My first 8 months in Recruitment - Cerys Williams


My first 8 months in recruitment….

I was coming to the end of 4 long years studying in university, and I
was truly at a point where I really didn’t know what I was supposed
to do next. Family and friends would keep asking me what my plans
were when I completed my degree and every time, my answer would
be “I have no idea”.

At the time, I was working part-time as a support worker whilst in
university, and although I loved my job, I knew that this wasn’t what I
wanted to do forever. At this point, I was well and truly torn. Do I go
full time in my support worker job? Do I look for a different job? Do I
go travelling? I really didn’t know.

I then found Hoop Recruitment. A fresh, new recruitment agency
that was totally different to the big corporate companies I had come
across. After looking at Hoop’s website, it was clear that they were
normal, honest people who enjoyed helping others into jobs they

I applied for a support worker role through Hoop and later that
day; I received a phone call to ask if I could come in for an interview.
Following this interview, I was asked if I had ever considered
working in recruitment. I was truthful and said that I had wanted to
work in recruitment for a while but wasn’t entirely sure what was
the best route to go down.

I was always interested in Recruitment. Everything I had heard
about it was always positive. However, It was always my
understanding that it was quite a tricky sector to get in to without
any previous experience. I would often have a look online at
recruitment positions but almost all of them would state that I would
need relevant experience.

My details were then passed on to one of the directors of Hoop,
which led to a few conversations about the opportunities available. I
was then offered an informal interview, which then led onto a
formal interview and later that day, I was offered the job. I was over
the moon! I couldn’t wait to get stuck in and learn everything there is
to know about recruitment.

1 month later and my first day was around the corner. Naturally,
the nerves started to kick in, but I was still just as excited. Everyone
at Hoop was so warm and welcoming towards me. Each and every
one of them gave me the support I needed to understand and learn
about recruitment.

The next thing I know, it’s 8 months down the line and I am still
enjoying my job just as much as I did on my first day. No two days are the same in recruitment, which makes it all the more exciting. It’s always a gamble when you try something you’ve never done before, but I can honestly say – I love my job. To be able to wake up every morning and actually look forward to work is something I’ve always considered as rare. I am lucky.

I’m looking forward to what the future at Hoop will bring and the
relationships I will make along the way.


65Years in Recruitment
6Specialist Division
1Office pets
76Specialist job profiles

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