My Journey in Recruitment so far...

Kellie O'Donovan 17.05.2019

The latest addition to our Morgan McKinley Engineering team, Kellie O'Donovan, shares her journey in her recruitment career so far...

My name is Kellie O’ Donovan, I am a Technical Recruitment Consultant in Morgan McKinley covering the Quality & Validation market and here is my story;

I moved to London straight after University in 2013 where I had studied Nutritional Science. I started working for a well-known FMCG company where my role as a Process Development Technologist was to bring food from a kitchen recipe all the way to the supermarket shelves. I really enjoyed this role and feel I can relate the experience in my current role, experiencing a concept develop from day one to launch day is very similar to seeing an individual going through a new job cycle.The idea is formed, the methodologies are outlined, the process is seen through and the end result is a product of your hard work and dedication.
     Finding the right role for the right individual is like building a recipe. Each component needs to be in the right proportions for it to be a success. Whether this is the location, the company, the job title, the team size, the culture, the salary, or the benefits there is an array of information to ingest and consider.
     To satisfy my curiosity and gain some life lessons through travel I moved to Australia in 2017 and like most recruiters fell into a recruitment role. Since returning to Ireland at the end of 2018 I knew I wanted to develop my career within the recruitment industry and here is why:

  • I love the fast-paced environment, the opportunity to speak with individuals with different ideas/motivations/desires.
  • I love the possibility of finding someone a role that will enable them to develop and grow their career.
  • I love the possibility that I could help someone find their dream job.
  • I love the fact that every day is completely different from the last and it is a constant learning curve.

My role in Morgan McKinley covers a range of job titles within the Quality & Validation sector and I find myself very lucky to be focusing on this industry where I have extensive hands on experience! Having worked in the food industry for the best part of 4 years I have worked closely with Quality individuals and Engineers. This time has given me a great insight into industry and what it is like to work in a manufacturing environment. 

I have experienced first-hand that looking for a new job can be daunting for most people and to have someone credible to help you and talk you through the process and market insights is a huge advantage.  As a Recruitment Consultant I will ensure each candidate I work with is comfortable to talk through their CV, past opportunities, in demand skills, and help with interview preparation including giving insights into the culture of the companies and what to expect with each interview. This is something that can really help ease the stress of the interview process and make sure you get your point across – minus the nerves! 

If you are currently looking for your next role or to learn more about the industry don’t hesitate to get in contact with me; Kellie O’Donovan @  Morgan McKinley - 021 2300 300. If your specialist area isn’t within the Quality & Validation market Click Here to view the MMK Engineering Team.

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