Featured Recruiter: Sabrina Hadzimesic

Posted on Tue, Dec 08, 2015
Featured Recruiter: Sabrina Hadzimesic

Looking to make a career change? Meet recruiter Sabrina Hadzimesic!

Name:  Sabrina Hadzimesic
Position:  Physician Recruiter
Division:  South Division
Location:  Clearwater, Fla.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Iona College; Major in Accounting, Minor in Finance

Years with EmCare:  7 years

Years in the recruiting field? 10 years

Why did you decide to become a recruiter?  I was an accountant/financial analyst for 7 years. From there I went into recruiting accounting/finance professionals. I was recognized by CPAs from Ernst & Young, who started a recruiting company.  They felt I had the personality to be a great recruiter.

How does your experience enable you to connect candidates with the right positions? I was always a great listener, so I’ve been told. I always want what’s best for my candidates and for people in general.   

Describe one of your greatest professional accomplishments. For five out of six years I’ve been EmCare’s Top Recruiter, and there are about 70 of us in the nation.

How important is the “relationship” between recruiter and candidate? It’s very important that a recruiter and a candidate have an open relationship and can share what’s on each other’s minds - no secrets!

What do you enjoy outside of work? Outside of work, there isn’t anything I don’t enjoy that’s a part of my life…my husband, children, family, friends, coffee, vodka, parks, beaches, sports, bars, dancing, reading…it just depends the day of the week and the mood I’m in. 

What’s your favorite inspirational quote? “Nothing is Impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m Possible'" by Audrey Hepburn.

What qualities make a successful recruiter?  Great listener, driven, confidence, patience, reliable, strong communicator and a people person.

What should residents do now to prepare themselves for future hiring opportunities? Residents go into residency knowing what specialty they want to do. Coming out of residency, they should know what type of emergency department would be the best fit for them. I recommend moonlighting, and asking recruiters lots of questions.

Where do you look for candidates? Do you use social media? I look for candidates everywhere, but I love referrals.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or historical, who would you choose and why? At the moment I think I would like to grab dinner with Donald Trump…just because. I think I get him, which not many people can say.

How would your co-workers describe you? They'd say that I’m a passionate recruiter. I take my job seriously but like to laugh along the way. I’m a hard worker who’s always recruiting. I balance what's in the best interest of the company while being an advocate for my providers.

Tell us something that most people at work don't know about you. I’m very sensitive and this stays between us, our secret. ;-)

What’s the most interesting place that you’ve been? The world is an interesting place and every place is unique in its own way.

What was the last book you read? Do children's books count?

What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? Besides being a mother of three and raising three siblings at the age of 13, the personal accomplishment I’m most proud of that makes me feel special was graduating high school in 3 years and in the top 10 in my class.

Hi Sabrina. I'm a friend of Susan Rosse and I read your blog. It was very interesting to me because you were an account and you changed your career. I'm economist and I really want to do something new. A position as recruiter was an idea that came to my mind because I am very detail oriented and I had to make some job interviews for my team before and I really enjoyed, but I don't know how to start. Some advices are welcome and if you want to talk, let me know. Thanks in advance.
12/8/2015 4:45:52 PM