Naomi joined Hydrogen in August 2021 as an Associate Consultant, supporting our permanent business with a focus on Data and Architecture. Following her recent promotion to Delivery Consultant, we got the low-down on her success so far at Hydrogen.
Which university did you attend and what did you study?
I attended the University of Edinburgh and graduated with an MA in International Relations (albeit it’s a ‘Scottish’ masters).
How did you originally hear about a career in recruitment?
I saw grad recruitment roles advertised on LinkedIn and that piqued my interest.
What made you come to the decision that a career in recruitment was right for you?
I felt I had transferable skills gained from working in customer service, hospitality and retail. I wanted to work in a fast-paced sales environment, and I get job satisfaction from helping people. So, recruitment!
What skillset do you think is important to being a successful recruiter?
Resilience – being able to take rejection, process the feedback and then get back to the search!
What do you enjoy about being a Delivery Consultant?
I really enjoy getting to know a client’s unique requirements, translating that into a job search and finding the right candidate. When speaking with candidates, I love learning about their professional experience and really understanding their motivations.
What’s your best bit of advice for someone just starting their career in this industry?
Reply to that email now, you won’t do it later…
Why did you choose Hydrogen to kickstart your recruitment career over other agencies?
I love the ‘I own my own time’ initiative at Hydrogen, that empowers me to decide where and when I work best. Also, progression opportunities were one of my top priorities in choosing an agency, and I loved Hydrogen’s accessible career pathway that can be tailored to each individual consultants’ strengths.
What has been your biggest success to date?
Hitting my targets and getting promoted! Also, nothing beats telling a candidate they have been offered a new role!
What’s one fact about yourself that is not on your LinkedIn profile?
I’ve moved house 25 times!
What’s next for you in your career with Hydrogen?
As I enjoy both the candidate and client management, I’m working towards more 360 recruitment than delivery focused, and winning new business.