Securing Kerem Ilhan’s Next Career Opportunity
Posted on: 9 Mar 2018
Kerem Ilhan has had a flourishing career in the travel industry. While living in his native country, Cyprus, he developed his industry knowledge, working for tour companies as head representative and operations manager.
In 2015, he moved to the UK. Kerem landed a sales and marketing role with Turkish Airlines, where he predominantly dealt with customers and distributors. Later, he took a similar position at a similar travel company. This role wasn’t the right fit and Kerem was considering exploring other career opportunities where he could focus on his passions. It was at that point where, coincidentally, Kerem was approached by Natasha from Adam Recruitment during her search for suitable candidates for an opportunity she was working on.
A Personal Approach
After Kerem agreed to meet Natasha, she held an in-depth session to understand his career goals, the workplace culture he felt comfortable in and the type of responsibilities he was looking to take on.
Kerem explained, “I was impressed by her professionalism. She took time to get to know me, my personality and what I was looking for in a role.”
After having disappointing experiences with previous recruiters from other companies, he was delighted by Natasha’s dedication:
He added, “Natasha took her role incredibly seriously. She was the only recruitment consultant to take the time to invite me for a face-to-face meeting. This was incredibly important to me and it set her apart from the rest.”
After getting to know Kerem and finding out what makes him tick, Natasha found a vacancy that aligned with his career ambitions. To ensure that he had the best possible chance of securing the role, she prepared him thoroughly for the interview process:
Kerem described Natasha’s approach, “Natasha was incredibly detailed in her advice. She took the time to give me every single detail about the role and the company. Her interview coaching was second-to-none. After each interview, she provided ongoing support and any progress was relayed back immediately. I never felt like I was in the dark. I knew Natasha always had me in her thoughts.”
The Role Kerem excelled through the interview process and was offered the role at Verna Care as Global Sales and Marketing Executive. He was ecstatic about the news:
“The role matched what I was looking for perfectly and I would recommend Natasha to anyone. She went above and beyond her role. In the past, other recruiters have been pushy. It seemed like all they cared about was getting a commission. The opposite was true for Natasha. She really cared about fulfilling my needs and working to the best of her ability.”