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A career in recruitment

Jacqui celebrating 30 years at Headway

30 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee was getting ready to unveil theWorld Wide Webto the world. But something else was happening too. Our very own Jacqui started her career in recruitment, and it seems she’s never looked back. 

With so many successful placements under her belt, and many happy clients and candidates, we decided to ask our resident expert a few questions. This week, our recruitment Specialist April Atkinson asked Jacqui how she embarked on her career in recruitment, what she enjoys the most, and what the future holds. 

Take it away Jacqui…..

How did you get into the recruitment business?

I was in recruitment before Headway. I applied for a job as a PA for a search and selection agency and whilst I was there I got more and more involved in the recruitment side of things. 

Recruitment consultants get quite a bad rep, why do you think that is?

Unfortunately recruitment consultants are well known for moving from one job to anther and not sticking with the same company – obviously we’re not like this ☺ 

What’s the most enjoyable part of your job?

Helping companies find the right people for them and to have the same companies come back time after time (to me) for help.

What’s been the biggest change you’ve seen in the industry during your time in it?

Since the recession in 2008 it has changed so much. Recruitment is a lot more difficult, quality candidates are more difficult to find. 

What’s the company culture like at Headway Recruitment?

Professional, caring (always has been), honest, what we say we are going to do, we always deliver on the promises given. 

Just how a great a boss is Mr Gill on a scale of 1 -10……….

10 – I don’t work with Mark on a day to day basis but I know that he is passionate about the business and is driven and has the best interests of Headway Recruitment and everyone in it at heart. 

Well there you have it. Words of wisdom from one of our own. It’s lovely to read. Because Jacqui’s answers say so much about how Headway as a company operates. Our values are clear; honesty and integrity, with a passion for sourcing the best possible candidates for our clients. 

From everyone at Headway, congratulations Jacqui, and here’s to another 30 years of top-notch recruitment. 

Mark Gill

By Mark Gill

Recruitment Director with a proven record of providing world class hires at all levels of office and management positions within the Leeds Bradford region. We use our unique Headway Recruitment Platform incorporating psychometric testing to find the top candidates. If you want access to the full local talent pool get in contact with the team at Headway. We help companies achieve growth through our unique approach. This ensures the candidates we place are the perfect fit. Companies are then best placed to get the best from each individual as they understand their motivating traits. Proud to be recognised as preferred supplier for several businesses in the Sunday Times top 100 firms to work for.
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