Employee Spotlight: Sheldon Coppet

Not everyone knows what type of work they want to pursue as soon as their university cap and gown is put away, but for Sheldon Coppet, the answer was clear: her heart was in human resources. When she didn’t immediately find the perfect position, she remained hopeful—and her patience and determination paid off.

Last year, Sheldon was offered a role at MarketSource as new hire coordinator and later became a recruiter for our retail business. Most recently, she was promoted to account recruiting lead. In this position, she oversees staffing for 18 districts and partners directly with our field managers, recruiters, and recruiting managers to ensure we staff top-quality candidates.

“I love the atmosphere in recruiting and decided this was the field for me,” she says. “I’ve always wanted the opportunity to build my leadership skills, so when the account recruiting lead role became available, I knew it was a perfect fit.”

Her positive, can-do attitude and natural leadership qualities put her on a fast-track to achieve her dream. “I made sure I was proactive in my role as a recruiter and I think that helped me stand out,” she explains.

Despite leadership being an innate quality that Sheldon is passionate about developing, her favorite part of her work is the opportunity to help others find jobs. “There are still people out there looking for an opportunity to work again after losing their jobs due to the pandemic,” she says. “Being able to help them out is really rewarding. I also really enjoy helping my team achieve their goals as recruiters.”

The two most important people in her life have influenced this type of work ethic—mom and dad. “Witnessing them work hard at building their careers in the military in order to provide our family with an incredible life has really stuck with me,” Sheldon offers. “They were never afraid to chase their dreams, regardless of where they were in their lives. My mom is particularly fearless in pursuing her interests—when she decides to do something, you can bet she will give it 110%.”

The best advice she ever received is also from home: “Growing up, my dad always told me that it’s ok to fall, as long as you get back up. That advice gives me the courage to take risks since I know it’s ok to fail at something…I just have to keep going.”

She has also learned another lesson recently that may be of benefit to others: “Put yourself out there—you may just be surprised by the outcome.”

“The best parts of my job are the people I interact with on a daily basis.” He continues, “I love hearing stories of individual accomplishment, personally and professionally. Having those personal conversations and listening to their amazing stories makes being a part of MarketSource a truly gratifying experience. I’m a firm believer that the best part of life is not what you get, but what you give back.”

Author: Sarah Nicholas

Author: Sarah Nicholas

Sarah is a Content Writer for MarketSource. She has deep experience helping B2B, high-tech companies, and non-profit organizations define and convey their voice through compelling content and strategies that build and scale brands.