We would like to introduce you to our new Meet the Team series. In light of these challenging times, our recruitment consultants are here to share their advice to help active candidates during this time. As part of this series, you’ll also find out more about our consultants, the sectors they work in and their individual working from home tips.
First of all, we spoke to Jo Cameron, our Marketing and Business Support Consultant who joined the Devonshire team just over a year ago.
Tell us a bit about yourself, what do you do at Devonshire?
I have been a recruiter for over 30 years! I genuinely love the role and the job satisfaction that comes with it. I still consider myself to be very energetic, driven and passionate about recruitment hence the 30 year stint!
I joined Devonshire just over a year ago as a Senior Recruiter and I have loved my first year with them.
Explain a bit more about your desk/sector and the type of roles you recruit for?
I manage a number of key accounts and primarily recruit Marketing, Business Support and senior-level candidates.
What type of clients do you recruit for? What are the key skills or traits that are most appreciated?
I recruit in the main for corporate clients that have a global presence and they fall within Media, Investment, Fintech, Communications and Construction industry sectors. I would say the overriding requirement for all of the clients that I work with is to hire individuals that have drive, ambition, passion, want to grow as individuals and develop themselves and their skill set to benefit them and the business they work for.
They also appreciate employees that embrace change and transformation which is going to be key for any business going forward as a result of recent events.
In your opinion, what makes a candidate in your sector stand out from the crowd?
Attitude – and I mean a positive one! One that researches and understands the key drivers of the business they want to join and demonstrates the same values, and one who goes the extra mile in everything they do. Why be average when you can be so much more?
What advice would you give to people wanting to get into your sector/progress in similar roles that you recruit for?
Have an interest and passion for the business sector because that makes each day interesting. Research, look at how you can add value and make sure you stand out from the crowd. Also, have a positive attitude and desire to learn.
What advice would you give to your active candidates looking for temporary and permanent work in the current climate with COVID-19?
Remain as positive as possible, be consistent in your efforts to engage with recruiters/hiring managers. Be patient and adaptable to changing the way you look at opportunities and consider other options that may not normally be on your radar.
This is a time for everyone to take a step back and look at what they really want, do they really want or need it or could they try something new that could actually be very rewarding!
Finally, what’s your top tip for working from home?
Routine – get up, dress up and deliver what you would if you were in the office.
If you would like to find out more about the roles Jo is recruiting for or for any more advice, please contact her on [email protected] / 0203 047 4509.
For more information on the Devonshire team, click here.