‘Ten Questions’ with Jim Folger of ONESource Technical, Part 2

Jim Folger

Last week in The Pinnacle blog, we resurrected the popular “Ten Questions” feature, and the first recruiter we interviewed was Preferred Member Jim Folger of ONESource Technical, Inc.  We published the first part of that blog series last week (i.e., the first five questions), and now we’re ready to provide the exciting conclusion!  (Which, of course, would be the last five questions.)

If you’d like to be featured in our “Ten Questions” series, just let us know.  We’ll ask you ten questions.  They won’t be the exact same questions that we asked Folger, but some of them might be the same.  Or they might all be different.  Or some might be the same, and then some might be different.  You get the idea.  If you’re interested, send an email to marketing@TopEchelon.com.

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6. Finish this sentence: “If I wasn’t recruiting, I’d be . . .”

Prior to starting my recruiting practice, I worked as an Electrical Engineer and Engineering Manager at Rockwell.  I’m probably too far removed after recruiting for the last decade to go back to Engineering, but it does help considerably as a recruiter.  I suppose now I could probably be a Recruiting Manager in a company if I decided to get back into Corporate America, but I don’t see that happening any time soon . . .

7. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

When I take Henry the dog out to do his business.  He gets out there and sniffs and sniffs, and looks around, and sniffs and sniffs, and then sniffs some more.  Just do it, for pete’s sake!

8. When you’re not recruiting, what do you do for fun?

When not working, my wife Barb and I are involved in whatever our kids are doing.  Over the years, this has included a variety of recreation, travel, and premier sports (mainly soccer), but now both of our sons (Jimmy, 21, and Ryan, 18) are mostly into music.  Jimmy (who attends Baldwin-Wallace College with a major in Sustainability and a minor in Marketing) is an accomplished guitarist who composes and plays recreationally.  Ryan (a senior at Solon High School) is a percussionist who has aspirations to study percussion performance in college and eventually teach at the college level, play professionally, and teach privately.  Currently, Ryan keeps us very busy with the high school marching band; wind ensemble; jazz band; show choir; and his funk band, “The Phunkhie Panduh Munkhieees.”  Ryan is currently preparing for auditions at The Berklee College of Music (Boston), The Capital University Conservatory (Columbus), and The University of the Arts (Philadelphia).

9. For whatever reason, you have to choose a “last meal.”  What do you order?

I think I would have filet mignon cooked medium to medium-rare.  On the side, I would have grilled onions and mushrooms and a tossed salad with ranch dressing.  Normally, I would stop there, but seeing how this is my “last meal,” I would probably throw in a loaded baked potato.  Oh yeah, and large quantities of red wine . . . and maybe a piece of banana cream pie to top it off.

10. Which actor would play you in a movie about yourself?

Yeah, that’s gonna happen!  Maybe Ray Romano from Men of a Certain Age.

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