Gaz joined us in April 2017 with no recruitment experience. Two years, three promotions, and many changed lives for job seekers later, he’s loving life as a successful Senior Resourcer.
We caught up with Gaz to ask him about his recruitment career so far.
Hi Gaz, what led you to a career in recruitment?
Honestly, I kind of fell into it by accident.
I was spending a lot of time trawling job boards, applying for all different sorts of roles but nothing was especially inspiring.
My cousin mentioned that Jumar was hiring for recruiters and initially, I thought recruitment wasn’t for me. But, the way that Jumar is set up meant that I wouldn’t have to do 360, so, I thought what’s the worst that could happen and I applied.
My interview came around and I got a really good feeling, I loved the company and the people that I met. I loved it even more once I started.
Amazing! Did you think that you had any transferable skills when you applied?
I find it fairly easy to build a rapport with people, I don’t give up and I have thick skin. All of which have helped me in my work so far.
How have you been supported in your career?
I have had monthly 1-2-1’s with my Manager and Team Leader since I started, which has really helped to keep me focussed and given me clear goals for promotion.
I’ve also had role-specific training in Advert Writing, Objection Handling and Sales Training to ensure that I’m the most effective recruiter I can be.
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What have you enjoyed the most about working for Jumar?
I really love the people and culture at Jumar. I always feel appreciated for my efforts, which is a new experience for me!
As long as you’re putting in the effort, you are recognised – even if the results don’t always go your way.
Gaz started his journey at Jumar with no recruitment experience and has worked hard, consistently performed, taken onboard any feedback all whilst having a smile on his face.
– MICHAEL DOSSETT, DELIVERY ACCOUNT MANAGER
How would you describe the Jumar culture?
I’d say that Jumar employees aren’t considered to be just “numbers” – everyone is encouraged to be themselves.
Personal milestones are also celebrated. Since I’ve been at Jumar I’ve got married and had a significant birthday, and these events were celebrated by the whole company.
It’s those little touches that make work more than just a place I have to go!
Here at Jumar, we are always on the lookout for hardworking people with a ‘make it happen’ attitude to join our growing talented team.
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