Featured Recruiter: Tara Gorombey

Posted on Mon, Sep 28, 2015
Featured Recruiter: Tara Gorombey

Each month, we will feature a Q&A with one of our recruiters.

Name:  Tara Gorombey
Position:  Advanced Practice Provider Recruiter
Division: EmCare Partners Group
Location: Parsippany, N.J.

Education:  Bachelor of Science

Years with EmCare:  I've been with EmCare for 6 months, but I've been with Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) for 2 years (EMA was acquired by EmCare in February 2015).

Years in the recruiting field? 13 years.

Why did you decide to become a recruiter? My first job was working as an administrative assistant for a staffing agency. I was promoted and began sourcing and doing junior recruiting.

How does your experience enable you to connect candidates with the right positions? After recruiting for several years, I’m able to read people. I now can tell which candidates and interested in a position and which ones are passive and less committed.

Describe one of your greatest professional accomplishments. I worked full-time while going to school at night for three years.

Describe your ideal candidate. I look for a candidate who’s clinically strong but has a personality that will fit with the ED team they will be working with.

How important is the “relationship” between recruiter and candidate? It’s very important. You both need to understand each other and communicate well.

What do you enjoy outside of work? I like to go to concerts with my son.  I also collect vintage mid-century modern items.

What’s your favorite inspirational quote? “Don’t walk behind me I may not lead, don’t walk in front to me I may not follow.  Walk beside me and be my friend.”

What qualities make a successful recruiter? A successful recruiter should have emotional intelligence and be able to relate to his or her candidates. You also need to understand the industry you’re recruiting for.

Can you give an example of something a candidate has done that really impressed you during the recruiting process?  I’ve had a few candidates that turned the tables on me during the interview and asked questions about me and the company.  I find that candidates who have a lot of questions seem to be a lot more career-focused than those who only ask one or two questions.

What are a few of your go-to questions during an interview?

  • How did you hear about us?
  • Why did you want to become an APP?
  • Why did you choose emergency medicine?

How should a candidate follow up after an interview with you? Always send a thank you email.

Where do you look for candidates, both in-person and online? Do you use social media? I use LinkedIn, Indeed, DocCafe and HealtheCareers.

How would your co-workers describe you? Hardworking and funny.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or historical, who would you choose and why? Morgan Freeman because I respect him as a person and as an actor.  

What’s the most interesting place that you’ve been? At a concert standing next to David Bowie!

What was the last book you read? “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman

What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? Being an awesome mother!

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