Recruiter Spotlight: Chris Pappas
Chris Pappas is a new dad with a passion for helping therapists develop their careers. He works hard to nurture his relationships with his travelers and truly wants to see them succeed.
Meet Chris Pappas
What do you love about your job?
The best part of my job is seeing how the therapist I work with grow over the course of their travel careers. Not only professional growth but personal as well. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment to see the shy new grad therapist grow into a well-rounded confident professional.
What makes you unique as a recruiter?
My personal approach. I don’t see the therapists on my team as just number or resource. I genuinely care for each and every person I come across. Coming from a small town, I was raised to believe that if I can have positive effect on every individual I come across then I am successful. My goal is that we will all become better people through our interactions and our relationships.
What’s your favorite traveler story?
There is one individual that I work with that stands out. When we first started working together she was very shy and dare I say passive even. She was being grossly underpaid for her skill level. Today she is in her second year working with me and has become such a strong well-rounded therapist and individual. She is not afraid to speak up for herself and has become very assertive in her professional and personal life. Also through working with me she has come to understand her worth as a professional. Her personal and financial life have become so much better. That is what it is all about.
Do you have any advice for new grad or seasoned travelers?
Be open minded. In my experience the best placements are rarely the therapist first choice. Stepping outside of our comfort zone can be scary but if you don’t do something different you will never gain new experiences and will have stagnate growth personally and professionally.
How do you spend your time when you’re not recruiting?
I became a father this year so I typically spend most of time doing “Dad stuff”. My family is where I spend most of my time. Wether we are snowboarding, hiking or camping we love to be outdoors.
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