What Do Recruiters Want Anyway?

I recently got to be a fly on the wall during the “What Recruiters Want” panel, co-organized by PRSA Oregon and Portland State University. We heard from three recruiters in diverse — yet comfortably similar — areas, including: PR, digital marketing, and the footwear/apparel industries.


This PR Talk Podcast was recorded live at the event hosted by PRSA Oregon and Portland State University:

What Recruiters Want


The seasoned recruiters all had interesting insight to bring regarding the following topics:

  • Resumes & Cover letters
  • LinkedIn
  • Tips / Do Not Do’s
  • Soft Skills & Hard Skills
  • Diversity
  • And Much More!

Not only did they bring their experience as recruiters to the table, but they also drew from experience at previous jobs (especially at Nike!), rendering this insight invaluable for anyone who might be looking for a job.


Dan Lee

Dan Lee

Managing Director at PR Talent

Emmy Thomas

Emmy Thomas

Recruiting Manager at Logical Position

Grace Tuss

Grace Tuss

Recruiter for Global Footwear and Apparel Clients at Mathys + Potestio/The Creative Party® (most recently an in-house recruiter at Nike)


The panel was moderated by Erin Merz, Director of Marketing & Communications at PSU’s School of Business and a PRSA Oregon Member.

This episode of PR Talk is brought to you by PRSA Oregon

Throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, PRSA provides members with networking, mentorship, skill building and professional development opportunities – whether you are a new professional fresh out of college or a skilled expert with 20 years in the industry. Check out PRSAoregon.org for more information on how membership can help you grow and connect.

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