My time at JFL - Poppy Green

5 April 2018

Leaving university in 2012 I had my sights set on a job in PR. Determined to find a job with variety, a great team and where I could build relationships with lots of different people, I thought PR would suit that criteria. I spent days scrolling through endless job pages and Google searches when I came across JFL’s advert for a PR Recruitment Intern. It was an opportunity to learn about more about PR and Communications, gain an insight into the job market, interview technique, recruitment…and earn some money! What’s not to love? I was offered the position and grabbed it with both hands.

Here I am, four and a half years and four promotions later, taking the plunge and flying the JFL nest.

I must admit, I fell on my feet. I got to work in an industry that I found interesting whilst having the independence to manage my own desk, and working alongside a seriously fun team!

I was lucky that I joined a consultancy which has a great reputation within the sector and an extremely knowledgeable leadership team. Surrounded by supportive and motivated individuals, I was encouraged to take on more responsibility and was pushed to reach my potential. From day one I was client facing and was trusted to speak directly with candidates and clients to nurture relationships. This is an aspect of the job I have really enjoyed, meeting a variety of different people from various backgrounds and understanding their needs. There isn’t a better feeling that finding someone their dream job or a client the perfect candidate. A job is such a large part of someone’s life, to know that you have had a hand in helping them reach one of their goals is addictive!

My job at JFL has been more than just ‘recruitment’. I have learnt to be a trusted consultant to my clients, an advisor to my candidates, I have helped to organise events and manage a fellow team member to name just a few, but felt after four and a half years, I felt ready to try something new so I’m training to become a primary school teacher.

I have loved my time at JFL and cannot thank the team enough for everything they’ve done for me. Would I recommend recruitment and JFL? Absolutely.

Poppy

We are currently looking for outstanding individuals to join our team! If you’re interested in either of the below roles, then please get in touch with our Managing Director, Edwina Goldman (Edwina@jflrecruit.com) for more information!