Patty Coffey

Meet Patty Coffey

A Little About Me

The one piece of advice I always give to employers or job seekers is: 

Whether you are a client selling a role or a candidate hoping to get selected, listening during the interview is crucial. When asked a question, lead directly with the answer. Sometimes interviewers or interviewees are eager to show expertise and knowledge - and lead with information related to the answer, but do not give the answer itself. The listener is left waiting for the actual answer and may not hear the ancillary information you’re sharing. To avoid this, I recommend an interview style that always leads with the answer, then follows up with supporting detail.

The biggest mistake I see employers or job seekers make is: 

As a recruiter, it's my responsibility to dissect a job description or resume, determine if it’s a good fit for the candidate or hiring manger and make recommendations appropriately. If you are engaging with a recruiter, take a moment to really listen to their advice and knowledge, hear what they have to say and consider the recommendations. Trust your recruiter to serve as a bridge. If you don’t value your recruiter’s contributions in this area, it may be time to consider working with a different professional.

The favorite part of my job is: 

One of the best parts of my work is watching and helping my candidates and clients grow in their careers. This growth comes in the forms of learning new skills, exploring different industries, and of course becoming leaders in their fields. I have a variety of candidates I placed in their first jobs years ago who are now CEOs. It’s very gratifying.

My personal interests are: 

While most of my spare time is spent with my son visiting the zoo, hitting the beaches, and enjoying the latest adventures of Bob The Builder, I have been know to pick up a golf club and run around after that illusive ball. This year we will make an attempt at a vegetable garden. My hope is that we can enjoy the fresh vegetables before the bunnies.


“Patty Coffey was absolutely wonderful. I found Patty to be very professional. She always showed up on time for scheduled phone calls or appointments and demonstrated a great … Read more
“Patty Coffey is not only a hard working recruiter who went well beyond the normal expected service, but she is also very fun to work with. She never gave up in a very difficult … Read more
"I cannot express enough appreciation to Patty for her efforts and support in my current position. Patty and I have maintained a relationship for 17 years and when my position was … Read more
"Patty worked with me on my resume content providing some of the best feedback I've received. She helped me focus on relevant experience related to the current opportunity. This … Read more
"I am extremely happy with my experience with WinterWyman. Thanks to the efforts of Patricia Coffey I have recently started a new position which is as close to my ideal job as I … Read more
"Patty was extremely helpful in every facet of my search. She was proactive in her search not only to find me a job, but to find the perfect fit for me. Patty went out of her way … Read more
"Patty is the best recruiter I have ever worked with in my past 30 years. She is professional, but very honest on the requirements and her feedback. I would highly recommend her." … Read more
"Patty Coffey is amazing to work with. She is diligent and delivers what she says she is going to deliver. Patty takes the time to understand the client's business and needs to … Read more
"Patty Coffey provided incredibly valuable industry insights that helped inform our TA approach within the technology space. She is simply the best." - H.S.