From Fresh Grad to Tech Recruitment Beginner: Two Months of Laughs and Lessons | Ella
It’s safe to say I am absolutely loving discovering the recruitment world at SR2. As someone who’s never done recruitment before I couldn’t have asked for a better support network showing me the ropes. As well as having an epic manager – Charles; Franqui – my dedicated learning director has been unbelievably helpful with structured and interactive training sessions but also all the blonde questions I’ve inevitably asked too!
As well as the awesome team of people showing me the ropes, I think my competitive and driven spirit outside of work goes hand in hand with the traits needed in recruitment.
In 2021 I wanted a goal to strive for as the COVID lockdowns were driving me crazy! As someone who doesn’t do things by halves - I signed up for an Ironman 70.3 – my first-ever triathlon. I finished second in my age group and consequently qualified for the World Championships the following year where I then finished in the top 14% in the world. As someone very new to triathlon this was a huge shock! However ultimately – I put the training in and stayed consistent. The strong resilience and determination I use in my sports training are essential to implement in my job as a recruiter.
At the end of the day - you don’t get the results without putting in the work. Just like triathlon – recruitment is like a solo sport where I’m accountable for the results I deliver.
Showing up and being consistent is vital – in the recruitment world, this means always picking up the phone, chasing leads and constantly hunting for clients and doing business development. SR2 has harnessed my competitive spirit and helped me use it in my career. The company culture, support and leadership have resulted in an amazing first month in recruitment which I am absolutely loving!