We would like to introduce you to our new Meet the Team series. In light of these challenging times, our recruitment consultants are here to share their advice to help active candidates during this time. As part of this series, you’ll also find out more about our consultants, the sectors they work in and their individual working from home tips.
As part of our series, we spoke to Andreea Vomir, one of our IT & Development recruitment consultants who joined the Devonshire team just over a year ago.
Tell us a bit about yourself, what do you do at Devonshire?
I’ve been in recruitment close to four years now, with experience in Education, Cloud Technology and IT recruitment. Previous to that I worked in sales and IT and that’s the reason I love doing IT recruitment and being one of Devonshire’s IT recruitment consultants.
Explain a bit more about your desk/sector and the type of roles you recruit for?
I work in the IT & Development sector. The roles I recruit for are varied, from IT Engineers all the way to Technical Directors.
What type of clients do you recruit for? What are the key skills or traits that are most appreciated?
The IT function sits across all sectors and industries. I have a varied portfolio of clients, from companies in the telecom sector to companies in marketing and advertising. What my clients are looking for is a balance between IT skills and knowledge and good communication skills. They are looking for candidates who don’t only have the capability of solving a technical problem but also have the ability to communicate the problem and solution to IT and non-IT people in a professional manner.
What advice would you give to people wanting to get into your sector/progress in similar roles that you recruit for?
My advice to anyone who wants to develop a career in the IT sector is to always improve their skills. The very nature of the IT industry means that not only are things constantly changing but they are also moving at a fast pace. As a result of this, the most up to date software or programs may not be the most up to date for long and it can help to keep constantly brushing up your skills.
What advice would you give to your active candidates looking for temporary and permanent work in the current climate with COVID-19?
Due to the current climate, what were priorities have had to be re-evaluated so now is the best time to revise your CV and make sure it’s up to date. Check there are no spelling mistakes and it has the same font and font size across the whole document. Make sure that the people you want to list as references are still working in key positions and they are happy to provide a reference for you. Ask your former managers and key people on the projects you’ve worked on to write you referrals on LinkedIn as it will boost your profile. Also, this is the best time to learn new skills and improve your existing ones by taking free online courses and keeping up to date.
Finally, what’s your top tip for working from home?
Try to keep organised. Make a plan and try to stick to it as much as possible and tailor your schedule to what works best for you.
If you would like to contact Andreea to find out more about the roles she is recruiting for or for any more advice, please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org / 0203 047 4610.