Eric Spell serves as president and co-founder of AgCareers.com. He has been with the organization since its beginnings in 1997. He works out of the Clinton, North Carolina office.
What do you do on a day-to-day basis in your role with AgCareers.com?
Much of my day consists of supporting my teammates – client requests, marketing-related activities, new product/service development, and monitoring key performance indicators for our business. I also spend time each week planning my travel schedule for upcoming industry events.
What do you enjoy about working with AgCareers.com?
I enjoy helping people around me develop and grow professionally. It’s very important to me that people around me enjoy what they do, feel like they are accomplishing their goals, and proud to be a part of our team! I also get great satisfaction knowing that we are helping connect people with careers every single day.
What advice would you give to employers using AgCareers.com for the first time?
We’re glad you chose to use us! While we are an industry niche employment website, please note that 40% of our talent audience has degrees/experience outside of agriculture, so please note that finance, accounting, IT, marketing, and HR roles do really well on our site. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – you’ll be impressed!
What is one of your favorite memories while working with AgCareers.com?
I have to say, the year of 2011 when we celebrated our 10th Annual Ag & Food HR Roundtable Conference. Our friends at Tyson Foods were our host that year’s event and it was just a special moment for our team to feel the happiness and support for our industry friends, college/university friends, and clients.
In your spare time, what do you like to do on the weekends?
I enjoy golfing with my boys (Bailey and Logan), making pickles with my daughter Kendall, and having date nights with my wife Sharon.
What’s your favorite snack and name one thing you can’t live without while working?
I’m not a big snack person, but I do enjoy a fine glass of red wine. While at work, you always see a bottle of water or cup of coffee on my desk.
Favorite book & favorite movie?
The Oz Principle is a book that has impacted my professional life and I reference it often. Forrest Gump would definitely be my all-time favorite movie. Tom Hanks is one of my favorite actors!
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