RocketPower Spotlight - Ariel Simental

Recruiting Coordinator

Ariel started her Recruiting career recently as a Recruiting Coordinator. However, you can hardly tell she's new at this. She's picked it up extremely quickly and is an absolute pro. This is only possible when someone seeks to understand. She has a natural ability to listen and analyze the information to learn and/or help come up with solutions. Her insight on different situations has been of tremendous value to our team and to the client.

What made you want to join RocketPower?

I was excited to move into a company that allowed me to support the cultivation of great teams. I wanted to be able to share my passion for people and help them find careers they love! I wanted to be somewhere I could learn, and experience new things.

Briefly describe your role here at RocketPower…

I work on the Gem account as an RC. I support the coordination of several reqs and support offers to candidates as well as making sure they have a wonderful experience. When I started I thought it would be a lot of calendars and scheduling, and it is… but I also meet new candidates, learn new tools and have been able to teach others what I know which has been a fun bonus.

What core value do you resonate with most? (SOFE - Seek to Understand, Ownership Mentality, First Things First, Everybody Wins)

Ownership mentality is a huge one for me. Making sure I am doing everything I need to do to help everyone succeed is something that I truly believe in and pride myself in. I also believe that if an error is made on my part that I own that. It is so important to my integrity to share when I have an opportunity to grow or learn something. Ownership mentality means I am going to make it happen and get things done, but I am also going to acknowledge when it hasn’t gone perfectly and invite help from those who can guide me.

What is your favorite thing about working at RocketPower?

I have made such fantastic friendships and connections with so many people at RP. I also love how I can find support in my coworkers and feel supported daily. Work is made more rewarding when you have others to share the success with! RocketPower has such a diverse and inclusive culture and I wanted to be a part of a team like that.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work/your interests or hobbies/anything you’d like to highlight about yourself?

I have an 11 year old daughter, who is the most amazing human. I love to go on adventures out in the world with her, take her to soccer practice, bake or cook meals together. My daughter and I started making these “Mega Movie Nights” at home during the pandemic, and now it is a tradition we both look forward to at least once a month. We turn our house into a movie theater and it's so fun and such a carefree environment for us to feel like we are getting away, but in our PJ’s!

What is a fun fact about yourself that most people don’t know?

I don’t know if this is “fun” but I kill all plants. I have tried and tried but somehow no matter what I do, I even kill succulents. Over the last few years, people have been giving plants as kind gifts, or to show support or love, but I can not for the life of me keep them alive. Please send help! Seriously, all suggestions are welcome!