What does your typical day involve as a Recruitment Team Leader?
My day begins with a strong coffee (or three) and a deep breath. As I’m sure most recruiters will tell you...no two days are the same within recruitment!
I then have a catch up with my team to see how the week is going, what current and upcoming vacancies we have on and what we need to prioritise. Once roles have been delegated out, I then provide regular support and guidance to the team ensuring we are all staying focused, motivated and are working to our strengths.
How has your role evolved since starting with Metalis?
I began working for Metalis in November 2021, initially starting as a Recruitment Consultant within the temporary – permanent team covering the South Yorkshire area. After a few months, I took over the Midlands region recruiting predominantly within that area. We went through a huge growth period in 2022 and as more people joined the business, more and more progression opportunities became available. I was then promoted to a Team Leader in October 2022 and I have been in this role since. Super proud of what I have achieved in such a short space of time and very excited to see what will happen in the next year.
What attracted you to a career in recruitment?
The candidate engagement was always a big selling point for me, I liked the idea of being able to help people find their dream job. Within recruitment opportunities are endless, the potential for growth and the commission structure is also a massive selling point.
What challenges do you face as a recruiter and how do you overcome them?
We work with people ultimately, and this can create it’s own challenges and potential issues. One of the best things about Metalis is that we work in a very open and honest office. We can talk through our issues and what we are struggling with and are met with support and guidance. The culture and dynamics within the office is what gets me through the tougher times! (A glass of rose at the local, after hours also helps!)
What advice would you give to anyone interested in starting a career in recruitment?
The best thing about starting a career in recruitment is that no previous experience is necessarily needed. It’s not about the qualifications you have or the types of roles you’ve done in the past, it’s about you as a person and what you can bring to the table. Be prepared to speak to a lot of people, work within a fast paced varied role, be determined and work to a plan…you’ll smash it!