Culture & Careers

Our Mission

Provide easy-to-use software and proactive services to Make Hiring Easier.

Since 2007 CareerPlug has worked to make hiring easier for over 10,000 growing companies in the U.S. and Canada. We designed our Hiring Software to be easy to use for any company owner, manager, or team member – not just HR Professionals.

Handcrafted in Austin, TX

We have grown and evolved as a company in the heart of Austin, and our core mission to make hiring easier for our clients has always stayed the same. We accomplish this through continuous innovation, dedicated service, and a healthy dose of hard work.

From daily feedback to quarterly innovation meetings, this is a company that relies on creativity and contribution from every team member. You can feel something special as you walk through our office and hear Client Success Managers working with clients and share our weekly and monthly goals – we care about our work, and even better, we love it.

Our Values


Make Hiring Easier

Focus on ease of use, above all else.

Bring Your Best

Give 100% effort each and every day.

Go Above And Beyond

Lead by example and put in the extra effort to make a memorable impact.

Innovate And Grow Every Day

Take small steps every day to improve ourselves and our business.

Communicate Openly

Develop a culture of trust and collaboration through genuine conversations.

Work Together, Win Together

Team up to achieve goals and celebrate accomplishments.

Give Back

Dedicate ourselves to giving back to our clients, team, and community.

“CareerPlug has given me the opportunity to grow as a professional in a nurturing and employee-driven environment. After starting in an entry level role, I now manage our Client Services team and am looking forward to continuing to grow as a leader. This is a company where every individual is valued; our core values are not just up on the wall, but truly lived out every day. ” – Ashley Johnson

Our Leadership

Clint Smith


Garrett Wilson

Director of Finance & Administration

David Colby

Director of Product

Melissa Lipscomb

Director of Client Success

Jenny Leman

Director of Operations

Natalie Morgan

Director of HR

“CareerPlug is a great example of what every company should be like. While many companies believe that employees work for them, CareerPlug is the only company I know that genuinely works for its employees. Leadership makes a point to develop everyone both personally and professionally. Not only have I seen myself grow tremendously, but I’ve also seen it with every new face that walks through our door. After 5 years, the team at CareerPlug has never ceased to amaze me. I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

– Walter McCone

Giving Back

CareerPlug is dedicated to Giving Back to our employees, our clients, and our community.  Our donation-matching program is one of our favorite employee benefits, with team members frequently donating to local and national causes. In 2014 our employees formed a Give Back Committee to further organize opportunities to give back to the community, including volunteer events with Hands on Housing, Safe Place, and drives for Capital of Texas Food Bank, Austin Pets Alive, and the Inside Books Project.

In our partnership with Foster Angels of Central Texas we support their Toys for Teens program, where we purchase holiday gifts for foster teens whose wish-lists would otherwise go unfulfilled. Not only has it been a rewarding Giving Back experience each year, but an excellent team bonding event as we split up and go shopping for computers, clothes, and cowboy boots!

In 2015, CareerPlug also worked closely with Foster Angels to begin the CareerPlug Scholars Award – a $10,000 scholarship awarded to a former foster youth to help them continue their education. We have subsequently provided new scholarships in 2016, 2017, and 2018. As we grow the program we hope not only to provide more scholarships but to add resources and mentoring opportunities to set former foster youth up for long-term success. We work hard to ensure Give Back doesn’t just mean a couple of words on our office wall, but a value that permeates our everyday.

Work at CareerPlug

Our Leadership is dedicated to building CareerPlug into one of the best places to work in Austin.  To support that goal, we provide benefits and perks including:

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Employer Paid Individual Health Insurance
  • 401K Employer Matching
  • 100% Employer Matched Donations
  • Yoga Classes
  • Quarterly Team Events

Learn More About Careers

“I started out as an intern at CareerPlug during my last semester of college and immediately felt welcomed throughout the entire office. Upon graduating, I found myself in my first full-time opportunity working with an amazing company, doing something I enjoy, and progressing my career professionally and personally.” – Zach Garcia

Internship Program

CareerPlug’s interns are truly the foundation of our company. Most employees began as interns during CareerPlug’s start-up years, and today the program has grown to include interns in nearly every department. CareerPlug interns make real, essential contributions to our everyday operations. From manning the frontlines of resume sourcing or market research, to running social media and answering client questions, we’re dedicated to providing interns with valuable (and paid!) experiences.

Client Support & Success Internships

Client Success and Support interns provide invaluable support to our Client Success and Support teams. Performing a variety of tasks from reporting and data analytics to client research and marketing, we give interns a front row view to how a client success team is run.

Implementation Internship

This internship works with our implementation team to set new clients up for success. Interns work behind the scenes to configure client accounts and learn the ins and outs of our product.

Sales Internship

Sales interns take on a wide range of responsibilities from market research to lead management. These interns have the opportunity to work directly with experienced sales team members to understand what goes into sales and market development processes.

Communications Internship

Communications interns work with the Human Resources and Operations teams to help keep our office running. From assisting with employee training and onboarding, planning company events, or keeping the office running smoothly this intern position is the most project-based and flexible. Communications Interns typically get exposure to multiple departments during the term, with a heavy focus on internal communications and operations.

melissa-espinosa“CareerPlug is a great place for young professionals to grow. Working here is highly rewarding because everything you do, whether you are an intern or full time employee, contributes to the success of the company. They really care about your success and have intern meetings that help you create great resumes or projects to develop the skills you will need for the future.” – Melissa Espinosa