What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Hit the Snooze button on my alarm! I am not a morning person… more of a night owl!
Do you have a morning routine? Very routine driven indeed. I check my emails/LinkedIn whilst the dogs get a snuggle. Let the dogs out, shower, get dressed, grab food, out the door…. Incredibly regimented!
What do you have for breakfast? Anything I can nibble on the way to work… or coffee!
When do you leave to go to work? 8.40! I live a 10 minute walk from the office!
Talk through a typical day in the office, what do you do? No two days are the same in recruitment! I tend to make a weekly plan of action (which changes daily) then prep my next day in the evening before work to ensure all candidates and clients are up to date and getting tip top service!
What’s your favourite thing to do on your lunch? I tend to try and nip out of the office for at least 5 minutes to get some fresh air, which significantly increases my afternoon productivity!
When do you leave off work? There is no set time… I stay until the work is done! …. I have been known to be kicked out of the office at 10pm!!
What is the first thing you do when you get home? Kick my shoes off (heels in the office…) give the Sausages (dogs) and my Partner a big hug and kiss…. And apologise for being home late!
It’s time for Tea, what would be your ideal meal? I am a big foodie… I really like to try different foods and recipes! But if I had to pick my favourite comfort food…… it would be a slow cooked Jacket potato with cheese, beans and a shed load of butter!
What do you spend your evenings doing? I try to squeeze in a run/dog walk/food…. And then sneak onto my laptop to plan my work day/ follow up on any work!
Did I mention I love recruitment?
The long and short of it is – recruitment is one of the most people heavy jobs out there. You can’t be great at this job if you don’t understand the people you’re working with.
Not only do you have to understand your clients motivations for hiring and exactly what they’re looking for, you have to completely understand your candidates, what they’re looking for and their motivations in looking for a new role. You have to understand it all to match people successfully, and the satisfaction for creating those matches and knowing you have helped someone make an all-important career move into a job they will love and thrive in, cannot be beaten.
I think it’s one of the best careers out there!