Veronica Zapata

Vice President, Business Development for Rekruiters IT

What do you do for Rekruiters?

I manage Rekruiters IT as well as do business development.  While I have a strong client base needing Project Managers, Business/Functional Analysts within Oracle EBS, Hyperion, as well as Java and Open source Developers, I have so many clients in heterogeneous environments that I find myself placing almost every skill set within the IT umbrella.

Experience in staffing/consulting:

I began my staffing career with Rekruiters IT as a generalist IT recruiter. I placed everybody so I have a solid grasp on almost every recruiting environment! 

First job ever:

I made snowcones.

What makes Rekruiters / Devvelopers great?

It’s like running my own business.

What are you surprisingly good at?

Math and memory games.

Favorite part of your job:

Making placements.

Hobbies:

I’ve always enjoyed riding my bike and power walking but lately I’ve gotten into painting, drawing, writing, reading short stories.  Painting is the complete opposite of what I do all day.  All day long I create order out of chaos for my clients and my team.  When I paint, I get to take these organized tubes of color and mix them up on a white canvas and create a little chaos!  

Advice for people looking for a job:

Don’t try to hard.  Sometimes people come across over anxious when they try too hard in an interview.  Be yourself.  If you try to be someone else in the interview just to get the job, you will not be the right fit anyway.

Pets?

1 dog, 1 cat.  I’m neither a cat person nor a dog person. I’m both.

Why should a client/candidate work with you?

Because I care about the clients and candidates I work with.

Where you were born and where you have you lived:

I was born in Houston, raised in Katy, lived in College Station, Addison, TX, Grand Prairie, TX, Boise, ID, Springfield, MO and Spokane, WA.

Favorite Quote:

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?

Growth in myself and growth in others. I enjoy learning new things and I enjoy helping others achieve their potential.  

Favorite sport: to watch or play?

I like to watch track and field and ice skating. I enjoy playing kickball, pool or darts

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?

Saving time and money.

Schools/military experience:

I graduated from Texas A&M.

Causes you care about:

Alzheimer’s, child hunger, childhood education.

Favorite sports team:

Texans, Astros, Rockets…and Spurs

Star Wars or Star Trek:

Pass

Xbox or Playstation-

Don’t care as long as it has Rockband.