Sophie Parkin has recently joined us as an eCommerce Recruitment consultant. She brings with her a love of digital and a solid base of recruitment experience. Hear her story and why she has landed here with us all at The Candidate!

Whilst studying at University, I discovered my real love for Digital Marketing. I was taking part in an internship for a magazine - where, to be honest, I found myself caring more about the internship than my actual degree. 

I found myself in a position wanting to continue with the magazine and continue my love of Digital Marketing, fashion and lifestyle following from University. This is when I began to follow The Candidate. I saw their reputation, approach and marketing as a sort of classy way of recruitment - this was after university when of course, I found myself being hounded and very put off other recruiters. 

The realisation of leaving University soon dawned on me and I soon realised I needed a career where I could make money, and (hopefully) still do something I love. I began my recruitment journey with an engineering company, this however was not the industry I wanted to be in; I wasn't passionate or interested, and didn't actually know what I was talking about! 

This is when I decided to take the plunge and move forward. Sure, I could have stayed with my previous company. But why? After being approached by another Digital Marketing recruitment company, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I knew I wanted to go to The Candidate. So, I messaged Laura and she was so helpful; she made me feel so welcome! The process was quick, and from the get go I felt at home.

I feel the Candidate stands out from the rest because of the following:

  1. Before the Candidate, I had the fluttering memories of 'standard recruiters' ‘salesy’ ways; selling you hopes and dreams, then disregarding you at the drop of the hat. This doesn't happen here. We’re called The Candidate for a reason; to build relationships with you and help you.
  2. Relationships with the (take out) clients - You can see the sheer respect the company gets by their relationships with clients.
  3. Finally, the team itself. There's a reason this company wins awards - they're a family, who help each other every step of the way.

Flash forward to now. As I'm about to finish my first month at The Candidate, I look back at what's been an amazing first month, and feel quite honored to be part of a family, a great team and a respected company. I feel proud to be getting people roles in an industry that's so thriving, and finally being able to talk about something I have a deep interest in.

It's my final week of my first month, and what a month it's been! My advice, everything happens for a reason, trust your gut and don't settle. 

If like Sophie, you are interested in working at The Candidate then click here and see how you could be joining us! We are always on the hunt for talented people to join our fun and growing city center agency! Get in touch with us today on 0161 833 1044 or send us an email with your CV to [email protected] where one of our award-winning recruitment consultants will be in touch!

Or you can read more about what it is like to work for us here!


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