VICTORIA, TX – While she was a student at Saginaw Valley State University studying Psychology, Marilyn Rhymer never imagined becoming a professional recruiter.
“I didn’t leave school with the impression that I would be a professional ‘headhunter’ nor did I really know what a headhunter was,” Rhymer, 32, said.
Rhymer was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for cashing in $3,000,000 for Global Recruiters Victoria.
“It’s a huge accomplishment,” Rhymer said. “I could not have reached my goal without the support and guidance of my team and the partnership we have with both our clients and candidates. I’m just lucky to have been a part of it.”
Bill and El Gibbens, managing partners of the recruiting firm, invited their employees and their spouses to celebrate the achievement at Aero Crafters.
“It’s important to recognize big wins and celebrate as a team,” Bill Gibbens said. “We’re like a family here at GRN Victoria.”
Global Recruiters Victoria is part of the Global Recruiters Network, a franchise headquartered out of Chicago, Illinois. GRN of Victoria has just celebrated its 13th year and is the highest producing office of 180 offices throughout the United States and Canada.
Brad Baiocchi, CEO of Global Recruiters Network, describes Rhymer as a rising star that works tirelessly on behalf of her clients and candidates.
“Not only is she consistently at the top of the leader board at GRN, she’s one of the up-and-coming leaders of our industry,” Baiocchi said. “She is a testament to what a person can achieve in this business when focused for the right reasons.”
Although, Rhymer chose a different career path than the one she went to school for, she said she’s glad that she is still able to help people.
“My passion lies in helping people accomplish their goals and guiding them to doing just that,” Rhymer said. “Looking back, now that I’ve been recruiting for six years, I’m not sure if there is a better opportunity to help people through one of the most critical changes in their life.”
Rhymer, a Michigan native that attended Freesoil High School, said her next goal is to build on the foundation she has worked hard to create over the last several years.
“It’s a difficult business and one that comes with its own stress unique to the industry,” Rhymer said. “The reward in impacting both client companies and candidates in a positive way, is what excites me when I wake up in the morning.”