Abigail is one of our new starts in 2016. She has a first from Heriot-Watt in biological sciences and has joined Be-IT as a Resourcer, quickly making a favourable impression on clients and candidates alike.
What other jobs have you done apart from being a recruiter?
“I worked as a waitress, part-time for 5 years in a well-known, high energy restaurant. I not only provided service but also had to sing, entertain and make balloon animals!”
What it your biggest disaster at work (anywhere)
“While serving a table I dropped an entire fajita set over one of the customers; guacamole, salsa and sour cream covered him head to toe.”
What make a good recruiter?
“I think a good recruiter is somebody that listens and takes candidates’ and clients’ views on board. A recruiter who builds relationships and has the ability to present suitable solutions will thrive in the industry.”
Favourite food and drink and where in the world would you like to be when you are having them?
“My favourite food is Mexican….in Mexico. To drink it has to be gin, which I’ll drink with pretty much anything.”
Recommend a restaurant and/or bar for us?
“Café Andaluz, a Spanish tapas restaurant, not quite my ideal Mexican but I love the relaxed atmosphere and the jugs of sangria!”
What’s your view of the market just now – where are the real challenges?
“The market is buoyant. There are a lot of vacancies out there which have been open for a while. The real challenges are attracting permanent candidates.”
What do candidates need to do better to help you get them a job?
“A solid CV that is up-to-date is the best way to start when searching for a job. Candidates who research the company before interviewing will have the edge over competition.”
Favourite (non work) website and why?
“I’d have to say missguided. I like to think of myself as a bit of a fashionista.”
Favourite (work) website and why?
“Computer Weekly. It shows all the latest IT news for different industries and keeps me ahead of the game.”
Favourite techie gadget?
“It’s got to be my mobile phone. Like most people I couldn’t live without it!”