I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve joined Smart, Savvy + Associates as a Recruitment Consultant. For those of you who don’t know me, hello! I’m excited to connect and tell you a bit about myself. For those of you who do know me, read on and find out why I’ve joined this amazing team.
Throughout my life I’ve toyed with a variety of career options including “haircutter” (age 5), marine biologist (age 8), and long-haul trucker (age 16 with my shiny new driver’s license).
Even before deciding what I wanted to be when I grew up, I knew I wanted to work with people … or dolphins. (It wasn’t until later that I realized I hated being cold and wet, so people it was!) I feel incredibly fortunate to have pursued a career in recruitment.
My path to recruitment started in retail and hospitality at Cactus Club Café. There, I learned the value of building meaningful connections. I discovered that really getting to know my customers fueled me. This realization also helped shaped my education.
I graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Human Resources Management.
Early in my career I worked in numerous contract roles before landing my first permanent, full-time position as a Human Resources Assistant with the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) in Victoria, BC.
Throughout my career I had the opportunity to experience a variety of brands and organizations like lululemon and Amazon which allowed me to explore the creative and ever evolving landscape of recruitment. I also learned that I liked colouring outside the lines too much to be an HR Generalist.
Why Smart Savvy?
Today, as a recruiter, I’m energized by the opportunity to help top-tier talent develop amazing careers by connecting them with best-in-class brands and organizations.
I’m excited to bring my unique HR background to the Smart Savvy team. Not only do I have a proven recruitment track record, I’m also a Certified Professional of Human Resources (CPHR) with experience in the federal government, unionized and non-unionized environments, and multiple industries across Vancouver.
Working with this team is phenomenal. Each day I’m motivated by an extraordinary group of people in an environment that’s equal parts unwavering support and high-performance culture. Plus, they seem to appreciate my jokes which feels like a win.
When I’m not recruiting, you can find me:
- mentoring KPU Human Resources practicum students
- snowboarding on the North Shore mountains
- attending a yoga class
- “walking” my favourite (non-athletic) British Bulldogs
- learning how to make oat milk
- acquiring new house plants
Now that you know a little about me, I’d like to get to know you! Tell me what lights you up. Let me know what makes your team incredible. Where’s the last place you discovered life-changing donuts in Vancouver?
Look forward to connecting.
Carlyn is a Recruitment Consultant at Smart Savvy + Associates. She is a proven recruiter, and a Certified Professional of Human Resources (CPHR) with experience in the federal government, unionized and non-unionized environments, and multiple industries across Vancouver.
Carlyn is energized by the opportunity to help top-tier talent develop amazing careers by connecting them with best-in-class brands and organizations.