As it turned out I was good at it and at 24 I was solely responsible for a store of 30 staff which turned over in excess of £2.5 Million.
During the interview with the consultant she asked would a career in recruitment be of interest, as Morgan McKinley were potentially looking for a new consultant.
I began scouring the job boards and kept coming back to the posting for a Recruitment Consultant - it sounded interesting and challenging but I didn’t think I had the necessary skills. Chancing my arm, I applied.
When I started in recruitment I knew it was a very sales oriented industry however I am not a pushy sales person. Here at La Crème and Morgan McKinley consultants are exactly that, consultative as opposed to sales people. We listen to our candidates and clients and deliver on what they need and we provide a high level of customer service as opposed to high numbers of sales calls.
Top ranking financial institutions are investing in Cork and setting up European operations here. Specialist areas being managed out of Cork include anti-money laundering, front and back office fund administration including corporate actions, settlements, transfers, information processin
The well documented collapse of the Construction Industry in Ireland has lead to a huge decrease of jobs in areas such as Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Architecture to name but a few.
While the market in the South East is certainly much tougher than Dublin, there are opportunities out there for the right minded people! Below are some generic categories that we are recruiting for in the South east:
HR was one of the areas of a business to be cut during the economic collapse of the past six years. It was considered a 'non-earning' department. However, I have seen a change of attitude to HR in recent times with companies gradually increasing their investment in personal development. I believe IBEC's statement will reinforce this change. In an expanding economy companies will once again recognise the value of actively engaging with and training their employees.