Karla Pagtakhan



I am a Recruiter and in my role, I help people land an opportunity to work at Google.

In my role as a Recruiter, I have an opportunity to positively impact the talent who helps build and create amazing things that Google offers for you, your family, and the entire world!

A typical day at work is: (1) I source talent looking for a job online through LinkedIn, online applications, and then help them interview for the job. (2) I work closely with managers who are hiring so I can make sure I find who they are looking for. (3) My coworkers and I work together and collaborate on ideas to help make the interview and application process easy and accessible for everyone.

I took a leap of faith and changed careers a few times until I found a recruiter role, which I think is my true calling. I like meeting, talking, and helping people, so this job is perfect!

My future is ideally to become a program manager, where I will have an opportunity to be accountable for leading a cool project from start to finish. I would also like to become an instructor for Google's Learning and Development, to help other Googlers grow and succeed in their jobs.

I am a mom to my 9 year old daughter and 5 year old son. We enjoy family games nights, watching Lego Masters show, building Legos, playing video games, and walking to the farmer's market!

"Nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it and lead with your heart!"