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Talent Spotlight Series: Recruiter/Account Manager

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Today we are talking with Katy Byrtus about her role as a Recruiter/Account Manager.


In case you ever wondered if you can build genuine connections via LinkedIn - the answer is yes! Katy and I have a mutual friend and connected via LinkedIn. Over the past few months, we have shared information and have even planned a lunch meeting so we can meet in person!


I get a lot of questions from clients about the differences between a recruiter and a career coach. There are a lot of similarities, but also some key differences! Both recruiters and career coaches go through similar experiences in supporting candidates looking for jobs, but our execution of results looks very different.

  • Recruiters are focused on matching the perfect candidate to the ideal job description. They are often focused on "action" and getting both the business client and the candidate results as quickly as possible.

  • As a career coach, I am focused only on the candidate. My job is to provide you with tools, support, and education for the job search and beyond. My job is to help you explore career options, create self-development plans, and build confidence as you continue in your career journey.

So should you work with a career coach or a recruiter?


You can work with both or either one!


If you are a job seeker who knows exactly what you are looking for in the next step, a recruiter is a great person to connect with. They can quickly tell you if they have any roles available in the sector you are interested in pursuing. And they have the connections to get you results quickly when opportunities are present.


If you aren't sure what you want to do next, a career coach might be the best person to connect with. Once you have established a clear vision, we can easily get you connected with a recruiter.


Not job seeking?

Talk with a career coach! We help with creating self-development plans, team management, salary negotiations, and more!


I am so excited to share all about Katy today so you can hear the inside scoop on all things recruiting!


Now let's learn more about Katy...


Name: Katy Byrtus


Current Position:

Recruiter/Account Manager


Time in Current Position: I just started with this company, but I have been recruiting and staffing for 4 years.


Where Can You Connect with Katy?

Connect on LinkedIn or via email!


Email: katy@mathys-potestio.com



What does a day in the life of a Recruiter/Account Manager look like?


I do many different tasks each day and have a lot of flexibility. I manage my own schedule and activities. Some of these tasks include:

  • Meetings - on the phone, through Zoom, and in person. I'm so glad IRL meet-ups are coming back!

  • Talking to both my candidates for positions and the clients that are looking to hire.

  • Researching companies, jobs, and the employment market.

  • Making content for LinkedIn and TikTok.

Currently, I am recruiting for roles in Graphic Design, Social Media, Copywriting, Content Creation, Marketing (All Aspects of the Field), Project and Program Managers, Creative and Art Directors, Events, and Product Design.


What roles did you have prior to your current role?