Like any good job hunter, whenever I see a missed call I immediately hop on Google to see who (or which job opportunity) has rung. Late one afternoon, I found myself Googling David Alan Recruitment’s number. I’d never heard of them before, but after checking to make sure they were legitimate, I rang them back.
I was greeted by Rosanne, the bubbly, enthusiastic managing director. She told me about a secretarial role that she thought I’d be great for. I told her I wasn’t interested as I am attempting to find communications roles. Most recruiters would have thanked me for ringing back at that point, and put down the phone.
Instead, Rosanne asked what kind of roles I was seeking, and when I told her I was after communications roles, and I’m trying to get my foot in the door in the charity sector, she told me she had a short term position at a charity for the next week. I was overjoyed! She suggested we meet for a coffee to discuss. She was warm, engaging, and really listed to what I wanted.
In the end, not only did she place me in a short-term charity role, she also offered to let me work on her social media for David Alan! Wins all around. David Alan gets an extra hand on deck, and I get valuable communications experience!