Meet Taryn Wensel

Sr. Engineering Recruiter

Meet Taryn, a dedicated recruiter with four years of experience. Her vibrant and positive demeanor is the driving force behind the enduring connections she forms. Her passion melds with companies sharing a fervor for turning ideas into reality. Engaging with engineers daily, she is fascinated by the brilliance that her candidates bring to the table.

“Hi friends! The highlight of my day is razor-scootering into the office, while listening to my best playlist… Blood is flowing and I’m ready to CRUSH the day. I love what I do… talking, making connections, and changing people’s lives. I have the opportunity to talk with brilliant people every day from engineers to Founders of epic start-ups. It’s pretty cool😊”


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

Stay positive! We absolutely understand times can be tough but the market is always changing so it’s important to focus on the positives.
Research the company! This way you can alter your responses to align with the mission of the company and you’ll be able to come in with questions that will show your genuine interest!

Is there anything you want candidates to know?

Interview prep! Especially now a days, there are so many tools where you can brush up on communication, technical, and anything else that may be a little rusty😊 Again, things are constantly changing, so it’s important to stay up to date on the market trends.


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

Feedback, feedback, feedback.
We are here to make this job description come to life with a brilliant mind for YOUR team. The more feedback, the more we can tailor our search to find that superstar you hire quickly!

What companies make you really excited?

This is tough. Because no matter the space, once you hear the passion behind the team, explaining what they do.. nothing beats it. They could be building garbage cans and I would get excited if I can hear the passion behind their voice. Apart from that, I LOVE all things robotics, Computer Vision, and AI.
There’s an ongoing joke in my office that I was a Computer Vision Engineer in my past life😊 I’m also super into health, and all things fitness. My favorite hobby is Crossfit, so being able to work with a company who is helping people become a better version of themselves, physically or mentally, is SO important.


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

I pride myself on the relationships I build with candidates and companies I’m working with. No matter the circumstance, I’m able to maintain a positive outlook and, in hopes, making that positivity contagious.
Lastly, not to toot my own horn, but I’m extremely good at listening to candidates and hiring managers to get a full understanding of what they’re looking for, tweaking where we need to, and consistently supporting them.

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

The biggest myth about recruiters is that we just SPAM resumes! 
My team at Quest Groups talks to every single candidate before submitting them anywhere. We are getting info on their passions, what their ideal role looks like, comp, location, etc. And on top of that, I get them excited about the companies we’re working with so they know exactly where they’re being submitted AND have a genuine interest in it.

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

We all know tech is moving fast and will continue to do that. And with everything becoming automated, I hope that the human touch will always be just as important. Don’t get me wrong, the automation tools help A LOT, but having an actual person in the mix with recruiting is critical.

What is the hardest thing about recruiting? 

The hardest thing to wrap your head around when becoming a recruiter is to NOT stress about the things you can’t control. It’s not smooth sailing and nothing will work out exactly the way you want it to so just continue doing what YOU do best and the rest will follow.