Our new “From a Recruiter” series will give an inside look at what it’s like to interview and work for Paper Source. Written by Cara Pacholski, our Field Recruitment Manager, you’ll get a sneak peek at stories, tips and tricks from our store recruitment team. 

recruitment thank you wall

“Welcome to Paper Source!”

These are the words our team loves to communicate to someone who is new to the company. As we begin our journey into the behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work for Paper Source, I wanted to share what our recruitment team is so passionate about. If you ask any of our PS recruiters (Stacy and Tara)  what they do, they will most likely tell you that they strive to bring in great talent. They help people fall back in love with their careers. They find leaders that can inspire both their teams and customers to be creative; helping them with special moments in their lives such as a wedding, baby shower, 50th wedding anniversary or more.

What we don’t get to do very often though is share the impact of our work after the right person is hired. Everybody is busy, but my office wall is filled with cards from former candidates thanking me for introducing them to Paper Source. These are special to me. Recently, one of those “wall of thanks” notes came via an email from a current Store Manager to one of the recruiters on my team, Stacy Smith. This made her day and I want to share.

This is what we love to do…

Hi Stacy!

I just wanted to reach out to you today to thank you. Exactly one year ago, today, you reached out to me about exploring opportunities at Paper Source. I can still remember that first call with you only a couple of days later and how that started me on my new career path with this great company. It truly changed my life for the better. I can’t thank you enough for being so instrumental in helping me get back to my core values as a Store Manager.

You’re the best!

We look forward to beginning to share some behind-the-scenes blogs; and remember to always check our website, where we continue to post current open positions both in the stores and in our HQ offices here in Chicago.

Enjoy your week and Do Something Creative Every  Day!


2 Responses

  1. Jen Marler says:

    Hi Jennifer
    I would be interested in learning what it takes to offer a paper source workshop. I am a mixed media artist and have spent the past couple of years “wrapping furniture” with paper source paper – a mission that evolved from my distaste of peeling laminated (ok, mainly ikea) furniture and my refusal to give in to buying new pieces. Anyway, I have built up a small portfolio, having figured out how to optimize it. I realize most people won’t be ready for a full on table or chair project, but I have some neat shelves wrapped with map paper. Is there anyone at Papersource that I could share some of my results with?
    Jen Marler