Sofia Alicastro on what retains her at HealthSherpa, recommendation for job seekers who need to be a part of our crew, and her private ardour for movie



Right here at HealthSherpa, we strongly imagine in creating inclusive and equitable areas, which construct belief, respect and a way of belonging which might be vital to our tradition and work. We’re dedicated to constructing a crew that represents the individuals who use our merchandise, as we all know that this may advance our mission of creating healthcare reasonably priced to those that want it. 

We’re excited to characteristic our colleagues and listen to extra about their experiences at HealthSherpa, from their first touchpoints all the way in which as much as their tenure and development on the crew. For this subsequent submit, we spoke with Sofia Alicastro, Affiliate Recruiter, who shares her perspective on our recruitment course of, recommendation for potential candidates and job seekers, and what she’s captivated with each out and in of her work.


    1. We care about attending to know you. After I join with potential candidates, I’m genuinely considering studying about your story, and what you’re looking for in your subsequent position or part in your profession.
    2. Prep. I like to recommend getting ready for interviews utilizing the STAR technique (State of affairs, Process, Motion, and Outcome) when sharing your experiences. I additionally encourage of us to convey a number of of their very own questions as properly!
    3. Interviews are conversations. You might be attending to know us as a lot as we’re attending to know you. We try to create an area the place candidates really feel snug sharing their lived expertise and really feel empowered to ask us questions. What are YOU interested in?


Listed below are a number of qualities that I believe are conducive to a constructive expertise in our office:

  • Communication.
  • Collaboration.
  • Willingness to be taught.
  • Flexibility.
  • Compassion.


Mission-driven. Human. Impactful.


The individuals! What strikes me most in regards to the employees right here is how dedicated all of us are to the mission of bringing complete, high quality, reasonably priced healthcare to everybody within the U.S., and particularly to low-income, uninsured, and underserved communities. It’s clear to me that the crew is invested in doing our half to make healthcare a bit extra accessible and I’m motivated by the numerous moments of pleasure right here at HealthSherpa that helps domesticate a way of connectedness and neighborhood – at the same time as we’re working remotely!


My background earlier than HealthSherpa is in artist improvement, movie festivals and occasions, and funding impartial movie. I’ve a deep and ceaselessly love of cinema. That being mentioned, I’m not elitist in my love of movie; I’ll watch trashy made-for-TV-movies (not going to call names however IYKYK) plus no matter received the Palm D’Or at Cannes. Movie is a present!

Amongst many issues, the pandemic proved, but once more, the facility of artwork and the way we flip to tales for consolation and inspiration throughout extremely difficult instances. The 2 most up-to-date movies that I watched in a theater and extremely advocate to of us are The Daniels’ Every thing In every single place All at As soon as (a poignant, heart-felt, action-packed, kooky, completely BANANAS movie), and Sara Dosa’s Fireplace of Love (a superb documentary a couple of Volcanologist couple and their timeless love of all issues lava/earth/science, narrated by Miranda July)!


Need to work with Sofia and the remainder of our phenomenal crew? Click on right here to discover present openings and listen to from extra teammates at HealthSherpa!



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