What did you do before you got into recruitment?

Before becoming a Recruitment Consultant, I was working as an Optical Assistant in Specsavers, a role which at its core was a sales role. It involved greeting patients from the testing rooms and supporting them in finding the best product for their needs.

I often think that talented people working in retail sales aren’t aware that recruitment is an option for them, but the skills you gain in this type of role are very valuable for a recruiter.

Why did you get into recruitment?

For me, it was a way to elevate my sales skills into the corporate world and B2B sales. Furthermore, it would allow me to fund the lifestyle I wanted and this, of course, really appealed to me.

What do you enjoy most about the role?

In essence, recruitment in Archer allows me to run my own micro business within the support structure of an established agency. This is what the company promised and they definitely delivered.

It’s this ownership, combined with guidance from experts around me, that has placed me in a prime position to be the “go-to” for companies looking for great people in my market and that’s what I enjoy most. Doing a good job and having clients come back to me for more consultative time again and again.

What tips would you give for someone considering a career in agency recruitment?

Talk to people in the industry and get an honest insight. If you don’t know anyone in recruitment give someone at Archer a call. We’re more than happy to have a chat.

elaine.sheehy@archer.ie – 01 649 8514