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November 27, 2017

The VentureFizz Career Inspiration Podcast: Jen Paxton, Director of Talent at LevelUp

In the fourth episode of our Career Inspiration podcast, we are really excited to have Jen Paxton - Director of Talent at LevelUp - join us!

Six months ago, LevelUp announced a new $50M round of funding for its rapidly growing mobile payments/loyalty rewards platform.

Paxton has an interesting background; while she has worked at really early stage companies like Logentries & TrueMotion, she has also led talent acquisition at more aggressively-scaling companies. Since joining LevelUp back in May, the company has added another 50 people, and now has over 200 employees.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Paxton's background
  • When entrepreneurs should bring in an internal recruiter
  • How to qualify an external recruiting firm
  • How to build out the talent pipeline (and a company's employment brand) from scratch
  • Ways to keep the bar high as a company scales
  • How to prepare for an interview with LevelUp, and how to land a job there
  • ...and lots more!

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz.  Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.

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