One of my favorite parts of recruiting is meeting with so many amazingly talented people. After delving deep into a candidate’s professional background, their portfolio, and their creative goals, one question seems to be at the heart of it all – what inspires you? Throughout the year, smartdept will be revisiting the theme of inspiration and sharing original content through social media (read on for our Instagram challenge!).

I’m inspired by creative people and their stories. I have been an interior design hobbyist since my first job out of college, which was in the interior design industry. I started reading design blogs years ago and read them religiously to this day. While I love reading up on trends, home makeovers, and products, what I find myself drawn to, are the professional career profiles of the designers and entrepreneurs that I admire so much. I’m fascinated by their personal style, what sets them apart, and their own unique journeys they have taken to get to where they are today. The best part is I get to bring that curiosity to work every day when I learn about my candidates and their journeys. I find myself inspired by everyone I connect with, whether it’s a recent college graduate eager to get their foot in the door, to a senior level candidate who shares with me the unique path that got them to where they are today.

What inspires you? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below. Also, we’ll be posting images that inspire us through our smartdeptinc Instagram feed (@smartdeptinc) and invite you to share your inspirational images with us using #smartdeptinspires

We can’t wait to hear from you!