Linda HeamonSenior Search Consultant
Linda joined Kimmel & Associates in 1995 as a Recruiter. Shortly after, she was promoted to Senior Search Consultant in recognition of her hard work and relationship-building skills. Her contributions to Kimmel & Associates have been recognized numerous times throughout the years, including in 2015, when she earned the Employee of the Year Award.
Linda earned her bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and their beloved dog, Zoey, as well as the rest of her family and friends.
We sat down with Linda and asked her the following:
- What do you like most about working at Kimmel & Associates?
Knowing that you can make a difference in someone’s life (changing careers, locations, etc.).
- What is one thing you learned early in your career that has made you successful?
To listen to the candidate and the client, and hear their need so you can be a part of the solution.
- What is your greatest strength in your role?
- Describe the most rewarding experience of your career.
My first day as a recruiter for Joe Kimmel, I went to get a haircut after work. The hairdresser asked me how I thought I might like my new job, and I replied, “I’m not sure. I am searching for something called an Estimator for a company in Charlotte, and I feel a bit at a loss.” A lady that was waiting for her appointment piped up and said, “My son-in-law is a Purdue graduate and is an Estimator in Indiana. We want them to move to North Carolina - would you please call him?” She gave me his name and number. Joe called him and had him placed by the next week. Joe said, “I think this is going to work out for you.” More than 25 years later, I think he was correct!
- Do you have a favorite quote?
“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” – Caroline Flack. I love this because it is a choice I can make every moment of every day and with full conviction that it is the right choice.
- What causes are you passionate about?
Causes that support animals and people who do not have a voice for themselves.
- Personal interests?
Collecting and reading the classics; I have close to 300 at this time and I’m still going.