Meet the Recruiter – Get to know Laura
As some of you may be new around here, we thought we’d make it a little more personal and do a Q&A with Laura and Suzi so you can ‘meet the recruiter’! So without further ado, here we go.
Let’s meet the recruiter, our Director of Finance & Administration, Laura, is up first.
How did you get into recruitment?
To be honest, I just fell into it. While I was at Uni, I had a part time job in Hatton Garden at a jewellers – A&S. (Highly recommend them by the way, not that I’m bias!) I graduated from City University London in 2015 and stayed on for an extra year at A&S to work full time. I loved it but missed my family and partner in Bournemouth. So I phoned Dovetail and they were helping me with some applications and then offered me a chance to interview for the Trainee Recruitment Consultant role. The rest, as they say, is history, and here I am four years later.
So what is your best recruitment memory so far?
Hmm, that’s a real tough one. There have been some amazing moments and getting someone a job is always the best feeling. I think some of the best memories are when we’ve worked as a team on a vacancy and been invested in a candidate who finally gets the role they’ve been waiting for.
Funniest recruitment memory?
Oh wow, I’ve got some good ones here. I actually have a small note book of funny things that have happened so if I’m ever having a bad day I can have a giggle. Definitely the best was the time a lady walked in, sat down and got really confused when we asked her to fill out a registration form. Turns out, she had an appointment for the dentist next door!
Favourite phrase you’ve heard?
I loved it when a candidate said ‘My job is to sell the sizzle not the sausage’ and then proceeded to say ‘give me a phone and I’m dangerous’. That’s one way to sell yourself as a sales person!
Can the pandemic count as a whole moment? Well it does now!
Favourite sector to recruit for?
Definitely FMCG. The diversity, the pace, the different roles, I love it all. We’re lucky enough to have a fair amount of FMCG clients so my knowledge is ever growing and I find it fascinating.
Childhood dream job?
If you weren’t a recruiter, what would you be doing?
Hmm possibly something marketing related? I’m not sure! Or possibly teaching music.
Prefer home or office working?
Overall I prefer the office. It’s become a 2nd home anyway. The odd day working from home is ok every now and again, but I wouldn’t go back to how things were during lockdown!
Are you a tidy desk or messy desk person?
It really depends on how much time I have. I’m a pen and paper type of girl and that can have an impact to this!
Tea or Coffee?
Coffee until the 3rd cup, then I switch to peppermint tea to avoid the shakes!
Obviously music. I play the piano and flute hence the music degree, and can carry a tune or two. In the summer, I love going to the beach and doing some paddleboarding. I also love swimming regularly with the occasional running spree. And on a nice spring day you can’t beat a bit of gardening. And I do like a bit of travelling.
Thanks Laura, you can go back to work now! Next up in our meet the recruiter blog is Suzi! Tune in next month.