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Recruiter Spotlight

25/03/2022

Each month, we sit down with a recruiter from Capio Recruitment and ask them a few questions about themselves. We want to introduce you to our culture and professionals so you can get a closer look at what it’s like to work here. Working with your recruiter is easier if you relate to them and understand their passion for their role.

How long have you been with Capio and what do you do there?

I have been here for 7 months and I work as a Recruitment Consultant on the Financial Services desk.

What do you like the most about working at Capio?

The team environment is great. Everybody is nice, I get along with everyone, everyone wants to see you succeed, and we just had a short course about top billers’ mentality with Tom Webster. We receive ongoing support!

What truly motivates you in your career?

The constant pursuit of knowledge motivates me. At Capio, we have training sessions going on all the time no matter where you are in your career. The financial aspect is also very appealing.

What do you advise someone who wants to be a recruiter?

 If you’re willing to work hard, this is a very rewarding position. Recruiting, in the beginning, can be difficult, but you have to learn your own way of doing recruitment, so be yourself and stick with it

What helps you find the right talent for your clients?

Initially, I have an open conversation with the client, understand what they are looking for, and have the ability to understand even more difficult candidates. This is quite varied, putting the client first so I can find a good match for the job.

What are the biggest challenges as a trainee recruiter?

 I struggled initially to plan my daily schedule, organise my daily activities, and manage my planning because I end up  doing more than one thing at a time. If you’re unorganised, you’re going to have to multitask a lot.

What interests you the most about the financial services industry?

I find it interesting anyway since I have my own investments and enjoy learning about financial planning and investments on my own.

How can you describe the current market?

At the moment, the market is very active, very candidate-led, there are many opportunities but few candidates, and candidates usually have two or four jobs on the table. 

What are candidates looking for in the financial services market?

Now that many candidates are looking for remote work, others want to return to the office, so they are mainly looking for flexible work arrangements. 

What is the atmosphere on the financial services desk?

We work hard and play hard – at the office, there’s always a positive atmosphere and sometimes we sing so it’s clear that we’re quite artistic, but when it’s time for work, we encourage each other and keep moving forward.

Tell us something about you that we don’t know.

 During my career as a lifeguard, I saved someone’s life – I was ready for it because of the training I received but my heart was still racing, and I am glad I was there to make a huge impact on what could have been a tragic situation.

What do you like to do outside of work/hobbies?

 I enjoy surfing, playing sports, volunteering, and being around my family and friends. In recruitment, you will notice a lot of people are quite active and outgoing.