“Taking a Little Step Back” proves fruitful for SirusXM’s Vice President, HR Business Partner

“A+ candidate who is perfect for HR”, read my notes when I first interviewed Shelley Wooten (now Colon) in 2006. Shelly responded to a Craigslist ad for a Recruiting Coordinator even though she had recently earned her Master’s degree and worked in middle school counseling and non-profit development. Shelley realized that she may have to “take a little step back to get opportunity for growth” and she did just that when BearingPoint hired her as a temp. That temp position quickly resulted in an offer of direct employment, which Shelley declined in favor of joining XMRadio (SiriusXM now). Fast forward 12 years and Shelley is now the Vice President, HR Business Partner at SiriusXM in their New York office (and the proud mother of a three-year old boy, Auggie). We recently connected with Shelley for reflection “I knew I had a lot of relevant skills and experience to offer but was not sure how to best fit them into a corporate environment.  I really credit Lori and Schechter Reed with seeing that potential and setting me off in the right direction.”

 

We are so proud of you, Shelley, and we love being part of your story!

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