Up and Comers Under 40 Q & A - Kathryn Martin


Name: Kathryn Martin
Astrological Sign: Libra (for the astrology buffs out there, my moon sign is Virgo and rising sign is Sagittarius)
Year Joined Major, Lindsey & Africa: 2018

What attracted you to Major, Lindsey & Africa?

When I was ready to make the transition from practicing law to recruiting, I did extensive networking and research about the industry. During this time, an overwhelming number of my networking contacts recommended that I pursue a recruiting position at MLA. Overall, MLA has an outstanding reputation for not only being a great place to work but also a company that provides excellent service to its clients and candidates. I have now been at MLA for over three years (and counting) and I am so grateful that I took this valuable advice.

What is the best part of your job?

The ability to make a real and positive impact on the trajectory of a candidate’s career is incredibly rewarding to me.

What is the most surprising part of being a recruiter?

Industry trends and market demands can change quickly. As a recruiter, I am constantly adapting to new challenges and unanticipated changes in the market.

How would you describe your career in 5 words or less?


Describe one of your successes thus far at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

One of the things I love most about working at MLA is that leadership is dedicated to ensuring that the recruiters have the tools and guidance we need to truly succeed. As such, I’ve celebrated so many wonderful achievements over the past few years. One that stands out is that I received the award for “Excellence in Candidate Development” at our 2020 Annual Meeting. It was such an honor to be recognized amongst such a talented and experienced group of recruiters.

What advice would you give to someone considering becoming a recruiter?

The best advice I can give to anyone looking to make a career change is to do your research and make sure it’s right for you.

If you weren’t a lawyer or a recruiter, what career would you have had?

This is a tough question for me! From about the age of 10, I wanted to go to law school. Had I not gone, I likely would have pursued a career that leveraged my political science degree.

What is on your bucket list?

Right now, I’m working through my travel bucket list. I’m currently working on planning trips to Spain and Germany.


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