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Office Manager/ Internal Recruitment

Kat Lezes

Job Title: Office Manager/Internal Recruitment

Team: Ops

 

One thing you bring to your role:

Openness! We spend on average just below 30% of our adult lives working, and I think it is really important to have a laugh along the way. Breaking up the day to connect with the people you work with, whether it is listening or having a laugh, is something unique I feel I bring to everyday situations.

 

What do you see as the biggest challenges facing the recruitment industry?

The biggest challenge I see facing the recruitment industry is retaining top talent. Finding staff that fit your culture and whose expertise is essential to their industries is hard enough, but making your staff feel valued in their own unique way can prove as challenging, though worth it every step!

 

What is your number one piece of interview advice?

Always, always come prepared with questions to ask your interviewers. Questions aligning your interests or making sure the office culture is for you is a sign of engagement and investment for the interviewer. Too many times candidates feel they need to only impress the people interviewing them, but this is a two-way street. Give back by making sure your needs are met as well for a better partnership.

 

What is something you will NEVER do again?

To save money once in Spain, my friend and I picked the cheapest hostel. We were put into a 16-person room – Never again! Why? I think that speaks for itself...