Kelly Finn

Meet Kelly Finn

A Little About Me

The one piece of advice I always give to employers or job seekers is: 

For both employers and job seekers, be yourself and remember that cultural fit is everything. Most of us spend 8+ hours a day at work and we all want to enjoy the company of those around us. Not only does it make for a more productive work environment, but it also makes those 8+ hours enjoyable at the same time. You can train someone on a specific technology, but you can't train someone to fit in well with a team.

The biggest mistake I see employers or job seekers make is: 

For employers, it's not being aware of how to retain top talent. What matters most to your top performers? Is it technical training? Opportunities for growth? Be in tune with what motivates them and make a point of communicating to your staff what you are doing to keep them happy. Everyone wants to feel valued and directly and indirectly letting your staff know you appreciate their contributions is critical. I think the biggest mistake job seekers make is not keeping an open mind or looking at the long-term picture. Opportunity sometimes knocks very quietly. Would you be willing to drive 10 minutes longer or sacrifice a relatively small amount of salary to get 2 steps ahead in your career? It's important to think about long-term career goals and to make a plan for the steps necessary to get to where you ultimately want to be.

The favorite part of my job is: 

By far, knowing that I have made a difference in someone's life in some small way. I have had the privilege of coaching some of the best talent in the Boston area through what is one of the biggest decisions any person can make: a job change. The job search is an incredibly stressful time and the decisions made have a huge impact on a person's personal and professional life. Knowing that I have eased some of the stress and provided sound guidance through every step of this process is personally satisfying for me. I am proud of the relationships I have built and maintained over the last 18 years and I am honored to have met some truly talented professionals in the process.

My personal interests are: 

I enjoy attempting to keep up with my sports-loving children and husband. I am an avid reader, yoga enthusiast, and am passionate about all things related to home improvement and interior design. I also happen to make a fantastic Key Lime Pie.

Testimonials

“Kelly Finn is a rock star. She was able to secure our company the top candidate by reacting with speed and laser focus. Kelly took the time to understand our strategy and … Read more
"I’d like to acknowledge Kelly Finn for doing a fantastic job assisting us with several tough hires. Kelly does a fabulous job of finding top notch candidates and keeping them … Read more
"My experiences with WinterWyman were very positive; not only am I happy with the position which I secured through your group, but all of my contacts with Kelly Finn, the … Read more
"I have nothing but good things to say about our experience with WinterWyman and our recruiter, Kelly Finn. She did an excellent job of getting to the heart of what we were … Read more
"It was a pleasure to work with Kelly Finn and WinterWyman. Kelly is the best. She has always been friendly, pleasant and available during my interview and job offer process. With … Read more
"Kelly truly understood the type of candidate we were looking for and did not waste my time which I thoroughly appreciated. She is a joy to work with, has great listening skills … Read more
"Kelly Finn has been a delight to work with. In my four decades of work, including a dozen years as a hiring manager, I have worked with, or been solicited by, countless … Read more