a q&a with lindsey sanchez
How long have you worked in IT recruitment?
I started my career in recruiting in July 2017, when I focused on the full cycle recruitment of respite care providers for children with special needs. In April 2018, I continued my career with the San Jose branch of a well-known, national recruitment firm before joining Maris Consulting Group℠.
Why do you enjoy working in IT recruitment within the Bay Area?
The Bay Area has such a dense population of tech talent and the field is constantly changing. As a result of the dynamic nature of the industry here, I am continuously learning from the professionals I speak with on a day-to-day basis, which is extremely fulfilling and has taught me to never stop developing how I work with job seekers.
What makes you a great recruiter?
I am a great recruiter because of my background in psychology and my drive and love for developing genuine relationships. The most satisfying part of my recruiting position is when I make a placement and not only is the client pleased with my service but the candidate also feels that they have found a career opportunity that aligns with their current needs.
How did you first learn about Maris Consulting Group℠?
I first learned about Maris Consulting Group℠ and the DeWinter Group through an internal job opportunity they had advertised on LinkedIn. After speaking with one of their internal recruiters about the role, I knew my skillset aligned with their needs as well as my own career aspirations.
What are 3 words to describe the Maris Consulting Group℠ (or your impression thus far)?
If you were to provide advice to peers in tech seeking to develop their careers, what would it be?
Very simply put… network, network, network! Networking is so valuable for every professional looking to advance their career.
learn a little more about lindsey outside of work
What’s your favorite thing to do in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley?
My favorite thing to do is going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
What did you originally want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a marine biologist – swimming with the orcas was my goal!
What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
more about lindsey
Originally from San Jose, Lindsey Sanchez graduated from Santa Clara University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Upon graduating, Lindsey pursued her love for animals and worked for several years in administration and client services within the veterinary services industry. In July 2017, Lindsey transitioned into the recruitment industry working in full cycle respite care recruitment for children with special needs before moving into recruitment for light industrial positions. She joined the DeWinter Group’s IT & engineering contract and contract to hire division, Maris Consulting Group℠, in February 2019. As a Technical Sourcer, Lindsey is responsible for assisting Maris℠’ recruitment and client service professionals with identifying premier IT contractors and consultants.
When Lindsey is not reviewing resumes or conducting interviews with Bay Area IT professionals, she enjoys spending time exploring trails with her family, Daisy (her 9 year old Yorkie), and Pita (her 4 year old Corgi). She also enjoys trying out both old and new Italian recipes.