Coinbase Voices is a collection of employee stories that highlight the expertise of our Coinbase team and share their journeys to crypto. In this post, Carolina Verdelho, Senior Recruiting Manager, discusses her experience as an international recruiter and how she’s using it to help shape the future of Coinbase.
Tell us about your journey to becoming a Sr. Recruiting Manager. What does your job entail?
I’ve been in Recruiting for more than 15 years now, and have always worked with tech companies. I started my career in Brazil, working in traditional tech like Dell and Oracle, hiring people across all of Latin America in technical, sales and business positions.
My first language is Portuguese, but because I had exposure to other countries from the start, I also learned to speak Spanish and English. I didn’t expect to get into Recruiting at first — in fact, it was my last choice of careers. Now, don’t even think about taking me away from it! It’s what I love.
What made you want to work at Coinbase?
I had worked for almost nine years at Facebook when I decided I needed something new. One day, I was talking with a friend and shared that I wanted to do something different, but didn’t know what that was. He pointed out that when I joined Dell, the company was going to Retail, and when I joined Oracle, it was launching software as a service. When I joined Facebook, no one knew what social media would turn out to be. I joined at a pivotal time in those companies’ journeys. He said, “I think you should do that again.” He works for a blockchain company and…