Medix teammates across the country are locking arms with professionals seeking new career opportunities, while also pursuing their personal passions. Today, we’re checking in with Dylan, a recruiter with Medix’s scientific division in Boston. He shares his thoughts about working in the center of the biotech (and sports) world, and what it takes to succeed in a high pressure environment:
Please explain your current role at Medix.
I currently recruit for our scientific division in our Boston branch office. Being a part of the number one Biotech hub in the country, we are partnering with some of the leading and most innovative Biotech companies in the world. Our clients look to us to help staff their discovery and R&D teams, and I am networking and building relationships with all levels of scientific professionals in the market. The main aspect of my role is connecting with these candidates and identifying the right opportunity to help them take their career to the next step.
What brought you to this role?
After graduating from Syracuse University, I was pursuing sales and marketing opportunities in Boston. I stumbled across a few different recruiting firms and I loved the atmosphere and culture of all of them. The chance to recruit, something I never envisioned myself doing, was really fascinating. I knew I would enjoy talent acquisition and the opportunity to help positively impact lives was definitely a huge contributing factor that led me to this role.
What made you decide to work for Medix?
When I interviewed on-site at Medix, I immediately felt welcomed by the team. The group here was ambitious, competitive and intelligent – all important characteristics that I look for when identifying a good culture fit. Medix has strong core values that are very easy to get passionate about. Teammates here go above and beyond to not only positively impact clients and talent, but to ensure that everyone internally is taken care of.
What are the characteristics young professionals need to possess to be successful at Medix?
The staffing industry is a very demanding space and you cannot succeed by taking short cuts. To be successful at Medix you have to have a strong work ethic, be willing to fail and learn from those mistakes, and continuously improve and get better every single day. To hone in on what I believe to be most important, learning from your mistakes and improving from them is absolutely critical. As many will tell you, it is easy to, “ride the staffing roller coaster,” but to succeed, you need to acknowledge and accept defeats and make sure you are all the better the next time that situation arises.
When you’re not working hard at Medix, what are your hobbies?
I am a massive sports fan. Living in Boston, the city of champions, you can likely find me at Gillette, Fenway Park or TD Garden for games. I am an avid golfer and pickup basketball player as well, so when the sun is shining I spend as much time as possible on the basketball court or the golf course.
What’s the strangest interview question you’ve ever come across?
One of the strangest interview questions I have ever come across was, “How many tennis balls can you fit in a limousine?” The idea behind the question was not to look for a number that is necessarily accurate, but to see the thought process behind it. I thought this was really interesting!