Vice President & Senior Recruiter, Talentum Search Partners (a division of TERRA Staffing Group)
President, Elevate Performance Systems, LLC
Jenifer Lambert began her career in the recruiting industry, the way so many have. “I literally fell into it.” What started as a summer job coming out of college filling in for a recruiter on maternity leave, turned into the sort of perfect job match we all dream about orchestrating. “I had planned to go into journalism, but I discovered I love selling, I really loved earning commission checks and at the same time I enjoyed uncovering someone’s life story and helping them write the next chapter.”
Jenifer started out in the temp side of the business eighteen years ago and for many years ran a blended temp and perm desk. She has worked in a variety of capacities including management, training, and business development roles and eventually became a partner in TERRA Staffing Group, one of the largest privately-held regional staffing firms in the Seattle area.
In 2003, she launched a new division of the company focused exclusively on executive search nationally. Within four short years, she became the dominant recruiter in her niche and has been featured in business publications including “Selling Power” magazine and has been a speaker at national sales conferences. Jenifer was inducted into the Pinnacle Society, a consortium on the nation’s top producing recruiters, in October 2008.
Jenifer continues to lead a very active search practice while managing and training a team of highly productive recruiters. She is also the Director of Training for TERRA Staffing Group.
In early 2008, Jenifer launched Elevate Performance Systems, LLC to give back to an industry that has given so much to her. “I want to help other recruiters elevate their game and breakthrough to new levels of production. After eighteen years in this crazy business, I still love it and I want to show others how to get the most out of the toughest job you’ll ever love.”
Jenifer has been a speaker at national and state recruiting conferences. She also consults with other recruiting and staffing firms across the country speaking at staff retreats and leading management training.
Session: Closing Session