Whilst studying for my degree, I worked alongside my dad in the family car business. I also worked in credit card sales for a Financial Services company in Sydney and also worked for a period of time selling university courses on behalf of a large educational organisation. I really enjoyed the people side to these roles.
During this time, I had friends who worked in recruitment in Australia and I got to understand how the industry worked. I did my research and then made the decision to return to Ireland and focus on finding a role that suited my career goals and was the right fit for me personally.
I applied to Reperio after researching the company and understanding how they do things differently. Being based in Belfast primarily and focusing solely on the IT market in the Republic of Ireland at the time, it was a no-brainer to apply to this company. With nearly every large IT company being based in the Republic of Ireland, there would certainly be no shortage of work available. I joined Reperio in early 2017 and nearly 5 years later, I have never looked back since.
It was a tough start, just like any new role. I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy ride and it’s true what they say, the more effort you put in within your first year or two in recruitment, the more it pays off in the long term, especially in contract recruitment.
Progression within Reperio is something I strive for every day, and is something that is totally achievable for anyone that joins. I am currently a Team Lead, leading a team of IT Contract Recruiters. I started out as a Trainee, progressing to Recruitment Consultant, Senior Recruitment Consultant to my current role as Team Lead.
Reperio has a fantastic office culture, with colleagues always at hand to assist and most importantly, plenty of laughs over the years. The trips for me are unbelievable, having already been to Miami, Amsterdam, Malaga and Palma. Lunchclub is another brilliant incentive which I love, heading out to the top restaurants around the city to let the hair down with the team. I also have to mention the new office in Bedford Street, the views are fantastic and the onsite gym is a big help as well.
There is no doubt about it, like any job there are highs and lows but I genuinely can’t think of a better job in terms of what can be achieved if you put the hard work in. There are so many perks to this job and couldn’t recommend Reperio more to anyone thinking of starting out and progressing with a career in recruitment. No recruitment company in Belfast does it better.
If I had any advice for someone who is thinking of applying for a role in Reperio would be to do it! You’ll not regret it…