Tell us about your previous role/Background:
Before I started at Netsource I was a trainee accountant based in Huddersfield. It was a good job which gave me the opportunity to apply what I had learned during my degree (Accounting, Business Finance, and Management from the University of York) and I learned a lot about the internal workings of a business. Due to the nature of my role I was able to interact with a wide variety of clients, from takeaways to dentists and from plumbers to a high-end dating agency. Like my Dad used to say, everyone needs an accountant.
What my Dad didn’t say was just how dull accountants were. I don’t pretend to be especially lively or bubbly but working in an accounting office took boredom to a whole new level (and I once had a job packing boxes for 11 hours a day so I know what I’m talking about). So here I am at Netsource, looking for a more exciting, stimulating, vibrant, lively, and above all, fun environment.
What was attractive about Netsource?
When I was applying for recruitment roles I was looking for 3 things; a strong commitment to training and development, opportunities for career progression through company growth and a culture that fostered a working environment I would actually want to work in. With Netsource I found exactly what I was looking for.
What are you currently working on/specialising in?
Netsource is a specialist IT recruitment company and, not having a background in IT, my current focus is learning some of the many, many acronyms and scripts and programmes and technologies used in the IT industry. The best way to learn is to do, so this week I’ve been very hands-on by working on finding candidates for live vacancies using job boards and then actually calling and speaking to candidates, asking them questions and learning from their expertise.
What do you hope to achieve?
First off, we all go into recruitment for the green stuff. It gives us the opportunity to take on significant responsibility and make money from day 1. No other career path offers graduates the chance to do that and so in the short term, some money in my pocket is the goal.
Long-term my ambition is to build myself a reputation in the market as the go-to man. The one who can find the right candidate, achieve results, and when a client needs to hire someone their first thought is “I’ll call Josh at Netsource, he knows what he’s doing”.
How have you found your first week?
Interesting, complicated, challenging, maddening, exciting, trying, professional, casual, collaborative and above all, rewarding. I went home after my first week feeling like I had done something. For the first time in a long time, I felt like I hadn’t wasted my time that something, somewhere was different because of what I had done. There is no better feeling than that and whilst I have used an eclectic range of words to describe my first week, it’s important to remember that recruitment is like that, no two days are the same because no two people are the same (and after all, that is what we do: people).
Random fact about yourself!
I am a rugby union referee who has never left the UK, and I think pineapple on pizza is an ABOMINATION
Thank you Joshua, we wish you all the best in your new career at Netsource.
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