If you’re planning on applying to Northern Health, be on the lookout for a new, friendly face.
Shannon Rodrigues is incredibly excited to be joining this fantastic recruitment team. An adventurer at heart, she’s eager to spread the word about the exciting career opportunities Northern BC has to offer.
So before you send in that application or attend that interview, take a moment to get to know Shannon! We had the chance to chat with her about her new role.
It’s great to meet you, Shannon. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Shannon: I was born and raised in Prince George BC. I started my post-secondary education at a local community college, College of New Caledonia (CNC), where I completed my Marketing and Management diploma. I then transferred to Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops BC) to complete the last two years of my Bachelors of Business Administration Degree. At TRU I also enrolled in the Co-operative Education Program where I completed an 8 month work term as a recruiter for the university.
I enjoy the northern lifestyle, which is one of the many reasons why I moved back to Prince George. I like to hike, run, snowshoe, fish, golf, and just generally spend time outside gardening and puttering around my yard. I also enjoy knitting and reading.
Can you share your career journey with us so far? Have you always been a recruiter?
Shannon: Upon graduation from TRU, I returned to Prince George, where I accepted a job as a corporate sales representative for the local Western Hockey League team. I was worked with the team for a season when a client approached me, as he had heard I had recruitment experience and offered me a position as a recruiter at the local community college (College of New Caledonia).
I was excited to get back into the recruitment world as I loved it so much when completing my co-op work term. As I got back into the recruitment world I found that it was a job that I truly loved and was good at. This sparked my passion to see where my career could go in the recruitment world. It seemed like a natural move for me to transition from the local college to the local university in Prince George. I quickly learned that in post-secondary recruitment there is not a lot of room to move up. I became very excited to learn about the recruiter opportunity at Northern Health and saw this opportunity to grow in my capacity as a recruiter. I have been with Northern Health for about a month and half now and could not be happier to be a part of the Northern Health team! I see my career growing strong within Northern Health.
Why did you decide to join the team at Northern Health?
Shannon: My choice to join the Northern Health team was a very natural career progression for me. I wanted to grow as a recruiter and the Northern Health organization allowed me to do so. I felt like I was no longer finding challenge in post-secondary recruitment and saw health care recruitment as a new and exciting opportunity for me. At Northern Health no two days are ever the same and there is always something happening which makes this job exciting and fresh each day.
What are you looking forward to most in your new role?
Shannon: I am looking forward to the new challenges and learning ahead. I am also excited about how this new role will help me grow both as a professional and a recruiter. Getting to travel and connect with current and prospective employees is always such a great part of the job!
Can you provide 3 tips for career-seeking students and grads looking to connect with you at Northern Health?
1. Connect with a recruiter! We want to chat with you so we can tell you more about Northern Health and get you just excited about working for NH as we are!
2. Be ready for adventure! Northern Health covers most of central and northern British Columbia. All of our communities are rich in culture and offer such great opportunities to get out and enjoy nature!
3. Don’t be afraid to ask about our communities and our jobs at Northern Health! We are more than happy to share with you about each of our communities and the jobs we have available! We can even connect you with employees that are currently working in those areas so they can chat with you about what Northern Health and northern British Columbia have to offer you.