Vaco SF Team

Recruiter

Matt Gentile

What brought you to Vaco? What drew your interest?

I was actually found by a recruiter from Vaco, so rather than applying for a position, they’re the ones that found me rather than me finding them. Once I found out more about the position I was recruited for, who it was with, the location and what it entailed, it was an opportunity I could not pass up.

Why should anyone choose Vaco SF for Managed Services/Contingent Workforce?

The level of professionalism exhibited by the company, I believe, is what sets it apart.

What’s the toughest business decision that you’ve ever made at this point in your career?

While working for my previous employer I was offered a web design position with two newspapers that I had been writing part-time for. After taking sometime to think it over, I decided to stay with my full-time job as a recruiter rather that begin working working full-time for the newspaper as a Web Designer. It was a tough decision, but one that I’m glad I didn’t make in hindsight because I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.

What’s the best thing about working at Vaco?

The people. My fellow employees, albeit they may be on the other side of the country, are very down to earth, mellow personalities from what I gathered from my time visiting the Walnut Creek office. Working with people like that can make a job that much easier. And not to be overlooked, the opportunities Vaco provides for potential candidates and its current workforce. The fact they have given me the opportunity to get my foot in the door at a multinational technology company is something that is invaluable.

Describe your work style.

I am a hustler. Point me in the right direction, give me the tools necessary for the task at hand and you won’t be disappointed with the results. I am honest, reliable and trustworthy to carry out any job duties.

Favorite quote:

Two, actually. 1.) “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” 2.) “And I know, if I’m going to have any life anymore, it’s because I’m still willing to fight and die for that inch. Because that’s what living is.”

Word that best describes you:

Enthusiastic

Beyond The Bio

Favorite Movie of all time:
Shawshank Redemption and The Birdcage
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
I’m practically OCD when it comes to keeping a tidy house, workspace, etc.
Top 3 CDs of all time:
Allman Brothers (Live at the Fillmore East) / The Black Keys (Magic Potion) / Wu-tang Clan (Enter the Wu-tang: 36 Chambers)
Favorite vacation spot:
Arizona
If you were deserted on an island, who would you want to find on the other end?
It really doesn’t matter to me. Just as long as the person I find is a good individual, like not creepy or psychotic, then it doesn’t matter to me. Just as long as we can share the experience together and work towards getting off the island together. Must be sociable though, which I’m sure wouldn’t be a problem because even if the person wasn’t sociable, it would be hard to imagine he/she not talking to me to make the time go by.
Name 3 items you must have if you were deserted on an island?
Even though it would be a long shot to have when you’re deserted on an island, I’d love to have my cellphone so this way I could try to get off the island haha. I’d need to have music of some sort, so I guess the last two things would be something that plays music and just music in general, as long as its not country though, then we’re fine.
What are some qualities you value in a person?
Honesty, loyalty and just be sociable.
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd never do?
I was never one for the outdoors, or really just camping to be honest. It turns out I’ve gone a few times and it wasn’t as bad as I thought. It was actually pretty sweet the few times I have gone. Last time I went was this past June for a four day music festival in Delaware which was a blast.
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