Degree and university: History, University of Kent, 2006
Job title: Recruitment consultant, Michael Page
What do you do in your job?
I recruit people looking for temporary accountancy work and fill various temporary vacancies across Michael Page’s central London client base. I am responsible for recruiting accountants who are looking to gain further experience in the sector. On a day-to-day basis I review CVs and conduct telephone and face-to-face interviews with potential candidates.
What do you like about your job?
I particularly like working for such a well respected company. Michael Page is really dynamic and the general ethos is definitely "work hard, play hard". I absolutely love the team I work with; we’re all very similar in that we love people. I enjoy all stages of learning about new people, and that includes the candidates I meet with as well as the clients who rely on me to get to know their individual needs.
What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
It took me a while to get to grips with some of the terminology and qualifications, and understand what makes a great CV. I’ve also had to work hard on my time management. Now I can fully appreciate that there are times in the day for certain tasks and how critical good time management is.
It can really ruin a day when a candidate you offer rejects your position.
Advice to readers considering a career in your field?
It is very important that you can get over the disappointments that come with the job because when you make a placement it’s an amazing feeling. It’s about moving quickly on from the lows so you are closer to riding the highs.