LinkedInsights: George Castro
In our new COB #LinkedInSights series, we introduce real City employees to provide a snapshot of who they are, what they do, and why they serve the City of Boston — so you can read, learn, connect, and grow your network one impactful public servant at a time.
Building a thoughtful and actionable professional network on LinkedIn can seem daunting. Who should you connect with and why? And how do you build a connection with the person behind the profile?
In this month’s edition of COB #LinkedInSights, we sit down with George Castro, Director of Shared Services in the People Operations Cabinet.
⭕ hOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY?
LinkedIn! It came up on my job alerts.
⭕ What is your job title?
Director of Shared Services
⭕ wHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS CAREER PATH?
I enjoy being an advocate for both employees and employers while working on creating efficiencies, which with my experience in a HR Shared Services environment for 7 years and most recently, the Director of Human Resources at Reyes Beer Division helped me focus on enhancing those skills.
⭕ WhERE ARE YOU FROM?
Born and raised in Southern California! I made the cross-country move to Boston for this job opportunity. I must say it has been pretty cold so far!
⭕ What is THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
Never lose sight of who you are. Be the best version of yourself, and this will ultimately lead you down the path of success that you seek.
⭕ WHat are some things you like to do outside of work?
I love to golf and I am excited to explore the Boston food scene.
⭕ How would you describe yourself in three words?
Patient, trustworthy, reliable.
⭕ what harry potter house are you?
Ravenclaw! Ravenclaws possess the traits of cleverness, wisdom, wit, intellectual ability and creativity.
⭕ ASTROLOGICAL SIGN? FAVORITE SNACK?
Gemini/Cancer cusp. Nacho cheese Doritos.
⭕ what keeps you motivated at work?
Satisfaction of successfully completing projects and tasks.
⭕ what is the hardest interview question you have ever had?
I had someone ask me many years ago “tell me one reason why I should not hire you”?
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