I'm on the fast track
I'm Robert Walters
As a graduate in Philosophy, I didn’t really have many vocational skills, but one thing I did learn was how to structure a conversation and an argument, which I felt could fit well into a sales or recruitment role. I started my career at a tiny boutique firm in the North West but after a couple of years wanted to join a bigger business where I could see myself forging a long-term career where I could see my role grow and progress over time. When I was approached about Robert Walters, I thought that’s exactly what they had to offer.
I started out in the Robert Walters Manchester office recruiting for Transactional Finance roles but soon progressed onto the Qualified Finance desk. I worked the Merseyside market which I knew had heaps of potential to grow, and after establishing myself in this market, Robert Walters gave me the opportunity to start my own team in a new office which had the bonus of being closer to home! Within 4 years I was managing a team which was one of my long-term career goals.
Whilst working at Robert Walters, I have always been led by a fantastic management team and watching their roles grow (and in turn, allowing mine to) has been a huge driver for me. I’m extremely driven and naturally strive for more, so working at Robert Walters has provided me with targets and progression to help me reach my goals. It’s a really meritocratic culture, and there are always clear targets and expectations set to allow you to move into your next step.
The most enjoyable part of my role has been having the chance to build a team and an office in a city like Liverpool, servicing a market that I feel passionately about. Having a project that has so much potential and building a great team to achieve that potential is extremely rewarding. Business development is the best and worst part of the job – but the buzz when you win a new client and fill a role with them (and then have them call you back again!) – I think it’s the best feeling!
Staying motivated in this role comes from pushing myself to be better. I’m a super competitive person who loves to lead from the front and I make a strong impact on my team. Having clear and constant targets enables me to do what I need to do to achieve the next milestone which keeps me motivated.
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