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Meet Our Graduates - Emma Johnson

Position: Senior Consultant

Year joined: 2015

"What do you think makes a successful recruiter?"

I think a person with determination makes a successful recruiter. There’s not a perfect recipe of personality mix and intelligence but in this industry you have to be determined.

It’s not an easy career, you will experience the highs of boarding large deals and winning new clients along with overcoming any issues that may arise during the placement process. But as long as you’re determined to win you will be a successful recruiter.

"What’s your favourite part about working at Oscar?"

My favourite part about working for Oscar is the friends I have made. Anyone will tell you recruitment is long hours, so it’s really important to surround yourself with good people. I can honestly say whilst working at Oscar I have made life long friends!

"How has Oscar's School of Excellence helped develop your career?"

When coming into recruitment I was offered roles at four different companies, I chose Oscar because of their training and it’s reputation in the industry. You get assigned your own personal Manager, and trained by Senior Consultants and Managing Directors.

You are provided with the right balance of written and ‘on the floor’ training to give you what I believe is the best start in recruitment. 18 months later there are still regular training seminars which I am involved in, I’m able to request additional training from our training Manager at the drop of a hat.

"What’s your biggest achievement so far?"

Being promoted to Senior Consultant in just over one year.

"What was the interview process like?"

The interview process wasn’t as daunting as I thought it was going to be! I met with Andy Morrell, the Group Director of the company, who made me feel very welcome and before I knew it an hour had passed.

One thing I did like is that I had the opportunity to meet two Senior Consultants; something that other recruitment companies I interviewed at hadn’t given me the chance to do.

I asked felt completely at ease meeting Melissa and Jay, and I got the opportunity to ask them about their stories and how their career has developed with Oscar over the years. With this, my mind was set - Oscar was the one for me.

"What advice would you give to anyone looking to start a career with Oscar?

I would say to anyone looking to work with Oscar … be prepared to jump in with both feet. There’s no half-heartedness in recruitment nor Oscar. You should be prepared to work hard and have some of the best/craziest nights out you’ve ever experienced!

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