“Have you met” is a bi-monthly get-to-know-you interview with a different PSG employee with the goal of showing the public just “who” PSG is!
Have you met… Christine Cuddemi?
- Give us the rundown – where were you before you came to PSG and tell us about what you’re doing now.
I have a bit of a curved path for my career. After graduation, I worked in higher education. Then I switched back to science/healthcare so before PSG, I worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at a major Boston hospital. I had wanted to change careers and industry for a bit, so I reached out to PSG for help. They discussed with me that everything I was looking for within higher education, I could find in staffing!
I am now on the Central Interviewing team, where I get to meet all kinds of people and help them in their job search. I love it!
- What do you find to be the most challenging piece of the work you’re doing?
The most challenging piece of this job is not being able to connect with a candidate. PSG has many resources and opportunities to help, sometimes I can reach out and offer all these resources but not everyone is as receptive to that help. But I’ll keep trying regardless J
- What motivates you to do your best work every day?
When I can help one of my candidates gain back their confidence! I understand how frustrating the job search can be (I was in it not too long ago!) and I also know the benefits that PSG can offer. When I can help a candidate find the confidence and motivation to continue their search and find that right fit, it is a win for me.
- What was your dream job when you were a kid?
Funny story: I dreamed of working in an office! Not a specific job though. I really liked visiting my Dad at work because I had my own desk set up and would pretend to solve “problems” on the computer!
- What is the one piece of career advice you received growing up that you swear by?
Don’t settle for something that you are not passionate about. My parents always support me and have told me to “follow my gut”, even if that means uprooting the path you thought you were on. It is ok to change your mind, just push to achieve what you are passionate about, which may take a few unplanned turns to find.
- Any special talents?
No talents for me! I did play the flute for 10 years, so that’s pretty cool!
But one of my “talents” is that I can talk to or connect with almost anyone, which I take into my passion for volunteering.
- All-time favorite meal? Like last meal ever meal!
Pasta! I am a true Italian and carb lover
- What book are you reading? TV show you’re currently binge watching?
Current book: A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult (my favorite author!).
TV Show: I have so many! Current obsessions: Orange is the New Black, Queer Eye, American Ninja Warrior.