Drew - The McIntyre Group

Employee Spotlight: Drew Scharf

A Note from Drew’s Colleague, Jaime Laufer: I have had the pleasure of working beside Drew for the past two years  and I cannot say enough great things about him. Although we work in different divisions, I can easily say Drew is someone to watch out for! He is one of the hardest workers in the room and his work ethic is unparalleled. Drew is one of the first people in the office and often the last one to leave. He doesn’t consider the day over until the job is filled and the last candidate is updated. I have watched Drew deal with some very stressful situations with the maturity and poise that are beyond his years. Drew has been a wonderful addition to McIntyre! His positive attitude and dedication is contagious! I can’t wait to see what’s next for Drew!

About Drew:
1.What excited you about The McIntyre Group during your interview? Leslie! I felt a strong connection with her from the minute our interview began – she made me feel like The McIntyre Group was one big family and that she really took an interest in all her employees. 

2. What do you love most about your job? Helping find someone his or her dream job. It doesn’t happen everyday or with every placement we make, but every now and then there is a true “match” that is just perfect for both the individual as well as their new employer – Dave has subsequently coined these as “feel good placements” in our division.

3. In your opinion, what makes a Recruiting Manager/Staffing Manager successful? Human touch and acting impartial. I haven’t been doing this that long, but from what I have experienced I know two things; that you need to be able to really connect with people as well as be able to impartially assess a persons strengths and weaknesses when considering them for a position. 

4. Your best job seeker tip: Be realistic about what you’re qualified for (it’s most likely not going to be your dream job) and assuming it’s not, try and secure a position that will give you the skills to help you get closer to landing your ideal position.

5. What are 3 words to describe McIntyre?
Approachable
Evolving
Fast-paced

6. Before working at McIntyre, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? As most people around here know, I used to work as a Chef (and YES I opted to bring bread to the thanksgiving potluck, Phoenix). I think the most interesting job I had was working as a private Chef in the Guesthouse of GE for CEO, Jeff Immelt and his private dinner parties.

7. People would be surprised if they knew______ about you? 
I have the back of a 60 year old. While playing college lacrosse, I blew out my entire Lumbar (L3, L4, L5), which caused me to “retire” and graduate early.

8. What is your biggest pet peeve? People who don’t clean up after themselves (my girlfriend Gina will tell you that I am a little type-A at home)