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We Know People Q&A – Erin Dand Edition

February 23, 2018

Welcome to We Know People Q&A, our newest blog series, where you will get the opportunity to learn more about our team.


We start with Erin Dand in honour of her one year anniversary at the firm.


What do you do at Pekarsky & Co?

At Pekarsky & Co I am an executive and legal recruiter.

What do you enjoy most about your job? 

I like connecting with people. I like finding out about a person’s background and being able to help connect them with roles I am working on. I think my favourite part of the job is being able to match a person with a role and see them happy in their new position.

What were you like in high school?

I was a huge nerd, I don’t know if you have ever seen the movie Election Day, but I was Tracy Flick. I ran a million clubs and I was obsessed with grades.

What do you work towards in your free time?

I do a lot of volunteering at my church and I spend a lot of time with people because as you can guess, people are my favourite. I plan dinner parties, social outings for different organizations, and I volunteer for Young Women in Energy so I keep my self pretty busy. I am rarely sitting at home alone.

What inspires you?

I think I am inspired by genuinely kind people. I really try to emulate kindness in whatever I do and whenever I come across people who are just so delightful to talk with, it inspires me to be even more kind and gracious towards the people I connect with.

What is one of your goals for 2018?

I have decided that 2018 is going to be my year of fitness. I have been spending a lot of time at the gym, eating healthy, and working on my mental health. It’s a year of health for me.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?

I am probably the yellow crayon because I think I have a fairly loud yet sunny personality. I am definitely not a neutral personality in here as I have been told I am fairly loud and that when I am out of the office its fairly quiet around here. So probably the eccentric yellow crayon.


Want to know more? Take a peek at Erin’s bio  or check out our About page to learn about our other talented recruiters.


Keep your eyes peeled for the next edition of We Know People Q&A in March where we get to know more about ……