Betty Draughon has spent one year as administrative manager with AgCareers.com. She works out of the Clinton, North Carolina headquarters.
What do you do on a day-to-day basis in your role with AgCareers.com?
I support both the company President, Eric Spell, as well as the leadership team with a variety of administrative functions. This can be anything from managing calendars and schedules, booking appointments, organizing and booking travel arrangements, coordinating meetings and events, to maintaining personnel files and ordering office supplies, just to name a few.
What do you enjoy about working with AgCareers.com?
I really enjoy that no two days are alike when I come to work each day. It is definitely not a monotonous job and I love that. I also enjoy knowing that I work for a company who truly cares about its employees and work-life balance. That means a lot this day and time!
What advice would you give to employers using AgCareers.com for the first time?
I would advise employers to utilize our resume database to find the perfect talent and fit for any job openings they have. I usually also end up letting them speak with the appropriate Sales Rep to give them all the information they would need to know about utilizing our website and what we have to offer with our different job posting packs, CBR, Employer Guide, etc.
What is one of your favorite memories while working with AgCareers.com?
Since I have only been with AgCareers.com for a year now (YAY), my favorite memory is, of course, our Team Summit in Myrtle Beach this past March. It was great to come together as a team, and it gave me a chance to meet more of our employees face to face and get to know them better. The Parson’s Table was very memorable to me. The food and fellowship there was just great and I shared a lot of good laughs with our team.
In your spare time, what do you like to do on weekends?
I love to watch a good movie or eat a nice meal. I’m all about some food! On the weekends, I’m usually catching up on the usual housework, but I try to find time to occasionally do something fun with family and/or friends such as going to the beach, the river, or a movie. I also enjoy painting with some friends of mine – we meet up quarterly and rotate at each other’s house. We bring snacks, wine, canvas and paint and just have a great time!
What’s your favorite snack and name one thing you can’t live without while working?
My favorite snack is usually a buffalo chicken dip that I like to make on occasion. I don’t make it too often because I could eat the whole dish by myself! One thing I cannot live without while working is my water. I do at least try to drink healthy!
Favorite book and favorite movie?
Call me a weirdo, but I love a good Stephen King book. I don’t have one in particular, but I love a book that can keep me on the edge of my seat and keep me interested. One of my favorite movies (because I have too many to count) would have to be Cold Mountain.