Employee Spotlight: Valerie Rodriguez – Senior Director
Our Employee Spotlight is here to help you better understand our people, culture, and what it’s like to work at Beacon Resources. Joining Beacon Resources means working with like-minded, high-performance individuals in a fast-paced and competitive environment. Today’s featured Employee Spotlight is on Valerie Rodriguez, our current Senior Director for Beacon Resource’s Woodland Hills Office.
Get to Know Valerie
I am a bit of a chameleon. A performer. I learn new languages quickly. As a long-tenured recruiter, I have found a way to blend my natural curiosity about people and culture with my professional business acumen. Building relationships with clients and candidates tap into my innate talent to focus on you instead of me! I genuinely enjoy going deep on understanding my client’s business and strategy, offering resources to solve their missing links. All these years in this role have been an ongoing MBA program, learning nuances of diverse industries, seeing how businesses succeed and often fail through poor hiring decisions. Getting to the heart of a candidate’s life-changing decision regarding their career, being a part of that process, is a joy and daily challenge that I fully embrace.
What attracted you to Beacon and when did you know Beacon was for you?
I joined Beacon to build something I could be proud of. My career was easy-going but it was no longer engaging. It was my greatest professional test, building Beacon from the ground up. We lacked infrastructure and resources but we had committed talent with the passion to work and fight battles together. Seven years later, we are a respected brand in southern CA, with one of the best-assembled teams in the region. And I am proud of all we have accomplished!
How would you describe the culture at Beacon Resources?
Beacon’s culture is honest and fosters the highest integrity. We take our roles seriously because what we do impacts people’s careers and assists with solving business problems and growth strategies. We are at the forefront of industry trends and, armed with that knowledge, we can advise clients and candidates on what to expect in the ever-changing job landscape. At Beacon, we share info constantly, cheer each other on, and train on new recruiting concepts so we are in sync together. We do get goofy, though. There’s a ton of laughter, food, games, beverages, and plenty of teasing!
Talk to us about who you are outside of the office
When I come up for air from this crazy job, I am a mom to two successful, creative kids, wife for a million years to a supportive guy, gourmet cook, and jazz & blues singer who loves to dance with our adopted Aussie dog.
Ready to join the Beacon Team?
Joining Beacon Resources means working with like-minded, high-performance individuals in a fast-paced and competitive environment. We work hard for our customers and set the standard for ethics and integrity. Our offices in the Greater Los Angeles Area and Orange County markets are always interested in candidates for our open sales and recruiting jobs. We encourage you to browse our current openings and become part of the Beacon Team!