Director of Recruiting Dimple Kochikar has a long history of technology recruiting, spending the past 15 years finding other people jobs – and loving to do it. A native of Bombay (Mumbai), India, Dimple moved to the United States in 1997 and still travels the world as often as she can.
Q: How did you get to Healthcare IT Leaders, and to Alpharetta?
A: I started working with Principals Bob Bailey and Ted Justiss at B2B Workforce in 2002, and that’s how I got to Alpharetta. After I left B2B in 2011, I took a six-month break and came to work here at Healthcare IT Leaders later the same year.
Q: What is your favorite company memory?
A: Our last Christmas party was so much fun. It was small, warm and wonderful, and I think it was the best one we’ve ever had.
Q: What would you do if you weren’t recruiting?
A: I would be a philanthropist working with children and the elderly. I’m particularly interested in charities connected to medical research for children’s diseases – that really touches me.
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
A: I love to read. Give me a dark fiction book, and I’m the happiest person ever. And I travel anytime I can. I try to see a new city and country once a year.
Q: What’s your favorite food or favorite kind of food?
A: Italian. Specifically, gnocchi with white sauce, preferably truffles, or risotto.
Q: If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and why?
A: I would be a lion because they probably work two hours of the day, and the other time they’re eating or sleeping. But they’re really active those two hours, and I’m good with that.
Q: Least favorite animal and why?
A: Cats. They don’t like me, and I don’t like them.
Q: What would you do or buy if you won the lottery?
A: I would donate half the money, and I’d buy a horse. I don’t want an airplane or anything – I think a horse would be great.
Q: What gets you up in the morning?
A: I love what I do. I really enjoy this. It’s not a job – I’m just lucky to do what I do. I wake up thinking who I’m going to call and how I’m going to help get a job for someone.
Q: What about you would surprise your coworkers?
A: As cynical as I may seem, I’m really a romantic at heart.