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Celebrating National Careers Week - Eleanor Kirk, Consultant

  • Publish Date: Posted 5 months ago

This week mark’s National Careers Week (NCW), an annual event that aims to provide young people in various educational and organisational settings with career guidance and support.

To honour NCW, we are putting a spotlight on employees who started working for us in a University Graduate capacity to demonstrate how rewarding a career in recruitment can be for graduates and young people, as well as the valuable experience they can gain.

Eleanor is one of our newest hires here at Sharp Consultancy. She has been a great addition to the team and has quickly adapted to the work environment. She is already contributing to the success of the business with her skills and enthusiasm.

Continue reading to learn more about her perspective on being part of our team...

What were you doing before you worked for Sharp Consultancy?

I started at Sharp almost straight after university. I did a BA in History at the University of Leeds, which I completed in June 2023. I spent a few weeks working in a school before travelling a little bit over the summer and started at Sharp in October.

How did you first connect with Sharp Consultancy?

I was first put in touch by a Rec2Rec (recruiting candidates to work in recruitment). I’d been looking at various roles in recruitment via LinkedIn mainly, and they contacted me from there.

What sparked your interest in pursuing a career at Sharp Consultancy?

I was interested in working in recruitment prior to hearing about Sharp, but once I’d met with Andy and Jamie, and gotten a greater understanding of what Sharp are all about and the way that they work I quite quickly realised that this was somewhere I could see myself working and enjoying what I do.

What do you enjoy most about working in recruitment?

I’d have to say that it’s the different people I get to speak to and try and help every day. I really enjoy talking to people about their experiences, both professionally and personally and like building those relationships with candidates.

What is the most valuable thing working here has taught you?

I feel like I’ve learned so much in the relatively short time I’ve been here but the most valuable thing is probably the importance of perseverance. It’s so important that you can work through and push past setbacks or problems, no matter how big or small as the next big win is always round the corner if you keep going.

What is one piece of advice would you pass on to any person trying to start a career in recruitment?

I’d have to say that confidence is key. It helps in so many different ways – with building relationships, thinking on your feet and working through testing situations to find the solution.

Are you interested in working as a recruiter? We would love to hear from you and discuss the opportunities to become part of our team.

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