In a conversation with Leomhann Enterprises’ excellent HR Specialist, Angelica Pastrana, we broke down the keys to success in the business industry and the steps ahead for young leaders. As the resident gatekeeper of Leomhann’s team, the twenty-six-year-old recruiter and Ohio native knows what it takes to build a leader. The process of recruiting and team-building is genuinely an art. Angelica Pastrana has experienced that first-hand with an eye on every entrepreneur who walks through the Leomhann Enterprises doors.
After graduating from high school, Pastrana attended Ohio State University, where she double majored in Economics and Strategic Communication. “After graduation, I moved out to Los Angeles,” says Pastrana, “I began my career in business development for a tech company. After a couple of years there, I decided to pivot into recruiting. I found that opportunity in Chicago, where I recruited for various tech companies. That is the road that led me here, and it wasn’t long before I moved back to Ohio and began recruiting for Leomhann Enterprises.”
So what does it take to become a successful recruiter? For Angelica Pastrana, confidence is vital. “I think confidence is a major thing I bring to the table in this career,” says Pastrana, “I’d love to be a mentor to our sales team, as I’ve been through many sales and recruiting battles.”
Another piece of that puzzle is a competitive drive, which for Pastrana, comes from within. “Many business leaders come from a sports background, but I wouldn’t attribute my nature to sports,” says Pastrana, “I am competitive, but I only played one year of tennis due to budget cuts in my school district. I truly believe that I find the drive within myself to be the best version of me.”
The final key to successful recruiting? Humility. “Always stay humble,” says Pastrana, “that can be challenging for people. No task is ever too big or too small. Maintain a down-to-earth mindset, while also empowering others to see their inner potential.”
What’s next for Angelica Pastrana? “In the next five years, I’d like to be running product marketing for a tech company,” says Pastrana, “I love the business industry, and there is nothing greater than seeing people reach their fullest potential.” Aspiring entrepreneurs can trust the advice from this experienced recruiter, and her information is simple. “Every sales manager quotes this, but it’s so true. It’s the acronym ‘KISS,’ and it stands for ‘Keep It Simple Stupid.’ Often, we overcomplicate concepts when at the end of the day, humanizing gets us further than we think. Especially when it comes to communicating.”