Why did you join Denholm?
Denholm had been one of my main competitors for years and there was a lot of crossover with the clients and candidates I had worked with, and they were the only competitor I had never heard a bad word about. Quite the opposite in fact – clients and candidates always sounded delighted with the service and results from Denholm!
Having come from a huge high-street brand, where I was the only person recruiting specifically for sales and marketing for Scotland for six years, the opportunity to come on board to a company with a more specialist setup, as well as a brilliant network and reputation was a bit of a no-brainer for me career-wise.
I immediately took a liking to Nicki upon the first meeting I had with her, and the mature culture and refreshing approach to recruitment was backed up when I met other members of the team.
Tell us something that we wouldn’t see on your CV.
I play a sport called Underwater Hockey, which I got into as few years back after a particularly bad knee injury meant giving up rugby and had to find something to fill that void. I play for Glasgow, representing the club at national tournaments a few times a year and have represented Scotland at European Championships a few times.
It’s not as niche as it sounds – although only founded in the 50’s to keep divers fit in the off season, there are an estimated 15,000 players worldwide across over 40 countries. Go check it out and get in touch with me if you want to give it a go!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
“Plan for the worst and hope for the best” and I can’t tell you how relevant this is to the world of recruitment in particular! Dealing with people, and helping them make lifechanging decision with their career, things don’t always go accordingly to plan, or the way you would like. You will quickly lose your mind in recruitment if you sweat the small stuff. That being said, when everything is going right, it’s a brilliant job.
What was your first job?
“I joined the Territorial Army when I was at uni. In many ways this was the perfect part-time job for a student. I was in a new city and it was a great way to make lifelong friends, learn new skills and get paid to do fun things like skiing, a trip to Germany on exercise and play sports such as rugby. Although the money wasn’t great, I think it was a really character-building job and I got a lot out of it in terms of personal growth and development.”
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If you’d like to speak to one of The Skin Tight Denholms about growing your team, switching careers or just have a quick chat about the market, please get in touch on 03303 359 818 today. Thank you.