February 1, 2022

Employee Spotlight – Lindsay Harjak

Meet Lindsay Harjak - Recruiter

Employee Spotlight – Lindsay Harjak

Tell us a little about yourself….
I am a Northern California native. Born and raised in Sonoma County until I moved to Los Angeles to attend California State University of Los Angeles and obtained my bachelor’s degree in Communications. I started my HR career in 2018 when I started working for Marcum Search! Outside of work, I enjoy attending music festivals, camping, wine tasting with friends, and traveling. I have been to over seven countries and enjoy exploring the “unknown.”

How has your career grown since starting at Marcum Search?
My career has grown tremendously since I have started at Marcum Search. I will never forget my 1st day when Jen asked me, “So Lindsay, how much do you know about legal?” With a straight face I asked her, “Do you want me to tell the truth or lie?” And of course, she wanted the truth. So I told her, “I have watched ‘Law & Order’ with my mother all my life and that is my extent of knowledge regarding legal.” Since this moment, I have learned so much about that industry. More importantly, this company/job has taught me how to be more patient, understanding and how to be grateful when rewarded.

In my career I am most proud of…
The connections and people I have met.

My favorite quote is…
“I may not have ended up where I intended to go, but I have ended up where I intended to be.” Once someone learns to let go of a routine and allow change into their lives, so many more opportunities come to the surface. I am also a big advocate of believing that everything happens for a reason, and that the universe will keep providing the same lesson until you learn/recognize this lesson.

Three words to describe myself…
Outgoing, optimistic and determined

My perfect day is…
72 degrees waking up in a tent with my best friends at a music festival. I have a lot of friends all across the country, and music festivals tend to be the one place we can all reunite for a few days and enjoy something we all love collectively.

Advice for my 16 year old self…
Please enjoy the free housing and income. Also, enjoy the moment, don’t stress about future you, she will be fine. Money will come and try to live in the “now” as much as possible.

The person who had the biggest impact on my life is…
I would have to say my parents. They both taught me very different, but both valuable key components to survive throughout life. Enjoy the little things, work hard for big things, and everything in between. I would not be the person I am without them.

Number one on my bucket list
See the Northern Lights in Alaska

A funny or memorable experience from your career or personal life?
About seven years ago, a few friends and I got a cabin in Lake Tahoe for New Years. I was so excited to show off my new snow boots and told my friend to look at me while I jumped on black ice… yes, I slid right down 5 steps of stairs