Consultant Advisor Candace Bush has a lengthy history in human resources and recruiting, having held various roles in the industry for 27 years. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga native, Candace moved to Atlanta in 1998 to "be in the big city," and she's been matching people all over the country with jobs ever since.
Q: How did you get to Healthcare IT Leaders?
A: I’ve known Healthcare IT Leaders Sales Director Kathy Pilkey since 1989, and when the previous health IT staffing company I worked for dissolved in 2014, I called her to see if she knew of anything. I started the next week, and it’s been the perfect marriage ever since.
Q: What is your favorite company memory?
A: Having a 100% successful 25-person go-live in Athens. Go Dawgs!
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
A: DIY projects, vintage shopping, binge watching Netflix shows and spending time with friends.
Q: What was your favorite TV show when you were little?
A: We didn’t watch TV when we were little- we were always outside. But my first TV memory was getting a bucket of fried chicken every Friday night and watching Hee-Haw with the whole family.
Q: What’s your favorite food or favorite kind of food?
A: Anything Mexican.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about recruiting?
A: Catching up with candidates that I have placed, hearing about their successes on their projects and learning more about what they do.
Q: If you weren’t recruiting, what career would you have?
A: Anything on HGTV, from cleaning out barns to restoring furniture to hosting a show.
Q: If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and why?
A: A cat, because cats are perfect.
Q: What would you do or buy if you won the lottery?
A: I would give half toward making the world a better and safer place, and I would buy several AirBNB houses along each coast and travel there when I was not hosting my HGTV show, which I would start myself because I would have the money to fund it.
Q: If your life was a movie, who would play you?
A: Michelle Pfeiffer, because she was Catwoman.
Q: What about you would really surprise your coworkers?
A: I will never tell [laughs].