Behind the Scenes at Devonshire – Ryan Doherty, Language Solutions

Ryan is the head of our newest division, looking after Language Solutions roles all over the world. So if you’re multi-lingual and looking for a new work adventure, he’s the one you should get in touch with.

Here Ryan tells us about his day-to-day life at Devonshire, and spills his top tips for candidates and hiring managers.

How long have you been at Devonshire?

I’ve been here for three and a half years as a Client Account Manager.

What is your role at Devonshire?

I manage our Global Language Solutions division. This involves recruiting mid to senior level Business Development Managers, Translation Project Managers and support staff positions. My remit is global and I frequently recruit in the US, Canada, London, Madrid, Hong Kong and Singapore, to name a few.

What does an average work day look like for you?

7am is checking emails on the train from Hong Kong. 9am -11am I may be sourcing candidates for senior roles which involves face-to-face screening. 11-1pm may involve meeting with internal stakeholders to talk about future recruitment. 2-4 may involve Skype calls and meetings with international clients. 4-6 will be admin and 6-7 will normally be checking emails when the US comes online.

What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?

Finding an A-Star candidate that I know would match the culture and meet the expectations of clients. When you’re screening hundreds of profiles there is that eureka moment when you find the quality you’re looking for.

What aspect of your job do you wish you could avoid?

I wish I could avoid being at my desk as I much prefer the face-to-face aspect of account management and client and candidate interaction. However, the admin needs doing!

What piece of advice would you give to your candidates?

Think like a recruiter and you will be more successful as a candidate. There is an element of hoop jumping in the recruitment process. It is all about getting to the interview where you can shine. To do this you need to tick the boxes and think about what the recruiter wants – then go and show them what you have in your armoury.

What piece of advice would you give to people who are hiring?

Think like a candidate and you will be more successful in your hiring. The sell works both ways. Recruiters have a responsibility to engage candidates and represent an organisation. Early engagement leads to better commitment and will lead to stronger and more suitable candidates longer term.

What are we likely to find you getting up to outside of work?

Taking my daughter to the park and teaching her new things every day. Meeting the expectations of global clients seems an ease compared to being given the run-around by a two year-old!

If you’re looking for a role in the Language Solutions field, register your CV here or contact Ryan on

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