ZipRecruiter Spotlight: Jessica Hefty

ZipRecruiter Exceptional Customer Service Representative, Jessica HeftyWe’re once again excited to introduce a new member of the ZipRecruiter team!

Jessica Hefty applied to ZipRecruiter’s Exceptional Customer Service opening in late February and impressed us from the start. Her bubbly disposition and genuine excitement about our service made it clear that she would be a great fit.

Here’s a bit more about Jessica.

Tell your life story in 3 sentences or less.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin in a friendly, small town community surrounded with friends and family. I absolutely LOVE working with people, and I love cheese! (I am a proud cheesehead). Although my roots are in the Midwest, I’m glad I decided to give my travel urges a try… and now I feel like a natural California girl!

How did you end up in Los Angeles?
It was by chance, actually. I had no better time to move! I always pictured the palms, the beach, and summer everyday. Growing up with long, cold winters… that picture alone sounded like paradise! I am glad I took my chances and just went for it (like skydiving)!

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I enjoy going to the dentist!

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what 3 things would you want to have with you?
Many kinds of organic seeds, a lighter, and gallons of fresh water… I guess I could play tic-tac-toe with myself with a stick in the sand, or keep busy building giant sandcastles while waiting for someone to come around and find me. I would certainly miss chocolate.

If you could have the starring role in any movie, which movie would you pick?
Tough one…

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A singer or a counselor (the school counselors were always so nice!)

If you had an extra hour of free time every day, how would you spend it?
Playing Sudoku, or just laying out at the beach, soaking in the sun and relaxing to the sound of the waves!

Who inspires you?
My Mother — she is amazing!  Of course, so is my Father… :)

What is your favorite quote?
“It’s nice to be important, but important to be nice!”

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Traffic; it is quite amazing how congested these huge freeways can get!

What websites do you visit the most?
Yahoo and MSN. They always have links to some kind of juicy news and stories. Of course, keeping updated with my friends on Facebook as well, since I’m rather far away now… :)

What 3 words best describe you?
Kind, honest, spontaneous.

What is your favorite thing about working at ZipRecruiter so far? 
It is definitely the people I work with. I love working with people to begin with, and I get to help people everyday in customer service! The team of people here at ZipRecruiter is amazing. I feel more like I have joined a new family than joining a team of coworkers. It is an awesome, creative environment! The lime green walls, grass-like carpet, plenty of sunshine, open desk spaces — it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience and I absolutely love what we do here! Personally, I saw ZipRecruiter as an amazing site when I finally came across it for my job search, and I am very proud to now be a part of it.

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