In honour of International Women’s Day on Friday, we’re profiling some of our most talented women each day this week. First up is Lily Eva, who talks us through some of her highlights, and shares her tips for women wanting to get into recruitment.
1) Tell us about your journey so far at Lorien
I have been working for Lorien for a year now. I joined as a Resourcer and have since been placing people in various IT roles across the country, across multiple accounts.
2) What have been some of your highlights since joining?
A big highlight was placing somebody in a tough niche role at a multinational tech company a few months after joining. It was a contract position but the client liked the candidate so much that they offered him a permanent position after the interview. He was over the moon and so was I!
Another one of my highlights was reaching 100 deals which I achieved in under a year. That was a great feeling, as was winning a place on our quarterly incentive.
3) What type of support have Lorien provided to you during your time here?
When I started at Lorien I only had around 6 months experience in recruitment and I was quite nervous about getting back on the phones. My manager Josh was extremely supportive though and made things as easy as possible for me.
He and the business have also supported me in starting a REC Apprenticeship, to further my knowledge. There’s a lot of studying involved but I’m learning a lot.
4) Do you have any advice for women looking to get into recruitment?
I would say don’t be put off by the stereotypes about recruitment being an “alpha male” environment. I think at most recruitment companies in general, those stereotypes aren’t true and women are being given good opportunities.
If you’re confident about what you can do and have the drive to achieve, you will succeed. The great thing about recruitment is that you’re in charge of how well you do – the harder you work and the better your results are, the more successful you’ll become.
So don’t be put off by the negative stereotypes - if you want to achieve in recruitment then you can!
5) What do you enjoy most about working here?
I honestly enjoy coming into work every day. Across the floor everyone is extremely friendly and wants each other to be the best we can be. I have made some good friends since joining the team and it’s also nice that our achievements are always recognised by senior members of staff.