At Property Personnel, we know that we are only as good as the team working here, and we truly believe that we have one of the best teams in the industry. We sat down with Gemma and asked her a few questions about her role as a Recruitment Consultant at Property Personnel.
Name: Gemma Nannery
What do you do? I’m a Recruitment Consultant, helping candidates who are looking to get into the property industry.
How long have you worked at Property Personnel? I joined the company earlier this year.
What was property recruitment like when you first started and has it changed? Being relatively new to property recruitment, I can’t say that I’ve seen a change in the industry just yet. However, my knowledge of both the property industry and recruitment has grown immensely, as well as my confidence!
What challenges do you face on a daily basis? It’s difficult to find good candidates who are truly focussed on getting into the property industry, and not just saying that they are.
What is the ideal candidate like? My ideal candidate is someone who’s focussed, someone I can have a flowing conversation with, and someone that I can easily get in contact with throughout the process.
What’s your favourite thing about your job? I love meeting new people and being able to help them find their dream career.
How do you unwind after work? I play hockey for Staines HC which takes up a lot of my free time, but if I’m not on the pitch I enjoy going for a drink with my friends at the local pub.
What makes a good client? I like clients who are easy to talk to, who you can build up relationships with.
What’s the weirdest job that a candidate has come from? One of my candidates had previously been in charge of mosh pits at festivals!
What makes a CV stand out for you? A good CV is one that is well-structured, clear and has no errors.
What makes a CV go in the bin? I don’t like it when someone can’t sell themselves on a CV. The CV is the first thing I see before getting to call someone, and although I don’t reject a CV without speaking to someone first, there is a tendency to judge someone before you get a chance to speak to them.
If you could give one piece of advice to a candidate what would it be? It may sound a little clichéd, but “First impressions count” and you don’t get a second chance to make them again.
If you would like to chat with Gemma, or any other member of our team here at Property Personnel about how we may be able to help you, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!