Tech 25 winner Jaylan Fisher develops and connects diverse tech talent
As Indiana’s tech community continues to grow and mature, it’s getting harder and harder to narrow down the winners for our annual Tech 25 Awards program. There is a wealth of tech talent in the Hoosier state, and they are making incredible moves. Join us in celebrating the Tech 25 class of 2021 through this profile series and learn a bit more about each winner.
Jaylan Fisher is an HR professional and entrepreneur from Indianapolis. After gaining experience in the staffing industry, Jaylan now works as a technical recruiter with Jobvite and manages the recruitment efforts for the product and engineering teams.
Jaylan is also the Founder and CEO of Goal Fit, LLC, a lifestyle brand that focuses on professional and personal development services to coach women on how to market themselves as professionals and walk with confidence in their careers.
Additionally, Jaylan is co-founder of Black in HR Indy, an organization created for Black HR professionals to connect and network. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., serves on the alumni board for Center for Leadership Development, and is passionate about giving back to her community.
What led you to the tech industry and this occupation? What was your first job in tech?
The tech industry is innovative and always changing. I love that aspect because, as a creative, the opportunities within the world of technology are endless. I’m thankful that Jobvite was my first job within tech because of the growth mindset we follow. There is always room for growth, and innovative ideas are welcomed with open arms.
When you think of a day in your life, what are the main work activities you do or responsibilities you have?
As a recruiter, my responsibilities include sourcing, interviewing, and coordinating the interview process for candidates. Additionally, as the product and engineering recruiter, I partner with the managers and hiring teams to meet weekly and discuss the status of candidates in the process and new strategies to build the talent pipeline. My responsibilities may also include collaboration with the recruiting team to discuss updates, new initiatives, and internal processes.
What resources would you recommend to those who want to learn more or advance their skills in this occupation?
For those that would like to advance their skills and gain knowledge, the first thing I’d recommend is to build your network. This can be achieved by attending networking events within the field and simply reaching out to other professionals to learn more about the industry.
Networking meetings and informational interviews are the best way to get to know different career paths because everyone’s path is different and unique. You can always learn from someone else, and networking can take you very far within your professional career.
Jaylan Fisher is a Tech 25 winner who is helping to grow and improve the tech landscape of Indiana. She was nominated by her Sr. VP of Talent, Kelly Lavin.
Visit the Indianapolis Business Journal website to see the full listing and celebration of the 2021 Tech 25 honorees in the joint CTO of the Year and Tech 25 Awards supplement. You can also watch a video of the livestream from the CTO of the Year and Tech 25 Awards virtual event.
Read more coverage of the Tech 25 in this Index Feature Story and view and tag the gallery of photos from the event on Facebook.