.
What’s it like for transitioning military to work for your company
It’s an easy transition. We like to hire military as our CEO — who is also my brother — and I are Air Force veterans.
Tell us about the hiring process with your company
Our FSO does a clearance and background check. Most of our positions require some type of clearance.
What types of cleared positions do you fill
Linguists, Language Analyst, IT, Intell Analysts, System Engineering, Program Management, Counterintelligence Analyst, DNI Analyst and All-source analyst.
What are the toughest security cleared positions for you to fill and why?
A Balochi linguist…it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.
What’s the craziest thing a job seeker has ever said to you
That they would take a job as a janitor for our company. We weren’t hiring for that position!
What do job seekers need to know about your job as a recruiter
That we do not sponsor for clearances because of the time it takes and the costs. We source for “already cleared” candidates.
What’s the most inappropriate thing you’ve seen on a resume
Social Security Number.This entry was posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 10:00 am