How to Have Early Success with CareerPlug

The hiring process can be tiring and complicated, but we want to make it as easy as possible for you.  As you get your feet wet and make important hires, remember that we are here to help you succeed!  Here are a few pieces of advice to ensure you get off to a great start:


Speak with your Dedicated Account Management Team – Our account management team includes your very own Dedicated Account Manager and Dedicated Account Specialist who are experts at your disposal and welcome calls to help you find solutions, learn more, or just say hello!  Most importantly, your Dedicated Account Manager wants you to succeed.  So, don’t wait until you have a problem, give us a call today at 512-579-0163 to learn more!

Join a “How to Have Early Success” Webinar – These webinars are designed to give you a comprehensive onboarding experience and get you comfortable with the basics of the CareerPlug system.  Your Dedicated Account Manager will walk you through the system and share tips on how to maximize the value of your account. To join, simply click on “Schedule an Appointment” from your account dashboard or click here.

Follow us on Social Media – By staying plugged in with us online, you’ll be able to see all of the system tips, hiring resources, and company updates we share.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or connect on LinkedIn … whatever your platform, we hope you stay in touch!


Pre-screen Questions  By using pre-screen questions you can quickly and easily prioritize the order of importance you need to place on each candidate. You can choose from a list of available prescreen questions or write your own when creating a new job posting from the Jobs page.

Multiple Job Postings – Try out a few different job titles and job descriptions to figure out what type of posting is attracting the applicants that will be the best fit for you.  By trying this targeted approach, you’ll end up with a wider and more diverse applicant pool.  


Personalize your Careers Page – Think of your Careers Page as the face of your company during the hiring process. You can make changes to your company overview from the “Company” tab to describe both your office’s function and personality.  And make sure to upload photos of your office and your team to show off your unique culture!

Share your Careers Page – Your job postings will be up on the top job boards, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow your audience by sharing your jobs on social media or adding your career’s website to your business card!

Build a Unique Audience  Try targeting applicants at a local level:  post your jobs on community job boards or to community organizations like your local chamber of commerce.  This will attract additional applicants unique to you.



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Nicolle Gatlin

Manager of Partner Success

Kacie Sommers

Creative Design Manager

Kacie was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with a degree in Anthropology.

Kacie joined CareerPlug as an intern while still in college in 2012. Post-graduation, she joined the CareerPlug team full-time as a Talent Specialist on the Recruitment Services side of the business, eventually working her way up to be the Recruitment Services Manager. From there, she learned her passion for the internal processes of what makes the business tick and explored other roles at the company, including Internal Support, Implementation, and Quality Management, before eventually finding her home in Design. She is now building a Creative Design branch off of the Marketing team.

Outside of work, you can find Kacie walking her dogs Bixby & Bean along Buffalo Bayou, hanging out with friends (and their pets), and tending to her 40+ house plants.

Jenny Leman


Native to Texas, Jenny graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and joined CareerPlug in 2017. She retired her first career path as a Registered Dietitian after 10 years, and has found her true belonging in business operations.

As CareerPlug’s President, Jenny leads all teams to an aligned effort toward achieving our vision. She works to build healthy and scalable internal systems to equip and empower the CareerPlug teams to bring their best for our clients. She loves contributing new ideas and rethinking the status quo. Jenny really connects with the company’s core values, but especially with our intent to “Keep Growing.”

In her non-work life, Jenny enjoys time with her family, playing drums and performing with the Austin Samba School, and finding excuses to be on the lake.

Chris Igou

Vice President of Sales

Chris accidentally started a 20-year career in franchising when he was 18 years old and took a job painting houses for College Pro Painters. That job turned into the ownership of his first franchise (a house painting franchise). While at Monmouth College in IL, he operated his business, played on the varsity football team, and studied to become a teacher.

The taste of entrepreneurship and desire to coach others led Chris deeper into franchising, working with a few franchise brands helping them grow their businesses. He lived in the Chicagoland area his entire life until recently moving his family to Austin, TX.

In his free time Chris coaches youth sports, especially youth football, and spends as much time as he can with his wife and 2 children.

Andrew Robinson III

Vice President of Product and Engineering

Natalie Morgan

Senior Director of People

Leslie Chamberlain

Senior Director of Client Experience

Brad Pilot

Director of Sales

Teresa Hall

Director of UX & Product Design

Canaan Davis

Director of Engineering

Ashley Garia

Director of Product Marketing

Desiree Echevarria

Senior Content Marketing Manager

Ashley Johnson

Implementation Manager

Originally from small town in central Texas, Ashley Johnson graduated from Texas State University in 2013 with a degree in Business Administration. She was hired by CareerPlug as a Talent Specialist in 2014, and moved up to ultimately lead the Recruitment Services team. From there, she pivoted to Implementation, and is now the Implementation Manager.

As the Implementation Manager, Ashley and 3 direct reports function as a transition between Sales and Partner Success in helping our clients get set up and established in our software. She spends her free time raising her 2 dogs, playing cornhole, and perfecting the art of charcuterie.

Tulay Solak

HR Manager

Aiden Kinney

Consultant Manager

Zach Garcia

Sales Operations Manager

Kirsten Penaloza

Director of Client Experience

Eric Morales

Manager of Account Executives

Brandy Lee

Operational Manager


Use our templates to create an attractive careers page and job posting. Then promote it through our job board partners, as well as directly with your employees, customers, and social network.



Use our notifications and automations to be the first to respond to qualified applicants. Send texts and emails from directly from CareerPlug to convert applicants to scheduled interviews.



Use our prescreen questions and assessments to identify the best applicants. Then use our interview questions and scorecards to evaluate for the right things consistently.



Once you think you have found the right person, use our reference and background check resources to verify them. Then, send an electronic offer letter from CareerPlug to close the deal!



Hiring is hard, but partnering with us makes it easier. From posting jobs to scheduling interviews, CareerPlug allows you to automate certain parts of the process to improve your results and save you time.


Polly Schandorf

Engineering Manager

Joe Lepis

Engineering Manager

Clint Smith

Founder & CEO

Clint founded CareerPlug in 2007 with the simple idea that there was a better way to help employers connect with quality applicants. Today Clint works every day to fulfill CareerPlug’s mission: Make Hiring Easier. Leading by example, Clint loves spending his time developing new ideas and teaching others.

After graduating from the University of Florida, Clint worked in investment banking and strategic marketing; both experiences influenced the development of CareerPlug. He also spent a year away from the business world teaching 5th grade in Boulder.

Clint is passionate about helping others succeed and is involved in numerous mentoring programs. He and his wife, Sarah, are also foster parents. Clint enjoys family time, beach volleyball, and outdoor adventures.