Meet Sydney Hanchey

Sr. Engineering Recruiter

Meet Sydney, an Expert Recruiter who specializes in Engineering roles! With an impressive four-year journey in the recruiting industry, Sydney has proven time and time again her passion for fostering lasting connections between candidates and companies. She believes in finding the perfect fit for both actors involved creating an equitable hire for all.

“Finding the right person for a job isn’t just about filling a vacancy—it’s about creating a positive ripple effect for both the candidate and the company!”


What are some tips you can give to people looking for jobs?

Research Companies: Before interviews, research the companies thoroughly. It’s impressive when you know their mission and recent accomplishments.

Prepare for Interviews: Be ready to talk about your experience, skills, and why you’re a great fit. And have a couple of questions for them too.

Learn from Rejections: Don’t take them to heart. Use feedback to fine-tune your approach and keep improving. Stay Positive: The process can be tough, but stay positive and persistent. Your perfect fit is out there!

Is there anything you want candidates to know?

Research: Research companies and new technology in your industry! 


What are some tips you can give to companies looking to hire?

You know how we’re always on the hunt for the “perfect” hire?

What if we switched gears a little and focused on candidates who might not check every single box, but bring some serious potential to the table? I’m talking about folks who align with the majority of your needs, love the idea of learning and growing, and are excited about the chance to keep developing their skills.

What companies make you really excited?

I really love working with early-stage startups!

Recruiting for an early-stage startup brings a whole new element to the game. You’re not just finding talented candidates; you’re helping shape the company’s future. As an early hire, every team member wears multiple hats, which means your candidates won’t just be employees—they’ll be truly making an impact.


What are your strongest skills when it comes to being a Recruiter?

I am a detail-oriented technical recruiter with a passion for solving puzzles. With an appreciation for the nuances that make each candidate and role unique, I thrive on piecing together the perfect match, one puzzle piece at a time. Let’s work together!

What is the biggest myth about recruiting you want to bust the bubble on?

One of the biggest myths about technical recruiters is that we’re solely focused on matching keywords on resumes to job descriptions. While keywords matter – and they give us a starting point – there’s a lot more depth to what we do:

Candidate Experience: Recruiters prioritize delivering a positive candidate experience. We strive to provide timely communication, offer constructive feedback, and ensure candidates are informed and engaged throughout the recruitment journey.

Negotiation and Closure: We play a crucial role in negotiating job offers and ensuring a smooth transition from the offer phase to a candidate’s onboarding.

Building relationships: We aim to build long-term relationships with candidates and companies. We are invested in a candidate’s career growth and a company’s success beyond just a single placement.

What is your biggest hope for the recruiting industry over the next 10 years

More transparency, for so many reasons! A few are:

  • Builds trust between candidates and companies.
  • Simplifies job hunting, making it smoother process for all involved.
  • Ensures everyone’s on the same page about the role.
  • Connects the right candidates with the right roles.

What is the hardest thing about recruiting? 

Recruiting can have a lot of highs, and a lot of lows! I believe one of the hardest things for recruiters to learn, especially those new to recruiting, is that so much of this career is out of your control. We can do everything possible to facilitate bringing a candidate and a company together, but at the end of the day, those final decisions are not ours to make.