Employee Spotlight: Justin Hochstein
We’re here with another installment in our Employee Spotlight series! Each blog in this monthly series will introduce you to a different member of our team—giving you a peek into what makes us tick as a company and as individuals.
Justin is our featured employee for March. He’s one of our Senior Recruiters and has one of the longest tenures here—a whopping 18 years. He’s seen the highs and the lows of the recruiting and staffing industry, so if anyone knows how to navigate it, it’s Justin.
What do you love most about working at Brightwing?
The people I work with are all passionate and care about each other.
What is it about Brightwing that attracted you to work here?
Well, it’s not the coffee.
What qualities make someone successful at Brightwing?
- The ability to build and maintain relationships
- Putting yourself in the shoes of the person you are trying to help
- Loving life
- A work-hard, play-hard attitude!
What advice would you give new recruiters and salespeople at Brightwing?
Never put your agenda ahead of those you are serving.
What is your funniest memory of your time so far at Brightwing?
Maybe it’s not the funniest, but the fondest memory has to be meeting George, Brightwing’s President, at a bar in Detroit after a Red Wings game—it’s led to my 18-year career here.
What 3 words best describe you?
Competitive, Passionate, and Shy (but not really—I’m a recruiter).
What’s your morning routine?
Shower, coffee, morning news, and the horrendous 8-minute commute to the office.
What motivates you?
A strong desire to help others with their career aspirations.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’d go to Poland to visit the home where my grandparents lived before they immigrated to the U.S.