Meet the Team: Cam – Senior Resourcing Consultant
What role are you in?
Originally, I was brought on board to just help with the delivery of MRJ’s client base and help manage the workload so to speak. But long-term I think me, and Jody (Our CEO) are kind of in agreement that it makes sense to also have me eventually situated in a 360 role that can have me help source new clients.
But of course, that comes later down the line with me for now being predominantly in delivery for now so I can kick things back up again.
What’s the background that’s led up to you joining MRJ?
So, I pretty much graduated from MMU in May and during my last year of studying spent my time split between uni work and working for a recruitment place in eCommerce.
I’d actually say juggling the two was actually quite an enjoyable experience on the whole and even made me enjoy uni more as it allowed me a chance to kind of get my head away from it all.
What’s your favorite food?
Ooooh now that’s a tough one…It’s got to be between a pie and a steak… actually no let’s go with a steak!
What did you find the hardest when you left uni?
I’d say it’s a simple answer, but the hardest thing was kind of figuring out exactly where it was that I wanted to go and if recruitment is the sector for me. It was something I think I had to sit with for a while, but I feel confident I’ve made the right choice.
What would you say the reason is then – that you like recruitment so much?
I’d say the key thing for me is being able to get to know clients and candidates on a personal level and the satisfaction that comes from fulfilling my client’s needs and finding the candidates their dream job.
It’s such a strange feeling that I feel is quite hard to describe unless you’ve been in recruitment.
What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you?
I’m actually a really avid golfer and to be honest just a sport fanatic in general. I’ve been golfing for about the last 8 years now, so I literally just move between sports as and when you know?
What do you look for within a role?
A collaborative environment is key for me. While I do have the mentality where I’m very much comfortable being able to work on my own, I do want to a certain extent a bit of guidance and a mentor-figure through the whole recruitment thing
And just like in general terms having that team environment is just fun isn’t it? Like Grant (Our Managing Director) was telling me about the team meetups and incentives that MRJ does and that just sounds fun.
What is common issue that people new to the industry come across?
I think having setbacks in the first 6 months of recruitment, in terms of people ignoring you or dropping out of deals can be quite disheartening when you’re first stepping foot in the industry.
But saying that, I think with that comes a huge learning curve where you get to experience quite early on the highs and lows that come with the industry which is a good lesson to learn.