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Interview with Nicole, Executive Director from the Dusseldorf Construction team

NicoleHow did you get into recruitment?
By chance. Looking to evolve professionally a few years ago, I got in touch with a recruiter who was familiar with Cobalt. I had been looking for a position which would allow me to work in a self-dependent manner as well as to manage projects holistically through the various stages. The Dusseldorf branch had only recently been established, a situation which presented exciting opportunity for development.

Which aspects of your role do you enjoy the most?
The long-term and sustained cooperation with clients and candidates. It is a great feeling again and again to see candidates relish a new position, taking the next step in their personal and professional developments, and when clients have gained a new employee who is of significant value. Knowing that I played a major part in joining both parties simply brings me great joy.

Is there an element of your role that you find the most challenging
Closing projects in a successful manner no matter the market situation. The search for candidates can take up more time than one may presume due to a recent change in market conditions. In situations such as this, it is all the more important to keep the client informed about the search status and to decide early on whether and how to adjust a search profile according to the current state of the market.

What do you like most about working at Cobalt Recruitment?
The chance to constantly develop further and build up new areas within the construction and engineering industry.

What advice would you give to someone considering a career in recruitment?
Anyone toying with the idea of making the change into recruitment should understand that the day-to-day business is very sales-driven. A structured, self-dependent approach to work as well as strong communication skills are the making of a successful career in recruiting. Cobalt is the right choice for anyone who enjoys acquiring their own clients and projects but also enjoys working on permanently expanding their network in the industry. Theirs will be a quick and measurable success.

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