Cameron and I met in 2016. Cam is Australian and was on a working visa, he was promoting Samsung products in stored like Currys.
Talent Acquisition at DeepMind
When Vicky first contacted me regarding a sales role opportunity within VAT consulting and compliance, I almost laughed out loud. Could an industry sound more stiff and boring? Whilst Vicky understood my concern, she insisted on a meeting to discuss the role. During the meeting, I realised that the company ticked many of my boxes - a professional, international, high pace environment where my main focus would to be building long lasting relationships with finance managers for global businesses across the world. Without a doubt, it has turned out being the smartest move of my career. Now, 6 years down the line, I am still working for the same company and have actually come to love the complexity, risk management and legal aspect of working with indirect taxes – especially combined with a fast paced target driven sales role. I utilise all skills from my business degree (strategy, risk management, negotiation, business psychology, international trade) whilst gaining new knowledge every day as all my clients face different challenges in different countries. As an incredible bonus, I have also managed to triple my salary during these 6 years – how many roles or industries can offer that possibility?
I have known Vicky for around 7 years. Initially, she worked with me to find my role at Rolf Berryman. Vicky identified quickly the similarities between my interests and that of the Partners at RB. She put me forward for the position and prepared me well for the interview process.
We can now fast forward to me becoming a Director and using Vicky to help us grow our business. She has placed close to half the team we have and does well to understand what we do and the type of person that will succeed here. Two of these being graduates who have been amazing additions and are now senior legal recruiters.
Vicky is someone that we trust and would happily recommend. She is fun to work with and always puts your interests first. Those who are considering roles in recruitment as a role straight out of university should speak to Vicky to get a really helpful insight into what it is like and where to join.