Hannah is Digital Marketing Manager at Star OUTiCO.
This month we welcome Steph Hallett to the Recruitment team and sat down to talk medical devices, London Marathon training, and her top advice to candidates.
Welcome, Steph! First, tell us a little bit about you and the areas you’ll be recruiting in for Star OUTiCO.
Hello, I am thrilled to be starting with Star OUTiCO! I have been in Recruitment for the past five years and I have covered most sectors.
This is my first time recruiting on the Medical Devices side and I am really enjoying it! I will be working closely with Jon Woodrow and Mary Traynor, recruiting candidates across the whole of the UK.
You’ve worked in Recruitment for several years now: what’s your one golden piece of advice that stays relevant to candidates, year-on-year?
The biggest piece of advice I would say is to be completely honest with your recruitment consultant about what you are looking for and what you aren’t – we want to ensure your experience is as smooth and successful as possible!
Thinking about the last two years of uncertainty around some role types, what do you feel is the biggest concern for candidates now, and how would you advise them to address it?
I feel the biggest concern for candidates right now is the feeling of unknown – over the past two years there’s been lots of uncertainty due to concerns, redundancies etc., but I do think that is now behind us and we need to start looking forward.
We have come out of the other end of the pandemic now, and companies have picked up. For candidates seeking a new opportunity, my top tip would be to do lots of research on the company they are interested in joining!
What strengths do you feel that you bring to your role as a Recruitment Consultant at Star OUTiCO?
After working in Recruitment over the years, consistency and communication are key! It’s important to build a strong relationship with clients and candidates especially, to ensure you understand their needs.
For candidates, it’s essential to get a strong understanding of what they are looking for, to make sure we find them the most suitable role to suit both work and home life. It’s important to understand their push and pull factors when finding their perfect role.
What do you like to get up to when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I like to spend time with friends, family and my dog, Derek!
I also enjoy going to the gym and I am currently training for the London Marathon, so running is also what I spend a lot of my time doing outside of work at the moment!
Connect with Steph on LinkedIn here.
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