All Careers Advice

  • What was your earliest dream job? It sounds really boring, but I used to really want to be a lawyer.
  • Every day I talk to recruiters who have the feeling that perhaps they are worth more/are ready for more/could achieve more; but their uncertainty about how their skills and experience would be valued by another employer holds them back from realising their full potential.
  • What holds our businesses – well, good businesses – together? I have thought for many years now that it is about communication and the art of speaking to our people. The willingness to share ‘everything’ in the spectrum of the good the bad and the ugly is what creates trust.
  • ‘I love hearing the stories once the placement has started, finding out about the clinic as well as the local area’
  • Firstly, a ‘thank you’ to Tara Lescott for connecting the Oakleaf team with Recruiter about the opportunity to take over from Andrew Mountney.
  • What was your earliest dream job? I kept flipping between wanting to be a vet and an air hostess.
  • Are you achieving the best experience in your current role and are you positioned to maximise your opportunities?
  • In a world where we are under continual pressure to provide an engaging working environment for staff, benefits have become a central component.
  • What was your earliest dream job? A dancer – I became a dancer at a very, very young age.
  • It can be hard to assess your true value as a recruiter. This ‘value’ is not just about salary and commission, but about the experience at work that you should be achieving.
  • When I look at my job spec and at what is on my ‘to do list’, it has changed dramatically from even 12 months ago.
  • What was your earliest dream job? My earliest dream job was acting, which I still do alongside recruitment. I have an agent and have appeared in a BBC drama and commercials. I also recently auditioned for HBO’s Game of Thrones but wasn’t successful, unfortunately.
  • The idea of working from home was a figment of my imagination for far too long – and it shouldn’t have been. Today I hear companies talk about how they have embraced the approach, although I’m not convinced they have.
  • As in-house recruiters, we have a great opportunity to champion flexible working from the outset, both for the positions for which we recruit but also to influence the businesses we work for with regard to our own roles.
  • ‘You are what you eat’ – it’s a concept we’ve all heard of. But it’s one that hasn’t been associated with the workplace, until recently.
  • This is a question I get asked all the time from consultants, managers and business owners.
  • What was your earliest dream job? Actor. I went to drama school, and wanted to be a screen actor and make it in Hollywood. I love Los Angeles, and wanted the lifestyle.
  • What was your earliest dream job? Toolmaker and development engineer.
  • Most recruitment business leaders are taught early in their careers to stay fixed on goals but remain flexible with methods.
  • I remember the days when I thought that going to the gym at lunchtime was wrong; it was for those who weren’t serious about their job or their career.