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Undrunk tea, pizzas, ski-ing and a paper round

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That's about six months we've been in our new offices in Haymarket.  It's flown by.  We've also been recruiting, with some new faces coming in at the end of last year and a few more in the last few weeks.  That's a reflection of a) how good the market is just now, and b) how well Peace is doing.  Anyway, one of those who came in last year was this young lady, who has impressed everyone with her commitment and ability, even if she does tend to leave cups of team undrunk on her desk. Let's meet her: it's ....

Name: Sarah Hobson

Job title:  Recruitment Consultant

What other jobs have you done apart from being a recruiter? 
I haven’t had many jobs outside of recruitment to be honest. I worked in a nightclub while for a couple of years and my first ever job was a paper round. 

What is the funniest thing you’ve seen at work (anywhere)? 
At my old work it was a running joke that any time I got a cup of tea it sat on my desk, undrunk, until it was stone cold. An hour later I would be asking for a top up. When I left to join Peace I got a set of espresso cups to bring with me and get my tea in. Apparently, they originally wanted to get me a thimble. 

Why did you join Peace? 
I had looked into Peace and was so impressed with all the innovative ideas which they were using (Rate My Recruiter etc.) After meeting with Chris and Nicola I had my mind made up that this was the opportunity I wanted and spent the next week sitting by my phone waiting for the phone call. Luckily it was good news.

Favourite food and drink? 
I am a massive pizza fan (Dominos in particular). Favourite drink would have to be Diet Coke. 

Favourite holiday? 
I went to Bali earlier this year and it was amazing! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. 

Favourite hobby/sport/team? 
Honestly, I’m not that into sports. I feel my knowledge will have to improve though as there are lots of football fans working here. Apart from that I love ski-ing. I try to go every year.

Where are the real challenges in the recruitment market just now? 
I think it would have to be lack of candidates. There are also so many recruitment agencies in the market just now, which can mean that candidates are put forward for the same opportunities by many different recruiters. It is always better to choose one or two selected agencies to represent you and trust them to find you the right post. 

What one piece of advice would you give to candidates seeking to get a job today? 
Always be prepared and enthusiastic. Hiring Managers are always looking for someone who is excited by the role they are offering. Turn up on time, prepared and know about the company/role you are applying for.

Favourite (non work) website and why? 
I love Instagram – I could spend hours on it (but not in the office! – Ed). 





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