Carina Panchal graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc in Psychology before joining Understanding Recruitment in our HQ in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. As part of our Delivery team, she now recruits a wide range of tech related roles, from iOS Software Developers to Marketing Analysts.
1. Why did you decide to get into a career in recruitment?
After graduating I wasn’t sure what career path I wanted to take at the time, so I spent a lot of time researching different jobs and I finally stumbled upon recruitment. Having looked at some recruitment job ads and descriptions, I realized I would be well suited to a recruitment role, as it involves a lot of talking to different people on a daily basis and helping to find these people their dream job! In recruitment, your work is also attributed to you and only you, so it's easy to take responsibility for your hard work. Plus the earning potential and chance for career progression are a great bonus!
2. What’s the best thing about working at Understanding Recruitment?
The best thing about working at UR is the company culture. In a very competitive and cut throat industry, UR really look after their staff and invest a lot in training us up and making sure we have all the tools we need to succeed. UR is very much about building each other up, and using the competitive nature of the job in a healthy way, to drive everyone to be their best. Everyone has been very supportive, friendly and helpful, and this has allowed me to have the best possible start to my career in recruitment!
3. What would your advice be to a graduate looking for a career in recruitment?
To any graduates looking for a career in recruitment, my best advice would be to thoroughly get stuck in and give everything a go. In this industry, you only get out what you put in, so be prepared to work really hard! Resilience is very important, and being able to keep going after a bad day or week makes it that much better when things do start to fall into place!