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Meet the Navanauts: Alex Rueda, Technical Recruiter

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Meet Alex Rueda, Technical Recruiter at Nava. In his role, Alex plays a key role in recruiting new Navanauts on the Product, Engineering, and Design team. Read on to learn more about why Alex joined Nava, his personal connection to our mission, and how his childhood career dreams lead him to the US Army Infantry.

Meet Alex Rueda, Technical Recruiter at Nava

Give us the cliffs notes of your career, pre-Nava.

I launched my recruiting career when I left the US Army Infantry. When I made the transition from soldier to veteran, I had to get creative in spinning my transferable skill sets to match the jobs I was applying for. That sparked my interest to help others like myself get their chance at their dream careers.

I got my first break into corporate recruiting with the health-tech start-up Rally Health, where I focused on recruiting and DE&I efforts. Eventually I landed a job as Candid’s Field Recruiter, where I hired for several hybrid roles, ranging from Manager to Dental Hygienist.

What made you want to join Nava?

To be honest, at first it was because Nava was a health insurance company with an open Technical Recruiter role — and I knew I wanted to be working in technical recruiting at a healthcare company again.

However, as I went through the interview process, I knew I wanted to be a part of Nava’s culture and mission. There is a sense of a greater purpose here, and Nava cares about their employees and company culture.

Biggest piece of professional advice?

Networking and sponsorship are key to growing your career, especially in a remote environment.

What does Nava's mission mean to you?

At Nava we are truly working to fix America’s healthcare crisis. I myself have dealt with healthcare issues, due to having Crohn’s. There have been many ups, and mostly downs, with navigating the healthcare system. I know how important our mission at Nava is and it is great to be a part of a higher purpose again.

If you had to describe your work style with one song, what would it be?

I “cheated” on this one because my working style has two modes and no in-between. The songs are Grindin’ by NF and Coming in Hot by Lecrae & Andy Mineo. This is because my working style shifts from a grinding to a faster pace.

What keeps you going on the good days (and the not-so-good)?

It’s always easy to keep going on the good days. It’s on those not-so-good days when you truly find out who you are and what you’re made of. I’ll always remind myself on those not-so-good days that it could be worse.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a superhero. That is why I joined the US Army Infantry because as a kid, it was the closet thing to a superhero.

Nava is hiring! Learn more and see available roles here.

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Meet the Navanauts: Alex Rueda, Technical Recruiter

Meet Alex Rueda, Technical Recruiter at Nava

Give us the cliffs notes of your career, pre-Nava.

I launched my recruiting career when I left the US Army Infantry. When I made the transition from soldier to veteran, I had to get creative in spinning my transferable skill sets to match the jobs I was applying for. That sparked my interest to help others like myself get their chance at their dream careers.

I got my first break into corporate recruiting with the health-tech start-up Rally Health, where I focused on recruiting and DE&I efforts. Eventually I landed a job as Candid’s Field Recruiter, where I hired for several hybrid roles, ranging from Manager to Dental Hygienist.

What made you want to join Nava?

To be honest, at first it was because Nava was a health insurance company with an open Technical Recruiter role — and I knew I wanted to be working in technical recruiting at a healthcare company again.

However, as I went through the interview process, I knew I wanted to be a part of Nava’s culture and mission. There is a sense of a greater purpose here, and Nava cares about their employees and company culture.

Biggest piece of professional advice?

Networking and sponsorship are key to growing your career, especially in a remote environment.

What does Nava's mission mean to you?

At Nava we are truly working to fix America’s healthcare crisis. I myself have dealt with healthcare issues, due to having Crohn’s. There have been many ups, and mostly downs, with navigating the healthcare system. I know how important our mission at Nava is and it is great to be a part of a higher purpose again.

If you had to describe your work style with one song, what would it be?

I “cheated” on this one because my working style has two modes and no in-between. The songs are Grindin’ by NF and Coming in Hot by Lecrae & Andy Mineo. This is because my working style shifts from a grinding to a faster pace.

What keeps you going on the good days (and the not-so-good)?

It’s always easy to keep going on the good days. It’s on those not-so-good days when you truly find out who you are and what you’re made of. I’ll always remind myself on those not-so-good days that it could be worse.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a superhero. That is why I joined the US Army Infantry because as a kid, it was the closet thing to a superhero.

Nava is hiring! Learn more and see available roles here.

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Alex Rueda

Technical Recruiter

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Summary
Meet Alex Rueda, Technical Recruiter at Nava. In his role, Alex plays a key role in recruiting new Navanauts on the Product, Engineering, and Design team. Read on to learn more about why Alex joined Nava, his personal connection to our mission, and how his childhood career dreams lead him to the US Army Infantry.
Meet Alex Rueda, Technical Recruiter at Nava

Give us the cliffs notes of your career, pre-Nava.

I launched my recruiting career when I left the US Army Infantry. When I made the transition from soldier to veteran, I had to get creative in spinning my transferable skill sets to match the jobs I was applying for. That sparked my interest to help others like myself get their chance at their dream careers.

I got my first break into corporate recruiting with the health-tech start-up Rally Health, where I focused on recruiting and DE&I efforts. Eventually I landed a job as Candid’s Field Recruiter, where I hired for several hybrid roles, ranging from Manager to Dental Hygienist.

What made you want to join Nava?

To be honest, at first it was because Nava was a health insurance company with an open Technical Recruiter role — and I knew I wanted to be working in technical recruiting at a healthcare company again.

However, as I went through the interview process, I knew I wanted to be a part of Nava’s culture and mission. There is a sense of a greater purpose here, and Nava cares about their employees and company culture.

Biggest piece of professional advice?

Networking and sponsorship are key to growing your career, especially in a remote environment.

What does Nava's mission mean to you?

At Nava we are truly working to fix America’s healthcare crisis. I myself have dealt with healthcare issues, due to having Crohn’s. There have been many ups, and mostly downs, with navigating the healthcare system. I know how important our mission at Nava is and it is great to be a part of a higher purpose again.

If you had to describe your work style with one song, what would it be?

I “cheated” on this one because my working style has two modes and no in-between. The songs are Grindin’ by NF and Coming in Hot by Lecrae & Andy Mineo. This is because my working style shifts from a grinding to a faster pace.

What keeps you going on the good days (and the not-so-good)?

It’s always easy to keep going on the good days. It’s on those not-so-good days when you truly find out who you are and what you’re made of. I’ll always remind myself on those not-so-good days that it could be worse.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a superhero. That is why I joined the US Army Infantry because as a kid, it was the closet thing to a superhero.

Nava is hiring! Learn more and see available roles here.

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Alex Rueda

Technical Recruiter

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