For this month’s #RecruiterTakeover, we headed down to our Boca Raton, FL office to get an inside look into the day-in-the-life of Harry Wittenberg, Lead Recruiter! He took over our accounts for an entire week and shared some of his experiences and thoughts from his years of recruiting. Take a look at what he shared throughout the week!
I have a unique perspective on life, business, and travel nurse recruitment. I believe in hard work, reasonable expectations, and living in the mentality of service to others. I am responsive and knowledgeable yet charismatic and eccentric. I have cultivated an extremely pragmatic problem-solving methodology while simultaneously balancing empathy and understanding. I tell the truth even when it is inconvenient, have unwavering integrity, and have a legendary work ethic.
People often ask how I became this way so young (I’m under 30). The short answer: exponential growth is attained through tremendous struggle and perseverance. I try to surround myself with exceptional people from my team at trustaff, to my nurses, to my personal life. I enjoy beach volleyball, helping drug addicts stay sober, and getting nurses jobs. I have a really good life and show gratitude for it every day.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my free time, I play beach volleyball, go to the gym, help recovering drug addicts to live a happy life without drugs, and continue to grow in the realm of romance and finance. Basically, I’m always working on getting happier, richer, smarter, better looking, being a better friend, family member, employee, spirit guide, or significant other.
What’s your favorite thing about working at trustaff and why?
I like that making money and helping people are not mutually exclusive propositions at trustaff. I get to be successful by helping others to be successful. Whether it be my amazing boss Jeff, my exceptional team, the friendly and capable internal support staff, or the nurses that go into the field to make the world a better place, the more “we” win, the more I win. This attitude allows me to give freely of myself without feeling as though my livelihood and ambitions are in jeopardy and the resulting serenity makes working at trustaff a pleasure.
What would you describe as your proudest moment at trustaff?
While I’ve won a few accolades at trustaff my proudest moment was when I realized that sustainable financial security was a reality for me for the foreseeable future. That I could continue to help people and that I would be handsomely compensated for it as long as I kept showing up and being me made me feel accomplished as a professional
Top 5 favorite songs to listen to at work:
- Im a Hustla – Cassidy
- Highway To The Dangerzone – Kenny Loggins
- Break ups 2 Make ups – Method Man
- Ill Mind of Hopsin 5 – Hopsin
- Times up – Jadakiss
What is one tip you would give to your travelers?
Never losing in phone tag is one of the most underrated parts of being a successful travel nurse. Communication is essential to successful interdependent relationships and nothing says “I am on your team” like answering the phone or calling back promptly if you miss a call. Whether you’re interviewing for a position, going through the arduous credentialing process, or on the job, answering the phone and returning calls gives you an edge in your business relationships.
Favorite place to travel and why?
I’m already here in south Florida! I love the sunshine, palm trees, beaches, and beautiful people. It’s like living on vacation; I haven’t had to wear a sweatshirt in years! I play volleyball on Christmas, walk around in sandals and a bathing suit on the weekend and have a truly casual business mentality.
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
I love being me and wouldn’t want to stay being anybody else, however, I think it would be interesting to swap places with Jeff Bezos for a day and be the visionary leader for one of the most interesting business in the world and play business chess on the highest level. Then I can go back to being me, which I love doing.
If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?
I would want to witness a supernova, from the pictures I’ve seen on the internet is one of the most epic sights in the history of the universe.
Who, besides your parents, has had the most impact on your life?
My spirit guide Patrick, he showed me compassion and love until I learned to love myself and I’ve been passing that love on to others in my work, personal life, and philanthropy ever since. He also taught me some valuable tools that I use to remain effective and stable regardless of the madness that may go on around me.
What is one thing on your bucket list you haven’t done yet?
I haven’t witnessed the Aurora Borealis in Alaska with my best friends and a beautiful woman.
If you didn’t get to connect with Harry during his #RecruiterTakeover, reach out to him! He’ll gladly answer any questions you have about travel nursing, trustaff, and himself!