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Interview with Steve, Associate Director & Head of the Interim

Steve CHow did you get into recruitment?
Like a lot of people I ‘fell’ into recruitment when I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. I comfortably dealt with interacting with people combined with the sales element.

Which aspects of your role do you enjoy the most?
There’s satisfaction within interim recruitment when you’ve provided a solution to a client’s issues and enabled them to be able to carry on doing what they’re meant to be doing. Equally, it’s great when you’ve found a contract for a candidate and they’re genuinely thrilled to get it. Recruitment can, after time and hard work, be financially rewarding - that’s always good.

Is there an element of your role that you find the most challenging?
Like every industry, there are competitors that won’t hold themselves to particularly high standards and it can impact on your work. That can be frustrating, but you have to believe in the way you work and what you do.

What do you like most about working for Cobalt Recruitment?
I’ve worked for 4 recruitment businesses previously across London and the Middle East. I’ve worked at different levels in different business models and in businesses of very different sizes. Of all of them, Cobalt is the perfect balance for me. It’s large enough to have a genuine global proposition and a highly respected brand to leverage off, whilst at the same time being small enough to be personal in the way it deals with employees and agile in the way it can position itself in the market.

What advice would you give to somebody considering a career in recruitment?
Take time to think about whether this is genuinely what you want to do. There is no tangible product, the service you provide is to a certain degree not in your control and it will take time to become successful and to learn how you best achieve what you want to achieve. But if you’re happy with that then it could be a good choice for you.

If you are interested in working for Cobalt Recruitment, please send your details to workforus@cobaltrecruitment.com.

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