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A Year in Recruitment

Posted 8 months ago by Trish Kennedy
A Year in Recruitment

I recently reached my one year anniversary at Pitch and in light of this, it feels like a good time to reflect on the year I have had and share some of the things I have learnt about recruitment.

I knew once I entered the world of work that I wanted my job to be purposeful, I just didn’t know what the purpose was. To give a bit of history, I come from a marketing background, I studied Media at sixth form and from there went onto freelancing in marketing and social media, I wasn’t thinking about recruitment as a career option for me. It was during this time that I found Pitch. Jumping into sourcing marketeers having been one was a challenge, but one I enjoyed and still do.

I’m not sure what I expected from a recruitment agency, but Pitch has exceeded my expectations. Progression and development is key from day one, the support from the team is really helpful, from management through to marketing. One of the main things that stand out about Pitch is the collaborative working environment, everyone comes together to help each other progress. They are also some nice perks to the job which have to be mentioned! I was fortunate enough to go on a team trip to Palma to celebrate Pitch’s 10th year anniversary last year and I enjoy the regular Friday breakfasts we have, gathering together to have a chat and unwind.
 

Lows

There have been highs and lows along the way, but I’ve come to learn that the nature of sales, it’s definitely challenging! I think the biggest lows for me are always around having to inform a candidate if they are not progressing in a particular job or when they get to the final stage and they aren’t selected. You can often feel like you are letting a candidate down having created this relationship with them but it makes me more determined to find them something else that will work.
 

Highs

One of the best things for me is getting to tell a great candidate that they have secured a role and you can hear how happy they are about it. Although it’s tough at times, it really is rewarding when you put in lots of time and effort and transpires into good results. I like hearing from candidates after they have been placed too it is always nice to hear how they are getting on in their new roles and to see when they progress.

Another great moment from the past year for me was when I won the directors choice award. This is something that we have every quarter which is a great boost to let you know you are doing well and acknowledges that work you have put in.

 

Now that a year has passed, I am very happy to say I have now been promoted from a Resourcer to a Consultant! For those of you that don’t know much about recruitment (like me at the start of this past year!), this means I am currently transferring into a 360 role. Previously, I mainly dealt with candidates but now I am responsible for managing the whole process which includes selling our services to potential clients, negotiating terms, sourcing and screening candidates and hopefully successfully placing them into a new role. I’m excited to see what the next year of development brings.

 

Thanks for reading!


 

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Can I quit my Job without a back up plan?

There are multiple different avenues you can go down when leaving your job and it all depends on what your next step is going to be. Finding a new ...

Jess Hill Posted by Jess Hill

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PlacedByPitch | Selina

It is always great to hear back from a candidate that we have helped place in a role that they love and are thriving in. This is where the idea of ...

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9 Interview Questions you Should Always Ask Candidates

According to research from the Recruitment & Employment Federation, employers are recruiting the wrong person for a shocking 40% of roles. With cos...

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10 killer questions to ask your interviewer

“Do you have any questions for us?” For many interviewees, this question comes as a huge relief; an acknowledgment that they’ve made it through the...

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5 Things NOT To Do When Leaving Your Job

Whether you have a new job lined up, or you’re at the beginning of your job search, leaving a current role can be quite a daunting task. You may ha...

Jess Hill Posted by Jess Hill

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My Journey to Becoming a 360 Consultant

I didn’t plan a career in recruitment and I don’t think many people do. All I knew was I have an interest for the creative industry and that I want...

Gabriella Policarpo Posted by Gabriella Policarpo

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The Digital Skills Shortage

A new report compiled by EY and Tech North highlights how the North’s digital and tech industries are facing a serious skills shortage. The report ...

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The Threat to Aspiring CMOs in 2018

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The Trouble With Recruiters

As recruiters, we’ve grown accustomed to that certain hesitation/eye roll when asked what we do for a living at a networking event or awards do. We...

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How to Properly Prepare for an Interview

As a Recruitment Consultant, there is nothing better than being able to tell a candidate that they have been invited in for an interview. You’ve ma...

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2018 Recruitment Trends You Need to Be Aware Of

It’s that time of year where we all gaze into our crystal balls to predict what key trends will emerge in our respective industries in the coming y...

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12 Days of Career Detox

As we enter the new year many lofty resolutions will be made: drink less, eat better, exercise more. If you’re one of the many people who isn’t sat...

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Introducing Becky

Originally coming from a marketing background myself I’ve always had a huge interest in brands, businesses and the people behind them - I find it f...

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The Evolution of PR & Communications Roles

Last week the Midlands CIPR invited me to come and speak on how the changing digital landscape means PR agencies/departments need to keep evolving ...

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Interview Etiquette for the Interviewer

There's a lot you can read about interviews and how to excel at them, but most of this advice is aimed at candidates rather than interviewers. In t...

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Treat Yourself This Christmas

By now Christmas will well and truly be on the brain. Lists of presents to get will be written, parties will be planned for and dreams of the feast...

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Nine tips for hiring success as we move in to the new year (and beyond)

With talent availability at its lowest since the 70's and with demand for talent increasing, one of the primary challenges facing employers as we m...

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5 Tips to Achieve Job Satisfaction

According to the dictionary ‘job satisfaction’ means, “the extent to which a person’s hopes, desires and expectations about the employment he or sh...

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How To Win Over Your Interviewer

Interviews are tricky. With first stage interviews lasting roughly 45 minutes to an hour, as a candidate you have a very short amount of time to co...

Paula De La Hey Posted by Paula De La Hey

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HR & Culture Advice From Netflix’s Most Famous Ex-Employee

This article originally appeared in a LinkedIn Premium Tech Report and offers a fascinating insight in to the latest HR and culture thinking coming...

Ollie Purdom Posted by Ollie Purdom

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W1siziisijiwmtcvmdgvmtyvmtmvndmvmtevnzqxlzm0nda0mde4x20uanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilciznzb4mjc0iyjdxq Posted about 1 year ago
Data Team: Building From The Ground Up

The importance of data and insight in developing robust business and marketing plans is not a new phenomenon. However, in the era of big data and m...

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6 Tips for Creating/Updating a Creative CV

This may sound obvious, but it is essential that your contact information is displayed clearly on your CV. If your skills are shining through on yo...

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Should you cancel other interviews if you’ve found THE person for the role?

Picture the scenario: you’re interviewing candidates for a vacancy in your team and you meet the ‘perfect candidate’ - the one who within the first...

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Reflecting back on 10 Years of Pitch

A whole decade in business sounds a long time but it doesn’t seem that long ago since it was just two of us in a spare room. And what a fun time th...

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Steph’s 5 Top Interview Tips: how to progress from interviewee to employee

It’s the email you've been waiting for, you have an interview for that job you think would be perfect for you, but how do you turn interview into e...

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What’s your hiring strategy for 2017?

With skills availability across the Creative, Marketing & PR sectors remaining tight and with demand for talent increasing, one of the primary chal...

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Pitch's 12 Days of Wisdom

Christmas and New Year is a wonderful time. It's also a time when many people start thinking about new opportunities and new challenges. We've writ...

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Top Ten Most Common Interview Questions 

Do you have an interview looming in 2017? Or perhaps you intend on brushing up your interview skills in preparation for #newyearnewyou and refreshi...

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Is your folio ready for the new year?

Before the internet shook the industry up, designers had to produce a printed portfolio to tout in the hope of an interview. These days nearly ever...

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Returnships help women back in to work after a career break

Here at Pitch we’re passionate about cultivating talent and retaining it long term, so the idea that anyone needs to choose whether to have a caree...

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Career planning – it’s time to take stock

As the year draws to a close, it’s only natural to sit back and take stock, reflecting on life’s changes. Spending more time at work than we do any...

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Top 10 things NOT to include on your CV

Are you giving yourself a fair chance when it comes to job hunting? We see all kinds of faux pas on CVs/portfolios from the relatively minor typos,...

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Eight interview tips – for the interviewer

There’s a myriad of articles about interview tips, etiquette and the like out there all geared to the interviewee and how they should prepare and c...

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