After nine years as a Career Guidance Coach, I transferred my skills across to recruitment so moved in to the role a little later than most. I trained as a Contract recruiter and given the softer skills I learnt within guidance I adapted a more career-based approach to the recruitment of contractors – looking at how projects and roles could benefit their CV and discuss their future ambitions.
I work with empathy, understanding, care and genuinely like to help people in their lives – knowing that that one job can change the whole outlook of someone’s mindset and future.
I moved into recruitment at a time and age when most said don’t. Recruitment is a tough industry and it took me a while to find a company I was settled in. As a Career Coach my role was to help people understand their next steps and guide/signpost them to options – adapting many theories to dig below the tip of the iceberg. However, the role stopped there – recruitment allows you to see the full cycle and see them make a success of a role.
Outside of work, my family will always come first – I am happy when they are happy. I spend my spare time helping my children grow, adapt to the world and try to be there for them for everything they do.
In addition, throughout 2021 I am running five miles per day for Fare Share – a charity that essentially tries to stop families going hungry.