After graduating from college, Sherry Bowman did an internship at a local staffing company and decided she wanted to focus her career in HR. She felt the staffing industry would be a great opportunity to learn the many aspects of HR while on the job and ten years later, she sees the best of both worlds with her ability to serve both clients’ and candidates’ best interests. Sherry is now with Oasis Staffing, which has been serving clients in and around the Omaha metro area since 2008. Their niche is the flexibility to custom tailor their hiring process to match that of the clients.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have two daughters. Bailey is six going on 12 and Bristol is just about to enter her terrible twos. I’ve been married to my husband Bart for 15 years.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
A discussion I had with one of my college professors. It turned getting my degree from something I was expected to do into something I actually wanted to do.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
It depends on the day and season of the year. In the summer we go camping every chance we get and enjoy all the things that go with it hiking, biking, swimming, s’mores. If the weather isn’t conducive to camping I love to shop but I’m not much of a browser.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I was adopted along with my two twin brothers and half brother when I was almost 4.
What are you the most proud of?
I’m proud of the person my parents raised me to be and I can only hope I do my girls the same justice.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The thing that keeps running through my mind is Dori in Finding Nemo…anytime things get tough “Just keep swimming”.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I’d love the ability to fix anything and I guess I don’t mean physical things. I mean intangibles broken hearts, dreams, peoples self esteem.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
My awesome baking skills! Though I don’t have a lot of time to utilize it in my personal life either!!
Which talent would you most like to have?
Singing. I love to sing and really enjoy Karaoke. I’m not awful if I stick to my limited range, but I’m no Kelly Clarkson.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
I don’t get to read a lot with a toddler running around but the last book I read was The Vow.
What is your favorite movie?
I Am Sam has got to be near the top of the list as well as The Other Sister.
What is your favorite TV show?
I’m a big fan of The Mentalist and Criminal Minds.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
For the value you can’t beat the Applebee’s 2 for 20 combo!
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Bethany Frankel. She’s done so much with her professional life in the few short years since her stint on The Apprentice yet she stays true to herself.