How did you get to your current position?
I had honestly had enough of poor management working in customer facing roles, mostly bar work. After graduating I wanted to find an office role which would allow my slightly sarcastic personality to come through and was offered the job after only one interview. Working in recruitment is a great fit for me especially in a relaxed office environment because I love getting to know candidates and enjoy being able to offer a less corporate voice on the other side of the phone.
Favourite part of the recruitment process?
I’d say the best part is calling someone after an interview and being the one to give them the news that they got the job. Especially after working with them through the interview process.
What advice would you give to a younger ‘you’ starting out in your career?
Honestly, with the current state of the world right now and financial insecurities, I would have told myself to find a job with a real salary and work my way up in an established company. Although I have loved my pre-graduate roles working at festivals all around the country, financial stability should always be at the forefront of your decision-making when job hunting post-graduation as independence is and always has been extremely important to me.
Dream job if skill, history and talent were not factors?
I can’t just choose one: Travelling Ski Instructor, Alpine Ski Tour Guide, Au Pair, Gymnastics Instructor, Zookeeper, Cat Sanctuary Owner and Travel Blogger to name a few!
What’s your favourite office snack?
Nomadic chocolate clusters yogurts. If you don’t know you don’t deserve to.
Highlighters, lip balm and a bottle of water. I would be lost without my highlighters and have requested more colours a number of times to no avail!
Radio station choice in the office?
BBC Radio 2. I’ve been listening to Radio 2 since I was born. My Mum will always and forever have it on and so will I.
Friday afternoon celebratory beverage?
Sweet rosé, with one ice cube.
Best book you’ve read?
Dracula. I’ve read this book thrice and it will always have the best description of an eerie, snow-frosted landscape. The most captivating written chase scene is laced with the metaphor of good’s triumph over evil. Absolute classic. Also, The Secret Garden is a book I read every spring. That book has gotten me through a lot and will forever be my transport back to my youth, growing up in the New Forest.
What’s your favourite movie?
Alien. This film doesn’t require an explanation but after seeing Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace at the ripe old age of 6 years old and crying for hours afterwards out of pure fear induced by that thing my Dad said was only a man, who looked like literal hellfire might I add, my Dad thought it a good idea for me to watch Alien straight after. Contrary to my mum’s immense distain, I have watched that movie more times than I can count. I think it may have been because of the cat (Jonesy) but the creature effects in that film led to my obsession with The Thing, Hell Raiser, Prometheus, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and An American Werewolf in London.
What football team do you support?
I don’t, but gun to my head Liverpool FC. I have three older brothers and a dad. Case and point.
“Trust your gut”