At OLG, our strength lies in the diversity and dedication of our team members. Today, we shine the spotlight on one of our key players, Tim Dotterweich, Senior Technical Recruiter, who has been instrumental in shaping our talent acquisition journey. Dive in to discover the passion, commitment, and drive that exemplifies the OLG spirit.
Q: How long have you been with Oakleaf, and what’s your official title?
A: My title is Senior Technical Recruiter. My journey began in August 2021 as a contractor. Now, over 2 years later, I’m a full-time member of the Oakleaf family.
Q: What does a typical day look like for you?
A: My days are dynamic and filled with purpose. Our Talent Acquisition Team connects four times a week via Teams. I’m always on the go, sourcing candidates, setting up meetings, and conducting 5-10 interviews daily. The positive work environment at Oakleaf ensures that even informal chats and emails are constructive and uplifting.
Q: What’s the Oakleaf work culture like?
A: Oakleaf is a beacon of professionalism. The culture here promotes responsiveness, support, and continuous learning. I’m particularly fond of the diversity of my team, which reflects OLG’s inclusive ethos.
Q: Share a moment at OLG that you’re particularly proud of.
A: Beyond the day-to-day, it’s the lasting relationships I’ve forged with Oakleaf hiring managers that stand out. A highlight? Being instrumental in hiring over 50 underwriters for a pivotal mortgage project this past summer.
Q: Any words of wisdom for someone considering a career at OLG?
A: Oakleaf is not just a workplace; it’s a hub of learning and growth. Surrounded by brilliant minds in a positive work environment, every voice matters, and collaboration is in our DNA. We’re deeply invested in the professional growth of every team member.
Q: Do you have a personal mantra that keeps you going?
A: Don’t get too up or too down, try to stay in the middle. And don’t give up.
Q: Dream travel destination?
A: Pamplona, Spain. I’ve always wanted to run with the bulls!
Q: One thing you can’t live without?
A: My morning coffee!
Q: The last book you read?
A: “Down and Out in Paradise – The Unauthorized Biography of Anthony Bourdain.” I had the privilege of meeting him in NYC once. I’ve always been a big fan.
Q: Your first concert experience?
A: The Stray Cats in Baltimore, MD, circa 1982.
Q: If not this, what would your alternate career be?
A: I’ve dreamt of being a college professor, a pro surfer, or even owning a craft beer brewery.
Q: Any unusual or interesting jobs before OLG?
A: One of my earliest summer jobs was a pool lifeguard.
Q: How has Oakleaf shaped your professional journey?
A: Oakleaf has been more than just a job; it’s been a transformative experience. Surrounded by intellectual giants in a nurturing environment, I’ve delved deep into the finance industry and realized the profound impact we can have on candidates’ lives.
Q: Describe OLG in three words.
A: Professional. Collaborative. Nurturing.
Q: The most rewarding part of your role?
A: The thrill of meeting diverse and intriguing candidates and knowing that Oakleaf’s positive culture will further enrich their professional journey.
Q: How do you spend your spare time?
A: Biking 50-100 miles a week and volunteering as a trail ranger. OLG’s emphasis on work-life balance ensures I have time for passions outside of work.
Q: Your current music playlist?
A: A mix of Country, Reggae, Jazz, and some Chill vibes.
Q: Where is your hometown?
A: Baltimore, MD.
Q: What initially attracted you to Oakleaf?
A: The blending of banking/finance with cutting-edge technology, all within a culture that prioritizes personal and professional growth.
Q: The ideal Oakleaf team member?
A: Someone with a passion for learning, a team player, and someone who values a positive and growth-oriented work environment.
Q: How do you stay motivated at work?
A: I stay motivated by recognizing the transformative power of placements and drawing inspiration from Oakleaf’s encouraging and supportive work culture.
Q: Share a skill you’ve honed while at OLG.
A: Oakleaf’s investment in my professional growth has made me a better listener and a more adept interviewer.
Stay tuned for more spotlights on the people who make Oakleaf a great place to work!
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