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Jenelle Mingo

Jenelle Mingo is a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Octagon, a global agency specializing in sports, entertainment, and culture. Octagon is renowned for its creative marketing and sponsorship consulting practice. It’s also a leader in athlete and personality representation and management.

With over a decade of experience in hiring strategies, Jenelle has made significant contributions to Octagon’s diverse and skilled team. She oversees the recruitment process, primarily focusing on entry-level roles, including trainee and account executive positions. Jenelle has a wealth of experience across multiple industries, with previously roles at the NFL and Home Depot.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Jenelle Mingo talks about her role at Octagon
  • Unique qualities that Octagon offers to potential candidates
  • How to deal with technical difficulties in video interviews
  • The value of maintaining contact with recruiters even if you did not get the job
  • Jenelle’s career transition from NFL to Octagon
  • What is the hiring process at Octagon?
  • Jenelle talks about three roles they are currently hiring for
  • Octagon’s work locations, flexibility, culture, and employee resource groups

In this episode…

Discover the secrets to elevating your career in the high-stakes world of sports and entertainment. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your journey, understanding how to stand out in the crowd and align your skills with an organization’s needs is crucial for success.

Jenelle Mingo, a talent acquisition expert at the global marketing agency Octagon, delves into the ins and outs of their hiring process. With a keen eye for talent and a passion for inclusivity, Jenelle’s insights offer a valuable perspective for job seekers looking to make their mark in these industries.

In this episode of WRK and WIN, hosts Nicole Britenriker and Corinne Milien chat with Jenelle Mingo about Octagon’s commitment to hiring diverse talent and their multiple job opportunities. She shares insights into Octagon’s culture, the importance of transferable skills in job applications, and advice for job-seekers considering relocation. Tune in to learn about the recruitment process, why you should maintain contact with recruiters, and how to maximize your chances of landing your dream job.

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