Employee spotlight: Jessica Carroll.
For our latest employee spotlight, we’re highlighting our favorite Canadian export and associate media director, Jessica Carroll. Over the past 13 years, Jess has been building some of the most insightful and effective campaigns for our clients while also focusing on expanding our media offerings. Jess was absolutely critical to the growth of our digital expertise and continues to stay at the forefront of learning and testing new opportunities.
Jess has become an expert at understanding how media translates to recruitment success, and she provides a clear perspective on every project she’s involved in. From welding to healthcare to tools, Jess crushes it for every client, every time. And her leadership goes beyond the walls of our media department.
Clients and coworkers who know Jess know that they have someone truly special on their side.
Now, time to hear from Jess. (So sorry if this intro toque too long #CanadianJokes.)
What has been your coolest work experience?
I have the privilege of working with a lot of great clients, but I am especially proud of the work we did to support the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and a potential treatment. To be part of something that the entire world was waiting for was really special.
What do you like best about what you do?
I’m presented with new challenges every day. I am very solution oriented, so I like facing new obstacles and helping others overcome them.
What advice do you have for emerging talent in the field?
Be resourceful. Take advantage of the assets you have available to find answers and problem solve – whether that means asking questions of your colleagues, using the internet to dig up more information, or calling trusted peers and mentors. The ability to be resourceful supports so many other skills that are required in order to be successful.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
. . . Asking for a Friend.
What’s the first thing you would buy/do with $1 million?
Explore Europe with my family, with stops in France, Italy, Greece, and Croatia. But I would do it in style – traveling by private plane, hiring a nanny to help with my three- and six-year-old, renting entire villas, having meals prepared by a private chef. This sounds expensive . . . How long do you think the money will last?
What’s the last book you read?
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.