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From Casting to Recruiting with Brittney Lee Harvey, Recruiter at Bond

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Zach Anderson Pettet
Date Published
August 5, 2021
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Casting calls and recruiting for a tech company have a lot more in common than you might think. We talked with our own proverbial casting director, Brittney Lee Harvey, Recruiter at Bond, about recruiting, life, and why money matters to her.

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We had some fun sitting down with Brittney Lee Harvey, Recruiter at Bond, to talk casting, recruiting, and life. 

Brittney grew up as a child actor so she learned to deal with rejection at a young age. Her perspective: [Rejection is] “…part of everyday and you move on it and it makes you stronger… [you’ll] get a yes eventually.”

If you’re familiar with Finding Nemo, you may know this as the “just keep swimming” rule. That mental model led her through her time in Hollywood and into Silicon Valley where she continues to swim. 

Check out our three key takeaways below from our conversation with Brittney. 

Great people come from anywhere and everywhere 

It’s hard to find any positives in a global pandemic — really hard. One silver lining that has come out of the tectonic shift to remote work has been the ability to broaden the lens on talent to the entire globe instead of just one city or region. 

Bond has thought about talent on a global scale since the beginning, but the entire corporate world shifting into that state will increase access to quality work for huge swaths of society. 

Brittney said it best: “You don’t have to be in San Francisco, New York, or Salt Lake City. Great talent can come from anywhere.” 

Your recruiter is your friend

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you’re working against the recruiter on the other side of the table while you’re considering a role. 

Brittney has a clear message for those finding themselves on a 1v1. “Your recruiter is your friend. Use them. They want to help you!” 

She goes on to explain that she and recruiters in general aren’t “here working against you...I want you to be here. Let me help you. The more open and transparent you are with me about what you're looking for in your role, your compensation expectations, the better I can go fight for you for what you want. So please, please, please use your recruiter as your friend and be open with them.”

Financial literacy for everyone matters 

This one may not break new ground, but it’s just the truth. We simply don’t have the financial literacy education that we should as adults in most cases. Only 24% of Millennials demonstrate basic financial literacy, according to a report by the National Endowment for Financial Education.

Brittney shared that she didn’t have a savings account until she worked at SoFi. She even questioned, “What’s the point of this thing?” 

One rallying cry that we have at Bond is to increase access to financial literacy in the US — and it should be a rallying cry for the whole industry. If we can all leave the world a little bit more financially literate than we found it, we’ll have a better world. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Bond, we’d love to hear from you. 

Reach out to zach@bond.tech or check out our careers page and let’s chat!


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